When you invest in equities, you invest directly in a company. The value of this equity depends on the success of the company, as well as the stock exchange. Your returns consist of the increase in value of the equity or the dividend paid out by the company. New investors often start out with one equity. This comes with its own concentration risk. You can also opt for a diversified portfolio with multiple equities (or equity ETFs). You can buy equities if you wish to invest by yourself. Through MeSolo, you have access to over 3,500 equities from the biggest stock exchanges worldwide.