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The value of your investments, and the income derived from them, may go down as well as up. You may not get back all the money that you invest.

If you are unsure about any aspects of the features or risks of these products, you should obtain advice from a qualified financial adviser.

Our full range of investments

  • UK stocks

    Stock is ownership, or equity, in a company. Investors buy stock in the form of shares, which represent a portion of a company's assets and earnings.

  • International stocks

    With our international trading service you can trade directly on 17 international exchanges and hold cash in nine major currencies.

  • Bonds & gilts

    These fixed income securities are issued by companies and governments to raise money. Effectively, they're loans with the investors acting as lenders.

The value of international investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling.

We may receive two elements of commission in relation to international dealing - Trading Commission and our FX Charge. Please see our Rates & Charges page for full details of the relevant costs.

  • Funds

    These are a form of collective investment where investors' money is pooled together and invested on their behalf by professional Fund Managers.

  • Investment trusts

    These are listed companies which invest in the shares of other companies, property, fixed-interest securities or unquoted securities.

  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

    A REIT works like an investment trust by offering investors a way to buy property assets without having to buy property directly.

Remember that each fund is unique and hence exposed to different levels of risk. Some are relatively low risk, whilst others can be very risky and those will only be appropriate for more sophisticated investors.

  • Exchange Traded Products (ETPs)

    These are specialized groupings of exchange traded investments that have a common structure and usually follow the price movements of a financial index or benchmark.

Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) including ETFs, ETCs and ETNs track a wide variety of underlying investments, some of which may be complex in nature and involve leverage, shorting or a high degree of volatility.

  • Financial Spread Trading

    Place a bet that the market will rise, or alternatively, that the market will fall and make a profit or loss depending if you are right or wrong.

  • CFDs (Contracts for Difference)

    Contracts for difference offer the benefits of trading shares without having to physically own them, as they mirror the performance of a share or an index.

  • Forex

    Forex is the market where one currency is traded for another. One currency is bought (long) and the other is sold (short), meaning you are speculating on the prospect of one of the currencies appreciating in value in relation to the other.

  • Futures

    A Future is a contractual agreement to buy or sell a particular commodity or financial instrument at a pre-determined price on a specific date in the future.

Please remember losses can quickly and substantially exceed you initial deposit and will require you to make further, possibly intraday, payments.These investments should only be considered if you have significant investing experience and knowledge, a thorough understanding of the risks involved.

  • Company warrants

    These are issued by companies on their own shares as a way of raising capital. Their value depends on the value of the ordinary share which is the underlying security.

  • Covered warrants

    Issued by large financial institutions, these give the buyer the right to buy or sell in a certain asset, at a pre-determined price, on or before a pre-determined date.

The leveraged nature of covered warrants makes them high risk investments. Prices can be extremely volatile. Losses can be signficant and covered warrants may expire worthless.