Fancy owning a slice of Apple? How about a smidgen of Amazon? Here’s your chance to invest in and own a small part of a big company
Buying a range of different stocks and shares is one way to access the UK and global stock markets.
If you are a confident investor you might want to jump straight in to the stocks and shares selector tool below and start researching different companies. If you’re new to the stock market or would just like to find out a bit more, scroll down for help and information.
Sometimes referred to as stocks, or equities, shares simply give investors, the chance to own a small part of a company. Companies will typically issue shares as a way of raising money to fund their activities.
Shares are traded on a stock exchange and many countries will have their own exchange. In the UK, we have the LSE – the London Stock Exchange. Trading on the exchange is all done electronically today and the price of shares reflects the sentiment of buyers and sellers, as well as the performance of the company.
Whilst some expert investors might make a living from the short term gains to be made from frequently buying and selling shares, investing over the long term is considered the best approach for protecting yourself against the ups and downs of the stock market.
You can invest in your chosen stocks and shares through any one of our three account options:
Access a wide range of global investments in this flexible, unrestricted account.
Take advantage of tax free investing with our Stocks and Shares ISA today.