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Ways to invest in Sainsbury’s
The most common way is by signing up with an online broker. You can create an account and buy some shares to begin your own portfolio in a matter of minutes and it usually only costs you a small commission fee.
There are other ways to invest too. If you aren’t confident enough to dive straight in and start your own portfolio, think about a fund or a trust that holds lots of different stocks. The links below take you to individual pages that detail the different investing approaches.
What is Sainsbury’s?
Sainsbury’s is a UK-based supermarket chain that was founded more than 150 years ago. The company ranks as the second-largest supermarket chain in the UK, behind Tesco, and is one of the components on the FTSE 100 Index.
Supermarket stocks tend to be defensive investments that are stable even when the economy is going through a tough time. Stocks like Sainsbury can be the cornerstone of any long term investment strategy, and you can take our investing course to learn more about creating your own.
How to invest in Sainsbury’s
Below you’ll find a list of investing methods. Click the links to our guides on each one for more detailed information.
- Stock brokers. Buying Sainsbury’s shares through an online broker is a fast and easy way to invest. Just make sure you choose a broker that offers low transaction fees, an intuitive trading platform, and strong customer service.
- Mutual funds. A mutual fund is an investment strategy that pools your money with other investors’ capital. A fund manager uses that money to purchase shares of many stocks at once, building a diversified portfolio that’s often guided by a single investment approach, while also limiting your risk. The funds publish the stocks they hold, so you can look for one with a good track record that owns Sainsbury shares.
- Exchange-traded funds. An ETF is another investment method that lets you hold shares of many different stocks at once. That’s because an ETF holds a big group of stocks in a particular industry or sector. Look for a groceries ETF or one that tracks the London Stock Exchange to get one that owns Sainsbury. As with a mutual fund, investing in an ETF lets you limit risk by diversifying your investment.
- Sainsbury CFDs. A contract for difference is an agreement between a buyer and a seller in which the former pays the latter the difference between the current value of an asset and the asset’s value on the date specified in the contract. A CFD doesn’t require you to own physical shares when you invest. It also lets you trade with leverage, which is when you borrow money from a broker to try to increase the size of your gains.
- ISAs. An ISA (Individual Savings Account) is a tax-free savings account for UK residents that lets you earmark part of your income for investments. Investing in Sainsbury through your ISA allows you to save money on your taxes and benefit when the share price goes up.
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