Introducing Schwab Stock Slices™. A simple, low-cost way to give the gift of ownership.

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Give the gift of ownership to a minor through Schwab Stock Slices.


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  • Buy a single slice for as little as $5.

    Let's say Apple's stock is selling for $317. Since you're buying a dollar amount instead of a number of shares, you can buy a fractional share for as little as $5.
  • Or buy up to ten slices at a time.

    You can get fractional shares in 10 different companies for a total price of $50, instead of a total price of $5,563.

All corporate logos and prices are for illustrative purposes only and are not a recommendation, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security.


Why spend money on gifts like toys that will break or go out of style?

With Schwab Stock Slices, you can introduce someone you care about to a gift they can appreciate over time. Once you have funded a custodial account, for as little as $5 you can purchase fractional shares in any of America’s leading companies in the S&P 500®. Whether it's a gift for a birthday, holiday, or graduation, Schwab Stock Slices is a great way to teach minors Tooltip the power of investing.

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    It provides a way to teach investing to someone you care about.

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    Any S&P 500 stock is now within reach.

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    It can be a fun and exciting way for people you care about to enter the world of stock ownership.

It's easy to get started.

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    Open a Custodial Account

    If you already have a custodial account, you can buy stock slices now. If you don't have a custodial account, you will need the contact information, birth date, and SSN of the minor handy to get started. Read more about the Schwab One® Custodial Account.

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    Fund Custodial Account

    Once you open the custodial account, it may take a few days for it to be approved and funded. You’ll be notified when your funds are available.

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    Buy Stock Slices

    After your account is funded, log in and go to Schwab Stock Slices to get started.

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    Print a Stock Announcement

    After completing your purchase, download and print your Schwab Stock Slices announcement to give to someone you care about. See an example of an announcement.

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