Differences between Investing vs Trading
Differences between Investing vs Trading
In 1987, Bernard Arnault took over the helm of LVMH and transformed it into the world's largest luxury goods group. Under his leadership, the Group has made a series of strategic acquisitions, including DFS in 1996, Louis Vuitton in 1997 and Gucci in 1999. Today, LVMH operates more than 60 prestigious brands in over 4,000 stores in more than 160 countries worldwide.
LVMH's core businesses include fashion and leather goods, wines and spirits, watches and jewelry, perfume and cosmetics, and select retailing. The Group's fashion and leather goods brands include Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Celine, Givenchy, Kenzo, and Marc Jacobs, among others. LVMH's wines and spirits portfolio includes Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Belvedere, and Ruinart. The Group's watch and jewelry brands include TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Bulgari, and Fred. LVMH's perfume and cosmetics brands include Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, and Benefit Cosmetics.
LVMH competes with other luxury goods companies such as Richemont, Kering, and Hermès.
Looking back at LVMH's historical share price performance, we can see that the stock has experienced a number of ups and downs over the years. However, the overall trend has been positive, with the share price increasing significantly since the company's IPO in 1987. Some of the biggest peaks and troughs in the stock price have been driven by macroeconomic factors such as recessions and periods of strong economic growth. For example, the stock price took a sharp dip at the beginning of 2020 due to the pandemic and following concerns about slowing growth in the Chinese economy, which is a major driver of luxury consumption but recovered quickly as the luxury goods market bounced back.
LVMH's share price has been on a steady rise in recent years, reaching an all-time high of over €730 at the end of 2021. This can largely be attributed to the strong performance of the luxury goods sector as a whole, with LVMH benefiting from its status as the largest and most diversified player in the industry. Looking ahead, LVMH is well positioned to continue its strong performance, supported by continued growth in the global luxury goods market. However, the company faces some headwinds in the form of a deteriorating geopolitical environment and potential trade tensions.
There are some key differences between investing and trading in LVHM shares. When you invest in a company, you are buying shares in that company and become a shareholder. This means that you are entitled to dividends and have a say in how the company is run.
However, you also take on the risk that the share price could fall and you could lose money. When you trade in LVHM shares, you are buying and selling contracts for difference (CFDs). This means that you do not own the shares but you speculate on the price movement. You can make money whether the share price goes up or down. However, you should be aware that there is a risk of losing money if the share price falls.
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