Contracts for difference (CFDs) allow you to open a contract for the difference in price of an asset, from the point of opening to when you close
- Importantly, CFDs are a leveraged product. This means you only have to put down a small deposit for a much larger market exposure.
- Leverage comes with significant benefits and risks: your investment capital can go further, but you can also lose more than your initial deposit.
With CFDs you can take a position on the future value of an asset whether you think it will go up or down. While this means the product is very flexible, it also requires a high level of risk management.
It’s important to remember you’re trading contracts with us, not physically trading in the underlying market. This means you don’t actually own any assets.
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We set a price for a contract based on the underlying market, which you can buy or sell
With each market you are given a ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ price either side of the underlying market price. You can trade on a market to go up (known as ‘buying’ or ‘going long’), or you can trade on it to go down (known as ‘selling’ or ‘going short’).
- Active traders
- Traders wishing to hedge their portfolio
- Traders looking to add flexibility to their investment capital, through leverage
We are committed to being transparent about our costs and charges.
- You only pay a commission charge for share CFDs
- In other markets all you pay is the spread (the difference between the buy and sell prices)
- Small charge to fund positions overnight
- Small premium for guaranteed stops
What is leverage?
Leverage enables you to gain a large exposure to a financial market while only tying up a relatively small amount of your capital. In this way, leverage magnifies the scope for both gains and losses.
Is leveraged trading risky?
Even though you only put up a relatively small amount of capital to open a position, your profit or loss is based on the full value of the position. Therefore, the amount you gain or lose could be relatively large compared to your initial outlay.
Can I control my exposure to risk?
Yes. We offer a range of tools to help you manage your open positions and control your risk exposure.
Develop a trading plan, and stick to it
A trading plan can help you clearly define and achieve your overall financial trading goals.
Start slowly, and build your skills and expertise
If you’re new to leveraged products, you can get used to how leverage works by trading in small sizes while you develop your understanding.
Understand the markets you want to trade on
Ensure you understand the factors that influence different markets so you can base your trading strategies on the most relevant information.
Monitor your open positions
Ideally you’d be able to constantly monitor your open positions and react to market movements. Practically, however, this is often difficult.
Use stops and limits to protect against sudden market movements
Sudden market movements can cost you if you aren’t able to react immediately. Automated risk management tools can save you time and money.
Improve your success rate by learning more about the markets you’re trading on and exploring new trading strategies.