Shares are issued by companies who wish to raise money.
The best known shares are bought and sold daily on international Stock Markets. There are several different types of share but the most common are simply called ‘ordinary shares’. A shareholder will normally receive a dividend twice a year which is related to the profitability of the company.
Please note past performance is not a guide to future performance.
Selling shares may produce a capital gain for investors which is potentially liable to capital gains tax.
Investors may pay personal tax on income or gains unless the shares are held within and ISA.