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Hi guys,

One basic question: when you buy a share (for any company, in US, Canada or Europe) you buy a real share (and you own it)? Or do you buy "on leverage" without owning (like in forex)? For example, if I buy Amazon or Apple or Coca-Cola, will i own those share and be entitled to have dividends?

Thanks a lot!

 

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This would depend on the account type you are referring to. Are you talking about leveraged accounts like CFD (or spread betting for the UK) or a share dealing account? 

On the leveraged offering you hold a contract on the price action.
On share dealing you own the stock, but via a custodian account model type. 

Let me know if you would like a further clarification. 

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Hi James, thanks a lot for these details.

If I understood this correctly, it means all shares are "dealing", right? Because CFDs are mostly about Forex or commodities, not shares. But I am 99% sure about this, not 100% :)

so let's say you choose Microsoft, or Coca-Cola, for example. You buy shares, you own them; correct?

And it there a ticker/sign/mark/whatever, to tell you when you select a share if it's 'dealing' or 'leverage'(contract)?

 

 

 

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Hi @Britcoin,  the type of trade will depend on the account you are using to trade on, so trading shares on a share dealing account you will be buying/selling shares without leverage. To use leverage to buy/sell shares you will need a spread betting account or a CFD account.

Here is a 20 min video on leveraged accounts and the difference between them and non leveraged accounts.

https://www.ig.com/uk/ig-academy/sessions/webinar-video?bctid=5323838037001

 

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