Equities - An introduction
Level: Beginner / Length: 12 minutes
Equities, or stocks, are one of the simplest ways to trade. You’ll be introduced to the basics of what they are, what owning them means and how you can buy and sell as a trader. Because the principles of stock trading are simple and this is usually where novice traders like to start.
If you own a single stock you own one tiny share in a company, if you own a lot of shares you own a bigger chunk of that company. Though you have bought your share at a fixed price it doesn’t stay at that price but fluctuates in tandem with how “your” company is performing and is expected to perform in the future. Learn how share trading might fit your investment needs. You’ll learn about:
- The basics of how stocks are traded
- Different types of stock
- Some of the key terminology used
- Domestic vs foreign stocks