Investing in Stocks

Without taking on some investment risk, your dreams may be limited.

While stocks may have their ups and downs, they’ve provided significant returns over time. As ownership shares in a company, stocks entitle you to a piece of that organization’s assets, earnings and potential dividends1.

Why add stocks to your portfolio?

While stock market investing involves risks, including the potential loss of principal, stocks:

  • Offer greater growth potential than most other investments
  • Allow you to focus on a particular market sector, industry or strategy (e.g., socially responsible investing)
  • Give your portfolio a better chance of outpacing inflation

Why build a stock portfolio with SunTrust?

  • Work collaboratively with a knowledgeable advisor to align specific investments to your short- and long-term goals
  • Get 24/7 access to your accounts, positions, and balances
  • View real-time order status updates and two years of transaction history
  • Gain access to market analysis and insights from SunTrust's Investment Advisory Group

Learn how our SunTrust SummitView goals-based planning approach can give you a clear view into all your stocks, bonds, retirement and savings accounts, allowing you and your advisor to better align your investments to your goals and objectives.


1 Past performance does not guarantee future results.


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