FP Markets offers exposure to international equity markets with genuine market data, lower commissions and better margins. See your trades on real market data and trade transparently using Contracts for Difference (CFDs) across 3 different continents and over 2000 stocks. Command higher position sizes by choosing between leveraged and non-leveraged trading accounts with competitive financing rates. With the ability to go long and short you could potentially profit on the price movements of institutional companies from around the globe.
Equities trading represents buying and selling fractional ownership of a company. On a stock exchange, trade prices and the pending volume at each price point are publicly available in what’s known as the order book. The ability to access the exchange order book is something unique to the Direct Market Access pricing model and provides traders with transparent and precise execution. In additional to genuine market data the Direct Market Access pricing model ensures you can go long on almost securities on the exchange for long trading and the widest available list of shorts.
In Australia, the stock market has pre-open and pre-close phases where buying and selling orders are allowed to overlap. A computer algorithm then matches these orders and determines the opening and closing price where the most amount of stocks trade through. FP Markets provides access to both these market phases and all the associated extra liquidity.
Financial products exist to mimic the price movements of equity products. Contracts for Difference (CFDs) offer exposure on stock price movement, both up and down, without having ownership of the actual stock. Providers of CFDs typically offer cash payouts when a stock pays dividends but do not provide franking credits.