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As a shareholder, you participate in a company’s success. You benefit from stock price increases. Many corporations also pay shareholders a dividend from their net profit. You can earn more with shares than with savings accounts over the long term, but they are also more volatile. We’ll show you how to supplement your portfolio with shares.
As a shareholder, you have rights in a company including the right to vote, share in the profits and participate in stock splits. Shares – also known as stocks or equities – generally trade on the stock market. They are best used as long-term investments due to possible price fluctuations.
If you want to invest directly in a publicly traded company, you should know the following words and their meanings.
Be realistic about the likely returns. More return generally means higher risk. We’ll explain what to consider when buying shares and adding to your portfolio.
Shares hold the potential for big returns over the long term, but they also pose risks and follow market ups and downs. It helps to carefully diversify your portfolio and avoid concentration risks.