The broker FBS has announced the expansion of its list of trading instruments that includes the addition of new stocks from UK markets, which increases the opportunities for traders who want to access other markets besides Forex.

In total, 30 new stocks have been added for trading, giving the investor the opportunity to further diversify an investment portfolio and earn more returns in other markets.

The new shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). They are available for trading from 16:00 to 24:00 GMT time. At the moment, the trader will only be able to trade with these instruments on the Metatrader 5 platform, an improved version of Metatrader 4.

You can find more information about the online broker FBS and its Forex and CFD brokerage services in the following guide about this company: FBS Broker Review

The full list of new stocks in FBS is shown below:

CompanyInstrument (symbol on MT5)
Anglo American Plc#AAL
Associated British Foods PLC#ABF
Antofagasta Plc#ANTO
Barclays PLC#BARC
British American Tobacco PLC#BATS
BHP Group PLC (LSE)#BHPB
BP PLC#BP
BT Group PLC#BT
Centrica Plc#CNA
Diageo PLC#DGE
Easyjet Plc#EZJ
Glencore PLC (LSE)#GLEN
GlaxoSmithKline PLC#GSK
HSBC Holdings PLC#HSBA
International Airlines Group SA / IAG [LSE]#IAG
ITV Plc#ITV
Kingfisher Plc#KGF
Legal & General Group Plc#LGEN
Lloyds Banking Group PLC#LLOY
Wm Morrison Supermarkets#MRW
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B#RDSB
Rio Tinto PLC#RIO
Sainsbury (J) Plc#SBRY
Tesco PLC#TSCO
Taylor Wimpey Plc#TW
Unilever PLC#ULVR
Vodafone Group PLC#VOD
WPP Plc#WPP
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC#RKT
AstraZeneca PLC#AZN

Shares trading in FBS

It is important to understand how we can trade stocks on FBS. Unlike other brokers, such as eToro, FBS does not offer the direct buying and selling of shares on the stock market. What it offers are CFDs (Contracts For Difference) on shares. CFDs are OTC derivative instruments that allow the trader to speculate on the rise and fall of the price of different underlying assets or markets, like stocks, but without investing directly in them.

The following is a definition of CFDs:

A Contract For Difference (CFD) can be defined as a contract between two parties to exchange the difference between the purchase price and the sale price of any financial asset, including currency pairs, commodities, stocks and commodities, for example. More information on: What are CFDs

In CFD trades with FBS, the trader can not only earn from price fluctuations, but also obtain dividends on the shares that pay these on the corresponding dates.

More instruments mean more opportunities to diversify and make money in different markets. The full list of stocks offered by FBS, as well as the dividend schedule and instrument specifications, are available on its website via the following link: