Shares of stock represent equity ownership in a company. When you own shares, you actually own a small piece of the company. You may consider buying stock if you want to realize growth or increase your current income.
When buying stocks, you should be willing to accept the risk that your investments could decrease in value.
Stocks can produce income in two ways:
There are tax consequences with regard to both Dividend Income and Capital Gains distributions. A BB&T Investment Services, Inc. Investment Counselor will take the time to talk with you about stock buying strategies and provide you with the right level of support for your needs.
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