The Basics and Terminology

What stocks are available?
We have more than 3,300 stocks and ETFs to trade on Stake. To ensure that there is volume and interest in the share, generally, only companies or funds that...
Mon, 18 Dec, 2017 at 1:12 PM
What is a watchlist?
Your list of shares you want to track and follow. Click the heart button on any tile or product to add it to your watchlist. You can access your watchlist i...
Tue, 7 Nov, 2017 at 4:39 PM
Why is number of shares estimated when I submit an order?
As you are making a market order, there is no guarantee that the market will be the same when your order makes it to the stock exchange. If you send an or...
Tue, 7 Nov, 2017 at 4:39 PM
How do I buy a share?
1. Search for and discover the shares for you. 2. Add the shares and the dollar amount you want to buy to your Shares Cart 3. Log in or sign up  4. F...
Tue, 7 Nov, 2017 at 4:39 PM
How do I sell my shares?
You can sell your shares at any time. Just login and view your portfolio from your Dashboard tab - you will see the "-"  (sell button) on the righ...
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017 at 12:38 PM
What is a share/stock?
 A share/stock is an equity investment. When you invest in a stock, you have an ownership stake in the company that issued it. An individual’s stock ownersh...
Tue, 7 Nov, 2017 at 4:39 PM
What is an ETF?
So you can invest in any idea or theme that suits, big asset managers package up those ideas into one fund which is then broken up into units (the ETF) for ...
Tue, 7 Nov, 2017 at 4:39 PM
What is Direct Market Access (DMA)?
Direct Market Access - Wikipedia says this better than us.... "Direct market access (DMA) is a term used in financial markets to describe electronic t...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 10:51 AM
What is a limit order?
A limit order sets the maximum or minimum share price at which you are willing to buy or sell shares - the order will only be executed at the specified pric...
Tue, 7 Nov, 2017 at 4:39 PM
What is a stop order?
A stop order is an order to buy or sell a share which will be processed as a market order when it reaches a particular point. An example of this is when...
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018 at 10:19 AM