Explore a wide range of renowned stocks, including industry giants such as Amazon, Apple, and Google. VT Markets opens the door to an extensive portfolio, featuring over 800 top-tier companies carefully selected from the dynamic markets of the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Asia.
Engage in the stock market with ease by investing in CFD shares on our platform. CFD Shares trading allows you to trade on their price movements, without owning the assets. Investors can profit from both upward and downward share movements, opening opportunities to trade a diverse portfolio across various industries and global markets.
Commission per trade
One of the biggest differences between trading share CFDs from traditional share trading is ownership. When you trade share CFDs, you do not own the underlying shares. Instead, you are entering into a contract with the broker or provider to speculate on the price movement of the shares. In traditional share trading, you actually purchase and own the physical shares, entitling you to the associated rights and benefits, such as voting rights and dividends.
CFD share trading typically involves lower transaction costs compared to traditional share trading. CFD brokers often offer competitive spreads, which are the differences between the buying and selling prices, allowing for potentially lower costs per trade. Traditional share trading typically involves brokerage commissions, exchange fees and other charges that can add up.
Traders can also employ leverage, allowing them to control larger positions with less capital. In traditional share trading, you need to invest the full value of the shares to open a position.
VT Market users can trade online stock CFDs across various industries, business scales and more. Traders can access over 800 leading companies via share CFDs in the US, UK, EU and HK. You’ll have the opportunity to trade popular stocks recognised worldwide, including Amazon, Tesla and Google, and the best European and Chinese companies, such as L’Oreal, SAP, Danone and PetroChina.
Trading hours for share CFDs depend on the country they are associated with. US shares are available to trade between 16:30-23:00 (GMT+3), UK and EU shares are available during 10:00-18:30 (GMT+3) and HK shares are available between 04:30-07:00 or 08:00-11:00 (GMT+3).
Before kickstarting your trading journey, it’s important to research the benefits and risks associated with your trading preferences to ensure you are well prepared. Share CFDs allow you to access and trade diverse shares from various markets, providing you with a broader range of investment opportunities and the ability to diversify your portfolio.
Share CFDs give you the opportunity to take short positions to profit from falling share prices, while also profiting from rising markets. Of course, as with any kind of trading, risks run rampant.
As traders can use leverage when trading share CFDs to enhance profit potential, it can also magnify losses. Trading share CFDs on margin means that even a small adverse market movement can result in significant losses, potentially exceeding your initial investment.
Sharp and unpredictable price movements can lead to increased slippage, wider spreads and difficulty executing trades at desired prices, especially during periods of market instability. Traders are encouraged to use appropriate position sizing and implement stop-loss strategies to minimise such risks.
To keep trading costs low for our clients, VT Markets is proud to offer low spreads and commission fees across our range of share CFDs. We offer US share CFDs with a leverage of up to 20:1 and a commission from just $0 per trade, while our UK share CFDs feature a leverage of up to 20:1 and 0.1% commission per lot.
Traders can begin trading share CFDs by opening an account with VT Markets and making an initial deposit. Once you have chosen the platform you wish to trade with, like MetaTrader 4, select the shares you would like to trade and wait for your ideal market conditions before placing and monitoring your trade. For any questions or enquiries about opening an account with VT Markets, contact us today.
If you would like some practice before you begin trading, VT Markets has a demo account that helps traders build their confidence before the real thing. Through the VT Markets demo account, traders can become familiar with the nature of the market without the need for real capital.