Stocks represent a share of a company held by an individual or group. Corporations raise capital by issuing stocks and entitle stock owners to partial ownership of the company. Stocks are bought and sold on an exchange. Established in 1602, Amsterdam Stock Exchange is considered to be the oldest stock exchange in the world.
There are 3 stock exchanges in Pakistan i.e. Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE) and Islamabad stock exchange, out of which KSE is the biggest exchange with more than 650 listed companies. For two consecutive years i.e. 2012 & 2013, Karachi Stock Exchange was one of the world’s best performing markets.
Investment in stocks offers returns in the form of dividends and price appreciation e.g. if you bought 500 shares of XYZ Company at PKR 10/share and with time the price of XYZ stock appreciated to PKR 15 and XYZ announced a dividend of PKR 1 per share then your total return is PKR 5000 (10 x 500) + PKR 500 = PKR 5,500.
We believe investment in the stock market can offer significant upside to your overall portfolio. For more than 4 decades, our team of research analysts and portfolio managers have identified companies with good financial performance and growth potential. We have a very conservative approach for investing in the stock market and broadly recommend medium to long term investment opportunities. From a security viewpoint, the regulatory authorities in Pakistan have devised many regulations for the protection of investors in the stock market. For more details on regulations on investor protection click here
You can start investing in the Karachi Stock Exchange by opening a CDC sub-account through Abbasi Securities (to download the form click here). Once your account is opened, your assigned portfolio manager will call you with recommendations for your portfolio.
We also offer online trading software through which you can buy/sell shares with a single click. You can also download our mobile application from your app store (android and iphone only) and buy/sell shares while on the above on your mobile phone.
If you have a question, please fill our enquiry form and one of our representatives will get in touch with you.
We will regularly send you newsletters and updates on your account and the market in general.
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