Public: Stocks, ETFs, & Crypto 4+

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Open to the Public Investing, Inc.

    • 4.7 • 61.8K Ratings
    • Free



All-in-one investing platform for stocks, ETFs, and crypto. Buy and sell 30+ cryptos on Earn up to $300 in stock.

Public helps you be a better investor.

Invest in stocks, funds, crypto, and alternative assets — including fine art and collectibles — all in one place.

Invest in stocks, funds, crypto, and alternative assets—including fine art, collectibles, and more
No commission fees* when you invest in stocks, ETFs, and alternative assets
New crypto assets, and alternative assets added regularly
Buy cryptos like Bitcoin and Ethereum—even if you don’t have a crypto wallet

Automatically reinvest dividends
Set up crypto recurring investments for cryptos like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more
Diversify your portfolio with alternative assets like fine art, collectibles, and wine
Listen to daily audio shows about the latest financial news and trends
Submit questions to CEOs and execs during Town Halls

Public does not sell your trades to third-party market makers
Public does not take any payment for order flow (PFOF)

Follow friends, experienced investors, and notable entrepreneurs
Earn free stock for helping friends start their investing journeys

Explore a range of crypto assets even if you don’t have a crypto wallet. Coins include:
Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), ApeCoin (APE), Cardano (ADA), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Dogecoin (DOGE), Avalanche (AVAX), Solana (SOL), Uniswap (UNI), Chainlink (LINK), Polygon (MATIC), Algorand (ALGO), Sushiswap (SUSHI), and more

Diversify your portfolio with a range of alternative assets, including art and collectibles – from rare trading cards to vintage comics, sneakers, and more.

Get live customer support via in-app chat or email
Protect your personal information with the highest levels of encryption
All data collected on Public is stored and managed on U.S.-based servers
Open to the Public Investing, Inc. is regulated by FINRA and a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)
Securities in your account are protected up to $500,000

*Public is available to U.S. residents 18+ and is subject to account approval.

No content in the Public App shall be considered financial advice, a recommendation, or solicitation for the purchase or sale of securities or other investment products. All information and data from the Public App are for reference only. Public upholds community guidelines that promote a safe and productive experience for its community of investors.

All investments involve risk, including the potential loss of principal. Some factors, such as system response, liquidity, and account access times, are affected by external market factors. Investors should consider their objectives and risks carefully before investing.

Free trading refers to $0 commissions for Public self-directed individual cash brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities via mobile devices.

Third-party information provided for Public Investing, product features, and communications emanating from its social media community, market prices, data, and other information available through Public Investing is meant for informational purposes only and are not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument or as an official confirmation of any transaction. The information provided is not warranted as to completeness or accuracy and is subject to change without notice.

Public Investing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Public Holdings, Inc. Cryptocurrency execution and custody services are provided by Apex Crypto LLC (NMLS ID 1828849) through a software licensing agreement between Apex Crypto LLC and Public Crypto LLC. Crypto trading on Public platforms is served by Public Crypto LLC and offered through APEX Crypto. Please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved before trading.

For a complete explanation of disclosures, conditions, restrictions, and limitations, visit

What’s New

Version 4.5.5

Treasury Accounts are coming soon to Public. Park your cash and earn 4.8%—a higher yield than a traditional high-yield savings account. Also in this release...

New-look portfolio: Track your portfolio's composition and performance in even finer detail.

Premium Hub: Access all of your Public Premium content, metrics, and portfolio tools in one place.

Extended-hours trading: Buy and sell during pre-market and after-hours trading.

Happy investing!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61.8K Ratings

61.8K Ratings

Jtf199876 ,

Must have for millennials

First off, I have never left a review before even though I’m glued to my phone all day. I downloaded the public app a few weeks ago. My account was not approved instantly (typo on my part, I found out later) and after a few days I emailed the support team and asked for help. They responded in like, an hour, gave me instructions to get trading, and was then approved right away.
Anyone under 40 with disposable income should, IMO, be investing directly investing in the market instead of relying on 401ks and other group plans. This app lays out all the info in a very intuitive fashion and within a week I was able to, with ZERO prior knowledge, navigate the app effectively, and the community of investors on the app are a fantastic source of investing advice.

This is not a day trading app and the various transactions can take time, but by keeping money in your account without spending it allows you to execute buy and sell orders quickly, though the money may take a few days to get back to your public account. I am usually able to make two transactions per stock, per week, which is more than enough to react to any big market changes. The fact that you can invest whatever amount you want is huge. Amazon’s stock at $2.5k may be too much, but Public allows you to purchase slices of stock in increments as low as $5.
I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone with some extra cash and half a brain.

Developer Response ,

Hey Jtf199876! Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful review! It is so great to hear that you are loving the app! The entire team is thrilled to hear that the app has been helpful for your investing journey and that you are loving the community! We truly are so grateful for the awesome, growing community and are so happy to have you on the team! We would love to chat more with you, so please give us a shout in the app or via email at It mean's so much to us that you took the time to share this and we've always got your back! 💪 Happy investing 🤗

Papas89 ,

You will not get your money if you cash out it takes a few days maybe a couple weeks

So now I’m afraid to cash out because I’m not gonna be able to get my money when I need it takes a long time for them to give me your money back that if you get it back the full amount hopefully they improve instead of waiting it don’t make sense when you can just deposit money quick and easy but you can’t get your money quick and easy that doesn’t make sense I would understand one day or two but five days six days a week sometimes that’s really tough right now we’re living in tough times people need money now that be nice if they can approve this and you’re able to cash out your money when you need it and there’s hidden fees to it’s hard to get a hold of them takes about 24 hours by time you hear from them it would be nice to cash out your money ASAP just like we put money in this app it should be the same take out the money like the other apps The other apps let you cash out the same day I just never understand that maybe he hast to go through seven different people until he gets approved I don’t know they need to work on this

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review and feedback. There are federal regulations that require funds to settle. This timeline can range from 2 to 7 business days depending on where the funds came from. You'll always know your funds are available for withdrawal when they appear in the "Withdrawable Cash" portion of your portfolio. We're always here to help; if you ever have any questions, we're here for you via the in-app chat or by email at!

katedgrate ,

good app but customer reps need improvement

I downloaded this app because of Graham Stephen. I enjoy the interactivity of the app as well as getting live updates and having all the stock news streamlined and easily available. I made the error of transferring my original brokerage to Public. I had emailed customer support to cancel the transfer but they replied saying it was too late and that the transfer had already cleared. I submitted a recall of my positions at least 2-3 times and all I got were replies that they would be contacting their clearing firm. Unfortunately it seems like they do not have clear communication with their clearing firm which is Apex. They kept telling me to contact my own brokerage to see if “my account was clear to receive the recall.” This kept up for at least 3-4 weeks and emailing them and only getting a reply it will be back in my account from 7-10 business days. My brokerage had not received any transfer request whatsoever. I ended up having to manually request a transfer from my original brokerage account as the Public team was no help and kept me in a loop around. I do not recommend you transfer all your accounts to this platform as customer service doesn’t have any idea of what goes on with their clearing firm. Use it with some money you have to play around but not your whole entire portfolio. They will keep your money hostage like other previous reviewers have said.

Developer Response ,

Hey there! Thank you so much for your candid feedback. We are sorry to hear that this has been your experience so far. We would love to look into this further, would you mind giving us a shout in the app's live chat or via email at

We have shared your feedback with the team and we are always striving to improve and really appreciate it whenever you have time to reach out and let us know how we're doing!

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