80

International
Broker Awards

Buying stocks

Buying stocks

Are you looking to buy stocks, such as Lloyds, Unilever or HSBC? Or would you prefer to invest in international stocks, such as Netflix, Tesla or Apple? With DEGIRO, you have access to more than 50 exchanges, across 30 countries.

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Investing in stocks, accessible to everyone

We offer the possibilities and rates of professional parties to private investors. This makes investing in stocks accessible to everyone. View our unprecedented low rates.

UK stocks

€ 4.00

+ 0.05%

IE stocks

€ 2.00

+ 0.05%

US stocks

€ 0.50

+ $0.004

per share

The top 3 stocks most traded by our clients in 2020 were:

  1. Tesla Motors Inc (US88160R1014)
  2. NIO Inc (US62914V1061)
  3. Apple Inc (US0378331005)

How do you buy stocks?

Do you want to buy stocks through our investment platform? It is easier than you think. In this short instructional video, we show you how it works step by step.

What is a stock?

Essentially, a stock (also known as share) is nothing more than (tradable) proof that you own part of a company. Would you like to know more about stocks? Then read this article about investing in stocks.

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What is a stock

Buying stocks for beginners

When you start investing, there are several things to consider. A good starting point is determining what type of investor you are. What is your investment style? Will you be an active or passive investor?

If you are new to the world of investing, we recommend going through our Investor’s Academy, where you will find information about investing. Learn how investing works, which products you can invest in and which strategy suits you best. Lesson 1 helps you understand what kind of investor you are, and Lesson 6 focuses on choosing your first stock.

buy shares yourself

Buying shares yourself

At DEGIRO, we offer "execution-only" services. This means that we do not manage your investments, nor do we provide investment advice. You have the power to place orders autonomously through our investment platform.

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Diversification

Suppose your portfolio consists entirely of shares of one company. Should this company go bankrupt or drop steeply in price, your entire investment portfolio would take a substantial loss. That is why spreading risk is of great importance. With a well-diversified portfolio, the profits of one company can make up for the losses of another. For more information on diversification (spreading risk), please refer to Lesson 8 in our Investor’s Academy.

Diversificatie
Different order types

Different order types

Once you know which stocks you want to buy, the next step is to place the order. But how does that work? You can place different types of orders. These order types aim to make trading easier and more targeted. For more information on the various order types and how they work, please check out Lesson 8 in our Investor’s Academy.

Long-term investing

Patience is a virtue, which is certainly the case for investors. Those who allow their investment to pay off for a long period of time can benefit from the return-on-return effect, also known as "compound interest". Here is how it works: if you reinvest the return received on an investment, that return can also yield a return over time. With the invested amount increasing, the impact of this effect will grow exponentially over time. You can find more information about long-term investing in Lesson 9 in our Investor’s Academy.

Long-term investing

When can you buy shares?

You can buy shares when the exchanges are open. We offer investing on over 50 exchanges worldwide. It is important to be aware that the opening hours of these exchanges may differ. For an overview of the opening hours of the exchanges available on our platform, please visit our opening hours page.

More than 80 international awards

Choose the broker that is named the best, fairest and cheapest way to invest online.

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BEST LOW-COST BROKER

Financial Times & Investors Chronicle 2019

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BEST STOCKBROKER

Rankia 2019

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BEST ONLINE BROKER

Cashcow 2019

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FAIREST ONLINE BROKER

Fairness award 2019

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BEST LOW-COST BROKER

Financial Times & Investors Chronicle 2019

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BEST STOCKBROKER

Rankia 2018

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BEST ONLINE BROKER

Cashcow 2019

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FAIREST ONLINE BROKER

Fairness award 2019

Note: Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your deposit. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience.

Note:
Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your deposit. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience.