Financial markets carry a high degree of risk and may not be suitable for many people. Historic performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance and the value, income or price of an investment may go down as well as up. Only speculate with money you can afford to loose. Do not trade with money you can not afford to lose.
AIM Risk Warning Notice
All Equity investments carry some risk; share prices may go down as well as up and you may not get back the money you invested. The Alternative Investment Market (AIM), was launched onto the London Stock Exchange in June 1995 with just 10 companies worth £82m. Today over 900 firms have quotes on AIM, including household names such as ASOS, Majestic Wine and Prezzo. The largest 50 companies each have market values of over £200 million.
Investments in AIM shares are likely to be higher risk than shares quotes on the main London Stock Exchange. The AIM market is made up of smaller more dynamic companies with higher growth potential.These companies are therefore more volatile and whilst they offer great potential, growth is not guaranteed. Investments in AIM companies may not be readily realisable and there is less liquidity in this market – if they have to be sold immediately you may get back much less than you paid for them. The price may change quickly and it may go down as well as up.
Stamp Duty is currently paid on purchases of AIM stocks at 0.5% however in the 2013 Budget the Chancellor pledged to abolish stamp duty on AIM companies from April 2014.Any references to past performance may not necessarily be repeated; current tax treatment may not continue and will depend on your personal circumstances.
If in any doubt about the suitability of AIM shares for your particular circumstances please speak to one of our equity advisors on 01483 413500.