Shares Trading

Trade CFD shares on some of the biggest companies around the world, including Facebook, Apple and Coca-Cola.

What you can trade

UK Equities US Equities German Equities Other European Equities
  • HSBC Holdings Plc
  • Vodafone Group Plc
  • Sky Plc
  • BT Group Plc
  • Burberry Group Plc
  • Apple Inc
  • Facebook Inc
  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc
  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Coca-Cola Co
  • Deutsche Boerse AG
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Henkel AG & Co KGaA
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Commerzbank
  • Telekom Austria AG
  • Carrefour SA
  • Banco Popular Espanol SA
  • BNP Paribas SA
  • L'Oreal SA

Our margins, commission rates and trading hours

Region Margin from Commission Trading Hours
UK Shares 5% From 7 Bps 07:01 - 15:30
US Shares 5% From 3 cents per share (equivalent) 13:30 - 20:00
German Shares 8% From 7 Bps 07:02 - 15:30
Other European Shares 8% From 7 Bps 07:02 - 15:30
Saudi Arabian Shares 25% 20 Bps 07:00 - 12:00
Egyptian Shares 25% 20 Bps 08:00 - 12:30
Omani Shares 25% 20 Bps 06:00 - 09:00

About shares trading

Investors who trade CFDs on shares (or equities, as they are also known) tend to be more focused on conducting a fundamental analysis of stocks, such as how the latest global and political news impacts the markets, when fine-tuning a trading strategy. Traders will often focus on specific sectors at the same time.

Equities can be particularly volatile when companies announce their financial results, which tend to be released quarterly, so keep an eye on a firm’s corporate calendar to stay up-to-date with its news and events. Shares in the same sector can also be volatile if a rival releases a report.

Some shares are regarded as defensive or cyclical. Defensive stocks tend to outperform during periods of uncertainty, while cyclical stocks often outperform during periods of strong economic activity.