You can use shares to help build your wealth as a long-term investment that tends to outperform other asset classes like bonds and property.

A share is a unit of ownership or equity in a company. When you buy a share, you become a shareholder, owning a percentage of that company's asset alongside other shareholders.

Being a shareholder entitles you to a range of benefits and other rights, which will depend on the type of share you buy. The value of a share depends on supply and demand factors, affecting appeal. Shares can generate income and growth through dividends, franking credits, capital growth, rights issues, shareholder discounts or entitlements. 

Risks of shares

  • Volatility risk- the value of your shares may fluctuate.
  • Timing risk- different sectors in the market may follow different cycles.
  • Legislative risk- changes to legislation may alter business prospects.
  • Market risk- if the market falls or a sector performs poorly the share is likely to fall.
  • Liquidity risk- if you can't sell your share for a fair price.
  • Currency risk- if you hold an international share.

How Burrell can help

Burrell Stockbroking & Wealth Management is a market participant of both the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the National Stock Exchange (NSX). We also have internal clearing and settlement functions. This capability means we can assist you with almost anything to do with Australian listed shares, from buying and selling to transfers. Additionally, we have a network of international partners meaning we can facilitate trades on most international exchanges.

At Burrell we have a team of advisers that can give you advice on shares and investments in general. Our team can give advice on building or managing a share portfolio, but they are also happy to talk about a single stock or transaction. 

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