Stocks (Shares) are the most common type of financial security traded on the SSE and other Stock Markets. Stocks give you full voting rights at annual general meetings, dividends (should the company pay these) and a share of the residual economic value should the company unwind (after bondholders are paid). They also allow you to benefit from capital growth should the company do well.
Investing in Stocks carries risk, including the risk of losing your initial investment and the risk of receiving a lower-than-expected return.
Share prices can rise and fall and investors must accept the fact that the value of their Shares may fluctuate during the year.
Professional and private investors invest in Common Stocks to stand the chance of gaining inflation-beating returns on their investment. Investors can use a stockbroker to select stocks on their behalf or make their own share choices and purchases through an online stock trading account. This stock picking by private investors is suited to investors who have the time and skills to assess the financial performance of companies and have a good understanding of how a stock market works.
To trade shares, please register with SSE.