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Trading stocks with T4Trade is a relatively simple process. But before you get started, let’s discuss stock trading in general, and what to be mindful of as you start this journey.

What are stocks?

Stocks essentially represent ownership of a portion of a company’s shares. Stock trading typically refers to the buying and selling of stock. This usually occurs on stock exchanges like the Nasdaq, the London Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, TXX, etc. Corporations typically issue stocks to raise funds, for R&D, for business expansion, etc. Notably, stocks are usually subject to government regulations to mitigate stock fraud and protect investors.

Why do investors trade stocks?

There are several reasons an investor chooses to trade stocks such as portfolio diversification, growing wealth, as a hedge against inflation, to maximize ROI, and no limitations on potential earnings. Stock trading does however come with some risk. For example, if the price of a commodity moves in an adverse direction, the share value of the company’s share may fall.

Market sentiment may also impact share prices, particularly if negative news about a company or industry is made public. An unfavorable credit rating may also cause a company’s share value to decline, as can a legislative or regulatory amendment that potentially hinders a company’s ability to operate.

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How can T4Trade help you learn more about stock trading?

If you’re new to trading, accessing educational resources to learn what the activity entails is key. T4Trade’s Academy is an incredible online resource for a wealth of trading insights, tips, ideas, and strategies.

T4Trade offers this information through different channels, catering to the learning styles of different types of traders and levels of expertise. This includes videos, podcasts, webinars, e-books, Live TV, and even an Economic Calendar.

In addition, new and experienced traders can also read through T4Trade’s highly informative blogs that cover an extensive range of topics for you to learn more about trading. Consider reading this T4Trade blog in fact which explores some of the world’s most popular books on trading to widen your scope of knowledge, especially if you’re an avid reader.

What is CFD stock trading?

One of the most popular methods for trading stocks is through Contracts for Difference (CFDs). A CFD is an agreement entered into between a trader and a CFD broker. The agreement enables the trader to speculate on the direction that the price of the CFD’s underlying asset (e.g., the stock), will move, and the trader will then either go long (buy) or go short (sell).

CFD trading and leverage

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are notorious for being highly leveraged financial derivatives. Leverage refers to the lending of funds by a broker to a trader, allowing the trader to manage larger trades with a smaller sum of capital. While leverage may maximize profits for someone with a lower budget, it also has the potential to amplify losses.

What are the most active shares by dollar value today?

There are many types of shares to choose from as far as CFD stock trading is concerned. The most active by share volume according to Nasdaq include:

  • NVIDIA Corporation (#NVDA)
  • Tesla, Inc. (#TSLA)
  • Apple Inc. (#AAPL)
  •, Inc. (#AMZN)  
  • Microsoft Corporation (#MSFT)
  • Broadcom Inc. (#AVGO)
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (#AMD)
  • Meta Platforms, Inc. (#META)
  • Lululemon Athletica Inc. (#LULU)
  • Alphabet Inc. (#GOOG
  • Netflix, Inc. (#NFLX)
  • Alphabet Inc. (#GOOG)
  • Super Micro Computer, Inc. (#SMCI)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (#MU)         
  • Lam Research Corporation (#LRCX)
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How do I choose what stocks to invest in?

Picking stocks to invest or trade-in is usually based on the following 8 steps:

  1. Decide what you want to achieve, i.e., what are your trading goals?
  2. Assess the market.
  3. Establish the sector or industry that shows promise or that interests you.
  4. Discover the news, announcements, trends, and sentiment that drive that day-to-day.
  5. Conduct some form of fundamental analysis, i.e., zero into a company’s earnings, financial statements, overall financial health, etc, in order to identify what sets one company’s stock apart from another.
  6.  Also, undertake technical analysis, i.e., assess historical price data and trends to be able to speculate on future price movements (a key CFD stock trading skill).
  7. Pick your stock.
  8. Build a robust CFD stock trading plan that includes your risk management measures (e.g., stop loss and take profit orders) to mitigate potential capital losses.

Open a T4Trade demo trading account

One of the ways that T4Trade can help you learn how to trade stocks is through their demo trading account. A demo account offers a way for traders to gain CFD stock trading experience in a simulated trading environment, using virtual money.  Without the worry of losing your own capital, you can learn how to implement the strategies behind trading. You will get the chance to learn how to use technical and fundamental analysis so that you can properly assess the companies whose stocks you wish to invest in.

A demo trading account offers real market conditions in which to execute your trades and analyze outcomes, to see what CFD trading strategy works best for you. You will have the opportunity to learn how to read charts and discover the importance of monitoring news, events, and other important market developments that impact trading outcomes. 

So how do you become a CFD stock trader with T4Trade?

The process of becoming a T4Trade trader is pretty easy.

You simply visit T4Trade’s website and click the SIGNUP icon on the top right-hand side of the screen, at which point you’ll be redirected to a signup page on which you’ll be asked to enter your credentials in order to open a live trading account in seconds.

Once all criteria have been satisfied and your account has been opened, you are free to begin to start trading stocks via CFDs.

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CFD stock trading with T4Trade

With T4Trade, you’ll get exposure to the world’s largest companies by trading CFDs on shares, as well as access to fast order execution and competitive spreads.

Diversify your portfolio by investing in companies such as Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Facebook, Nike, Microsoft, Google, and many others from as low as 0.1 shares. You’ll gain access to leverage to open a larger position with a small deposit, and enjoy both rising and falling markets by taking short or long positions on stock prices.

It’s vital that you remember however that leverage is highly volatile and comes with considerable risk, particularly in terms of unanticipated capital losses. Exercise caution and be mindful of your budget as well as the level of risk you’re willing to incur.

Why should you become a T4Trade CFD stock trader?

T4Trade is a powerful broker that offers its traders a secure trading environment, flexible leverage, competitive spreads, fast withdrawals and deposits, and quick execution speeds. Traders can also trade 300+ financial instruments across several asset classes like stocks, forex, metals, commodities, futures, indices, etc. T4Trade also offers multiple trading accounts, catering to the demands of all types of traders across the globe.

The broker’s service offering is enhanced by a top-tier 24/5 multilingual customer care team who deliver high-quality support through a variety of convenient channels, e.g. live chat, telephone, and email. Traders can also access extensive educational resources to learn CFD stock trading in their preferred style of learning, as well as an insightful FAQ page that answers many popular trading-related questions.  

Disclaimer: This material is for general informational and educational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or an investment recommendation. T4Trade is not responsible for any data provided by third parties referenced or hyperlinked in this communication.

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