Share Trading

Go long or short on Australia’s most popular shares with Focus Markets.

Trade Share CFDs

Focus Markets offers access to over 200 Share CFDs, a range of international indices and multiple account options to choose from, via the award-winning MT5 platform. Trade long (BUY) or short on (SELL) some of the most popular stocks and exchanges from across the globe with leverage options up to 20:1, for when you are looking for a more comprehensive Share trading experience.

Share CFDs are (Contracts For Difference) on individual shares. A contract for difference, or CFD, is a type of derivative that allows a trader to gain long or short exposure to a trading instruments price. While the trader does not own the underlying asset, they ‘own’ any movement in the price of that asset while they hold a position. This is the principal difference between CFD trading and share trading, you are still able to benefit from price movements without having to own the physical asset. Share CFD trading has been popular within the hedge fund sector due to profitability. 

CFDs are a leveraged product which means that traders will have to deposit a percentage of the full value of the asset you want to trade in order to open a position. Share trading, on the other hand, means you purchase the shares for the full amount owed.

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. Focus Markets provides access to both these market phases and all the associated extra liquidity.

Live Share Prices

Gain access to the most popular shares from the largest companies with Focus Markets. Start trading shares with tight spreads via Focus Markets’ MT5 trading platform.

Bank stocks

Short sell ANZ, CBA, NAB and WBC against you existing holding to hedge against adverse market moves long and short term.

Mining stocks

Buy (Long) / Sell (Short) BHP, RIO, FMG, S32 and NST. When global commodity supply and demand levels move so do these stocks.

Consumer stocks

Trade MYR, HVN, CWN, FPH and JBH. Here the markets and consumer sentiment move up and down.

Australian property stocks

Trade the consumer financial markets with APT (AfterPay) MQG, NWL, PTM and QBE. Within the ASX200 is LLC, REA, CHC, DHG, MGR and VCX, all are overexposure to property listings, property development and commercial property trusts.

Shares Products

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Financials

Trade the consumer financial markets with APT (AfterPay) MQG, NWL, PTM and QBE.

FinTech stocks

Trade the last players taking over banks such as APT, HUB, IRE, WTC, XRO. There are amazing changes occurring as financial technology evolves.

ASX200 CFDs

Focus Markets also offers ASX200 CFDs with exposure to retail shops, airlines, farming, supermarkets and also oil produces.

200+ Shares CFDs

Focus Markets clients can trade over 200 of the most popular shares from the ASX with competitive spreads on either the Standard or Premium account. Trade wherever you are on mobile or desktop with as little as $100.

Share CFDs Products

Bank stocks

Short sell ANZ, CBA, NAB and WBC against you existing holding to hedge against adverse market moves long and short term.

Mining stocks

Buy (Long) / Sell (Short) BHP, RIO, FMG, S32 and NST. When global commodity supply and demand levels move so do these stocks.

Consumer stocks

Trade MYR, HVN, CWN, FPH and JBH. Here the markets and consumer sentiment move up and down.

Australian property stocks

Within the ASX200 is LLC, REA, CHC, DHG, MGR and VCX, all are overexposure to property listings, property development and commercial property trusts.

Financials

Trade the consumer financial markets with APT (AfterPay) MQG, NWL, PTM and QBE.

FinTech stocks

Trade the last players taking over banks such as APT, HUB, IRE, WTC, XRO. There are amazing changes occurring as financial technology evolves.

ASX200 CFDs

Focus Markets also offers ASX200 CFDs with exposure to retail shops, airlines, farming, supermarkets and also oil produces.

200+ Shares CFDs

Focus Markets clients can trade over 200 of the most popular shares from the ASX with competitive spreads on either the Standard or Premium account. Trade wherever you are on mobile or desktop with as little as $100.

Focus Markets clients can trade 8 of the most popular indices in the world, allowing them to profit from activity in equity markets around the world. With equity markets on 4 continents represented, traders can trade nearly 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Globally-regulated

Globally Regulated

Increase your ability to profit in all market conditions
Leverage options up to 20:1

Speed-execution

Lightening speed Execution

Real-time, transparent share prices
Control, Functionality and deep liquidity
Full Market depth

Advanced-platforms

Advanced
Platforms & Technology

MT4, MT5 with a superior
client portal

Customer-support

24/5 Multilingual Customer Support

Support & personal account managers

Global-exposure

Global Exposure

Low margins and commission +10,000 products on global stocks across 4 continents

Earn-dividends

Earn Dividends

On long positions
No ownership of physical shares necessary

Advantages of Trading Shares CFDs

The advantage of trading shares is that price movement are those of individual shares which can be more volatile, especially during news announcements, providing the trader with market opportunity. Traders can start trading share CFDs to try and profit from rising and falling share prices.

How to Open an Account

Open an account in less than 3 minutes

APPLY
VERIFY
FUND & TRADE
1
2
3
STEP 1
Complete a simple application form.
STEP 2
Upload documents to verify your account.
STEP 3
Fund account with as little as $100 to start trading

How to Open an Account

Open an account in less than 3 minutes

APPLY
STEP 1
Complete a simple application form
1
APPLY
VERIFY
STEP 2
Upload documents to verify your account.
2
VERIFY
FUND & TRADE
STEP 3
Fund account with as little as $100 to start trading
3
FUND & TRADE