What are Equities?

Equities, also known as stocks, are shares in a company. When you buy equities on a stock exchange, you become a partial owner of that listed company. As an investor, you may benefit from growth in the share price, dividends and capital gains when you sell your share.

Equities are regarded as one of the core pillars of a well-diversified investment portfolio. With a highly liquid and well-regulated Equities Market, the JSE has connected buyers and sellers of equities for more than 135 years. These are some of the products that are available on the Equity Market: