Is it worth buying just one share?
In short, it doesn’t matter how many stocks you are buying.
It’s the quality of the stock that is more important than the quantity.
If the ‘market price’ of the company is high, however the company is good and the valuation is decent, then even buying 1 share makes sense and is worth it.
Does it make sense to buy 1 share of stock?
In this case, owning one share makes sense. Both are utilities and dividend paying stocks. Trading fees alone would take a chunk out of the purchase of one share. You’ll have to look at the price of the stock, the trading fee costs, and if the issues pay dividends or not.
Can I buy 1 Amazon share?
If your heart is set on Amazon and you can’t afford to buy a full share at the current trading price, look at specialty services such as Motif Investing or Stash, which offer those fractional shares mentioned above. That will allow you to buy a portion of one share of Amazon to get started.
Can we buy a single share?
While purchasing a single share isn’t advisable, if an investor would like to purchase one share, they should try to place a limit order for a greater chance of capital gains that offset the brokerage fees. Buying a small number of shares may limit what stocks you can invest in, leaving you open to more risk.