Shares, Income & Capital Growth

Written and accurate as at: 9 December 2014

There are many reasons why people invest in Australian direct shares. An investor may be seeking income or capital growth, or a combination of the two.

Direct shares are listed on the stock exchange. As the shares are traded daily, the price of the shares also fluctuates daily. This fluctuation is referred to as market volatility.

Some shares are riskier than others. (this is risky

If an investor is not comfortable owning a single company, they may want to diversify their exposure by investing in a variety of shares, an Australian Share Managed Fund or Listed Investment Company. Managed investments provide access to a portfolio of Australian direct shares, professionally managed by a fund manager.

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