Please note that none of the advice we provide you with is a ‘personal recommendation’, which means that we have not assessed your investing knowledge and experience, your financial situation or your investment objectives.
Consequently, whilst we are confident in the rationale for our advice, the decision on whether to take any action is yours alone.
Remember that stock market investments can rise and fall in value and returns are not guaranteed, which means that you may get back less money than you originally invested.
If you are unsure about investing or think that you need a personal recommendation, you should speak to a suitably qualified financial advisor.
In general equities are considered to be long-term investments (i.e. would typically be held for 10+ years). However, they can also be actively traded on a short-term basis.
Whilst active short-term trading can be profitable, it relies on market timing and usually involves a degree of concentration risk.
Equities tend to be volatile high-risk / high-reward investments, consequently, equity trading should only be considered if you have a high degree of knowledge and experience, you are investing money that you can afford to lose, your risk tolerance is very high and you have adequate time to monitor your trading positions.