A journey through investment markets
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When you invest in shares, you are supplying capital to companies whose stock is traded on exchanges around the world. In return, you own a small part of these businesses.
Global stock exchanges
Stock exchanges are often represented by an index, which shows how that market is performing.
Here are some of the best known:
- UK - FTSE 100; 250; AIM
- US - S&P 500/Down Jones Industrial Average/NASDAQ Composite
- Tokyo - NIKKEI 225
- China - SSE Composite
- Brazil - Bovespa
Markets: opportunities & challenges
Each market is different. Here is some of the key information you might consider when choosing where to invest.
Any information provided should not be considered personal advice. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. You may not get back the full amount you invest. If you have any doubts about making your own investment decisions, seek financial advice. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. The information given is not intended to provide legal, tax or financial advice.