START INVESTING

As a private investor, you can invest in the stock market through an accredited intermediary, or broker, such as your bank. You will just need to set up a securities account with a broker, then come back here for details of company profiles, market data, news, and events.

START INVESTING

As a private investor, you can invest in the stock market through an accredited intermediary, or broker, such as your bank. You will just need to set up a securities account with a broker, then come back here for details of company profiles, market data, news, and events.

How to start investing?

Step 1 – Select a broker

Choose one of our accredited intermediaries. The easiest and most common choice for a broker is a bank where you already have an account.

Step 2 – Open an account

The next step is to open a securities account with your broker. That can be done easily online within just a few minutes. The account is where you will make trades.

Step 3 – Analyze and invest

For the most thorough overview create your personal trading portfolio using the My List function to follow and analyze your investments.

What to invest in?

Shares

Shares (or stocks) represent an ownership interest in a company. Companies issue shares to raise money for growth and development. In buying shares, an investor acquires a claim on part of the company’s assets and earnings.

Bonds

Bonds are debt instruments. In buying a bond, an investor loans money to an entity (like a company or a government) for a specific period of time at an interest rate which may be variable or fixed.

Funds

An investment fund, often managed by a bank or institutional investor, pools money from multiple investors and invests it in a portfolio of securities, thus reducing the risks for individual investors and allowing them to benefit from economies of scale as well as the fund manager’s expertise.

The basics of stock exchange

What is a stock exchange?

How to earn by investing in shares?

How to earn by investing in bonds?

How to become an investor?

Few golden rules of thumb

1

The prospect of higher returns may be appealing, but there’s usually a greater risk of losing your money.

2

Read, read, read. There are a number of great investment books available, and reading them helps you to become a better investor.

3

Don’t put your eggs in one basket. Try to spread your money on different types of assets and geographical areas.

4

If you never invest money that you cannot afford to lose, you will shield yourself from many of the worst potential outcomes of poor investing decisions.

5

Never invest in anything you don’t understand.

6

The most important thing is to start. Today.

What to know and read before getting started?

Investing on the stock market is not risk free.

You should not invest in shares, bonds or funds unless you are ready sustain a total loss of all the money invested plus any trading commission or other transaction charges.

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Find your broker

We keep an accredited list of intermediaries to provide only the most reliable brokers. Scroll the list to find a broker to set up your investment account.

Start by talking to Nasdaq

If you have any additional questions on how to get started on the stock market feel free to contact us.

Ott Raidla

Nasdaq Tallinn
+372 640 8862

ott.raidla@nasdaq.com

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Laima Viškinte

Nasdaq Riga
+371 6721 2431

laima.viskinte@nasdaq.com

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Daiva Tauckelaite

Nasdaq Vilnius
+370 5253 1400

daiva.tauckelaite@nasdaq.com

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