What are shares?

A company offers shares if it needs to raise capital, which are bought by investors who then own a proportion of that company. Shareholders are not involved in the day-to-day running of a business, but they are able to participate in Annual General Meetings where they can vote on certain strategic issues, such as acquisitions or whether a business should be sold. In return for their investment shareholders are entitled to a proportion of any profits which are declared as dividends.

One of the key benefits of buying shares is that an investment can be as small or big as an investor can afford. It is important to note that investing in shares should be regarded as a long-term approach to wealth creation, and a portfolio should be designed to help mitigate risk.

How we can help

AG Capital provides you with access to local and global stock markets, allowing you to diversify your stock portfolio.