Home Trading

Trading

To receive reduced rates of tax on income from US shares, please complete a W-8BEN form which can be found in the WebTrader.

Yes, this is possible for all stocks listed on the Euronext exchange. The company itself has to offer the possibility as well of course. If you want to make use of this option, please send a message to ca.en@degiro.ch. Per dividend settlement DEGIRO will charge an administrative fee of €7,50. The request for the stock dividend has to be sent within three working days after the ex-dividend date.

If you did not receive a confirmation by mail within two working days after sending your request, please contact DEGIRO at ca.en@degiro.ch.

The below list indicates the exchanges that you can short sell on of the exchanges DEGIRO offers trading on. Please note that this list is indicative and changes can be made at any given time.

It is possible that DEGIRO does not offer short selling for a specific security that trades on an exchange to which DEGIRO offers this service. It could be that the security in question cannot be borrowed. In this case, you will receive a message explaining this rejection at the time of the order placement.

Athens Stock Exchange not checked
Australian Securities Exchange not checked
Bolsa de Madrid checked
Borsa Italiana S.p.A. checked
Börse Frankfurt checked
Budapest Stock Exchange not checked
Euronext Amsterdam checked
Euronext Brussel checked
Euronext Lisbon checked
Euronext Paris checked
Hong Kong Stock Exchange not checked
Irish Stock Exchange checked
Istanbul Stock Exchange not checked
London Stock Exchange checked
NASDAQ, NYSE, NYSE MKT (AMEX), NYSE Arca not checked
OMX Copenhagen checked
OMX Helsinki checked
OMX Stockholm checked
Oslo Stock Exchange checked
Prague Stock Exchange not checked
Singapore Exchange not checked
SIX Swiss Exchange checked
Tokyo Stock Exchange not checked
Toronto Stock Exchange not checked
Toronto Ventures Exchange not checked
Vienna Stock Exchange checked
Warsaw Stock Exchange not checked
Xetra checked

DEGIRO works with a portfolio based margin model to establish the risk of the entire investment portfolio.

 

For the calculation of the risk on options DEGIRO uses an option valuation model. The category of a Financial Instrument indicates how much risk the DEGIRO margin model attributes to the Financial Instrument. Shares are categorized from A to D. For shares with category A, an Event risk of 62.50% applies in a Trader Profile. In the Active Profile, the Event risk is 83.75% for a long and short position in category A. Below you will find an overview of the categories and risks:

 

Trader
 ABCDEFGHIJno category
Long62,50%81,25%99,00%99,00%6,25%12,50%18,75%25,00%31,25%99,00%99,00%
Short62,50%125,00%250,00%375,00%6,25%12,50%18,75%25,00%31,25%375,00%375,00%
Active
 ABCDEFGHIJno category
Long83,75%83,75%99,00%99,00%83,75%83,75%83,75%83,75%83,75%99,00%99,00%
Short83,75%125,00%250,00%375,00%83,75%83,75%83,75%83,75%83,75%375,00%375,00%

Please note that for an Active profile, when a product is a direct derivative of an index (such as an AEX future), then the margin percentages of the Trader profile are used. For category A, this would be 62.50% category E 6.25%, etc. For ETFs tracking an index, this is not the case.

For more information on the way in which DEGIRO manages risk, please refer to our Investment Portfolio Risk Handbook.

Yes, certainly. In order to trade in futures, you will require an 'Active' or 'Trader' account which you can upgrade to as soon as you have completed registration and logged in.

Yes. You can take short positions both intra-day and overnight. You can go short in various products and on a multitude of stock exchanges. If you go short, you sell the shares that you do not hold, with the aim of buying these back later at a lower price. All of the administration duties associated with borrowing shares are handled automatically by DEGIRO. In order to take a short position you will require an ‘Active‘ or ‘Trader‘ account which you can upgrade to as soon as you have completed registration and logged in.

American options are now available. Please refer to the ‘Products and Markets‘ page on our website for all option markets currently available. To trade in options you will require an ‘Active‘ or ‘Trader‘ account which you can upgrade to as soon as you have completed registration and logged in.

Currently transaction tax is charged for the purchase of French, Irish, Italian, and UK shares and the selling of Greek shares.

 

The tax is only levied for transactions in French companies with a market capitalisation of over 1 billion Euros. For Italian companies the minimum market capitalisation is 500 million Euros.

 

Stamp Duty is charged for transactions on UK exchanges, with some exceptions.

 

An overview of the exact amount can be found here.

Dividend payments from stock positions will be paid to your account with any applicable withholding taxes deducted. On Pay Date the respective value will reserved to your account and booked shortly after.

You have the possibility to invest on almost all stock exchanges worldwide, for a full list of available markets please refer to Products & Markets.

Note: Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your deposit. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience.

Note:
Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your deposit. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience.