Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Buy just ONE SHARE of stock online??

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Welcome to Charles Schwab. A Schwab investment professional will be with you shortly. You are number 2 in the queue. Thank you for holding. 

Welcome, my name is Chris. How may I help you today?
Gene: Can I buy a share of stock without the need to pre-fund the account? I just want to buy a single share of stock.
Chris: Hi Gene, I'm happy to help.The account does not have to be funded immediately. What kind of account are you considering opening?
Gene: I just want to buy one share of stock in something
Chris: Great, stock can be bought in many types of accounts such as regular brokerage accounts, IRAs, etc.
Gene: I am not concerned about an account. I just want to know if I can buy a single share of stock easily, for just the cost of the stock plus a small transaction fee. I would also like to know what would the transaction fee cost to buy one share of stock - let's say the stock is about $20 for the cost of the share.
Chris: Regular online equity trades are $8.95 if you place a trade with a broker there is an additional $25 fee.
Gene: I'm not interested in trading, just investing. I want to buy a single share of stock, with a value of about $20. Will it cost me $8.95 to buy that single share of stock? Can I buy it just by filling out a form? Can I buy it NOW?
Chris: In order to buy stock you have to place a trade in an account. Your first step is to open an account.The minimum amount to open a brokerage account is $1,000 or you may start with $0 when you enroll for $100 minimum monthly electronic deposits. 
Gene: Sounds like a lot of work and I have to give you $1,000 to buy a single share of stock?
Chris: That's the minimum investment.
Gene: Hmmm. If someone went on Amazon and they required him or her to give them $1,000 before they bought anything, I don't think they would sell much. Why do I have to do that with stocks?
(Long Pause)
Gene: Are you still there Chris?
Gene: Are you still there Chris?
Chris: I'm still here.

Chris: That's our account minimum. Anything else I can help with?

Gene: Is it okay if I use this chat in my PR campaign for MediaShares, and also QwikShares, our subsidiary company with a new methodology for buying single shares online, without the need to open and pre-fund a brokerage account?

Gene: Are you still there Chris?

Gene: Hmmn. I guess you hung up.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

How MediaShares Can Help The Facebook IPO

This is MediaShares’ discussion of Facebook’s IPO, weighing the advantages of using Direct Registration to sell shares directly to Facebook's online users without the typical underwriter. David Ebersman, Facebook’s CFO, has stated that the company may not work with underwriters to sell their shares. If Facebook does not use underwriters, they will need to sell their shares using Direct Registration, the main component of MediaShares’ methodology.
Key Points of the Facebook IPO:
1- If Facebook works with an underwriter, they WILL NOT KNOW WHO THEIR SHAREHOLDERS ARE - their underwriter considers them to be the Underwriter's customers, not Facebook's customers.
2- If Facebook completes their IPO using Direct Registration (MediaShares or others) they will have incredibly valuable demographic information on each shareholder: Social Security number, age, home address, INCOME, and even the share purchaser’s ACH CHECKING ACCOUNT INFO. Facebook already knows each users interests, and by adding an instant payment method (ACH debit) for each user, Facebook will become the world’s most powerful marketing and fulfillment company.
3- If Facebook sells their shares directly to their users, without an underwriter, there will not be a "green shoe" allotment of shares to the underwriter.
4- The underwriter will not be able to NAKED SHORT THE SHARES which is NOW PERMISSIBLE in an IPO by the SEC!!!!!
5- Facebook will save 7% on the underwriter's IPO commission!
6- They will save the underwriter's up-front charges

Monday, 28 March 2011

Link To Press Interview at Tech Coast Venture Network

In this 2-minute interview, Gene Massey, the CEO of MediaShares, describes how companies can use Crowdfunding to get the funding they need from their fans, customers, of affinity group. Using MediaShares' U.S. Patented system and software, any company can now post a fully SEC-compliant IPO on their own Web site, and sell their shares with or without the typical Underwriter in an IPO.

Friday, 15 October 2010

MediaShares/Gene Massey TechCrunch Interview

In this interview with Sara Lacy, Gene Massey talks about MediaShares unique new method of Crowdfunding through SEC-compliant online stock offerings.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Foundershowcase Pitch Competition

Greetings Crowdfunding Fans!

Here is a link to a short video on our recent pitch (and the VC's comments) about Crowdfunding through SEC-Compliant Online Stock Offerings at the Foundershowcase in Silicon Valley: (It is HD so it takes a moment to load)

Monday, 31 May 2010 - Beta Test Page for Stock Purchases

Hello Crowdfunders!
The Beta test for the new sign-in pages for's online stock sales can be viewed through this link:
These are test pages only to show our partners how the sign-in might work and to get their feedback . will notify all interested parties when our S-1 Registration statement is effective and when we can legally sell stock in our next film. Any questions, please contact Gene Massey - 310-871-3668 cell