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Keep up! Fidelity lets you buy fractional shares of any stock these days. No commissions and you can execute market or limits orders and purchase based on either a total dollar amount or a specified number of shares. I think Fidelity is a real broker.

It's hard to keep up, things have been changing with brokers so fast these days. Not too long ago I was thinking how to move some of my Etrade accounts to the Etrade login which was from when they took over OptionsHouse, and it got grandfathered $3.95 commissions. Then some "real" broker came out with $0 commissions and the avalanche came and they all went to $0. Including Etrade, the tail-end Charlie.

Yup, Fido is a real broker. The ones I was referring to were those like Robinhood (and another whose name I do not recall).

Of course, you are not _really_ buying fractional shares. The broker buys or has a whole number of shares in their name, and makes a bookkeeping entry that earmarks a fraction for you. Not that that makes any difference---nobody holds the actual shares certificates anymore, it's all just bookkeeping entries is a ledger.
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