Shares

Shares

What are Shares?

A share represents a stake in a particular company and as the price of the share moves, the value or market capitalisation of the company does too. A trade of one CFD will be the equivalent to trading 100 shares in the underlying market. When you trade a share as a derivative, you can speculate on the price without owning the underlying share itself or paying stamp duty.

Why trade Shares with ADS Prime?

  • Gain full exposure to a position, with as little as 5% deposit when you trade CFDs with ADS Prime.
  • The price we display is equivalent to the market spread, allowing for increased transparency in commission.

For all CFD trading in single stocks, 1 lot would represent  100 shares but would make or lose you £1 per pence movement in UK shares and $1 per cent movement in US shares.  Remember that US shares are priced in dollars so a movement from a share price of $100 to a price of $101 is a change of 100 ticks.

You will find detailed information below about our CFD Equities.  Please make sure you familiarise yourself with the Dividends and Corporate Actions concepts explained on this page.

ADS Prime CFD Equities List

ADS Securities Symbol Description Country Margin %
ANGLO-AMERI Anglo American UK 5
ANTOFAGASTA Antofagasta UK 5
ASTRAZENECA Astrazeneca Plc UK 5
AVIVA Aviva Plc UK 5
BARCLAYS Barclays UK 5
BHP-BILITON BHP Billiton UK 5
BP BP Plc UK 10
BT BT Group UK 10
GLENCORE Glencore Xstrata UK 5
GRAINGER Grainger UK 5
HSBC HSBC UK 5
IMP-TOBACCO Imperial Tobacco UK 15
LLOYDS Lloyds Banking Group Plc UK 5
M&S Marks and Spencer Group UK 5
RBS RBS UK 5
RIO-TINTO Rio Tinto UK 5
RSA RSA Insurance Group Plc UK 10
STAN-CHARTD Standard Chartered UK 5
TESCO Tesco UK 5
VEDANTA Vedanta UK 5
VODAFONE Vodafone Group UK 5
3M 3M US 5
58.COM 58.com Inc US 5
AIG American International Group Inc US 5
ALIBABA Alibaba US 5
AMAZON Amazon US 5
AMEX American Express Co US 5
APPLE Apple US 5
AT&T AT&T Inc US 5
BAIDU Baidu Corporation US 5
BITAUTO Bitauto Holdings Limited US 5
BNK-AMER Bank of America US 5
BOEING Boeing US 5
BOSTON Boston Scientrific Corp US 15
CACC Credit Acceptance Corp US 5
CAT Caterpillar Inc US 5
CHEVRON Chevron Corp US 5
CHI-LIFE China Life US 5
CHINAMOB China Mobile US 5
CHI-PETS China Petroleum US 5
CHIPOTLE Chipotle US 8
CISCO Cisco Systems Inc US 5
CITI Citigroup Inc US 5
CNOOC CNOOC Ltd US 5
COCA-COLA Coca Cola US 5
CORNERSTONE Cornerstone US 20
CTRIP Ctrip.com International US 5
DISNEY Walt Disney Co US 5
DUPONT El Du Pont de Nemours & Co US 5
EBAY eBay Inc US 5
ELI-LILLY Eli Lilly and Company US 5
EXXON Exxon Mobile US 5
FACEBOOK Facebook US 5
FEDEX FedEx Corp US 5
FITBIT Fitbit US 8
FORD Ford Motor Co US 5
GE General Electric US 5
GM General Motors Co US 5
GOLDMANS Goldman Sachs US 5
GOOGLE Google US 5
GOPRO GoPro US 15
HOME-DEP Home Depot Inc US 5
HP Hewlett-Packard Co US 5
HUAN-POW Huaneng Power International US 5
IBM International Business Machines Corp US 5
INTEL Intel Corp US 5
JD.COM JD.com Inc US 5
JOHNSON Johnson & Johnson US 5
JPMORGAN JPMorgan Chase & Co US 5
LINKEDIN Linkedin Corporation US 5
McD Mc Donalds US 5
MERCK Merck & Co Inc US 5
MICROSOFT Microsoft US 5
MORGAN-S Morgan Stanley US 5
MSTRCARD Mastercard Inc US 5
NETFLIX Netflix US 8
NIKE Nike US 5
ORACLE Oracle Corp US 5
P&G Procter & Gamble Co US 5
PAYPAL PayPal Holdings Inc US 5
PEPSI PepsiCo Inc US 5
PETRO-CN PetroChina US 5
PFIZER Pfizer Inc US 5
PHIL-MOR Philip Morris International Co US 5
QIHOO Qihoo 360 Technology US 5
SKYWORKS Skyworks Solutions US 5
STARBUX Starbucks Corp US 5
STJUDE St Jude Medical Inc US 15
STRYKER Stryker Corporation US 15
TESLA Tesla US 8
TEXTRON Textron US 25
THORATEC Thoratec Corporation US 15
TIME-WRN Time Warner Inc US 5
TRAVELRS The Travelers Co Inc US 5
TRINSEO Trinseo SA US 5
TWITTER Twitter US 8
UTD-HLTH United Technologies Corp US 5
UTD-TECH United Technologies Corp US 5
VERIZON Verizon Communications US 5
VIACOM Viacom Inc US 5
VIPSHOP Vipshop Holdings Limited US 5
VISA Visa Inc US 5
WALMART Walmart US 5
WELLS-FG Wells Fargo & Co US 5
YAHOO Yahoo! Inc US 8
YY-INC YY Inc US 5
ZIMMER Zimmer Biomet Holdings US 15
ZSPHARMA ZS Pharma Inc US 30
ADIDAS Adidas DE 8
ALLIANZ Allianz DE 8
BASF BASF SE DE 8
BAYER Bayer DE 8
BMW BMW DE 8
DAIMLER Daimler DE 8
DEUTSCHE-BK Deutsche Bank DE 8
DEUT-TELEKM Deutsche Telekom DE 8
E.ON E.ON DE 8
OCI OCI DE 20
PORSCHE PORSCHE DE 10
SAP SAP SE DE 8
SIEMENS Siemens DE 8
TOMTOM TomTom NV DE 20
VOLKSWAGEN VOLKSWAGEN Pref DE 10
SYNGENTA Syngenta Switzerland CH 10
AMER Amer Group Holding Co EG 25
CITADEL-CAP Citadel Capital EG 25
COM-INT-BNK Commercial International Bank EG 25
EGYPTIAN-FG Egyptian Financial Group EG 25
ELSAEED Elsaeed EG 25
EZZ-STEEL Ezz Steel EG 25
GHABBOUR Ghabbour Auto EG 25
ORASCOM Orascom EG 25
PALM-HILLS Palm Hills Developments EG 25
S-V-CEMENT South Valley Cement EG 25
TALAAT-GRP Talaat Moustafa Group EG 25
ALINMA-BK Alinma Bank SA 25
ALMARAI Alinma Bank SA 25
AL-RAJHI-BK Al Rajhi Bank SA 25
ALUJAIN Alujain SA 33
DAR-A-ARKAN National Commercial Bank SA 25
ET-ETISALAT Etihad Etisalat SA 25
JABAL-OMAR Jabal Omar Developmets SA 25
NAT-COM-BNK National Commercial Bank SA 25
RIYAD-BANK Riyad Bank SA 25
SAUDI-B-IND Saudi Basic Industries SA 25
SAUDI-TEL Saudi Telecom SA 25
SAVOLA SAVOLA SA 25
S-KAYAN-PET Saudi Kayan Petroleum SA 25
AL-ANWAR Al Anwar Holdings OM 25
BANK-SOHAR Bank Sohar OM 25
BNK-MUSCAT Bank Muscat OM 25
GALFAR Galfar OM 25
OM-TELECOM Oman Telecommunications Co SAOG OM 25
BARWA Barwa QA 25
EZDAN Ezdan QA 25
INDUST-QAT Industries Qatar QA 25
MASRAF Masraf QA 25
QAT-NAT-BNK Qatar National Bank QA 25

