The amount an investor generates annually as a percentage from their investment in a share. Calculated by dividing the dividend payment per share by the share price.
Other Trading Basics
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
This is where shareholders meet each year to vote on the various decisions a company needs to make.
Contract for difference.
An OTC financial derivative where the counterparties agree to exchange the change in a price.
No underlying assets are exchanged.
After-hours trading involves buying or selling securities outside of specified trading hours.
However, trading after hours may offer less liquidity, as fewer traders are operating at these times and spread betting firms may offer wider spreads as fluctuations can occur during these times.
Start learning now
Learn the skills needed to trade the markets on our Trading for Beginners course.