Trading Share CFDs with GO Markets

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Trade Share CFDs on  MetaTrader 5

Trading Share Contracts For Differences (CFDs) is a popular way for traders to speculate on the price movements of shares without actually owning the underlying assets. In this article, we will cover the basics of Share CFD trading, including what Share CFDs are, how they work, and some key factors to consider when trading Share CFDs.

What are Share CFDs?

A Share CFD is a financial instrument that allows traders to speculate on the price movements of a share without actually owning the share itself. In a Share CFD trade, the trader agrees to exchange the difference in price of the underlying share between the time the trade is opened and closed.

How do Share CFDs work?

When a trader opens a Share CFD trade, they will typically be required to deposit a margin, which is a small percentage of the total value of the trade. The amount of margin required will depend on the broker and the underlying share being traded. If the share price moves in the trader’s favour, they can make a profit, but if it moves against them, they will incur a loss.

The profit or loss on a Share CFD trade is calculated based on the difference between the opening and closing prices of the trade, multiplied by the number of CFDs traded. If a trader buys a Share CFD and the price of the underlying share goes up, they can sell the CFD at a higher price and make a profit. Similarly, if a trader sells a Share CFD and the price of the underlying share goes down, they can buy the CFD back at a lower price and make a profit.

Key factors to consider when trading Share CFDs:

  1. The underlying share: Before trading Share CFDs, it is important to research the underlying share and understand its fundamentals, such as its financial performance and any news that may impact its price.
  2. Market conditions: Share CFDs are traded on a variety of markets, such as the London Stock Exchange or the New York Stock Exchange. It is important to understand the market conditions, such as volatility and liquidity, that may impact the price of the underlying share.
  3. Margin requirements: As mentioned earlier, Share CFD trades require a margin deposit. It is important to understand the margin requirements of your broker and ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover any potential losses.
  4. Trading strategy: Like any form of trading, Share CFD trading requires a solid trading strategy. Traders should consider factors such as their risk tolerance, trading goals, and preferred trading style when developing their strategy.
  5. Risk management: Trading Share CFDs involves a high level of risk, as prices can move quickly and unpredictably. Traders should have a clear risk management plan in place, such as setting stop-loss orders to limit potential losses.

Share CFD trading is an opportunity to speculate on price movements of companies listed on exchanges like the ASX, NYSE, Nasdaq & HKEX. With no need to own the underlying stock, you can even take advantage when shares trend in bearish territory.

Share CFD product range

Share CFD Costs AU Shares US Shares HK Shares

Share CFD Costs

Share CFDs are traded at the real market price. We take a small commission when you open the position, and then again when you close it.

Rebate requirement based on Share CFD trades of the specified country only. Market data fees are charged on 1st of every calendar month and reversed at the end of each calendar month if rebate requirement is met on a particular exchange.

To activate Share CFD data feeds, login to the Client Portal. Please note that you can only trade Share CFDs with GO Markets on the MetaTrader 5 platform.

A breakdown of the costs associated with Share CFD trading with GO Markets is provided in the table below:

CountryMarket Data FeeRebate RequiredCommission rateMinimum commission
AustraliaAUD $22.004 Trades0.08%none
USUSD $0.00N/A2 cents per sharenone
Hong KongHKD $120.004 Trades0.18% HK$50/AUD$10/EUR€6/GBP£6/CHF$7 USD$7/NZD$10/CAD$9/SGD$10

AU Shares

See some of the most popular share cfds on the Australian Stock Exchange available through the MT5 platform.

Full list of ASX Shares

CompanySymbol
BHP Billiton LtdBHP
Qantas Airways LtdQAN
Commonwealth Bank of Australia LtdCBA
Westpac LtdWBC

US Shares

See some of the most popular Share CFDs on the NYSE and NASDAQ Exchange available through the MT5 platform.

Click here to see a full list of US Shares

CompanySymbol
The Walt Disney CompanyDIS
Uber Technologies Inc.UBER
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.BABA
General Motors CoGM
Twitter Inc.TWTR

HK Shares

See some of the most popular share cfds on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange available through the MT5 platform.

Full list of HKEX Shares

CompanySymbol
Tencent Holdings Ltd 700.HK
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd9988.HK
AIA Group Ltd1299.HK
CLP Holdings Ltd2.HK
Meituan3690.HK

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