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  • Margin Increase – September 10

    Please see the table below for the margin increases on some Commodity instruments that will come into effect from Thursday 10th September. Please be aware that the increased margin rates will be applied to any existing open position, as well as to any new position opened. Please ensure you have sufficient funds for margin in your account to sustain your positions once the margin increase is applied. Learn more about Commodity Trading Conditions. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our customer support team.

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Stocks

A share of stock is a small portion of a company. Various amounts of stock are issued directly by the company, with the proceeds from their sale being used to sustain business operations. Both private and public corporations may engage in the issuance of stock, with public offerings being available for purchase and trade on the open market. The origins of corporate stock issuance and exchange-based securities trading can be traced to early 17th century Amsterdam and the Dutch East India Company.

Stocks come in many shapes and sizes, each with unique characteristics. Some stocks pay shareholders a portion of corporate profits on a specified date known as the ex-dividend date. Penny stocks afford risk-tolerant investors the ability to buy bargain-priced stocks with the hopes of a large appreciation in value. Still, other investors prefer to buy and trade a company's first issuance of stock to the public, known as its initial public offering.

Purchasers of stock become shareholders and gain limited ownership in addition to an opportunity to share in corporate profits. If the shareholder's stock is of a publicly listed company, then they also have the ability to trade their shares with others on the open market. There are several ways for an individual to buy stock, ranging from company-direct programs to online discount brokerages. Some investors prefer to utilize the services of a stockbroker to ensure the transactions are executed smoothly.

Investing or actively trading stocks is not suitable for everyone. Many individuals elect to trade currencies on the forex market instead of stocks. It's up to each market participant to make an informed decision regarding which financial instrument is most suitable for investment or active trade.

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Eurex

What Is The Eurex? Eurex is Europe's largest futures and options market and one of the most liquid fixed income markets in the world. It also offers a broad range…

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All-Ordinaries Index

The Australian All Ordinaries Index, commonly referred to as "All Ords," tracks the performance of the 500 largest companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) based on market capitalisation. The…

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How Does The Stock Market Work?

The stock market offers investors the potential for significant returns, but it also comes with substantial risk. Historically, stocks have provided compelling gains by outperforming many other asset classes. However,…

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How To Invest In Stocks

Stock investing can be a great way to generate strong returns and achieve one's investment objectives. However, it can also be a way for an investor to lose all their…

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Short Covering

What Is Short Covering? Short covering is the act of closing out a short position in a security. Investors who believe that a stock, bond or commodity is overvalued and…

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Short Interest

What Is Short Interest? Short interest is the number of shares of a stock that have been sold short by investors but have not yet been paid back. Investors who…

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Short Squeeze

What Is A Short Squeeze? A short squeeze is what happens when many investors with a short position in the same security—meaning they are betting that the price will drop—are…

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Cyclical Stock

Like commodity, income and pink sheet equity offerings, cyclical stocks are a very specific type of corporate listing. Featuring unique tendencies in price action, cyclical stocks are frequently targeted for…

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Dogs Of The Dow

What Is "Dogs Of The Dow"? The Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy that involves buying the 10 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) with the…

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FANG Stocks

"FANG" is an acronym for four U.S. technology stocks—Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google—that have been among the best performers in the stock market since the bull market began in 2009.…