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 effective 1/1/2009, brokers CANNOT provide paper stock certificates on most stocks.   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 stock to give 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.
  • Then you need to request the paper stock certificate to be re-registered from your name to the recipient's name (can be a fee) and ask for it to be delivered (on most stocks they cannot deliver - if they can, see fees at right).
  • 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.
  • As of 1/1/2009 brokers CANNOT provide the registered stock certificate for most stocks.  If they can, the fees are high, generally $100-$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.