Online trading -
Share trading
Easy and clear

Welcome to the stock market

Welcome to online trading with flatex, one of Germany’s best-known online brokers! The internet means that exchange trading is now also attractive for private investors, regardless of whether you are interested in day trading or in trading CFDs. Online trading means quickly executing transactions anytime and anywhere using a computer, and under favourable conditions. But, this also means that you have access to share prices, market analyses and the tried and tested strategies of successful traders, which you can adapt for your own purposes.

Online trading: Here’s how it works

Choose an online broker that you can trust: flatex is not only a low-cost partner, but also a partner with a great deal of experience and excellent market knowledge. You, as the trader, submit an order to your broker who forwards this to your selected stock exchange. For Germany and for trading German shares, this trading centre is generally Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s electronic trading platform. It covers over 95% of the trading volume. The orders are executed completely electronically.

A clear trading platform, a transparent and cheap pricing model and numerous free offers make flatex your perfect stock market partner. As an online broker, you can use flatex to request a certain number of real-time prices free of charge, manage a free cash and securities account and also make changes or delete orders for free.

You have to decide what the share prices are telling you; but flatex’s services are assured: online trading clear and affordable.

Buy and sell – everything immediately in real-time

You need to be quick to profit! With flatex, you don’t lose any time and can make decisions with a single click – and based on real-time prices: if you access a share offer in over-the-counter direct trading, you can immediately see what the order would cost you and decide whether to buy or sell at the click of a button.

Generate profit with little investment

You don’t need much to trade with flatex: Online access obviously, a bit of time, some money and a securities account, which you can open with us – free of charge. We do not require a minimum deposit. Contemporary Share trading at the click of a button, easy and straightforward – this is what distinguishes us as Germany’s cheapest online broker.

Learn how to trade with the flatex demo account

Take a close look at the flatex trading platform and learn how to trade under realistic conditions. Our demo account lets you gain initial experience – but with a virtual application.

If the demo account meets your requirements and expectations of online trading, take the leap and simply open a cash and securities account with flatex. Complete the online application to open the account/securities account  in just a few minutes. This is followed by a verification of identity by POSTIDENT procedure or even quicker using our video verification of identity. The access data for the online securities account is then received by post. Log in and use the huge range of trading opportunities provided by the online broker flatex. Trade shares, subscription warrants, certificates, bonds and investment funds as well as CFDs and foreign exchange (forex). You can choose from all of the German trading floors and numerous international stock exchanges as trading venues. Trading  via Xetra is also possible. If you decide on over-the-counter direct trading, flatex lets you choose from a range of renowned trading partners. You decide on transacting a buy or sell independently based on your capital with no necessary minimum deposit.

How online brokerage via flatex works - easy, fast and afforable.

Trading floor: stages that mean the world to us. And to you.

Easy, fast and cheap – how share trading works with flatex. flatex offers you a whole range of options for accumulating money: flatex lets you easily, quickly and affordably transact all on-exchange and over-the counter trades. Our portfolio ranges from shares, subscription warrants, certificates and bonds through to 5,000 tradeable investment funds from 86 investment companies. You can also trade CFDs. Choose between trading on Xetra, all German trading floors, a huge number of international trading platforms as well as over-the-counter direct trading with numerous renowned trading partners.

Investors do it easy with flatex online brokerage.
This is confirmed by comparisons.

We are the perfect place for you as a private investor: online trading with flatex, one of Germany’s best-known online brokers is easy, quick and cheap. On-exchange or over-the-counter – executing transactions pays off here, as flatex lets you make more money with little investment. Our favourable conditions for day traders and long-term investors effortlessly withstand any comparison. flatex customers always benefit from the best conditions. In contrast to many other online brokers, we offer an order fee that is always fixed and does not depend on the order volume. This applies in Germany and internationally, for on-exchange as well as over-the-counter trading. Additional exchange fees may be charged depending on the trading platform. No minimum deposit exists; the same is true for limit fees and so-called custodian fees.

By way of comparison: for the online brokerage offer of branch banks, the fees rise depending on the order volume. Normal banks demand a high price to manage this kind of securities account with high transaction costs and expensive investment consulting services. The bottom line is that these costs minimise your profit.

So how is flatex able to offer you cheap online securities trading? flatex does not have expensive branches and also does not offer any consulting-intensive investment and financing models or interest on credit balances. We focus on what’s important – giving you the cheapest possible trading opportunities.

Something that we do not skimp on is our customer service. This starts with a user-friendly, easy-to-use trading interface and continues with easily accessible contact partners. Our internet site also provides video instructions and an extensive FAQ area, which contains responses to many of your questions.

