CFD trading account

Trade Contracts for Difference (CFDs) on the world’s major indices, oil, natural gas and metal markets.

A CFD is a derivative financial instrument that mirrors the movements of the underlying asset such as an index, energy or a metal. As it is a derivative, traders do not actually own the underlying asset, they just use it to speculate on the price movement.

CFDs are traded on ECN accounts via the MetaTrader 4 platform in the same way as FX markets and are available to all ECN account holders. CFDs allow you to diversify your portfolio by trading a wide range of financial markets on one account with all the benefits of the ECN trading model:

  • Tight floating spreads from 0 pips
  • Fast ECN execution
  • Low margin requirements from 1%
  • No Dealing Desk, no conflict of Interest

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Symbol Description Currency Trading time Size of 1 lot Min. volume
(in lots)
Margin Commission
for 1 lot
(in pips)
Spread
(in pips)
Margin Call/
Stop Out
Indices
#UK100  UK 100 GBP 01:00 - 24:00 10 0.1 1.5% from 4.6 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#GDAXI  Germany 30 EUR 09:00 - 23:00 25 0.1 1.5% from 2.8 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#GDAXIm  Germany 30 (Mini) EUR 09:00 - 23:00 10 0.1 1.0% from 7 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#SPX  US SPX 500 USD 01:00 - 24:00 250 0.1 1.5% from  0.28 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#SPXm  US SPX 500 (Mini) USD 01:00 - 24:00 100 0.1 1.0% from 0.7 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#WS30   Wall Street 30 USD 01:00 - 24:00 10 0.1 1.5% from 0.7 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#WS30m   Wall Street 30 (Mini) USD 01:00 - 24:00 1 0.1 1.0% from 7 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#ESX50   Europe 50 EUR 01:00 - 24:00 10 0.1 2.0% from 7 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#FCHI  France 40 EUR 01:00 - 24:00 10 0.1 2.0% from 7 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#NDX  US Tech 100 USD 01:00 - 24:00 100 0.1 2.0% from 0.7 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#NDXm  US Tech 100 (Mini) USD 01:00 - 24:00 10 0.1 1.0% from 7 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#J225  Japan 225 JPY 01:00 - 24:00 1 000 0.1 2.0% from 0.87 pips from 0 100%
/50%
#AUS200   Australia 200 AUD 01:00 - 24:00 10 0.1 2.0% from 7 pips from 0 100%
/50%
Energies
XTIUSD  US Crude USD 01:00 - 24:00 1 000 0.01 2.0% standard ECN commission from 0 100%
/50%
XBRUSD  UK Brent USD 03:00 - 24:00 1 000 0.01 2.0% standard ECN commission from 0 100%
/50%
XNGUSD   US Natural Gas USD 01:00 - 24:00 10 000 0.1 4.0% standard ECN commission from 0 100%
/50%
Metals
XAUUSD   GOLD vs
US Dollar
USD 01:00 - 24:00 100
troy oz
0.01 depends on account leverage standard ECN commission from 0 100%
/50%
XAGUSD   SILVER vs
US Dollar
USD 01:00 - 24:00 5000
troy oz
0.01 depends on account leverage standard ECN commission from 0 100%
/50%

Trading CFDs is very similar to FX and the examples below show the commission you will pay and how to calculate your profit and loss. 

Example 1
UK100
Buy 1 lot at 6100 and sell at 6105 (a 5-tick move)
Profit = £50 (5 ticks * £10 per tick)
Commission = £4.6

Example 2
UK Brent
Buy 1 Lot at 48.20 and sell at 48.40 (a 20-tick move)
Profit = $200 (20 ticks * $10 per tick)
Commission on an ECN account = $2.41 (48.20*1000*0.005%)