Kabuken means "stock certificate" in Japanese
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FAQ: Before You Buy a Stock Certificate
There are a few things that needs to be considered in order to decide which company's stock to buy and where to buy it from.
Q: Do I have to open a brokerage account in order to receive a stock certificate?
A: Not always. Some companies offer a service called Direct Purchase Plan, which allow a new investors to buy stock certificate directly through a transfer agent. Also, there are online stores that sells stock certificates of publicly traded companies. For a list of ways to buy stock certificate, please go to Ways to Buy Stock Certificate page.
Q: I want to buy stock with credit card. Is there a way to do that?
A: There are number of online stores which sells stock certificates of publicly traded companies, and those stores accept credit card payment.
Q: What information do I need to know in order to buy stock certificate.
A: It depends on where you are buying stock certificate from. In most cases, name, mailing address, and social security number of a person who is being registered as a shareholder are needed. In some cases, when you buy from online stock certificate stores (e.g. One Share Stores), you may not be asked to provide social security number.
Q: How long does it take for a delivery of stock ...
A: It depends on many factors such as where you are buying the stock from and which company you are buying. Typically, it is delivered in 4 to 6 weeks, but it can be as short as 3 weeks, and the longest in our experience was two and a half months.



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