Today I bumped into this site at oneshare.com which was kind of interesting. While buying stocks in a company is nothing new I thought, this place seemed to be suggesting the idea that you should buy stocks for your loved ones as a gift. Example, buying a child one share of stock in the company Nintendo or say Starbucks.
I was trying to think if a kid would actually appreciate that. Example, instead of buying a child an actual video game you tell them that they now own a part of that company. I probably wouldn’t have really started to appreciate or understand this until my late teens personally. And then when you are old enough to appreciate it you probably want more than just one share huh? Kind of a creative concept I suppose if you want to give something different.