CFDs in comparison

CFDs are an ideal way to trade the financial markets, combining high leverage with risk management tools and transparent pricing. See how they can bring your trading to life.

Why trade CFDs?

Successful traders know that the most effective trading product is flexible enough to be used whatever your strategy, whatever the market situation. CFDs are an increasingly popular financial instrument, offering a range of advantages compared to other leveraged trading products.

  • Get prices direct from the market, not the market maker. No complex formula to calculate your position, or hidden fees. Just a small spread added to the underlying live price.

  • Make your money work harder with leverage. Our low margin rates give you full exposure to the markets with a 0.25% deposit on forex, and from just 5% on equities.

  • Trade over 15,000 markets. Opportunity is easier to find when you can take advantage of rising and falling prices 24-hours a day, five days a week.

  • Trade without expiry dates. CFDs are open ended, so you can close your trade when the time is right. Not when it’s running out.

  • Protect your capital with flexible risk tools. Or risk your profit. Use trailing stops to lock in gains, and guaranteed stop orders to put an absolute limit on potential losses.

Comparison table

Benefits CFD Structured products Warrants Futures
Short-selling

 

 

 

 

Transparency of pricing (DMA)

 

 

 

 

Guaranteed stop orders

 

 

 

 

Low margins

 

 

 

 

Wide range of order types

 

 

 

 

Open ended contract

 

 

 

 

24-hour trading

 

 

 

 

Low transaction costs

 

 

 

 

 

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