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New to Shares Trading?

Trading on shares gives you access to the world’s biggest publicly-listed companies.
From Apple to AstraZeneca equity markets encompass a huge and diverse array of businesses.

Read more about what shares trading is, how to trade shares and discover a range of tips and strategies.

New to Shares?

New to Shares Trading? ETX is here to help

Trading on shares – also known as stocks or shares – involves taking a position on the fortunes of publicly listed businesses around the world. Unlike buying stocks and shares, to trade on shares one uses a leveraged-based derivative such as a contract-for-difference (CFD) or spread bet.

What are Shares?

Equities are the stocks and shares listed on exchanges around the world.

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What Shares Can I Trade?

The most popular are highly liquid stocks such as Apple, Facebook, Barclays and Lloyds, but there are thousands of shares to trade on.

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How to Trade on Shares

Instead of buying a stock it’s possible to trade on shares using derivative products known as contracts for difference (CFDs), or spread bets.

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Shares Trading Strategies

Trading on shares is not like buying shares – a sound strategy is important to make the most of the opportunities.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting or trading CFDs with ETX. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets orCFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and 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.