Stock Trading

No Commissions*

Why Trade Shares with FXCM?

Start Small

Control and scale your position size in increments of 1/10th of Share.1

Leverage

Trade top international share CFDs from the US, UK, HK1, AU and Europe with low margin requirements. However, remember that trading on margin is risky as it can significantly increase your losses as well. Only 20% margin required to enter market.

Short Trading

CFD traders can go long or short with a simple click of a button, and speculate on both the gains and losses of a stock.

Platform of Choice

Trade on Trading Station, MT4 or Via API.

Most Popular Shares AU Shares Forex Stock Baskets Forex Baskets Cryptocurrencies Indices Commodities

Most Popular

Shares

AU Shares

Forex

Baskets

Baskets

Cryptocurrencies

Indices

Commodities

Most Popular

Shares

AU Shares

Forex

Stock Baskets

Forex Baskets

Cryptocurrencies

Indices

Commodities

Most Popular

Shares

AU Shares

Forex

Stock Baskets

Forex Baskets

Cryptocurrencies

Indices

Commodities

Symbol Bid Ask Spread Change
${instrument.name} ${instrument.name}
${instrument.ticker} ${instrument.underlyingInstrument}
${instrument.bid} ${instrument.ask} ${ instrument.spread | formatSpread } ${instrument.percentChange}%
Trade

Last Updated: ${lastUpdated}

${share.name}

Get Started!

1

1. by submitting the online application.

2

2. Fund your account and place your first trade.

3

3. Explore our shares offering in the trading platform.

Not ready to open an account?
Get a feel for the platform by signing up for a Free Practice Account.

Choose your Platform

Share Trading is enabled across all FXCM Trading Platforms

Explore Shares in Trading Station

Where can I find Shares on my account?

You can search a specific Share CFD, or you can browse the entire offering in our Symbols List. One you know the company name or ticker you want to trade just double click to subscribe and the instrument will appear in the Dealing Rates window.

What are the costs of trading?

When trading Share CFDs with FXCM, trading costs are included in the spread and there are no extra commission fees charged when opening or closing positions and unlike many other brokers there are no minimum commission levels, so at FXCM you are able to avoid the extra costs of placing smaller trades.

The spread costs can easily be calculated on the Trading Station platform, as you can see the real-time spreads and pip costs (in your account denomination) before you enter any trade. To calculate the spread cost in the currency of your account:

(Pip Cost) x (Number of Contracts) x (Spread) = Total Transaction Cost

Can I hold my positions long term?

As long as there is sufficient margin in your account, you can hold your position indefinitely.

Any positions held past the closing time of a stock exchange may be subject to a "financing charge" which reflects in an FXCM account as "rollover." The financing adjustment will take place on the account after the close of the relevant stock exchange. Visit our CFD Product guide for more information.

The financing charges are updated daily and can be seen in the Trading Platforms under RollB and RollS.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much capital do I need to start trading Share CFD's?

Trading share CFDs with FXCM allows you to use only a fraction of the capital. For Retail clients, approximately 5:1 leverage is available for individual equities. If you open a position worth $100, approximately $20 margin would be required. Margin requirements for each share are updated once daily and can be viewed in the Trading Station platform.

How does fractional share work?

FXCM's minimum trade sizes is the value of one-tenth of an actual share: entering a size of "1" on the FXCM platform will place a trade size the equivalent of 0.1 Shares.

Please note that HK Shares can only be traded in increments of 1 Share.

How are dividends paid out?

Dividend adjustments will apply on the eve of the ex-dividend date of the underlying stock. The adjustment will appear on your statement. Long Positions will be credited an adjustment and Short Positions will be debited.

For more information and view upcoming dividends visit our Dividend Calendar.

Do FXCM apply taxes to clients trading share CFDs?

There are no taxes applied by FXCM when you open and close a CFD position.

However, as per the US tax code, a withholding tax applies on dividend adjustments to traders of equity derivatives of US stocks. In accordance with FXCM's obligation under these US tax rules, 30% of all credited Dividend adjustments on SSCFDs or Stock Baskets are withheld and passed on by FXCM to the IRS.2

This tax treatment is applied by default to all positions and may be subject to change in the future. Rebates may be available depending on your individual tax and residency circumstances. Visit our CFD Product guide for more information.

How are Corporate Actions handled?

With the exception of Dividends and Stock Splits. FXCM do not process most corporate actions. In the event of any corporate action, FXCM shall determine in accordance with market practice the appropriate adjustment, if any, to be made to the current contract value or contract quantity of any open positions in order to preserve the economic equivalent of your position or to reflect the effect of the event on the relevant underlying share.

Do I need to pay data subscription fee?

No, you don't need to pay any data subscription fee when trading Share CFDs at FXCM. You can access to real-time price quote on your live FXCM account. Please note that price is delayed in 15 minutes on demo account.

Have Additional Questions?

Last Updated 24 November, 2020.

Shares Education for Beginners

5 Steps For Trading Stocks Online

The global equities markets are opportune environments for active traders and investors alike. Whether you're building a retirement portfolio or pursuing profitability from speculative endeavours, online stock trading could be…

How To Day Trade Stocks

For individuals new to the stock market, it is a little-known fact that there is an enormous difference between day trading and investing. Television and internet ads often promote each…

How To Choose A Top Stock Broker

Whether you are trading foreign currencies, futures or stocks, securing the services of a top-notch broker is an important first step. While brokerage firms are bound by extensive regulatory guidelines…

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,…

5 Stock Trading Tips For Beginners

The stock market has offered investors compelling returns over the years, but those rewards are certainly not without risks. Investors can potentially benefit greatly from trading stocks, but you need…

FXCM: A Leading Spread Bet, CFD and Forex Provider

Disclosure
1

HK Shares can only be traded in increments of 1 Share.

2

This tax treatment is applied by default to all positions and may be subject to change in the future. Rebates may be available depending on your individual tax and residency circumstances, or may differ based on the respective jurisdiction. Please contact FXCM support if you believe you may be entitled to a rebate for additional information you will need to provide. This information is for references purposes only, and reliance on the information contained herein is not an alternative to legal advice from an attorney or other professional legal/accounting services provider. This information is not intended as a financial or an investment advice and must not be construed as such. Seek advice from a separate financial advisor. FXCM assumes no liability for errors, inaccuracies or omissions; does not warrant the accuracy, completeness of the information or other items contained within these materials.

*

When executing customers' trades, FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to: spreads, charging commissions at the open and close of a trade, and adding a mark-up to rollover, etc. Commission-based pricing is applicable to Active Trader account types.

Spreads Widget: When static spreads are displayed, the figures reflect a time-stamped snapshot as of when the market closes. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Single Share prices are subject to a 15 minute delay. The spread figures are for informational purposes only. FXCM is not liable for errors, omissions or delays, or for actions relying on this information.

${getInstrumentData.name} / ${getInstrumentData.ticker} /

Exchange: ${getInstrumentData.exchange}

${getInstrumentData.bid} ${getInstrumentData.divCcy} ${getInstrumentData.priceChange} (${getInstrumentData.percentChange}%) ${getInstrumentData.priceChange} (${getInstrumentData.percentChange}%)