National Express (NEX) - All you need to know
Ways to invest in National Express
The most popular way to get involved is to buy shares through an online stockbroker. A stockbroker is a service that enables you to trade stocks almost instantly, with low transaction fees.
However, your options aren’t limited to this. You can also choose a mutual fund that holds shares of National Express or even an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The links below take you to individual pages that explain several different approaches to investing.
What is National Express?
National Express is a Birmingham, England-based company that operates bus, train, tram, and other transportation services in the UK, numerous other countries in Europe, plus the United States and Canada. In recent years, the company has expanded its operations through a series of acquisitions, moving into Australia, Morocco, Bahrain, and other countries. National Express reported £2.7 billion in revenue in its most recently completed fiscal year.
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How to invest in National Express
Below, you’ll find a list of investment methods. Follow the links to our guides on each investing method for more detailed information.
- National Express stock brokers. Buying National Express shares through an online broker is a fast and easy way to invest. Moreover, trading shares with a broker can often be done in a matter of seconds at a cost of just a few pounds per trade.
- National Express mutual funds. A mutual fund is an investment strategy that pools your money along with other investors’ capital. A mutual fund manager then purchases numerous different stocks at once, building a diversified portfolio that can withstand market volatility. A National Express mutual fund is a great way to benefit from the strength of that stock, while still managing your overall risk.
- National Express ETFs. An ETF is a simple-to-execute investment method that allows you to hold shares of many different stocks at once, often grouped with peers from a specific industry or sector. As with a mutual fund, investing in an ETF lets you limit risk by diversifying your investment.
- National Express CFDs. A CFD (contract for difference) is an agreement between a buyer and a seller in which the buyer pays the seller the difference between the current value of an asset and the asset’s value on the date specified in the contract. A CFD lets you benefit when the price of National Express shares rises or falls (depending on the direction of the stock you’re betting on), without requiring you to own physical shares. A CFD also allows you to trade with leverage, which is when you borrow money from a broker to try to increase the size of your gains.
- National Express trusts. An investment trust is a pooled, closed-end investment method that’s available for investors in the UK. Investors can trade a trust on a stock exchange, just as they would any publicly traded company. A National Express trust lets you benefit from gains in the National Express stock price by owning shares within the trust.
- National Express ISAs. An ISA (Individual Savings Account) is a tax-free savings account for UK residents that lets you set aside part of your income for investments. The limit for ISA contributions in the current tax year is £20,000. An ISA allows you to save money on your taxes and also benefit when your National Express investment appreciates.
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