There are several benefits to be derived from investing. The obvious benefit is the profits that accrue on an investment. For instance, when you invest in shares listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange, you can earn dividends and/or capital gains. Dividends are the portion of a company’s profits that are distributed to all shareholders during a particular financial year after they have been recommended by the directors and approved by shareholders. Capital gains refer to the difference in the price at which an investor buys shares and the price at which he sells them.