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Share Dealing - What is a Share ?


What is a Share ? - Share Dealing

About Shares ?

A share is actually a part of a business. Shares are often referred to as 'equities' and outside the United Kingdom they are often called 'stocks'.

When you buy shares, you are buying ownership of a small part of a company. The price of shares changes all the time. If a company does well, then its shares are likely to rise. Prices can also fall so there is a risk. But the fact is that shares have historically performed better over the medium and long term than most alternative investments.

Major factors that affect share prices:

  • Political change
  • Company analysis and results
  • Economic changes
  • Natural disasters
  • Behaviour of investors - people buying shares drives the price up, people selling shares sends the price down. Also company mergers and rumours.


List of Online Share Dealers


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