Plus 500 Plus 500 is a trading platform for trading CFDs on shares, indices, commodities, ETFs and Options.
They are listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and sponsor Athletico Madrid Football team.
Here we have a look in more detail at what you can trade on the Plus 500 platform:
You can trade share CFDs from over 20 countries including the USA, Germany, UK, France and many more.
In terms of the UK market, that means FTSE 100 stocks like Barclays, Next and Rolls-Royce as well as newcomers such as Ocado and Royal Mail.
The great thing about trading is that you go short or long on shares, depending on how you see the various companies in question.
There are no exchange commissions with Plus 500 and you save 0.5% compared to a traditional UK share purchase.
In addition, you can trade shares on leverage, meaning you only have to deposit a certain percentage of the cost of purchasing the share outright, giving you more potential capital to trade with.
However, be warned that you don’t become over-leveraged as that can lead to difficulties. Make sure you only trade on leverage what you definitely can afford and don’t become over-exposed should the market turn against you.
To guard against that, you can set stop losses and profit targets so that you position is closed if the stock reaches a certain price.
Some of the most exciting markets to trade are commodities. You can trade everything from oil to gold, coffee and sugar, plus many more.
With commodities having hit very low levels in recent times, there may be some bargains at current prices as demand may well increase in coming years. Or perhaps you think there is still lower to go in the commodities markets, with China’s economy still in difficulty and with a glut in oversupply.
Whatever your views, Plus 500 offers a great place to trade a wide range of commodity markets.
There are a broad range of indices available to trade on Plus 500, including the FTSE 100, S&P500, DAX, CAC, Nasdaq and many more.
Indices represent an attractive option for lots of people as they represent trading a range of different companies together as one instrument. So you may have a feeling about the general direction of the market, being a bear or bull, rather than having a particular view about a specific company.
Indices have been very volatile in recent times with turbulent global markets, so there are opportunities for the shrewd investor!
The forex markets are the largest traded markets in the world, with over $4 trillion traded each day. Forex markets operate 24 hours per day.
Plus 500 have very low margins on their Forex markets, with just 2 pips on the EUR/USD for example.
Plus 500 offer a good number of forex markets to choose from, including the main markets such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD and EUR/JPY as well as more exotic markets such as AUD/CHF and GBP/NOK.
There is also excellent leverage offered – with up to 1:200 available. So you could theoretically start trading with as little as £200 to trade the equivalent of £40,000 – although again, be careful not to over-leverage yourself!
They also have a free trading platform and plenty of professional graphs for you to take advantage of in your trading.
An ETF is an exchange traded fund and there are plenty of options with Plus 500.
There are low spreads and Plus 500 does not charge dealing commissions on ETFs. Leverage is also good with levels up to 1:100 available.
With Plus 500 you can get Call or Put options CFD on the Dax 30, S&P500, CAC 40, MIB 40, AEX 25.
Again the spreads are low and there is no commission charged.
About Plus 500
Plus500 UK Ltd is based in London and Plus 500 is one of the highest rated CFD trading apps on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. It is simple to use yet has many advanced features.
The company was founded in 2008 and has been pioneering in many developments in the trading of financial markets. They launched the first Bitcoin CFD in the world in 2013 and introduced a “guaranteed stop” facility in 2014.
Plus500 UK Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 509909). Plus500 CY LTD is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (License No. 250/14). Plus500AU Pty Ltd, AFSL #417727 issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is authorized to issue these products to Australian residents. You do not own or have any right to the underlying assets.