A stock is a type of security that represents ownership in a fraction of a company. In other words, it’s a piece of the company that investors own. Stocks are sold via the stock exchange in the stock market.
One share of stock is a tiny piece of a company. Take this example: If the company has sold 100 shares representing 50% of the company, each share would be worth 0.05%. So if you owned all 100 shares, you would own 50% of the company, 25 shares 12.5%, and one share 0.05%.
The current share price represents the value of the stock. This number will change daily and honestly, minute by minute as shares are bought and sold. You want to focus on what that share will be worth in 5, 10, or even 20 years.
So now, for the nitty-gritty, is there a case for buying one share of stock? Yes. The quick answer is sure; you can make a case to buy a stock with one share. It all depends on your money goals.
How do you build a portfolio with one stock? Well, you build wealth one stock at a time. It’s not magic. Over and over again, you buy shares of the stock. It’s no different than buying 100 shares at the same time.