Fractional Shares

Fractional shares allow you to put together a portfolio of high-quality investments without having to spend a lot of money.

What are fractional shares?


Fractional shares are slices or fractions of whole shares of a company. FlowBank offers select stocks in pieces of shares, in addition to trading whole shares.

Fractional shares on FlowBank can be bought for as little as CHF 5 and trading fractional shares is in real-time and commission-free*.

Why does FlowBank offer fractional share trading?


Our mission is to connect people to global markets and break down the barriers to investing. Fractional shares allow people to invest in stocks that cost thousands of dollars for as little as CHF 5. This gives you the choice to invest as much or as little as you want.

It’s also a great way to diversify your portfolio with smaller amounts of money. What does that mean? A lot of investors put their money into various asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, ETFs, and others. By investing in different groups of asset classes you can diversify your portfolio and lower your risk. The same can be said for fractional shares. You may be a huge fan of a company, but the stock price may be too high for your budget. With fractional shares, you can decide to buy a piece of the companies you love.

What's even better about fractional shares is that you don’t need to wait to start investing. Since you can invest with a small amount of money. So if you are looking to get started this is a great place to begin.

How do I trade fractional shares?

You can place real-time fractional share orders in US dollar amounts or share amounts. At the moment, fractional share trading is available for day (DAY) market orders.

Trade in US Dollars*

If you place a market order to buy in US Dollars or sell in US Dollars you can choose the amount of money to buy or sell a stock for. FlowBank will convert this cash amount to the equivalent number of shares, then buy or sell the stock at the best price.

* If you don't have US Dollars in your account. FlowBank will make the currency conversion for you.

In the FlowBank app

  1. Go to the Explore tab (magnifying glass)

  2. Tap on the Fractional Shares


fractional shares

3. Choose the stock that you want to trade



4. Tap Buy or Sell



Then enter the dollar amount you want to trade.

Trade in shares

If you place a market order to Buy in Shares or Sell in Shares, you’ll choose the number of shares to buy or sell. 

In the FlowBank app
  1. Go to the Explore tab (magnifying glass)

  2. Tap on the Fractional Shares

  3. Choose the stock that you want to trade

  4. Tap Buy or Sell

Then enter the number of shares you want to trade.




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