Public: Stocks, ETFs, & Crypto

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About this app

Invest with any amount of money. Start with a free slice of stock.* helps you be a better investor.

Invest in stocks, funds, and crypto. Get smarter with exclusive news and content.

Invest in stocks, funds, and crypto
No account or deposit minimums to get started
No commission fees* when you invest in stocks and ETFs
New IPOs, SPACs, and crypto assets added regularly


Listen to daily audio shows about the latest financial news and trends
Submit questions to public company CEOs and execs during Town Halls
Lock in long-term investments within a dedicated portfolio
Understand risk and volatility with Safety Labels
Automatically reinvest dividends


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
Share your perspectives in an educational & inclusive community
Earn free stock for helping friends start their investing journeys

Explore a range of crypto assets, with new cryptos added regularly.
Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Dogecoin (DOGE), Avalanche (AVAX), Solana (SOL), Uniswap (UNI), Chainlink (LINK), Polygon (MATIC), Algorand (ALGO), Sushiswap (SUSHI), and more.


Live customer support via in-app chat or email. We're always here to help or listen.
Your security is our #1 priority. We use advanced cybersecurity and encryption to protect your personal information.
Open to the Public Investing, Inc. is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Securities in your account are protected up to $500,000.
Open to the Public Investing, Inc. is a brokerage firm regulated by FINRA.


90% of members say they are primarily long-term investors
86% of members say that Public has improved their understanding of the stock market
45% of the Public community identifies as BIPOC and 40% identifies as women

*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
Updated on
Jul 25, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Financial info and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
42.9K reviews
-Darkstar- X
June 22, 2022
Not great honestly. Had for months now and seems to work some of the time. Glitchy and a bit unresponsive sometimes. I know people want to blame the person using it but you always seem to lose money in the end. Tried and tested. Bought low when in the red so it was cheap and sold high when green for a profit but the numbers are not accurate. You end up losing no matter what.
160 people found this review helpful
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Public Holdings Inc
June 23, 2022
Hi Darkstar, Thank you for your review and feedback. We're sorry to hear that this has been your experience with Public so far. We'd love to learn more and help you how we can. Would you mind please reaching out to us in the app's live chat or by email at We'll be on the lookout for your message.
Tristan Dombroski
July 8, 2022
I've thought about investing for six years. This platform made that wait over. I like it, very simple, kinda optimizable. I love how I don't need huge deposits to start investing. I literally just started by throwing in 15 dollars a week, $5 on stocks and picked a few different ones. Not much else to say, I plan on saving up over a long time and then cashing all out at once in like three years.
101 people found this review helpful
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Public Holdings Inc
July 9, 2022
Thanks for the review, Tristan! We're so glad to hear you're enjoying your time with Public. Our goal at Public is to make investing available to everyone, regardless of where you are in your financial journey. If you ever have questions or feedback for us we're always here for you via the in-app chat or by email at!
June 15, 2022
Deleted app a while ago because it was never correct it was hard to find information I wanted to see and the charts were ridiculous and not easy to read. I decided since it's been about 6 months to try again UPDATE: Issue not being able to log in fixed after I emailed .However the interface is still horrible and basically unusable, so I will still uninstall.
138 people found this review helpful
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Public Holdings Inc
June 15, 2022
Thank you for your update and feedback, KD. We're sorry to hear that this has been your experience. If you ever have any questions, please let us know by email at

What's new

We added 5 new cryptos, including ApeCoin ($APE), Aave ($AAVE), Tezos ($XTZ), Loopring ($LRC), and Curve DAO Token ($CRV)—for a total of 30 cryptos available like Bitcoin ($BTC), Ethereum ($ETH), and Solana ($SOL). Open the app to start exploring. Let us know what you think.