A fractional shares order is a type of US stock order that allows investors to buy or sell fractions of a stock in decimals, instead of requiring whole shares. Fractional trading allows investors to buy and sell stocks at a lower total order cost than the minimum cost of buying or selling 1 whole share.
● Certain US stocks and ETFs support fractional trading.
● Fractional trading hours are 9:30 am to 3:58 pm ET, or 9:30 am to 12:58 pm ET for half-day trading.
● Market order only.
● Only DAY orders are supported. (No support for attached orders or short selling).
● The minimum order size for fractional trading is 0.0001 shares, and a minimum buy order amount of $5.
● Once submitted, fractional shares orders can't be edited.
● It is not possible to change whole share orders to fractional shares orders.
To find the list of symbols available for fractional trading:
1. Go to the Markets tab
2. Tap Fractional Shares
Please note that symbols in the list may be updated from time to time based on market conditions, but actions to close existing fractional shares will not be affected by the updates.
To check if a symbol supports fractional trading:
1. Go to the Detailed Quotes page
2. The Fractional Shares icon will appear in the upper right corner of the page if the symbol is available for fractional trading
1. Go to the Trade tab
2. Select Support Fractional Trading in the Order Types page for stocks that support fractional trading
3. Select Market as the order type and enter the quantity in decimals to place an fractional order
4. Or place an amount-based order by switching Quantity to Amount on the Trade page, and the system will auto-calculate the order quantity at the market price
5. After submitting, your fractional shares order will be shown in Orders > Filled or Cancelled
For the details, please refer to the Fee Schedule.
Investors who own fractional shares will receive dividends and retain their voting rights just as they would if they owned whole shares. However fractional shares do not support corporate actions such as tender offers or rights issues, and fractional shares resulting from corporate actions will be credited to your account in the form of cash.
To buy fractional shares with margin, you can use your max buying power, and the financing rate is the same as that for whole shares. Please note that fractional trading does not support short selling.