Public makes the stock market social. Follow other investors, discover companies to believe in, and invest with any amount of money.

Swap insights, gain knowledge, and learn about investing with friends and other interesting people.

Invest in fractional shares of thousands of stocks and ETFs. No commission fees. No minimums.

Follow friends and experts and have open conversations about investing. Talk about trades, business news and trends. Join group chats.

Learn about investing as you go. Understand which stocks are potentially risky. Lock your long-term investments into a dedicated portfolio.

We organize stocks around values and interests to make it easier for you to discover companies to believe in.

Public is a member of SIPC. Securities in your account are protected up to $500,000.

We use sophisticated encryption methods to protect your data.

The fine print:

Public enforces a no day-trading policy. It also upholds community guidelines which promote a safe and productive experience for its broad community of investors.

Free trading refers to $0 commissions for Open to the Public Investing, Inc. (Public Investing) self-directed individual cash brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities via mobile devices.

Open to the Public Investing, Inc is a subsidiary of Public Holdings, Inc. Relevant SEC and FINRA fees may apply. This is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities, or open a brokerage account in any jurisdiction where Public Investing. is not registered.

All investments involve risk and the past performance of a security or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. Keep in mind that while diversification may help spread risk it does not assure a profit, or protect against loss in a down market. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities, or other financial products. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing.

Investors should be aware that system response, execution price, speed, liquidity, market data, and account access times are affected by many factors, including market volatility, size and type of order, market conditions, system performance, and other factors. These risks are to be assumed by the customer.

Information and disclosures regarding exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be found at

Third-party information provided for Public Investing, product features, Public Investing, Inc. communications and communications emanating from its social media community, market prices, data and other information available through Public Investing are 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. The Public Investing website provides members with links to social media sites and email. The linked social media and email messages are pre-populated. However, these messages can be deleted or edited by Public Investing members, who are under no obligation to send any pre-populated messages. Any comments or statements made herein do not reflect the views of Public Investing or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.

All securities and investments are offered to self-directed customers by Public Investing, which is a member of FINRA, NFA and SIPC. Additional broker information can be found at FINRA Broker Check. Public Investing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Public Holdings, Inc. For full disclosures, please visit

What’s New

Version 3.4.10

Just in time for the holidays: Now, you can gift a specific slice of stock to all your friends!* Just tap into a stock page to shop a stock, add a personal note about why you picked this stock for them, and send the free slice to someone you want to join the community.

Happy Investing!

Loving Public?
Share the love by giving us a review on the App Store!

Need assistance?

*(Valid for new accounts only, U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval.)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K 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 🤗

JordieRae129 ,

Public is the best!!

Just want to say that I’ve had nothing but a positive experience with this app. I thoroughly enjoy the social community aspect which sets it apart from other apps out there. It helps to get an idea of which companies people are investing in. The community as a whole is very friendly and are willing to help others that are newer to trading/investing. You can buy fractional shares with as little as $1! Which means anyone can be an investor. Much better group than Facebook groups. They actually care to help.

Smooth interface to navigate through, and simple for any beginner. They have themes that group stocks together in case you want to peruse through their collection. The Public Team is very responsive if you have any issues with your account. The longest I’ve waited for a response was 1 day. They have excellent customer service and keep updating the app to keep those pesky bugs away. I would HIGHLY recommend this app to my family, friends, and friends friends. I would give them 10 stars if I could. Keep up the great work!!!!

Developer Response ,

Hey JordieRae129! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful, kind review! We are so excited to hear that you are enjoying the social community on the Public app! It is so awesome to see our members connecting and growing together 🤗 We truly think our community is something special and we're so glad you are a part of it!

Our Dev and Product teams are thrilled to hear that you are finding the interface smooth and simple! That feedback truly makes their day. Your CX team, too, loves to hear that we've been able to help you out so fast and keep you updated about the app! It means the world to us that you've shared all this positivity with us and we want you to know we are always here to support you! We're always on standby if you ever need anything at all! Stay awesome 😎 and happy investing! 💸

laddvance ,

If you Read This Review you won’t download this app. This company has worthless customer service

I hope people don’t download this app because they read this review . No way of reaching a real person on the phone. I have had a nightmare situation been begging for an actual person to call me going on 4 days now. And the phone number takes you to a message that says to email them and hangs up on you. Their customer service rep told me know phone support. Really ?? When you are putting your trust into a company with your money you deserve way better than this . There was a glitch that transferred $1715 , 5 x when I got an error purchasing a stock. Wound up not getting the stock and it went up the next day. Now there is $10,000 I didn’t authorize in my account because of the error. Luckily it was pending so I had to freeze and might have to cancel my bank account because PUBLIC won’t cancel the pending deposit . Won’t listen to or take my concerns seriously snd keep ignoring my request to look into it. I get some standard answers from them that they can’t reverse the pending amount . They don’t even have my money and will never get it but they won’t look into the error I claimed happened . And are putting me through the worst time here I’m Los Angeles county worst coronavirus situation in the country and these people are making me have to go to my bank. Unbelievable. No compassion for people . I hope people don’t download this app because of this review .

Developer Response ,

Hi Ladd, thanks for your candid feedback here and we would love to clarify any misleading and confusing statements.

To clarify any confusion around multiple deposits, the great news is that there was no glitch; the multiple deposits were due to the deposit being initiated multiple times from your registered device. We employ the strictest measures when it comes to security, which means you always have full control over initiating transfers of funds. To clarify the confusion here there was absolutely no technical issues or bugs on your account whatsoever.

As we immediately mentioned in our live chats, we always recommend reaching out to your bank as they are the entity that handles those transactions. Please let us know if you have any questions or need any help - your friendly CX team is always standing by!


Open to the Public Investing, Inc.
150.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like