Shares

  • Whether you’re interested in multi national or small cap company performance you can trade thousands of share CFDs across exchanges such as the ASX, LSE, NASDAQ and HKSE - from a single City Index trading account.  

    Go long or short with the potential to be paid financing and dividends, with lower trading costs than physical shares, at a fraction of the price. 
     

    Shares Example

    Let's say BHP is currently trading at $38.00, with an underlying market spread of $37.99 bid/$38.01 ask (sell price/buy price).

    Going Long

    You think BHP are set to announce some strong trading figures and decide to buy (go long) 500 CFDs at $38.01 (buy price). 


    You were right: Over the coming days, BHP's share prices rally after a stronger-than-expected trading performance, with share prices reaching $42.00. The underlying market spread is now $41.99 bid/$42.01 offer (sell price/buy price). You decide to cash in your profits and sell 500 CFDs at $41.99 (our sell price).

    Result: The opening (notional) value of the CFD trade is $19,005 (500 CFDs x $38.01). The closing (notional) value of the CFD trade is $20,995 (500 CFDs x $41.99). This nets you a $1,990 gain ($20,995 - $19,005). 


    Alternative scenario: If however, you were wrong and BHP shares had dropped to $33.99, this would have netted you a $2,010 loss (($38.01 – $33.99) x 500 CFDs).

     

    Going Short

    You think BHP shares are overvalued and decide to sell (go short) 500 CFDs at 37.99 (sell price). 



    You were right: Over the coming days, BHP's share prices fall as other investors sell their shares, causing prices to fall to $34.00. The underlying market spread is now $33.99 bid/$34.01 offer (sell price/buy price). You decide to cash in your profits and buy back 500 CFDs at $34.01. 


    Result: The opening (notional) value of the CFD trade is $18,995 (500 CFDs x $37.99). The closing (notional) value of the CFD trade is $17,005 (500 CFDs x $34.01). This nets you a $1,990 gain ($18,995 - $17,005). 


    Alternative scenario: If however, you were wrong and BHP shares had rallied to $42.01, you would have netted a $2,010 loss ((42.01 – 37.99) x 500 CFDs).
    For the purpose of simplicity, commissions, financing charges and payments have been omitted from these examples. Find out more about our financing charges. 
      
     

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