Can you buy stocks on Plus500? Yes, and here's how

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Plus500 launched its Invest platform in June 2021. The platform allows users to invest in real stocks from popular markets.

You can trade stocks on markets such as the US, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Australia, Portugal, Finland, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway.

To trade stocks, ll you need to do is to open a Retail account at Plus500.

Step by step: how to buy stocks on Plus500

Plus500 has only one account type, the Retail account. If you open an account, you will be eligible to trade stocks. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Go to Plus500.com
  2. Click on the white 'Login' button in the top right corner
  3. Enter your registered email address and password to log into your account
  4. Make sure you have funded your account. Go to 'Funds Management' and check if you have made a deposit. If not, make a deposit with an amount of your choice
  5. Once the deposit has arrived, you are good to go
  6. At the top left corner of the platform, search for the 'Plus500' logo. Next to it, there'll be a CFD sign with an arrow. Click on it
  7. Within this menu, you can switch between the CFD and the Invest platform. You can trade stocks on the latter
  8. Click on Invest, and you'll be redirected to the Invest platform
  9. Use the search bar or the country menus on the left to look for the stock you'd like to buy
  10. Select the stock and click on 'Buy'
  11. Set the amount and the order type (i.e. market, limit, or stop)
  12. Preview your order to make sure it is set up right 
  13. Click on 'Buy'

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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Is CFD better than stocks? 

It depends. Having a real stock means you have a real ownership stake in a company. Usually, you pay the full market price of a share whereas a CFD (Contract for Difference) is a contract that allows you to speculate on the price of the underlying asset (i.e. stock). If you buy a CFD, you will not own a stake in the company. Also, it is often a "must" with CFDs to trade on leverage (you borrow money from your broker to invest), which carries a higher degree of risk and can lead to rapid and considerable losses.

Stock trading fees on Plus500
 

Plus500 has generally low stock commissions, especially in US markets. 

Plus500 stock commission for a $2,000 trade
  Plus500 ActivTrades Spreadex
US stock $0.1 - -
UK stock $2.8 - -
German stock $2.4 - -

The stock trading fee (or commission) at Plus500 is volume-based: it's calculated either per share or as a percentage of the trade value, with a minimum. 

Plus500 stock fees
Market Commission Minimum
USA $0.006 / share -
UK 0.045 % of the trade value £2
Germany 0.045 % of the trade value €2
France 0.045 % of the trade value €2
Italy 0.045 % of the trade value €2
Spain 0.06 % of the trade value €2
Portugal 0.075 % of the trade value €6
Ireland 0.075 % of the trade value €5.25
Finland 0.045 % of the trade value €4
Sweden 0.045 % of the trade value SEK 25
Denmark 0.045 % of the trade value DKK 30
Norway 0.055 % of the trade value NOK 37.5
Austria 0.075 % of the trade value €4
Netherlands 0.075 % of the trade value €4
Australia 0.0525 % of the trade value AUD 4.5

 

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Bence András Rózsa

Author of this article

Bence András Rózsa is an experienced broker analyst. Having an MSc in international economy and finance, he focuses on equities, cryptos and newcomer financial services. He also has 2+ years of experience within the brokerage industry specializing in stock- and CFD/forex brokers, crypto providers and robo-advisors.

Bence András Rózsa

Broker Analyst

Bence András Rózsa is an experienced broker analyst. Having an MSc in international economy and finance, he focuses on equities, cryptos and newcomer financial services. He also has 2+ years of experience within the brokerage industry specializing in stock- and CFD/forex brokers, crypto providers and robo-advisors.

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