Trading Individual Equities

Tick size is the price increment representing 1 whole trading unit by which P&L and both initial and variation margin are calculated. The Notional Value of the trade is (Price*Trade Size) / Tick Size. The tick size for US shares is 0.01 (1 cent), whilst for UK share it is 1 (1 penny).

Spreads

Please note that equity spreads are unlike the rest of ADS Securities’ CFD offerings and can vary significantly, particularly at the start and end of a trading day.  This is because they are based around the market spread and hence can be significantly affected by both volatility and liquidity.

Minimum/Maximum Trade Sizes

The values shown are indicative; maximum trade sizes will vary from equity to equity, according to underlying liquidity.  Restrictions may be applied to maximum bet sizes for opening or closing trades.

The minimum stake for all shares is 1 CFD. A 1 CFD trade on a UK share traded in GBP or a US share traded in USD is equivalent in value to 100 shares.

Examples

Say ADS Securities’ Apple share price is $481.15/481.75 (bid/offer). You think Apple shares will rise over the coming weeks and buy (go long) 10 CFDs of Apple based at our buy price of 481.75.

Winning Trade

Sure enough, Apple shares rise in the market the following week and you decide to cash in on your profit by closing your CFD trade. Our current buy/sell price for Apple share CFDs is $483.25/483.85. You close your CFD position by selling 10 CFDs at $483.25.

Now remember, CFDs are an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the closing price of a contract and the opening price of a contract. The difference in value of trade from open to close will either net you a profit or a loss.

In this case, the underlying market moved in the direction you had predicted. So your closing value is $483,250 (10 x $483.25 x 100 shares), which is a marked increase from your opening value of $481,750 (10 x $481.75 x 100 shares). The net result is a profit of $1,500.

Losing Trade

Now let’s look at what would have happened if you were wrong and prices had moved against you.

Let’s say Apple shares fell from your opening buy price of $481.75 to reach $479.95, a movement of $1.80 against the direction that you had predicted.

Your closing trade value would be $479,950 (10 x $479.95 x 100 shares), which is a decrease from your opening value of $481,750 (10 x $481.75 x 100 shares, thus netting you a loss of $1,800.

Corporate Actions

We have already covered dividends above but there are other corporate actions that may affect the price of a single stock, these include stock splits, rights issues, mergers and acquisitions and spin offs. All of these can dramatically affect the share price and will be reflected accordingly on your account.