FXOpen: Online share trading made simple
Advantages of share trading in the UAE with FXOpen
Multiple Markets. Multiple Instruments. One Platform
FXOpen isn't just an online share trading platform. You can diversify your portfolio with forex trading, indices, commodities, and cryptocurrency* CFDs.
A share trading platform you can customise
Each trader has their own approach and strategy. That's why FXOpen allows you to choose from multiple equity trading platforms, to give you complete control of your decisions.
Trade shares direct from the chart
With multiple manual equity trading options, you can place three types of order: market, limit, and stop. Other features include trailing stop and one-click trading.
Automated share trading access
Based on your strategy, download and use ready-made scripts and expert advisors. Alternatively, you can create your own custom scripts and indicators.
Analytics available at your fingertips
Make fully informed decisions when equity trading in the UAE. More than 50 built-in indicators and graphic tools provide technical analysis, quotes history, strategy testing, news and more.
Share trading in the UAE explained
By share trading in the UAE with FXOpen, you can use derivative products to speculate on the future share price of a business. The value of that derivative is based on the underlying market. It gives you the ability to take a long or short position, depending on how you think the stocks and shares prices will rise and fall.
A derivative product means that you won't actually own the stock. However, you can take a position that enables you to make a profit from any change in its value – up or down. It also means you can start online share trading with leverage for a fraction of the capital needed.
Share trading in the UAE: How does it work?
With FXOpen, you can register for a share trading account and start using our equity trading platform now. It's all done using derivatives known as contracts for difference (CFDs). Instead of taking ownership of the shares, you'll simply be taking a position on whether the price will rise or fall.
One of the reasons for share trading’s growing popularity is that you don't need sizeable sums to get started. CFD trading gives full exposure to the share market with a smaller upfront investment using your leverage. It's then all about using your research and analysis to predict which way the share price is going to move.
With a CFD, you'll agree to exchange the difference in share price from when you opened your position to when you close it. If that price moves in the direction you predicted, you will make a profit. Conversely, if it moves in the other direction, you will make a loss.
- Trader A makes a $1,000 trade on Company B's share price at $10.
- Trader A predicts that price will go to $12.50.
- Trader A buys 100 contracts at $10 a share.
- Company B's share price increases to $12.50.
- The initial trade value is $1,000, but the final value is $1,250
Before charges and commission, Trader A makes a gross profit of $250.
To take your first steps in the share market with FXOpen, open your free account today.
How to start share trading with FXOpen
It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to share trading in the UAE or you have years of experience. What does count is understanding your strategy before opening your position. Only then can you truly know when is best to close.
Using FXOpen’s equity trading software, you can access the information you need to make timely decisions. Shape your strategy in line with what you hope and expect to achieve, and never risk more than you can afford to lose.
The factors to look out for when trading stocks and shares
- Share supply and demand: If shares in a company are at a premium, high demand can outweigh supply, driving up the share price in the process.
- Company news or updates: Annual reports, profit warnings or new products have the potential to drive a company's share price up or down.
- Broader economic factors: Both nationally and internationally, economic announcements and policies can significantly impact share prices.
- Market and industry trends: It's perhaps more of a long-term consideration, but any major trends within a specific market can influence a company's price. Airline stocks, for example, were negatively impacted by reduced travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Investor mood/confidence: In some cases, it can all come down to the confidence that investors have in a particular company or sector. There may not be any tangible reason, so it can prove vital to gain an understanding of any prevailing moods.
FXOpen: Online share trading for insightful investors
Sign up with FXOpen today and our ECN accounts will enable you to trade on the raw price of a share – and you’ll just pay a small commission to do so. Our accounts are also multi-asset, so you can diversify your portfolio with ease. As well as trading on stocks and shares prices, you'll find a wide range of other CFDs to invest in, including forex, global indices, and commodities.
As one of the best equity trading platforms, you're in total control with FXOpen. We're here to enhance your experience – no matter which positions you decide to take. To find out more, get in touch with our team today or head to our FAQs.
What is equity trading?
Share trading and equity trading essentially mean the same thing in that both refer to a unit of ownership in a company. But there are slight technical differences.
A share is a single unit of ownership while equity is the total stake you hold in a company i.e., more than one share. You might have three shares – they represent your total equity.
The second difference refers to the meaning of the two terms. Typically, you hold ‘shares’ in a single company. But 'equities' could describe the total amount you own in two or more companies.
So, when it comes to equity trading in the UAE, you're buying and selling your total stakes in a company.
Why do people trade on the share market?
Shares are among the most popular trading instruments and there are many reasons for adding them to your portfolio. One key factor that makes the share market so attractive is the liquidity available. The market is full of ongoing fluctuations in supply and demand, so there’s always the potential to find new and exciting opportunities.
Additionally, there's a clear correlation between companies’ stocks and shares prices and their underlying value. The better a business performs, the more likely it is for the share price to increase. You can also capitalise on volatility – especially when companies are more exposed to prevailing economic trends or political developments.
By trading shares as CFDs using leverage with FXOpen, another advantage is the smaller amount of capital required. That leverage gives you full market exposure.
How much does it cost to trade shares online?
When using CFDs for share trading, you pay a small commission when opening and closing your position. At FXOpen, our commissions start from USD$1.5 per standard lot. The rate will depend on your account equity and monthly traded volume. If you’re taking a long position, there will be an additional overnight charge to consider – see our Knowledge Base for more details.
If you have any questions, FXOpen is here to help - just get in touch with our team. Our live chat service is also available 24 hours, five days a week.
Share trading in the UAE: What to consider
There is always risk involved if you choose to trade shares. You can profit from online share trading, but using CFDs will fully expose you to the market and you may lose some, or all, of your initial investment. In some cases, losses can be rapid due to leverage. So, you should never risk more than you can afford to lose.
*Cryptocurrency CFDs are only available for trading by those clients categorised as Professional clients under FCA Rules. They are not available for trading by Retail clients.