Financial Instruments

Do you have a small amount of money available and want it to grow? Then investing can be a good option for you. Investing can be done in many ways. You can, for example, invest in equities, options, ETFs, real estate, commodities or bonds.

stocks and shares

With the purchase of a stock, you become a small shareholder. If the company in question is successful then you benefit from dividends and price gains. You also obtain a voting right at the shareholders meeting.

Options

An option is a right to buy or sell an underlying value or a duty to take or deliver the underlying value. This can be a stock, commodity, index or currency. When investing in options, you can achieve a high return with a relatively small investment. 

ETF'S

An ETF or tracker is generally a simple and understandable investment. Through an ETF, you buy a piece of an index such as the AEX, FTSE, Dax or a global equity index. Investments in ETFs are therefore also called index investors. 

Bonds

Then buying a bond you are lending money to a government or company. In return, you will receive interest in the form of a coupon payment pay either yearly or at other intervals. A bond is therefore a debt certificate and can generally be regarded as a defensive part of an investment portfolio. 
Bonds are rated for their risk.

Futures

A future is an agreement to trade an underlying value in the future at a price agreed in the present. The underlying value is usually an index, commodity or currency.

CFD's

Contracts For Difference (CFDs) are specialised and popular Over The Counter (OTC) financial derivative products which enable you to trade on the price movement of financial assets Indices Futures, Commodity Futures, Cryptocurrency, Shares and Exchange Traded Funds.

They enable clients to trade freely without actually owning the underlying asset or acquiring any rights or obligations in relation to the underlying asset.

FOREX

Forex, also known as foreign exchange, FX or currency trading, is a decentralized global market where all the world's currencies trade. The forex market is the largest, most liquid market in the world with an average daily trading volume exceeding $5 trillion. All the world's combined stock markets don't even come close to this.

Risks when investing

Trading in financial products always involves a risk. As a general rule, you should therefore only trade in financial products if you understand the products and the risks associated with them.

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