Stock & Share Trading

Join City Index and go long or short on company Shares like Barclays, Amazon and Apple.

Speculate on the price movements of thousands of global Shares on an award-winning platform.

  • Spreads from 0.1% on UK Shares
  • Trade on 4500+ global Shares
  • Buy and sell stocks and shares online
or try a risk-free demo account
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Why City Index?

With fast, reliable execution and tight spreads here's why our clients choose
City Index
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Over 38 years' experience in Spread Betting, FX and CFD Trading
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Risk management tools to help protect your positions
Trade on multiple platforms and devices
Actionable buy/sell trade ideas from our research portal
Fast, easy payments and secure withdrawals
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Why trade Shares?

Tax-efficient trading

Pay no UK Capital Gains Tax or Stamp Duty when Spread Betting*

Hedge your portfolio

Use Spread Bets and CFDs to hedge your current investment portfolio

Short the markets

Trade on falling markets (going short) as well as rising markets

Short-term opportunities

Trading opportunities over shorter time periods; minutes, days or weeks
Global Opportunities

Choice of 4500+ Shares

Shares available from UK, Europe, US, Asia and Australia

Trade anytime, anywhere

Trade on desktop, close on mobile, our accounts work on multiple devices

How to trade Shares

If you believe that a share such as Vodafone will rise in price, you can place a buy trade. If the prices rises, you will make a profit for every point that Vodafone moves up. If the market falls, then you will make a loss for every point the share price moves against you. Our trading platform tells you in real-time how much profit or loss you are making.

You can also trade on a falling share price. If you think Vodafone will fall in price, you sell to open the trade. Your position will stay open as long as you want it to, providing you have enough money in your account to cover the margin required to keep your trade open.

With City Index you can trade global shares as a Spread Bet or CFD.

How to trade shares

Create an account in minutes

Step 1

Tell us some details

Complete the application form and you could have access to thousands of global markets in minutes.
Step 2

Fund your account

Once your account is open, you can log in and fund it via debit card, credit card or wire transfer.
Step 3

Start trading

Find the markets you want to trade, or use our analysis tools for trade ideas and inspiration.
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