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Trading financial products on margin carries a high degree of risk and is not suitable for all investors. Please ensure you fully understand the risks and take appropriate care to manage your risk.

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Santander stock

The most popular and up-and-rising shares.

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About

History

Differences between Investing vs Trading

About

History

Differences between Investing vs Trading

The Santander Group, also known as Banco Santander, is a multinational financial company founded in 1857. Based in Madrid, Spain, the Santander history books show that it was initially a retail bank. It acquired Grupo Financiero InverMexico in 1996 and, following a merger with Banco Central Hispano (BCH) in 1999, Santander became one of the largest banking corporations in the world.

However, the initial merger was far from smooth. Disagreements resulted in BCH executives leaving the newly merged company, an incident that affected the Santander share price. The company’s fortunes soon rebounded and, through several acquisitions between 2000 and 2012, it became a multinational.

In 2013, Santander shares received another bump after the company acquired 51% of Spain’s largest consumer finance business, El Corte Ingles. This deal and many others have helped Santander achieve a total market capitalisation of more than $69 billion on the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market.

The Santander share price history started in 1988. Santander shares traded at $0.077 and didn’t break the $1 mark until 1995. Since then, Santander shares have undergone a series of bullish and bearish periods, most notably during the 2008 financial crisis.

With the global banking sector hit by the biggest financial downswing since the Great Depression, the Santander share price dropped almost 800%. Santander shares rallied as the global economy stabilised and, by 2010, they’d almost returned to pre-recession levels. Today, the Santander share price remains significantly higher than it was once the company started trading in 1988.

Why trade Santander shares? Deciding whether to trade or invest comes down to whether or not you want to own the underlying asset. Investing requires you to buy stock. That means you own the shares and, in turn, a piece of the company. If the value of Santander shares increases from the point you invested, you’ll make money. If they don’t, your investment will lose value.

Trading is different. You’re speculating on Santander share price movements, rather than buying the underlying asset. This means you can go long or short and make a profit if Santander shares increase or decrease in value. That’s why some people opt to trade Santander share price, rather than invest.

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* The spreads provided are a reflection of the time-weighted average. Though Skilling attempts to provide competitive spreads during all trading hours, clients should note that these may vary and are susceptible to underlying market conditions. The above is provided for indicative purposes only. Clients are advised to check important news announcements on our Economic Calendar, which may result in the widening of spreads, amongst other instances.

The above spreads are applicable under normal trading conditions. Skilling has the right to amend the above spreads according to market conditions as per the 'Terms and Conditions'.

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Why Trade [[data.name]]

Make the most of price fluctuations - no matter what direction the price swings and without capital restrictions that come with buying the underlying asset.

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Capitalise on rising prices (go long)

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Capitalise on falling prices (go short)

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Trade with leverage
Hold larger positions than the cash you have at your disposal

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Trade on volatility
No need to own the asset

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No commissions
Just low spreads

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Manage risk with in-platform tools
Ability to set take profit and stop loss levels

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