How to invest
Many of Argo's shareholders are self-managed superannuation funds or passive investors who seek a broad exposure to the Australian sharemarket without the need for constant monitoring of a portfolio, often investing for the long-term on behalf of children or grandchildren.
Argo shares are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker code "ARG".
To initially invest in Argo, you purchase shares through a sharebroker in the same way you would buy shares in other listed companies such as Woolworths or BHP Billiton. If you do not have a sharebroker, the ASX provides a service which can assist you in choosing a suitable broker.
Further information about investing in shares can be found on the ASX website www.asx.com.au
Once you become an Argo shareholder, you may be able to participate in the Company's Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) and Share Purchase Plan (SPP). These plans enable shareholders to increase their holdings through transactions directly with the Company, without payment of brokerage. The plans are offered at the Directors' discretion, but in recent years the DRP has been offered twice a year at the time of the dividends and the SPP once a year.
Argo shares offer investors a professionally managed, diversified and easily traded exposure to the Australian share market, without the need to pay fees to an investment manager.
You may wish to consult a financial adviser or sharebroker to help you select investments which are appropriate to your personal circumstances.