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Understanding equities A full range of Emirati and MENA stocks

Investing in a company’s stock (also referred to as buying shares or equity) means you become a part-owner of that company and are entitled to a share of its assets and earnings—including dividends in some cases. As the value of the company goes up or down, so does the value of your equity.

Investing in equities is considered one of the best ways to generate long-term returns. While some stocks can be volatile in the near term, they typically provide greater returns over time compared to other asset classes.

Here’s what you need to know to access the growth potential of leading companies within the UAE and beyond.

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Benefits of Trading Equities

Investing in assets such as company shares can help you build wealth far more effectively than saving alone. Consider investing through DFM.

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    Long-term returns
    Equities are a great way to grow wealth over time, providing excellent long-term returns.
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    Stocks are easy to buy and sell compared to other assets like real estate
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    Risk Mitigation
    By spreading your investment money across many different stocks, you can lower your overall portfolio risk.
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    Low cost to get started
    Stocks are accessible to investors with small amounts of capital.
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    Protection against inflation
    Stocks are known to be a good vehicle for hedging against inflation in the long-term.

Start trading Equities in 3 steps

No matter where you are based, you can apply to trade both DFM and Nasdaq Dubai listed securities in a few simple steps.

Apply for a DFM Investor Number (NIN)

There are 3 ways you can obtain an NIN: through our DFM mobile app, by visiting the Dubai CSD Investor Affairs desk at the DFM trading floor, or through a DFM licensed brokerage. Get the DFM App

Appoint a Broker

Select and appoint a licensed broker to carry out your buying and selling transactions.
You may first want to contact the brokers, as each one offers different products and services.
View Licensed Brokers

Start Trading

Once you appoint a broker, you can start trading through the options they provide.
View and track your portfolio on the DFM app or through DFM eServices.
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