How do I trade shares online?
There are a number of different strategies you might use when investing in shares.
- Look to invest in an individual company that shows strong potential
- Track the performance of a sector or region by buying shares in related fields
- Use funds or trusts to build a balanced portfolio in a variety of businesses
Alternatively, you can trade on share prices using a derivative product such as CFDs, which enable you to trade on the full value of the underlying shares while only putting up a small percentage as margin.
Leveraged trading such as this carries significant benefits and risks: your investment capital can go further, but your losses can also exceed your deposits.
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