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Ways to invest in Ford
The simplest way to get started is to create an account with an online broker and buy some shares of your own. It’s a simple process and you can sign up, fund an account, and get your first stock in just a few clicks.
Owning shares outright isn’t the only option, however. You can use a range of funds and trusts to gain exposure to lots of different stocks, or use contracts for difference to speculate on how a share price is going to move. The links below direct you to guides on how to invest, or read on to learn about the methods in more detail.
What is Ford?
Ford is a multinational automobile company that has been making cars for more than a century. The company has grown from pioneering the assembly line model of manufacturing in the early 20th century to producing many millions in revenue and branching out into electric cars in the 21st.
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How to invest in Ford
The list below explains all the options available to you in more detail. Follow the links in there to learn about each approach.
- Stock brokers. The easiest way to start is to buy shares through an online broker. Investing with a broker requires just a few clicks to place a trade, and if you do have to pay a commission, it’s likely to be just a small percentage of the trade value. The best online brokers also offer research tools to help you better understand the pluses and minuses of the stocks you want.
- Mutual funds and investment trusts. Funds and trusts are professionally managed investment vehicles that pool your money together with lots of other investors. A manager takes the money and chooses where to invest it, with the goal of making money for everyone involved. They often follow a set strategy – both in terms of the stocks they invest in and the amount of risk they take, so you can pick one that suits your style. The only difference between them is that in a trust the total amount of money in the pool is fixed, while a fund is added to every time a new investor joins.
- Transport ETFs. Exchange-traded funds track the performance of a particular index or market by owning all the stocks in them. ETFs trade like individual stocks, so they’re easy to get and low-maintenance to hold, making them ideal for a beginner. By owning an ETF you create an instantly diverse portfolio of stocks to reduce your overall risk. ETFs that own Ford stock might be ones that track transport stocks or the Dow Jones Index.
- Contracts for difference. A CFD is an agreement between a buyer and a seller, where the former pays the latter the difference between the current value of an asset and the value of that asset on the date specified in the contract. Basically, this means you can use CFDs to predict price movements in a stock, without having to own any shares. CFDs are often used by short term traders who use technical analysis to time when they enter the market.
- ISAs. An ISA (Individual Savings Account) is a tax-free savings account that you can use to make investments. In the UK, you can invest up to £20,000 per year in an ISA without paying any tax on the gains you make.
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