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AUD-denominated CFDs

AUD-denominated CFDs on our most popular markets

Why trade AUD-denominated CFDs?

  • Trade overseas markets in AUD to avoid currency exposure and conversion fees

  • Available on indices as well as metals and energies

  • Use our mobile and tablet apps to trade whatever the time, wherever you are

  • Apply orders to manage your risk, without constantly monitoring your positions

Trade AUD-denominated CFDs with IG

AUD-denominated stock indices

Trading AUD-denominated index CFDs gives you access to our most popular overseas markets, these include:

  • FTSE® 100 Cash
  • Wall Street Cash
  • Germany 30 Cash
  • Japan 225 Cash
  • Hong Kong Cash HS42
  • China H-Shares Cash
  • China A50 Cash
  • US SPX500 Cash
  • US Tech 100 Cash
  • India 50 Cash

NZD-denominated CFDs

We also offer NZD-denominated CFD contracts on popular indices, metal and energy commodities.

Find out more in our product details

AUD-denominated commodities

Trading AUD-denominated commodity CFDs gives you access to our most popular overseas metal and energy commodity markets, these include:

  • US Light Crude
  • Natural Gas
  • Spot Gold
  • Spot Silver

AUD-denominated CFD example

Opening the CFD position

It’s early in October and our quote for the FTSE® 100 Cash is 5586/5587. You think UK stocks are going to climb higher and decide to buy five mini contracts at 5587 (one contract is the equivalent of £2 per index point). As with all our stock index CFDs, there is no commission to pay.

To open your position, you supply a margin of £279.33 (0.5% x 5586.5 points x 5 cotracts x £2). This means you will make or lose £10 for every point the sell price rises above or falls below 5587.

The GBP/AUD exchange rate on the day is 1.75.

Monitoring the CFD position

A week later, the FTSE® 100 Cash has risen to 5662/5663. You believe UK stocks will continue to climb higher and decide to keep your position open.

The GBP/AUD exchange rate on the day remains at 1.75.

Running gross profit on trade:
Opening level 5587
Current level 5662
Difference 75

Your running gross profit in GBP is £750 (75 points x 5 contracts x £2 per point)
Your running gross profit in AUD is A$1312.50 (£750 x 1.75)

To calculate the net result you also have to include interest and dividend adjustments. Interest adjustments are applied daily to stock index trades in exactly the same way as to Share CFDs. Dividend adjustments are applied whenever a stock in the relevant index goes ex-dividend. For more information see product details.

Closing the CFD position

Another week later, the FTSE® 100 Cash has not moved and remains at 5662/5664. You now believe UK stocks will retreat in the near term and decide to close your position.

Over the course of the week, the pound has depreciated against the Australian dollar. The GBP/AUD exchange rate is now 1.58.

Your closing gross profit in GBP is £750 (as calculated above)
Your closing gross profit in AUD is now A$1185 (£750 x 1.58)

Due to the new exchange rate, the gross amount made on the trade ($A1185) is less than the running gross profit calculated in the previous week (A$1312.50).

Using AUD-denominated contracts to avoid currency risk

Any profit or loss made on the FTSE® 100 Cash will be exposed to the currency rate fluctuation between the pound and the Australian dollar. You can avoid this currency risk with our AUD-denominated CFD contracts.

*For Trader Accounts

Indices

Commodities

Metals/ Energies

Spread from

Spot Gold 0.3 points
Spot Silver (5000oz) 2.5 points
Oil - US Crude 3 points
Natural Gas 12 points


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