Public – Stocks and Options

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About this app

When you trade options on Public, you’ll earn a rebate of up to $0.18 per contract traded. Plus, there are no commissions or per-contract fees.

No fees. No subscription. No minimums or maximums. Earn an industry-leading 5.1% APY* with up to $5M FDIC insurance—that's 20x the standard coverage. Plus, easily set up recurring deposits.

Easily access thousands of different bonds—corporate, Treasuries, and municipal bonds coming soon.

Ask any question about any stock or bond, analyze assets in incredible detail, and get real-time investment context with Alpha, our proprietary layer of AI.

Guide your technical analysis with advanced charts.
Dig deeper into companies with unique KPIs.
Evaluate multiple assets at once with our Compare tool.
Compare current and historical analyst ratings.
Explore earnings calls, decks, and reports.
Listen to daily audio shows about the latest financial news.

See the cost basis for every asset in your portfolio.
Access pre-market and after-hours trading sessions.
Get the flexibility to link multiple bank accounts to Public.
Schedule recurring investments with an Investment Plan.

Public (c) 2024 Investors First(TM)

“Public” means Public Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.

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

All investing involves the risk of loss, including loss of principal. Brokerage services for US-listed, registered securities, options and bonds in a self-directed account are offered by Open to the Public Investing, Inc., member FINRA & SIPC. Brokerage services for alternative assets are offered by Dalmore Group, LLC, member FINRA & SIPC. Cryptocurrency trading services are offered by Bakkt Crypto Solutions, LLC (NMLS ID 1828849), which is licensed to engage in virtual currency business activity by the NYSDFS. Cryptocurrency is highly speculative, involves a high degree of risk, and has the potential for loss of the entire amount of an investment. Cryptocurrency holdings are not protected by the FDIC or SIPC. Brokerage services for treasury accounts offering 6-month T-Bills are offered by Jiko Securities, Inc., member FINRA & SIPC. Banking services are offered by Jiko Bank, a division of Mid-Central National Bank.


ETFs, Bonds through Public Investing, options, alternative assets, cryptocurrency, and treasury services in Jiko treasury accounts are available to US members only.

See for more information.

A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at

*As of 03/26/2023. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is variable and may change without notice.
Options are not suitable for all investors and carry significant risk. Prior to buying or selling an option, investors must read and understand the options disclosure document (ODD) found at:

Supporting documentation for any claims will be furnished upon request.

Alpha is an artificial intelligence investment exploration tool powered by GPT-4—a generative large language model offered by OpenAI. Any material generated by Alpha is not and should not be construed as investment research, advice, or a recommendation to buy or sell a security, nor should the information provided serve as the exclusive basis for any investment decisions.

Public Holdings Inc
228 Park Avenue South
Suite 97716
New York, NY 10003
Updated on
May 28, 2024

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 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

46.3K reviews
Ethan Ryans
February 29, 2024
It was a great app as a beginner. As you learn the market more, you realize the app lacks functionality. UI experience has gone downhill and they constantly remove a useful feature after each update. The market has been open for over 30mins now & I've been unable to check my portfolio updates because "There's a problem viewing your chart right now". Over the past week, I've also noticed where there were periods of time where my portfolio has gone completely linear which is impossible. Leaving.
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Public Holdings Inc
March 1, 2024
Hi Ethan, Thank you for your review and feedback. We recently released an update that should help with the display issues you're experiencing. Please update the app. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app is the best to ensure the app updates properly. Please reach out to us in the app or by email at with any questions
March 30, 2024
A user for several years now. It's a great app for casual traders, especially if you're in the military and either out on deployment or workups. Easy to use and for understanding the basics. I appreciate the short tutorial vids on explaining aspects of stock trading or of new features but could do more in-depth tutorials with beginner traders in mind. The Public team clearly does its best to take in user input and improve the app. Looking forward to new features (automated investing, maybe?)
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Public Holdings Inc
April 3, 2024
Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience! We're so happy you're enjoying the app and the tools we provide to help our investors make the best decisions possible. If you ever have any questions, please let us know in the app or by email at Happy Investing!
Christopher Leahy
December 15, 2023
Each update gets worse, they really should focus on basic trading functions, customer service (even premium membership), before doing content or other events. You would think customer service for premium membership would be better, but I've been largely ignored and provided with insufficient solutions that was quickly thrown at me. Only after multiple attempts, I was able to solve the glitch that happened in my account. But I do see signs of improvement and AI feature is useful.
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Public Holdings Inc
December 15, 2023
Thank you for the review and feedback, Christopher. We are always striving to improve; we also would love to hear more about your experience. We're always here for you via the in-app chat or by email at!

What's new

New options strategies are now available, along with thousands more tradable contracts. Earn a rebate on every contract traded with no commissions or per-contract fees.

Also in this release:

- Earn an industry-leading 5.1% APY with a high-yield cash account on Public.

- Buy fractional bonds for as little as $100 with an investing experience designed this century.