The stock market is dynamic and presents many options for traders. Stocks are usually considered suitable for medium to long-term investments. Each stock is affected by different market events and could go up or down in value following announcements such as earnings reports, new product launches, and changes in competitors’ stock prices. For example, if a smartphone manufacturer gets negative press following a malfunction in one of its product series, it is possible that its direct competitors’ share-prices will rise. Companies who make profits often allocate dividends with their shareholders at a fixed payment per-share.
Buying a stock on eToro by opening a “buy” (long), non-leveraged position means you are investing in the underlying asset*, and the stock is purchased and held in your name. However, eToro also offers additional functions using CFD trading. With CFDs, you can open “sell” (short) positions, use leverage, and buy fractional shares. For example, on eToro you are able to invest as little as $50 in a stock that actually costs $1,000.
*Please note: All trades performed by clients trading under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) are executed as CFDs, with no ownership of the underlying assets.
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