How Do I Gift Stocks?

In this season of giving, many folks might consider investments as presents. But how do you gift stocks? We take a closer look here.

boxes of festive gifts stacked on top of each other
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Tis the season of gift giving, also known as the worst season of the year for people who hate shopping. What do you give the person who has everything? How do you come up with a gift that's meaningful and won't just sit in a cupboard or end up at Goodwill next spring?

The good news is that if you're an investor, the answer may be something you already own, so you don't even need to leave the house to gift it. What's more, this gift can benefit both you and the receiver financially. What is it, you ask?

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Coryanne Hicks
Contributing Writer,

Coryanne Hicks is an investing and personal finance journalist specializing in women and millennial investors. Previously, she was a fully licensed financial professional at Fidelity Investments where she helped clients make more informed financial decisions every day. She has ghostwritten financial guidebooks for industry professionals and even a personal memoir. She is passionate about improving financial literacy and believes a little education can go a long way. You can connect with her on Twitter, Instagram or her website,