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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.

IE stocks

€ 2.00

European stocks

€ 3.90

US stocks

€ 0

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.

buying 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.

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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 7 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 82 international awards

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

UK-award
United Kingdom

Top Rated Investment Platform

Financial Times & Investors Chronicle 2020

ES-award
Spain

Best stockbroker

Rankia 2020

veiligheid
Netherlands

Best online broker

Cashcow 2019

DE-award
Germany

Fairest online broker

NTV 2020

UK-award
United Kingdom

Top Rated Investment Platform

Financial Times & Investors Chronicle 2020

ES-award
Spain

Best stockbroker

Rankia 2020

veiligheid
veiligheid

Best online broker

Cashcow 2019

DE-award
Germany

Fairest online broker

NTV 2020

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.

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Terms and conditions for the €50 transaction fees offer

If you activate your DEGIRO investment account before the 31st of January 2022, DEGIRO will reimburse your transaction fees up to €50. The following conditions apply to this offer:

  • The offer is valid until the 1st of February 2022.
  • During the offer period, new clients who have activated an account will receive up to €50 in transaction fees reimbursed.
  • The first transaction costs and external handling fees up to €50 within the timeframe until the 28th of February 2022 will be reimbursed.
  • We will reimburse the transaction costs and external handling fees you have spent (up to a maximum of €50) to your DEGIRO account in early March.
  • This offer is only valid for new clients with an Irish DEGIRO account.
  • To be eligible for this offer, the new client needs to make a first deposit to validate the account (minimum deposit is €0.01) and activate their DEGIRO account.
  • New clients who started their registration before the offer period, but activate their DEGIRO account during the offer period, are also eligible for this offer.
  • If an existing account is already linked to the address of the new client, participation is excluded.
  • Each new client can only claim the €50 transaction credit once.

Acceptance of offer conditions

By participating in the offer, the client automatically accepts the offer conditions and terms. DEGIRO may terminate the campaign prematurely or change the campaign conditions. DEGIRO will communicate any changes via the website.

Participation

Participation in the offer is open to all clients who have activated an account at DEGIRO before the 31st of January 2022.

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