Shares

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Trading Shares With EuropeFX

A Share in a company is a unit of ownership that makes the holder of the share eligible for a percentage of any profits the company makes. If the company in question had a share issue of 1,000 shares and you owned 100 of these, then you would effectively own 10% of that company which would entitle you to 10% of any declared profits, payable as dividends.

Companies issue shares in two forms: Common and Preferred. The main difference between the two types is that holders of Preferred Shares have first access to any corporate assets in the event the company faces any financial difficulties. Preferred shares also are non-voting, meaning holders have no voting rights and no say in the running of the company.

Share trading has been a preferred investment for many years, and with the rise in popularity of CFD trading, an ever increasing number of traders are moving away from traditional share trading to the CFD variant. There are significant advantages to trading shares as CFDs over traditional share ownership, key among these being the compounding effect of leverage in CFD trading. Leverage can serve to magnify trading results, but it can also magnify losses. As with all asset types, trading shares calls for cautious use of leverage.

Share prices are effected by various factors, including supply and demand, company earnings, performance expectations (for example, Apple releasing a new iPhone – a reasonable expectation would be to see a rise in the price of Apple stock) and market news, particularly analyst expectations.

EuropeFX offers CFDs on many of the most highly traded Blue Chip stocks from markets around the world while clients can trade shares as CFDs on MetaTrader 4 with all the advantages of the advanced trading tools available on the platform. MT4 is available as a down-loadable desktop version, a browser-based web-version and for mobile devices.

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 61.79% 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. Find more details about risk here.