Public: Invest in everything

Public is a trading app that prioritizes education for new investors. You can trade stocks, ETFs, and cryptocurrency, but what sets Public apart is its educational content, including town hall meetings with business leaders and its podcast “Public Live.” You will also have access to a social feed to connect with other investors.

Minimum Balance: $0

Fees: Commission-free stock and ETF trades; $5 inactivity fee for accounts under $20 semi-annually


What We Love:

The app offers commission-free stock and ETF trades and also provides the option to trade cryptocurrency, although with a commission.
Public prioritizes education as a central part of its platform.
Public does not engage in the controversial practice of payment for order flow, meaning it does not direct trades to certain exchanges for payment.
Who It’s Best For: You’re a beginner investor who wants to learn about businesses and connect with other investors.


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