Stocks are a good way of diversifying your portfolio.* Spreading your investments around different companies, markets and countries gives you the opportunity to hedge your investments in case of a market downfall in a specific sector or country.
Investing is also an alternative way to save for future expenses and life-long dreams, such as a vacation, a house or retirement and lets you get involved in companies and industries you’re passionate about!
Please find more information about stocks here: https://www.finra.org/investors/stocks
*Please remember that diversification is not an investment strategy without risk, and in certain circumstances, it may not fit your investment objectives.
Online trading has inherent risk due to system response, execution price, speed, liquidity, market data and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, market volatility, size and type of order and other factors. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading.