CFD STOCK TRADING
Trade the world’s most popular stocks via MT4 or MT5 and discover opportunities in both bullish and bearish markets with Stock CFDs! Sign up for an account with Alchemy Markets and trade with tight spreads, low or no commissions¹, institutional execution and liquidity, and expert customer support 24/5.
Why Trade Stock CFDs with Alchemy Markets?
At Alchemy Markets, we have a vast and robust offering of Stock CFDs from the biggest companies across US, UK and European exchanges. Enjoy transparent pricing including tight spreads and low commissions¹, and access to superior trading tools and research via your favourite trading platforms including MT4 and MT5. Execute trades whenever you want, wherever you want.
Enjoy institutional liquidity via 20+ bank and non-bank LPs with Alchemy Markets. For traders that require customised pricing, Alchemy Markets can provide bespoke liquidity via aggregation or direct, including customised TOB liquidity and depth of market.
and Low Commissions
Alchemy Markets offers some of the lowest all-in costs in the industry. Trade with tight spreads for single stock CFDs with commissions as low as 0.25% Round Turn¹.
Trade anytime, anywhere with some of the fastest execution speeds on the market at
Manage your CFD trading hassle-free with zero trading restrictions and transparent pricing, no requotes and no rejections.
Gain full exposure for a small initial margin deposit with leverage of up to 20:1.
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What is CFD Stock Trading?
CFD Stock trading is the buying and selling of derivatives which allows the trader to speculate on price changes without owning the underlying asset. Traders make predictions of stock price movements with various trading tools and strategies. They take a long position on a trade when they predict stock prices will rise, and they take a short position when they believe stock prices will fall. This allows them to find opportunities in both bullish and bearish markets.
In CFD Stock trading, a contract is exchanged between the trader and the broker, where the trader does not have direct ownership in the stock. The broker, in this case, Alchemy Markets, straight-through processes clients’ trades to liquidity providers.
Stock CFDs are also a leveraged product, meaning traderscan gain full exposure to the market while only putting down a small deposit at the outset.
Trading Platforms and Tools
MetaTrader 4MetaTrader 4 is the gold standard of trading platforms! MT4 is easy to use and has 30 built-in indicators and 9 timeframes. Trade with 2 market orders, 4 pending orders, build your own algorithms with MQL4, and automate your trading with Expert Advisor (EA). Access advanced tools from Trading Central and FXBlue for free. Our partners can also use the latest PAMM and MAM software for portfolio management. Execute and monitor your trades anywhere, anytime on desktop or on mobile.
MetaTrader 5Make each trade count with MetaTrader 5, the next generation multi-asset trading platform! MT5 has 38 technical indicators, 21 timeframes, and up to 100 open charts simultaneously. Trade with 2 market orders, 6 pending orders, build your own algorithms with MQL5, automate your trading with Expert Advisor (EA), and backtest your strategies with MQL5 IDE's Strategy Tester. Our partners can also use the latest PAMM and MAM software for portfolio management. Execute and monitor your trades anywhere, anytime on desktop or on mobile.
FIX APITrade with the very best on FIX API 4.4! Connect to global liquidity directly and integrate with any trading platform or GUI. Enjoy ultra-low latency and high-speed trade execution at <10ms with state-of-the-art hosting at the Equinix LD4 data centre near London, a disaster-recovery solution, and DDoS protection. We offer institutional raw spreads and a sliding scale commission based on notional volumes so high-frequency traders can save more.
How do CFD Accounts Work?
A CFD trading account allows you to trade on the price difference of underlying assets without owning them, with the use of leverage. When you trade CFDs, you will need to provide a deposit margin to finance your trades, and you will need to provide a maintenance margin to cover potential losses if your trades go against you.
As a top-tier provider of Stock CFDs, Alchemy Markets offer tight spreads and commissions as low as 0.25% Round Turn¹. When you create a trading account with us, you can enjoy institutional execution and liquidity. As a traders-first broker, we also offer top notch 24/5 customer support.
