Shares are normally highly liquid. They have both income and growth characteristics and come in a myriad of styles. Shares are intangible and are a notional way of dividing up a company’s performance and profits into small parcels that are offered to investors to fund the company’s activities.
Shares can be long-term hold prospects or short-term prospects and range in risk from highly speculative to relatively secure blue chip investments.
Examples of share based investments include:
- Direct share purchases
- Managed equity funds
- Options and derivatives
- Hedge funds
- Index funds
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