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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70% 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.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70% 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.

Stock Trading

Hantec Markets allows you to trade the most popular shares from the US market.

Why Trade Stock CFDs

CFD trading on shares is a form of derivatives trading that allows you to speculate on prices of publicly-listed companies traded on exchanges, without the need to own the underlying stocks. This flexibility can help you to easily diversify your portfolio without being tied down through traditional share ownership.

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Margin Trading

Trading stocks can be expensive. Hantec Markets offers Stock trading on margin, which means you only need a fraction of the total trade value as we give you the ability to increase your market exposure through leverage.

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Go short or long

With stock CFDs you can take advantage of both falling and rising markets allowing you to broaden your investment imagination and increase the number of opportunities for you to trade.

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Popular markets

Gain access to trade some of the world’s most popular markets including revolutionary companies like Apple, Facebook and Tesla.

Trade Stocks on MT4

Access the Hantec Markets MetaTrader4 platform, an award-winning technology available on desktop, mobile and Mac.

Why choose Hantec Markets

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Protected and safe

Your money is held in a segregated bank account, at a regulated institution

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Educational content

We have content to suit all needs. Whether you're new to trading or an experienced trader looking for market analysis. We have content for everyone

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Easy to contact

You can contact us however is easiest for you. We're available via phone, email, or live chat on our website.

Stock trading conditions

Have questions? We can help

For all intents and purposes, stocks and shares refer to the same thing. They are a type of security defined as part ownership in a company, usually, one that is publicly listed. This gives the owner of the share an entitlement to the corporation’s earnings and assets, voting rights in major decisions about the company at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), and a dividend payment if there is one (effectively a proportion of the company’s profits). Furthermore, if the company is run profitably and successfully, the hope is that the company’s share price will rise, and the owner of the share will make a capital gain on the value of their shareholding. Stocks and shares are primarily bought and sold on Stock Exchanges.

Stocks and shares can be traded with Hantec Markets as Contracts for Difference (CFDs), and as with any trading, you’ll be looking to buy low and/or sell high.

The decision to buy or to sell can be derived from either fundamental or technical analysis and should be part of a trading strategy that you’ve already tried and tested. Opening a demo account to refine a trading plan for stock CFDs is highly recommended.

As a trader, you should have a good understanding of the influences on the market you want to trade-in. You should also build a robust trading plan and set strict risk limits. You should establish an exit stop-loss and look to constrain any losses to within predefined limits.

Bid
The rate at which you can sell a given stock or share.

Ask (or Offer)
The rate at which you can buy a given stock or share.

Spreads
The difference between the Bid and the Ask prices.

Lot
Usually contract size is based on a lot system, and for all stock CFDs 1 lot is equivalent to the value of 1 share. 

Dividend
A dividend is declared when a company agrees to pay its shareholders a fixed amount for each outstanding share that they hold, typically annually.

Price-to-Earnings Ratio (PE)
A method of determining a company’s valuation based on a ratio of dividing the current market price by the EPS.

Earnings per share (EPS)
A metric that derives the monetary value of a company’s earnings per each outstanding common share.

Ex-dividend
The first day of trading after the date that a company announces paying their dividend.

Stock split
A corporate action that increases the overall number of outstanding shares by dividing each original share by some pre-defined factor.

Rights issue
An invitation to a company’s existing shareholders to purchase additional shares, based on a proportion of their current shareholding, at a special price.

Spin-off
This is the process of creating an independent company either from the division of the original company, or through the sale of existing shares or creation of new shares from an existing company.

Merger and Acquisitions
A merger occurs when two companies agree to combine to form one company. An acquisition typically involves one company purchasing a majority stake in another company which can be either a friendly or hostile arrangement.

Market Capitalisation
Is a Company’s total value as determined by the public stock markets. Commonly referred to as “market cap” it is calculated by multiplying the Total Shares Outstanding of a Company by the current share price of one share.

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