Deposit & Withdrawal Options
Your money, your way. At Alchemy Markets, traders can withdraw and deposit their funds with ease at their convenience using any of our available methods, including Bank Wire, Credit Card, Skrill, Neteller, Cryptocurrency, and UnionPay. Take your pick and fund your account in no time.
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CFD Stock Trading - FAQs
A CFD is a Contract for Difference, and Stock CFDs allow traders to speculate on the price movements of an underlying stock without taking ownership of the stock itself. CFD Stock traders can take long or short positions when they trade the stock market with CFDs, meaning they can find opportunities in both bullish and bearish markets. Stock CFDs are also leveraged products, allowing traders to make the most out of their capital and gain full exposure for a small initial margin deposit.
Getting started trading Stock CFDs online is a simple process at Alchemy Markets. We provide access to the best stock trading platforms and apps in the industry, MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5, equipped with superior charting tools and technical indicators with which you can trade the stock market.
Set up and fund your live account, select the stock on which you would like to speculate, take your position depending on whether you think the stock price will rise or fall, decide on the size of the position you want to open, and place your trade. At Alchemy Markets, you can execute trades on desktop or on mobile via our downloadable MT4 and MT5 mobile apps.
Buying stock on margin means to take out a margin loan to invest in stocks. Often, rates for margin loans for traditional stock investments are much higher than rates for trading Stock CFDs. Traders may also accrue interest charges on their margin loans. Comparatively, CFD Stock trading can be more cost-effective, as they are leveraged products that do not require traders to cover the full size of the trade with their funds at the outset. As CFD traders speculate on price movements instead of owning the stock, CFD trading also does not require availability of stocks on the market in order for the trade to be executed.
Yes. Due to the ease and flexibility in trading Stock CFDs, many favour trading them in the short term to benefit from small price movements in the market. Day-trading Stock CFDs is popular, among other short term strategies.
A stock split occurs when a company decides to increase the number of shares in circulation in the stock market. During stock splits, the share price will be decreased proportionately to ensure the company’s market capitalisation is not affected. When a stock split occurs, CFD providers will adjust CFD pricing according to the split to reflect the new prices of its underlying shares.
The main ways in which CFD Stock trading differs from Stock trading are the trader’s ability to use leverage, the opportunity to benefit from both bullish and bearish markets, stock ownership rights, and rules and requirements for trading.
Stock CFDs are leveraged products and traders can open larger positions by providing only a fraction of the capital and borrowing the rest from their broker. CFD Stock traders can also go long or short, meaning they can find opportunities to trade the stock market whether share prices are increasing or decreasing. Stock CFD Traders also do not face standard Day Trading rules like in Equities, where a certain amount of capital and other requirements are needed to be able to trade more frequently. Finally, unlike Stock traders who purchase and then sell the stocks they trade, CFD Stock traders do not take ownership of the stocks they are trading at any point in time but simply speculate on their price movements in the market.
You can calculate your Stock CFD order size by multiplying the number of contracts in your order with the cost of each contract, which is based on the price of its underlying stock upon purchase and the number of units of the stock purchased. You should also take into account the use of leverage, in which case the full position size will be magnified by the amount of leverage you choose to utilise.
For example, Trader A buys 2 lots of AMZN at the price of $134.16. The contract size for AMZN at Alchemy Markets is 1, which means each lot represents a single share. In this case, the order size/notional value of the trade equals 2 shares of AMZN, which is $268.32
To find the used margin, we can refer to the Margin Percentage of the instrument by checking its Specifications on MetaTrader.
Since the margin percentage is 5% for AMZN, the margin used for this trade is $268.32 * 5% = $13.42.
No. A Stock CFD is a contract exchanged directly between the trader and the contract provider, typically a CFD stockbroker. The value of a Stock CFD is derived from the share price of the underlying stock on which the trader is speculating. This means the performance of a stock on the market and its supply and demand will have an impact on the CFD, but not the other way round.
*All instruments offered by Alchemy Markets are traded in the form of derivatives as CFDs.
¹We offer commission-free trading on Forex, Indices, and Metals only. For more information on our charges on other products such as Crypto CFDs and Stock CFDs, you can visit our individual product pages.