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Buying stocks

Are you looking to buy stocks, such as Nestlé, SwissLife or UBS? Or would you prefer to invest in international stocks, such as Netflix, Tesla or Apple? With DEGIRO, you have access to more than 50 exchanges, across 30 countries.

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Investing in stocks, accessible to everyone

We offer the possibilities and rates of professional parties to private investors. This makes investing in stocks accessible to everyone. View our unprecedented low rates.

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Currency, connectivity, or external product and spread costs may apply. Find out more on our fees page.

The top 3 stocks most traded by our clients in 2022 were:

  1. Tesla Inc (US88160R1014)
  2. Meta Platforms Inc (US30303M1027)
  3. NIO Inc (US62914V1061)

Investing involves risks. This is not investment advice.

How to choose your first stock?

A DEGIRO account gives you access to more than 50 stock exchanges and 9 product categories. With so much choice, you may wonder where to start. In this video we show you how to choose your first stock based on your own vision or analysis.

What is a stock?

Essentially, a stock (also known as share) is nothing more than (tradable) proof that you own part of a company. Would you like to know more about stocks? Then read this article about investing in stocks.

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What is a stock

Buying stocks for beginners

When you start investing, there are several things to consider. A good starting point is determining what type of investor you are. What is your investment style? Will you be an active or passive investor?

If you are new to the world of investing, we recommend going through our Investor’s Academy, where you will find information about investing. Learn how investing works, which products you can invest in and which strategy suits you best. Lesson 1 helps you understand what kind of investor you are, and Lesson 6 focuses on choosing your first stock.

buying shares yourself

Buying shares yourself

At DEGIRO, we offer "execution-only" services. This means that we do not manage your investments, nor do we provide investment advice. You have the power to place orders autonomously through our investment platform.

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Suppose your portfolio consists entirely of shares of one company. Should this company go bankrupt or drop steeply in price, your entire investment portfolio would take a substantial loss. That is why spreading risk is of great importance. With a well-diversified portfolio, the profits of one company can make up for the losses of another. For more information on diversification (spreading risk), please refer to Lesson 8 in our Investor’s Academy.

Different order types

Different order types

Once you know which stocks you want to buy, the next step is to place the order. But how does that work? You can place different types of orders. These order types aim to make trading easier and more targeted. For more information on the various order types and how they work, please check out Lesson 7 in our Investor’s Academy.

Long-term investing

Patience is a virtue, which is certainly the case for investors. Those who allow their investment to pay off for a long period of time can benefit from the return-on-return effect, also known as "compound interest". Here is how it works: if you reinvest the return received on an investment, that return can also yield a return over time. With the invested amount increasing, the impact of this effect will grow exponentially over time. You can find more information about long-term investing in Lesson 9 in our Investor’s Academy.

Long-term investing

When can you buy shares?

You can buy shares when the exchanges are open. We offer investing on over 50 exchanges worldwide. It is important to be aware that the opening hours of these exchanges may differ. For an overview of the opening hours of the exchanges available on our platform, please visit our opening hours page.

More than 100 international awards

We strive to offer the best product by being innovative and staying on top of safety and security. These awards are proof of this hard work and the reason we are the market leader in Europe.

Best-broker-2023-Cashcow Netherlands

Best Broker

Cash Cow 2023

UK-award United Kingdom

Best Low-Cost Stockbroker

FT & IC 2022

PT-award Portugal

Best stockbroker

Rankia 2022

DE-award Germany

Fairest online broker

NTV 2020

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Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your invested funds. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience. This is not investment advice.

Investing involves risks.


We want to empower people to become the best investors they can be. By offering a universe of possibilities and choices on our user-friendly platform, we are removing barriers to make investing accessible to everyone: beginners or experts. You get access to a wide variety of products on more than 50 global exchanges to have the freedom to invest the way you like. In our world, you also get great value for money. So, without compromising an inch on the quality, security and range of our investment services, we offer incredibly low fees. Prioritising your needs has helped us become the leading European online broker. Our 2,5+ million clients and 100+ international awards are proof of our success.

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Terms and conditions for the €100 transaction fees offer

If you activate your DEGIRO investment account before 1 August 2024, DEGIRO will reimburse your transaction fees up to CHF 100. The following conditions apply to this offer:

  • The offer is valid until (including) the 31 July 2024.
  • During the offer period, new clients who have activated an account will receive up to CHF 100 in transaction fees reimbursed.
  • The first transaction costs and external handling fees up to CHF 100 within the timeframe until the 31 August 2024 will be reimbursed.
  • Currency handling fees (Auto FX trader and Manual trade) are not eligible to be refunded with this promotion.
  • We will reimburse the transaction costs and external handling fees you have spent (up to a maximum of CHF 100) to your DEGIRO account in early September 2024.
  • This offer is only valid for new clients with a Swiss DEGIRO account.
  • Once you sign the Client Agreement, your account is activated, and the offer period starts.
  • To start trading and therefore use the CHF 100 voucher, the new client needs to make a first deposit (minimum amount is CHF 0.01).
  • New clients who started their registration before the offer period, but activate their DEGIRO account during the offer period, are also eligible for this offer.
  • If an existing account is already linked to the address of the new client, participation is excluded.
  • Each new client can only claim the CHF 100 transaction credit once.
  • The transaction fees and handling costs are converted and reimbursed in CHF even if they are charged in EUR. The amount that will be reimbursed in CHF is calculated based on the currency exchange rate applicable on the day of reimbursement.
  • Dutch law is applicable to this promotion.

Acceptance of offer conditions

By participating in the offer, the client automatically accepts the offer conditions and terms. DEGIRO may terminate the campaign at any moment prior to expiry or change the campaign conditions. DEGIRO will communicate any changes via the website.


Participation in the offer is open to all clients who have activated an account at DEGIRO on or before the 31 July 2024.