Get to know more about the ins and outs of how share ownership and trading works to make your investing experience even better and more rewarding.
The basics of share ownership
What is a share?
It is quite literally a share of the ownership of a company. It is also known as equity or stock.
Why own shares?
You get certain rights, such as the right to vote on important company decisions, and the right to receive dividends paid out of the profits.
How are companies valued?
The value of a company is worked out by taking its assets and subtracting its debts (Known as the Net Asset Value).
How do shares differ from saving?
Share prices and company dividends can change for better or worse. Savings grow predictably according to the interest rate for the account.