Welcome to

Our community

The below are living guidelines which we'll continue to review as the Shares community grows across the world. By using Shares you agree to these guidelines and terms of use.

Getting started

Community at Shares is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we think it’s important to create a space that our members feel safe in, and where you’re encouraged to share as much or as little as you want. Whether that’s a public thread discussing what stocks you think are moon-bound or quietly building your portfolio, we want you to feel comfortable however you’re using Shares.

We started Shares to help people come together around investing, build meaningful connections and start conversations. That's why we encourage you to add your friends, peers and networks to support each other's investment journey. Investing can feel scary when you’re doing it alone, so use this community to ask questions, discuss strategies and see how others are doing it.

Community guidelines are often long lists of don’t-do’s. While these are important to call out, we think it’s just as important to talk about the do-do’s. These are the things that make this community special and keep you coming back for more.

Whether you’re planning to be an active member of our community or not, here are a couple of suggestions on how to get the most out of Shares:

How to get most out of Shares

Build your profile

Add a profile picture and bio to your account. Putting a face to a name helps you build a profile others want to engage with and makes it easier to find friends!

Invite your friends to join Shares (and get paid for it!)

Got a Whatsapp group or somewhere else you’re chatting about investing? Bring them over to Shares and we’ll give you £20 for every friend you refer. T&Cs apply.

Create shared watchlists

Track stocks with your mates to make sure you’re all on the same page about what’s hot and what’s not.

Engage with friends

See what stocks your friends are buying and selling through your activity feed. React or comment to let them know what you think!

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Our guidelines

What you can expect from us

Our number one priority is building trust and safety in this community, and that means ensuring these guidelines are followed by all our members. We’re here to build the kind of environment you want to be a part of, which means you might see us take action against engagement we feel goes against our guidelines. In most cases, action might mean issuing a warning. But where necessary, we’ll take steps to remove harmful or offensive content or the accounts responsible for creating it.

What we won’t accept from you

While it should be pretty obvious what’s unacceptable to share in this community, we want to call out particularly important behaviours we won’t tolerate:

Hate speech Any form of abuse or discrimination towards others won’t be accepted on Shares.
Attempts to advise or influence the actions of others Investing advice isn’t permitted on Shares, so please avoid sharing content that encourages (whether deliberately or not) others to act on whatever you’re sharing.
Abuse and harassment Treat others how you want to be treated. Abuse and harassment isn’t cool and won’t be tolerated. This might include harmful language or repetitive, unsolicited behaviour towards individuals or groups.
Pretending to be someone you’re not Don’t deceive others by pretending to be someone else. Whether that’s through impersonation or by misleading others about your profile or investing experience.
Market abuse Examples include the use of market manipulation or insider trading for personal gain.

We’ve built the first set of features on Shares to help you create the community experience you want. That’s why you have the ability to block and report content on your activity feed, or remove friends from your profile. If you feel that a piece of content or engagement breaks our guidelines, we encourage you to report it.

We’ll always take the time to thoroughly review these requests and take action, but sometimes we’ll make mistakes. We’re only human after all. A lot goes into building a thriving community, so please be patient with us if we don’t nail it the first time round!

If you think there’s more we can do to provide a better experience for our community, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Let us know what you think

Thanks for reading!