Corporate Action

Trading Basics

Corporate Action

An event that requires approval or notification of the shareholders of a business. Paying dividend or a rights issue are corporate actions.

Other Trading Basics

CFD

Contract for difference.

An OTC financial derivative where the counterparties agree to exchange the change in a price.

No underlying assets are exchanged.

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AIM

Alternative Investment Market. A small cap stock market in the UK.

Lighter listing rules reduce the costs for the companies listing and seeking external equity finance.

A good starting point for growth companies not quite ready for the main LSE.

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