I’d mainly study the fees displayed by the brokers and calculate to what they would amount with what you have in mind, as well as giving them a call to ensure that you can register your swiss shares with them and what actions on your part are required for your shares to be registered (it’s usually not done automatically but doesn’t necessarily incurs aditionnal fees).
There’s a thread on this board about “free swag in CH” about the benefits of registering 1 share of specific companies. It probably holds some discussion about the best brokers to do so and the potential benefits of it.
My take is that if it’s just for the free chocolate, watch or pajama, the extra fees and complexity are not worth it. If your idea is to use those accounts for other purposes too, then it might be worth it.
For the record, I’m using TradeDirect as my main broker, I’m willing to pay higher fees to use a Swiss broker that allows me to register my swiss shares. I’m mainly buying and holding swiss stocks, though, so the fees, even though higher, stay within reasonable range for me.
Thanks! Don’t get me wrong, I’d love for more exuberant money to enter the market and add to my gains. I find it fair to remind those who want to wander out of the “keep your investments simple with low fee total stock market ETFs” path that most actors in the markets, including brokers and insurers, are out to make a living out of their money.
@Jiamin: make sure to buy the right stock too. I see LISN and LISP on the Six list, one is CHF 88,000.00 a share, the other CHF 8,500.00. Neither justifies buying it for a box of chocolate in my opinion (but your opinion may vary).