Investing can be rewarding but it is not without risk. Before you start, there are a number of factors to consider.
When a company you invest in performs well, and the demand for its shares increases, you can generally expect the value of your investment to rise. On the other hand, should the company's performance decline, the shares that you hold can decrease in value or maybe even become worthless. In other words, buying shares in a company is committing to sharing both its profits and losses. Always keep in mind that all investing carries a certain degree of risk, which can result in the loss of your whole deposit, and, depending on the nature of the product, perhaps even more. Below you can read more about six different types of risk that you should consider when investing.
You are exposed to this risk when you invest with a currency other than your home currency. You will receive less for your investments if the currency you invested in decreases in value compared to your home currency.
It all starts with thinking about what kind of investor you want to be. Decide on the risk level that you are willing to take and what types of products are best suited to reach your goals. It is advisable to never invest money you need now or enter into positions which could cause financial difficulties. Also, we recommend that you stick to what you know – in other words, investing in products you are familiar with will help you handle your investments with more confidence. To learn more about the basics of investing please see our Knowledge Centre. For more information about the risks of investing, we invite you to read our Investment Services Information document Characteristics and risks of Financial Instruments.
Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your invested funds. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience. This is not investment advice.
Investing involves risks.
We want to empower people to become the best investors they can be. By offering a universe of possibilities and choices on our user-friendly platform, we are removing barriers to make investing accessible to everyone: beginners or experts. You get access to a wide variety of products on more than 50 global exchanges to have the freedom to invest the way you like. In our world, you also get great value for money. So, without compromising an inch on the quality, security and range of our investment services, we offer incredibly low fees. Prioritising your needs has helped us become the leading European online broker. Our 2.5+ million clients and 90+ international awards are proof of our success.
Terms and conditions for the €100 transaction fees offer
If you activate your DEGIRO investment account before the 1st of October 2023, DEGIRO will reimburse your transaction fees up to €100. The following conditions apply to this offer:
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 in the offer is open to all clients who have activated an account at DEGIRO on or before the 30th of September 2023.