Owning shares in a company means owning a percentage of that company. If a company has 1,000 shares and you own 500 of these, then you effectively own 50% of that company, entitling you to 50% of the profits of that company.
Share trading has been around in one form or another for as long as companies have been in existence and have been one of the preferred portfolio choices for a large number of investors. Investing directly in shares, however, can be expensive for a number of reasons, key among these the high cost of shares and the lower leverage on offer from traditional stock brokerages.
Take Alphabet (GOOGL) shares for example which recently broke the $1,000 barrier and are still well above the $930 mark. Investing $10,000 would get you ten shares. Good luck profiting from that position.
On TradeFintech, shares are traded as CFDs. The same $10,000 investment would control a far higher number of share contracts, particularly given the higher leverage on offer as well.