Equities

Equities

Equities

Equities are real stocks which you can buy and sell directly on stock markets like the London Stock Exchange, NYSE, NASDAQ and Deutsche Börse.
Buying Equities means you are taking an ownership stake of an underlying stock, which makes you a shareholder in the company. As a shareholder you are entitled to vote on major issues, receive dividends and are eligible for a final distribution in the event of corporate liquidation.

How to trade Equities on our platform?

With Trading 212 you can trade stocks in the form of Equities and in the form of CFDs.
To find Equities on our platform look for the instruments marked with the “EQ” label.

While most brokers charge commissions and transaction costs, we offer commission-free deals and free real time quotes. To ensure the best price we route client orders directly to the relevant stock exchange for premium execution.

It is important to know that Equities are traded with no leverage and you cannot short sell.

What is the difference between Equity and CFD trading?

Equities are generally intended for long term investors and traders. Here are some of their advantages:

  • Real delivery
  • Traded directly on the stock exchanges
  • No interest swap
  • Shareholder rights

You can see a complete comparison between both in the table below:

 CFDsEquities
LeverageUp to 1:300No
Interest swapYesNo
Real deliveryNoYes
Stamp dutyNoYes
Short sellingYesNo
Our trading terms
To see detailed information about these and other instruments available for trading on our platform, you can click here.
See the full list of 1800+ UK, US and German equities.
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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Risk warning
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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.