HSBC InvestDirect Equities & ETFs
Build your savings with higher potential returns over the long-term. Investing in Equities and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) may also help you pay less income tax, as your dividends and capital gains are taxed at a lower rate than interest income.
Investors should carefully consider each investment in the context of their individual risk tolerance and return objectives.
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The importance of Equities
Equities (stocks or shares) give you the right as a partial owner to share in the potential profits of a public company. Ownership of stock allows you to earn potential income from a successful business in two ways:
- Receive a portion of the business profit in the form of dividends
- Realize a profit when you sell your shares at a higher price than the price at which they were bought
However gains from Equities are not guaranteed – a company is under no legal obligation to pay dividends and a company’s shares will fluctuate in value.
Why choose ETFs?
ETFs combine elements of equities, mutual funds, and index investing. They trade on an exchange with the same simplicity and liquidity of an individual stock, and can yield the same return on investment (ROI) as its correlating index (typically a securities index).
ETFs are an investment with key advantages for active traders
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