The Top Four Fractional Shares to Start Building Wealth Today

It wasn't all that long ago, in the grand scheme of things, that the public markets - those incredible, wealth-generating engines of American capitalism and creativity - had mile-high barriers to entry.

You could get in, but it wasn't easy - particularly if you were a "regular" investor. And it wasn't cheap.

There were steep commissions and fees, there were "transfer" fees. There were even odd-lot fees for buying less than a "block" of shares of stock. It all served to make those barriers that much higher.

The rich take moneymaking for granted, but that stiff cost of entry didn't just keep the less-than-wealthy middle- and lower-income Americans from making money. In a way, it was worse than that; the system took away - stole - people's ability to control their own financial destiny.

That was then, of course. Now everything has changed - much for the better. The rise of discount brokerages like Charles Schwab and "app-based mobile investing" platforms like Robinhood have "disrupted" those old, high barriers. Those are gone now, forever, and good riddance.

That makes right now the perfect time to take that all-important first step into the markets, to start building lasting wealth. Whether you've got $100, $500, $1,000, whether you're 25 or 55 - it doesn't matter. Anyone and everyone can get started with what I'm about to show you.

Fractional Shares Are Truly Revolutionary

Sometimes stocks can be expensive - and I don't mean a high price/earnings (P/E) ratio. I mean, they cost a lot of money.

Establishing a one-share position in Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will set you back $3,400; Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) will cost you more than $1,500 a share - the list goes on and on... and on.

So, naturally, an investor with a relatively limited amount of capital might feel like those stocks aren't for them, or that they have to look elsewhere or settle - there go those barriers again.


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But as I said, things have changed for the better. You may have heard it referred to as "micro-investing." Charles Schwab ran TV ads talking about "slices."

That's just fractional investing; buying fractions of shares of stocks. That's the really revolutionary development. Sure, it's great to have access to your portfolio in your back pocket, but the ability to buy a fraction, however large or small, of the market's best companies? That's the game-changer.

With just a couple of bucks, you can get started. Save a couple of bucks on groceries this week? Buy some stock. Did your way-cool uncle slip a $50 bill into that birthday card? Buy some stock. Find a twenty you thought you lost in the dryer? You get the picture.

Get into the market, because you have to be in it to win it. When (not if) you start to reap profits with your nest egg, however modest, you can build on that success and add to your positions when and how you see fit.

With all of that said, here are the four best stocks I want everyone - and I mean everyone ­- to buy to-day. As in, before the market closes at 4:30 p.m. There's nothing holding you back.

Own as Much of These Companies as You Possibly Can

The beauty of my "Fractional-Shares Starter Portfolio" is that you can aim high - for the very top. The gloves are off. Anyone can own the best companies in the market, run by the smartest people, with the biggest growth potential.

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Fractional-Shares Starter Stock No. 1: Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) - With a recent trading price over $3,400, grabbing even a single full share of Amazon is way beyond the ability of a lot of retail investors. But as the dominant e-commerce heavyweight - heck, dominant retailer - Amazon is a must-own stock. Its successful forays into groceries and streaming are making it a "one-stop" destination play for consumers. But get some here and add to your stake on dips or via regular investments.

Fractional-Shares Starter Stock No. 2: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) - At a recent price of $133 a share, the maker of ubiquitous smart devices isn't as pricey as some of its brethren. But it's still a stock you want to own - in whole or in part. Start buying it here with cash on hand.

Fractional-Shares Starter Stock No. 3: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) - Billionaire and investing icon Warren Buffett built Berkshire into an iconic investment - an alluring collection of businesses and a stock portfolio that, over the long haul, has been a great wealth builder. The "A" shares trade at an insane $413,509.56 each - too stratospheric for even fractional-shares investors. But the "B" shares, at around $227, are a superb candidate. And they'll just keep growing.

Fractional-Shares Starter Stock No. 4: Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) - I already mentioned Tesla... and with good reason. Electric vehicles (EVs) and driverless cars are hot topics that are destined to get hotter. Tesla (recently priced over $672) is already a "brand" in this space - because it's an innovator. Buy some of this stock while it's still way down from its $900 peak - and watch your wealth climb.

Now, with fractional shares, your future is wide open. But there are some practical limitations - the "fine print" - to consider carefully.

Not every brokerage offers fractional shares, and if they do offer them, the stocks you can buy in slices can be limited.

For example, Fidelity will let you buy a fractional share of any stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF) listed in the National Market Index - think the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ, for instance.

Then you have Schwab, which limits fractional shares to stocks listed in the S&P 500. And then there's SoFi Active Investment, which is so limiting you can only pick from 43 stocks or ETFs that they've pre-selected.

But don't let those obstacles limit you; there's plenty of upside. Like any revolution, the "Fractional-Shares Revolution" is a tectonic event in the history of the markets. It's a new day - go build wealth.

Here's another idea to get you started - decidedly smaller than the stocks I just mentioned, but with what could be even greater profit potential.

I believe these five companies will be the ultimate destination for a predicted $353 billion tsunami of capital - a "Hyperdrive" event that could generate unprecedented profit potential over the next 18 months. In fact, thanks to this predicted wave, I'm looking at some of the most impressive 12- and 18-month share price projections I've ever seen. Click here, and I'll fill you in on the details.

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About the Author

Shah Gilani boasts a financial pedigree unlike any other. He ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When options on the Standard & Poor's 100 began trading on March 11, 1983, Shah worked in "the pit" as a market maker.

The work he did laid the foundation for what would later become the VIX - to this day one of the most widely used indicators worldwide. After leaving Chicago to run the futures and options division of the British banking giant Lloyd's TSB, Shah moved up to Roosevelt & Cross Inc., an old-line New York boutique firm. There he originated and ran a packaged fixed-income trading desk, and established that company's "listed" and OTC trading desks.

Shah founded a second hedge fund in 1999, which he ran until 2003.

Shah's vast network of contacts includes the biggest players on Wall Street and in international finance. These contacts give him the real story - when others only get what the investment banks want them to see.

Today, as editor of Hyperdrive Portfolio, Shah presents his legion of subscribers with massive profit opportunities that result from paradigm shifts in the way we work, play, and live.

Shah is a frequent guest on CNBC, Forbes, and MarketWatch, and you can catch him every week on Fox Business's Varney & Co.

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