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Trade the world’s leading Stocks with AvaTrade. Thanks to CFDs and the power of leverage, you can amplify your potential profits by starting with a smaller investment. But remember, leverage can boost gains but also magnifies risks.
Our platform enables you to trade flexibly with leverage options up to .

Why Choose AvaTrade?

  • Globally renowned broker, with strong track record since 2006
  • Leverage of up to .
  • Access all major exchanges including NYSE, US Tech 100 & FTSE
  • Trade Stocks, Indices & Commodities from a single screen
  • Live multilingual client support
  • World-class educational tools and resources
  • Multiple platforms: Desktop, Web and Mobile

Trade Stocks CFDs

Stock CFDs (Contracts for Difference) have become increasingly popular over recent years.

When you enter into a CFD trade, you do it without actually taking ownership of the underlying asset. That means, that you won’t actually own the Facebook or Amazon Stock, for instance. Instead, you are speculating on the price movement of the Stock. Your reward then is the difference between the open price of the trade and the close price, minus the spread, which is the broker’s fee. This all brings a level of flexibility that the traditional Stock market often doesn’t.

Through CFDs you can open a SELL position just as easily as a BUY position, allowing you to take advantage of price movements in both rising and falling markets. For instance, you can hope to profit by buying LOW and selling HIGHER, with the difference in price being your reward. Alternatively, you can SELL high and then BUY lower later.

Remember that because you aren’t actually purchasing the underlying asset, you can trade with leverage, which allows you to take a large position with a small investment. But remember, leverage is considered a ‘double-edged sword’ because it increases both your rewards and also your risk.

Start trading Stocks with AvaTrade today and enjoy a trading experience like no other!

Buy or Trade Stocks?

When looking to invest in Stocks, there are different options that the average investor has. First, there’s the route of directly buying Stocks from a Stock broker. Here, one could incur substantial fees and commissions for having the broker facilitate your trade. This old way of investing goes back to the days when we would place an actual phone call to execute a trade. Not to mention the fact that some shares are really expensive, so you will need a lot of capital behind you to get started and have any kind of reasonable level of exposure to the markets.

Today, we have online Stock trading. Here, traders enjoy direct, independent access to the same global Stocks via online brokers, allowing them to take advantage of reduced costs, even when considering a range of fees and commissions for their trading activities.

While the minimum trading requirement is reduced at some online brokers, the fee schedule is excessive, putting a strain on the investor’s profit/loss ratio. Beyond this, some online brokers only offer access to some markets, such as forex and Stocks. This could leave you somewhat limited in your trading choices especially if you prefer trading cryptocurrencies or commodities.

If you are tech savvy, you might have come across a wide range of investment apps. While these apps are convenient and bring Stock trading right into the palms of your hands, some of these apps only offer limited investment opportunities and are limited in their overall evaluation of your financial situation. Before one invests, it is always wise to evaluate a number of factors including your tax situation, any debts and other investments. This is where a regulated online broker takes centre stage.

Open a trading account with AvaTrade and enjoy some of the best trading conditions the industry has to offer!

On the whole, conventional Stock trading, involves a few pros and cons. On the one hand, there is the ability to earn dividends and to accumulate wealth with a solid financial instrument. On the other hand, panic selling during bear markets and the difficulty associated with short-selling, can put a damper on your investment goals.

Compare all of this with Stock CFD trading. This form of investing allows you to trade with leverage and preserve more of your trading capital for other opportunities. Beyond this, you can simply short sell any Stock without needing to borrow the shares as with the traditional route.

In addition, the only costs associated with stock CFD trading will be the bid/ask spread. This reduces the cost of Stock trading to minimum.

The ability to trade the world’s leading Stocks under these conditions is just one of the things that many retail investors have come to appreciate. By using trading as a way to express your opinion on the financial state of a company, you are able to do so without the hefty fees and/or other complications that may arise.

While you don’t take actual ownership of the underlying shares of the company, you do get to enjoy the most important thing that short-term and swing traders look for: the ability to pinpoint potentially lucrative trading opportunities and to profit from them.

The AvaTrade Advantage

When you begin Stock trading with AvaTrade you’ll receive everything you need to have a smooth and enjoyable trading experience.

We offer a range of powerful trading platforms that allow you to trade in real-time from live charts, while setting a variety of orders, stops and limits to manage you risk and control your portfolio. You can also monitor and trade your Stocks on the same screen as your forex Commodities trades.

MetaTrader 4: Known in trading circles as the most popular online trading platform, the MT4 needs little introduction. This platform provides traders with a full range of trading tools and instruments, all conveniently just a click away. These include EA’s, automated trading and advanced charting, as well as Trading Central and Guardian Angel add-ons.

MetaTrader 5: This is known as the successor to the MetaTrader 4. It has a similar user interface and layout, yet comes with even more features like additional timeframes and indicators. It also has a different, more evolved programming language for its Expert Advisors (robots for automated trading). It is known to be faster than its older sibling.

AvaOptions: The opportunity for our traders to experience options trading on a superior platform. Trade the flexibility of forex options alongside forex spot trading on OTC Vanilla put and calls. Featuring over 40 trading instruments, this interface allows traders to execute precise trading strategies that are suited to every trading style.

Automated Trading: AvaTrade offers a wide range of automated trading solutions that allow traders to copy the trades of experienced traders, including the popular DupliTrade and ZuluTrade platforms.

Mac Trading: Java-Based and working with most firewalls, Stock trading is now available on web-based MAC trading platforms. Simply log in through our website and start trading while enjoying fast execution.

Web Trading: Available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, the AvaTrade web based trading platform is available to all of our traders, and is compatible with 95% of the world’s browsers. Log in from anywhere and never miss out on another trading opportunity.

Mobile Trading: Trade on the go with AvaTradeGO mobile trading app, which encompasses the advanced built-in risk limiting tool - AvaProtect™.

AvaTrade Benefits:

  • A trusted regulated broker with over 14 years of industry experience
  • Multi award-winning broker, including winner of the Best Broker Award
  • World-class multilingual customer service
  • Client funds are kept in segregated accounts with leading international banks
  • 1,000+ financial instruments that include forex pairs and CFDs for Stocks, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

Learn, Practice and Trade with AvaTrade

Our world-renowned AvaTrade trading academy is rich in highly beneficial educational materials, for both beginners and more seasoned traders alike. You can find our educational section on the website’s top menu.

Our educational tools and resources will introduce you to the latest market news, technical analysis, videos, eBook, strategies, trading insights and more, all allowing you stay better informed and help make educated decisions in the market.

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