Stocks are an equity investment that represents part ownership in a corporation and entitles you to part of that corporation’s earnings and assets. Today, share ownership is usually recorded electronically, and the shares are held in street name by your brokerage firm. Trade the shares and stocks of the largest global corporations.
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What is a Share?
A unit of ownership that represents an equal proportion of a company’s capital. It entitles its holder (the shareholder) to an equal claim on the company’s profits and an equal obligation for the company’s debts and losses.
Ordinary Share (Common Stock) – entitles the shareholder to share in the earnings of the company as and when they occur, and to vote at the company’s annual general meetings and other official meetings.
Preference Share (Preferred Stock) – entitles the shareholder to a fixed periodic income (interest) but generally does not give him or her voting rights.
Benefits of trading a stock CFD
- Trade long (buy)
- Trade short (sell)