The most important financial terms - with simple and concise explanations.
Anyone who buys a share becomes a co-owner of the public limited company. This means that they participate in the success or failure of the company - either through the share price development, or through distributions, also known as dividends. Ordinary shares also give shareholders the right to vote at the general meeting, whereas preference shares do not. On the other hand, preferred shares usually pay a higher dividend.
There are risks associated with investing. The value of your investment may fall or rise. Losses of the capital invested may occur. Past performance, simulations or forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future performance. Please refer to our risk information.
For new clients: 4% p.a. interest (Baader Bank) on up to €1 million for 4 months. Thereafter 2.6% p.a. variable interest on up to €100,000. Interest only with PRIME+. Learn more.