Shares
Shares

Shares

What is a share

A share, which is also known as a stock or equity is simply a divided-up unit of the value of a company. When a firm needs money, instead of borrowing this (debt) it can start a public offering (IPO) and sell shares (equity) in itself. If a company is worth €100 million and 50 million shares are issued, each share is worth €2.

The value of the shares increases or decreases based on the success or not of the company. So, if you buy shares in a successful company and its worth increases going from, for example, €100 million to €200 million, the share price would go from €2 to €4.

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Can you go long or short?

If you buy a share in a company and hold this yourself, or through a nominee account, you are tied to the value you brought at. However, you can buy a CFD based on an individual share and go long or short, as with any other CFD. For this reason, at SquaredFinancial, we offer access to a full range of individual stock based CFDs.

Single stocks or an index?

Shares can be traded on a single company (single stock) or through an index which tracks a number of companies listed on the same exchange. Single stock shares may provide better returns especially if you have insights into the firm or the sector – automotive, pharma, technology etc – but can be higher risk. An index will tend to be less volatile, as it tracks a number of firms from a range of sectors, but will provide lower net gains or losses.

Contract Specifications

Refer to our Contract specifications for a detailed look regarding Trading Conditions such as Swaps, Spreads, Commissions & Trading Hours before you start trading

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Value of 1 lot
Platform
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Trading Hours
U.S.AAL.OQAmerican Airlines11 CFD = 1 shareMT510%10%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.GME.NGamestop11 CFD = 1 shareMT510%10%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.BB.NBlackberry Ltd11 CFD = 1 shareMT510%10%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.BBBY.OQBed Bath & Beyond11 CFD = 1 shareMT510%10%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.AMC.NAmerican Entertainment Holdings INC11 CFD = 1 shareMT510%10%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.IRBT.QQIrobot Corp11 CFD = 1 shareMT510%10%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.CLVS.QQClovis Oncology Inc11 CFD = 1 shareMT510%10%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
FranceLVMH.PALouis Vuitton 11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:00:30-16:30 GMT
FranceOREP.PAL'Oreal11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:00:30-16:30 GMT
FranceSASY.PASanofi11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:00:30-16:30 GMT
FranceHRMS.PAHermes International11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:00:30-16:30 GMT
FranceTOTF.PATotal11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:00:30-16:30 GMT
FrancePRTP.PAKering11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:00:30-16:30 GMT
FranceAIR.PAAirbus Group11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:00:30-16:30 GMT
GermanySAPG.DESAP 11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
GermanyLING.DELinde PLC11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
GermanySIEGn.DESiemens AG11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
GermanyALVG.DEAllianz11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
GermanyVOWG.DEVolkswagen VZO11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
GermanyDTEGn.DEDeautche Telekom AG11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
GermanyMRCG.DEMerck11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
UKULVR.LUnilever11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
UKAZN.LAstraZeneca11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
UKRDSa.LRoyal Dutch Shell A11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
UKRDSb.LRoyal Dutch Shell B11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
UKBLT.LBHP Group11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
UKRIO.LRio Tanto PLC11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
UKHSBA.LHSBC11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 08:05-12:00** 12:05-16:30 GMT
U.S.GOOGL.OQAlphabet A11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.AMZN.OQAmazon.com11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.MSFT.OQMicrosoft11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.AAPL.OQApple11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.BRKb.NBerkshire Hathaway B11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.WMT.NWalmart11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.V.NVisa A11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.JNJ.NJ&J11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.TSLA.OQTesla11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.PG.NProcter&Gamble11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.JPM.NJPMorgan11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.UNH.NUnitedHealth11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.MA.NMastercard11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.NVDA.OQNVIDIA11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.HD.NHome Depot11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.VZ.NVerizon11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.DIS.NWalt Disney11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.BAC.NBank of America11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.KO.NCoca-Cola11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.CRM.NSalesforce.com11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.ADBE.OQAdobe11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.CMCSA.OQComcast11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.PFE.NPfizer11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.NFLX.OQNetflix11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.FB.OQFacebook11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
U.S.BABA.NAlibaba11 CFD = 1 shareMT54%4%Mon-Fri 14:30-21:00 GMT
**All times are in GMT

Dividends

If you hold an open Long position on a Equity contract that pays a dividend, you will be entitled to an amount equal to the amount based on the number of contracts you hold after the close of the business day before the ex-dividend date.

Conversely, if you hold an open Short position in an Equity which pays a dividend, you will be required to pay an amount based on the number of contracts you hold after the close of the business day before the ex-dividend date. This adjustment may be made either as a cash adjustment into your MetaTrader 5 trading account.

Earnings

Keep an eye on Earnings. Upon an upcoming company reports or other corporate actions (collectively, the ‘corporate event’), margin requirements for Shares and Spot Indices may be increased 5 business days prior to the corporate event and may remain in effect after the corporate event, at the companies sole discretion.

During the affected period, new margin requirements will apply for all new and existing trades. Clients remain fully responsible for monitoring the required margin of their accounts as well as the free margin prior, during and after the affected period. As a result of the above, clients must understand and accept that this may result in their account(s) incurring a stop out. When trading Shares or Indices, it is important to stay up to date with the Earnings & dividends be aware of any potential impacts on your trading.

Why trade shares?

Equities
Equities are port of most investment portfolios
Shares and stocks
Shares and stocks are probably the most covered and highest profile asset classes
For individual and professional traders
For individual and professional traders they offer a way of diversifying portfolios and can be used to hedge FX, fixed income or cryptocurrency exposure

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