Shares and gearing in a nutshell
Article from insights.bt.com.au
If you want to get into investing – here’s some easy to understand information about how you can make money from shares.
One of the most popular asset classes you can invest in shares, also known as equities. When you buy a share, you buy part-ownership of a particular company. You can invest in shares directly, by purchasing them yourself (for example, via an online trading account), or indirectly, through a managed fund or managed account. You can even borrow money to invest in shares, by using gearing.