What Are the Advantages of Holding Shares?
The advantages of holding shares depend on your objectives. If you are trading purely for short-term profit, shares provide an opportunity to access the markets and trade in company stocks. Traded effectively, shares can deliver a much higher return on capital than anything available on the high street, including both an ongoing yield and capital growth as prices and markets rise. Additionally, shares allow investors a degree of influence and control that is not associated with other instruments, allowing them at certain levels to shape the performance of the company (or, to put it another way, asset) in which they are investing.