Companies issue shares – sometimes called stocks – to raise money.
Buyers of shares (also known as shareholders) own a piece of the company.
Shareholders bear the rewards and the risks of the ups and downs in the share price. They also own the right to any dividends, which is the income paid out by the company.
What have company shares got to do with investment funds?
Investment funds, which are Moneycube’s speciality, typically invest in a wide range of shares in companies.
That means that when you invest in a fund, you give your money exposure to the performance of numerous different company shares.