Introduction To Trading Stocks
When a company reaches a certain size, and therefore, level of appeal to investors, one of the ways they can raise capital for expansion is to do what’s known as an Initial Public Offering.
When a company does an IPO, it gets an independent valuation to determine the value of the company, and then it issues a number of shares. The initial value of each share is determined by dividing the value of the company by the number of outstanding shares. After shares are listed on an exchange, the market decides how much they are worth. For example, when Netflix did an IPO in 2002, the company's shares were initially sold for $15 each and raised $82.5 million in the process. As of December 2020, Netflix shares are worth almost $500 each and more than 3 million shares are traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange each day.
The Benefits Of Trading Stocks As CFDs
Trading stocks using Contracts for Difference (CFDs) offers many benefits compared to purchasing shares from the stock market.
Choose the right trading account to match your investment goals. Whether you’re a day-trader looking to profit from short term price movements or a position trader, looking to benefit from the long-term appreciation or depreciation of precious metals, then AFXMarkets probably has a suitable account for you.
Here are the four most popular trading accounts for precious metals traders.
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Trade Stocks Online
AFXMarkets offers two premium online trading platforms to analyse and trade the world’s most active indices. Detailed charts can show years of historic price information for all available, including Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, PayPal and many more.
We offer MetaTrader 4, the world’s most popular and advanced trading platform with endless capabilities, and our very own AFXMarkets trading platform, which is ideal for beginners looking for a modern trading interface.
Trade the top stocks in the world
There are thousands of publicly listed companies in the world, making it hard to know what to trade. At AFXMarkets, our team of investment analysts have cherry-picked the top few hundred stocks from around the world. In our trading platform, you can find stocks from Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australasia.
In our applications, you can expect to see top shares from the U.S., such as Tesla and Intel, or leading companies from Europe, such as BMW and GlaxoSmithKline, and many more.
We offer more than stocks
If you want to speculate on shares from around the world, then you’ve come to the right place. However, if you’re interested in trading more than the stock market, then we’ve still got you covered. Our vision is to provide a one-stop destination for traders and investors to access a wide range of products in the financial markets. With one trading account, you can discover hundreds of financial instruments. If you don’t see any good trading opportunities in the precious metals markets, you could easily view the charts of numerous forex pairs, stocks, indices and more. If you do find an opportunity, you can go right ahead and open a position. There is no need to open a new account or change any settings.
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