Investing in Equities

Investing in equities means buying stocks and shares in companies listed on the stock exchange. Historically this brings greater rewards than investing in bank accounts and bonds as you have the possibility of gaining not only a dividend - a proportion of the company's after-tax profits distributed to shareholders - but also a capital appreciation. If the price of the shares goes up after you buy them then – on paper - you have made a capital gain.

But with these increased rewards comes greater risk as the value of shares can go down as well as up, which means you risk losing your investment if the value of your shares falls.

 

 

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THE VALUE OF INVESTMENTS AND THE INCOME THEY PRODUCE CAN FALL AS WELL AS RISE. YOU MAY GET BACK LESS THAN YOU INVESTED.
TAX TREATMENT VARIES ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

London Stock Exchange

Value Move %
FTSE 100
7895.85 18.8 0.239
FTSE 250
19391.3 -59.369 -0.305
FTSE 350
4341.08 7.08 0.163
FTSE All Shares
4296.41 6.39 0.149
Dow Jones
37986.4 211.02 0.559
Nasdaq
15282.01 -319.489 -2.048

Currencies

Value Move %
0
1.161 -0.008 -0.652
GBP/NOK
13.632 -0.108 -0.79
0
13.508 -0.123 -0.905
GBP/USD
1.237 -0.006 -0.522

Biggest Movers

Value Move %
SEGRO
795.6 +52.4 +7.05
easyJet
477.8 -18.1 -3.65

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