Beats A Stock Broker

When it comes to buying stock to give as a gift, beats the pants off stock brokers.  Brokers are not set up to economically handle one share transactions and are now passing along the $500 DTC disincentive fee to provide paper stock certificates.   At, it's our business!   In fact, many  brokers buy from us and/or refer clients to us.  See how our prices compare to brokers.


Hassle Free


It can be quite a hassle use a broker to buy one share of stock as a gift:

  • Brokers require that you first set up an account, then fund it, then wait for the funds to clear before you can place an order.
  • Brokers now not only charge their own fee for delivering a paper stock certificate but they pass along the DTC disincentive fee of $500.
  • At there are no accounts - it takes just 2 minutes to order using a credit card. Our process is hassle-free!

Exceptional Value


Make sure you understand all the costs before using a stock broker:

  • Commissions will normally run $7-$30.
  • Brokers now pass along the DTC disincentive fee of $500.
  • Ask if there are fees for things like inactivity, account maintenance, or re-registration...
  • Brokers don't do custom framing and don't accept credit cards
  • At the price you see includes all fees - which can't be beat.  See Price Comparison and how we price.