What is a Stock?

A stock is a term used when describing equity in public listed companies that have completed an Initial Public Offering (IPO), and allows retail traders to buy shares in the company. As a “shareholder”, the investor theoretically owns a percentage of what the company owns (or owes). The main determining factor as to whether a stock is traded at a higher or lower price, is the company’s profitability, or lack of profit.

The idea of selling equity in companies has been popular since around the 16th century, and today, there are around 60 major stock exchanges around the world. Therefore, some of the largest include: The London Stock Exchange, The New York Stock Exchange and The Tokyo Stock Exchange.

What is a Stock CFD Trading?

ForexTB gives you the chance to trade CFDs (contracts for difference) with stocks as their underlying asset. You can choose whether to go long or short (buy or sell) a company’s shares without physically owning them, and without having to physically be at one of the stock exchanges around the world. You can use the ForexTB platform to trade CFDs on stocks from anywhere.

For example: if you researched and found that you believe that the price of Amazon shares is going to decrease, you would sell. And if you were correct, you would earn from the difference of price. When trading CFDs on stocks, you can potentially earn a profit whether the price rises or falls, if your speculation is correct, and you can also be entitled to dividends if the company announced pay-outs to shareholders. However, if your speculation is wrong you would realise a loss.

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Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 72.80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Past performance does not constitute a reliable indicator of future results. Future forecasts do not constitute a reliable indicator of future performance. Before deciding to trade, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk tolerance. You should not deposit more than you are prepared to lose. Please ensure you fully understand the risk associated with the product envisaged and seek independent advice, if necessary. ForexTB does not issue advice, recommendations or opinions in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of any financial product. Forex TB Limited is not a financial adviser and all services are provided on an execution only basis. Please read our Risk Disclosure document.

 

Regional Restrictions: Forex TB Limited offers services within the European Economic Area (excluding Belgium) and Switzerland.

 

Forex TB Limited does not issue advice, recommendations or opinions in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of any financial product. Forex TB Limited is not a financial adviser and all services are provided on an execution only basis.

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