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

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A simple, low-cost way to give the gift of ownership to your loved ones through stock slices.

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

    Let's say Apple's stock is selling for $150. 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 multiple slices at a time.

    You can get fractional shares in multiple different companies for a total price of $50, instead of a total price of $9,373


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. Visit Schwab Moneywise to learn more.

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    Any S&P 500 stock is now within reach. See a list of companies in the S&P 500 Index

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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, go to Schwab Stock Slices to get started.

Give the gift of ownership.

Celebrate the excitement of ownership.

  • Proof that they're an owner.

    Stock owner example

    Give your Stock Slices recipient a tangible certificate showing the companies they own and love. After the custodial account has been opened and funded, and you’ve purchased the fractional shares, you can download and print an announcement during the confirmation process. This is just the beginning!

    Stock announcement shown is an example only.
  • Teach young owners about investing.


    Help make learning about investing fun and exciting with this interactive guide. It explains what investing is and why it’s important. Once your purchase is complete, you can download and print the New Stock Owner's Guide during order confirmation. You might even work through it with your loved one.

Interested in buying fractional shares for yourself?

Interested in buying stock slices for yourself?

Already a Schwab client? Log in to your brokerage account to buy stock slices.


Happy to answer any questions.

What is Schwab Stock Slices?
What's a fractional share?
What’s a custodial account?
How can I learn more about opening a custodial account?
Which stocks are available for purchase in Schwab Stock Slices?
Is there a minimum or limit on how much I can invest through Schwab Stock Slices?
Is there a limit on the number of fractional shares I can buy through Schwab Stock Slices?
What happens after I purchase stocks through Schwab Stock Slices?
Do I need a Schwab account?
Are there any fees?
How can I let my loved one know about the stock in their custodial account?
What happens to my fractional shares if there is as stock split?

Have more questions? We're here to help.