Stocks

IC Markets single stock CFD give traders the ability to trade the world’s most popular companies such as Apple, Facebook or BHP Billiton.

We’ve listed the most popular stocks across the Australian and US markets to give you the best trading opportunities. Alternatively you can trade global macro themes with our special selection of US Exchange listed CFDs including a range of emerging markets Indices and popular such as the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX).

IC Markets single stock CFD give traders the ability to trade the world’s most popular companies such as Apple, Facebook or BHP Billiton.

We’ve listed the most popular stocks across the Australian and US markets to give you the best trading opportunities. Alternatively you can trade global macro themes with our special selection of US Exchange listed CFDs including a range of emerging markets Indices and popular such as the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX).

Trade on MetaTrader 5

Stocks are available exclusively on the IC Markets MetaTrader 5 platform which offers advanced functionalities for both new and experienced traders who require world class execution and superior charting tools.

How does Stock CFD Trading work?

Stock trading involves buying or selling a share of ownership in an individual company listed on an exchange such as the ASX or NASDAQ. Stocks are typically traded without leverage and through a stock exchange. Stock CFDs however can be traded using leverage and are done so over-the-counter (OTC). Participants are able to access stocks of individual companies, building positions in an individual company or in a specified sector of the economy.

Participants often build strategies with diversification in mind to diversify away unsystematic risk across a number of companies or a range of sectors. Investors may choose to build positions in defensives if they are predicting volatility. Similarly, investors may decide to build a portfolio around a growth strategy consisting of small to mid-cap technology stocks.

The gross profit on your trade is calculated as follows:

Opening Price
$152 x 100 shares = USD $15,200
Closing Price
$170 x 100 shares = USD $17,000
Gross Profits on Trade
USD $17,000 – $15,200 = $1,800

Opening the Position

Apple is trading at 150/152 and you are of the view that Apple’s latest product release will boost sales. You decide to purchase 100 shares of AAPL. For each contract, one point (a price movement of 1) is equal to $1 USD.
 
With 100 contracts, every point that the bid quote on AAPL rises above 152 you will make a profit of $100 USD, and for every point the bid quote falls below 152 you will lose $100 USD.

Closing the Position

1 month later, after sales results are released, the price of AAPL has increased to 170/172 and you decide to take profit by selling 100 AAPL Stock CFD contracts.
 
To calculate the net profit you must include any financing or dividend adjustments. In the case of a ‘long’ position interest is credited and in the case of a ‘short’ position interest is debited.

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