Our transparent and fair fee model has also won several awards. flatex has been distinguished by various specialist magazines and consumers and, in 2016, was awarded the “Broker of the year” at the broker selection. flatex was also awarded the “Handelsblatt” “Best Online Broker” quality seal the previous year. flatex was also a front-runner in cost-effectiveness in comparisons by “Stiftung Warentest” and “Finanztest”. But nothing beats taking the time to convince yourself!

What fees should I expect in online trading with flatex?

flatex offers online trading at unbeatable low-cost conditions and a transparent pricing policy: with a clear and consistent low-cost pricing model, straightforward trading interface and free cash and securities account management.

One order fee for everyone and everything.
5 euros is all that we ask – we do not charge any more for on-exchange trading on German and many international stock exchanges. The flat order fee applies for all transactions but does not include exchange fees. In over-the-counter direct trading, you can trade with flatex for a volume-independent flat fee of 5.90 euros per order. flatex therefore provides the proof that online trading does not need to be expensive. By way of comparison: For securities orders with renowned banks or savings banks, the fees rise depending on the order volume. Only flatex offers you outstanding cost-effectiveness in the truest sense of the word: This offer has already won us the award for the cheapest discount broker multiple times.

Stripped to the bare essentials. To increase your profit.

If our cheap fees have you looking for a catch, you can relax: there is none. At flatex, you only have to do without one thing, and that all the unnecessary bells and whistles. We don’t charge you for extras that you never even use. This is based on a very simple concept: We do not maintain an expensive network of branches and only maintain a single Web Branch. We also do not offer you any consultation-intensive investment or financing models. If you open an account with flatex, you don’t pay any account or securities account management fees, no limit fees and there’s no minimum deposit. External costs, such as exchange fees, only arise depending on the trading platform and are always transparently displayed. We do all of this to make sure that you as a trader have the flexibility to make spontaneous decisions.

flatex as an online broker offers an unbeatable low-cost platform for professional online trading, which makes online brokerage child’s play with an extremely low and standardised pricing system. Easily trade shares, etc., at an extremely low cost with a flat-rate order fee of 5 euros on all transactions, plus exchange fees. In addition, you have the opportunity to trade for a flat 5.90 euros in over-the-counter direct trading. Your cash and securities account are also administered by our custodian flatex Bank AG free of charge.

Whether short- or long-term: online trading with flatex is attractive for day traders and long-term investors

Your optimal broker for day trading
Online trading also makes day trading possible for private investors. However, they cannot execute their securities transactions themselves. You need a partner that knows the ropes, who provides good advice and who offers the optimum conditions for reliable and fast trading. flatex is your online broker who not only supports you in day trading but, thanks to numerous free offers, also ensures that your risk of loss is kept as low as possible. Get rid of time delays and benefit from an attractive real-time service: when you open a cash account/securities account with flatex, we offer you 50 real-time price requests free plus an additional 25 free real-time price requests a month. In addition, you are credited 10 further real-time price requests for every order you execute.

We enable every investor to trade securities on Xetra, all German trading floors, international stock exchanges as well as with our over-the-counter direct trading partners. Besides this, flatex also lets you trade CFDs. Whether you consider yourself a day trader or simply want to trade securities online - flatex offers you a quick, easy and cheap trading platform.

Invested for the long term.

Investment funds and ETFs are ideal for longer-term savings plans. flatex gives you the choice of over 5,000 investment funds from 86 investment companies – and you receive a discount of 50% on the issue surcharge on almost all funds. Systematically build your wealth with fund savings plans: flatex lets you start a fund savings plan from just 50 euros a month, where you determine the term and amount yourself. Your account is opened with our custodian flatex Bank AG.

CFDs – simply clever.

Besides trading in securities, flatex also lets you trade CFDs. CFDs or contracts for difference do not have a term limit and belong to the group of derivative financial instruments. You can speculate on the price changes of shares, commodities, indices, interest rate products or currencies without actually owning these yourself. And that’s precisely the key advantage: as CFD trading does not require you to buy the underlying product, you as an investor can trade with a relatively low capital outlay. Take long or short positions to speculate on rising or falling prices and use the opportunity to strike at the right time and profit from the resulting difference.

Your discount broker flatex makes CFD and securities trading easy for everyone.

CFDs for beginners – the flatex demo account

Despite the opportunities for great profits, CFD trading also involves a certain amount of risk due to its large leverage effect. As a result, we recommend that private investors, especially those who may not previously have had a much experience with the stock market, create a CFD demo account. At flatex you have the opportunity to test the trading platform without commitment and free of charge. We provide you with EUR 10,000 of “play money” for this purpose.
Registration for the CFD demo account

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