Having a diversified portfolio can be one of the simplest ways to minimise your investment risk. With IWeb Share Dealing you can trade a wide range of investment options.
Trade shares on the London Stock Exchange and six other world markets including New York, Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan and Amsterdam.
Funds can give you exposure to a much wider range of investments than you would be able to obtain as an individual. You can trade in specific funds which will spread your money between different sectors, indices or geographic locations which can help to reduce the risk involved in stock market investing.
Investment Trusts are companies that invest in the shares of other companies on behalf of investors. Investors' money is taken and pooled together by a professional fund manager who will then purchase stocks and shares in a wide variety of companies.
Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, are pooled funds that are traded on the stock market in exactly the same way as stocks and shares.
Corporate Bonds are essentially loans made to companies from investors. The bonds are usually issued by companies as a capital raising exercise.
Gilts (Gilt Edged Securities) are government issued bonds which pay a fixed income. At maturity the bond is bought back by the government at face value.
Preference shares are traded on the stock market like ordinary shares however they pay a fixed dividend. Since the dividends are fixed an investor would be protected if a company's profits fell however they wouldn't benefit from any profit increases either.
Please remember the value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount you invest.
We don't provide advice so if you are in any doubt about buying and selling shares or making your own investment decisions we recommend you seek advice from a suitably qualified Financial Advisor.