Is CFD trading for me?

If you’re knowledgeable about the financial markets and actively trade them, CFDs could be an essential part of your strategy

I’m new to trading

CFD trading gives you the opportunity to deal on thousands of financial markets without the need for large amounts of money to get started.

No stamp duty to pay**
Low commissions on shares and only the spread on most other markets
Gain full exposure by putting down a small initial deposit
Take advantage of rising and falling markets
Take a position on forex, indices, shares, commodities and more
Please be aware that CFD trading is not suitable for everyone as it can result in losses which exceed your deposits.

I’m a shares trader

With CFDs, you can use your existing knowledge and approach to researching the stock market to diversify your portfolio with stock indices, sectors and more.

CFD trading can be used to make your investment capital go further (via leverage) and protect your physical portfolio (by hedging).

No stamp duty and the ability to offset losses against future profits as a tax deduction**
Potentially profit from falling and rising prices
Trade UK and international shares from the same account
Trade inside the market spread using direct market access
Short-sell to protect your physical portfolio from adverse movements
Be confident that we try to find the best prices, which we source from primary exchanges and dark pools of liquidity
CFDs are traded in the same notional amounts as the underlying market, so there’s no need to learn a new trading language
You still get dividends from share CFDs
Be aware that CFD trading is not suitable for everyone as it involves leverage, which can result in losses which exceed your deposits.

I’m a forex trader

If you’re an active forex trader you’ll already benefit from leverage on your forex trades. By trading forex as a CFD with us, you gain a range of other benefits too.

ProRealTime – deal from technical charts
Metatrader 4 – automate your strategies
Forex Direct – trade directly into the exchange and get inside the spread
Leverage – our margin starts at 0.5%
Guaranteed Stops place an absolute limit on your risk, no matter how volatile the market1
Access to digital 100s – daily opportunities for extremely short-term forex trading
No requotes on your forex trades when using our technology*
Stay on top of the FX markets with our range of mobile dealing apps
Discover opportunities beyond currency pairs; access 10,000 markets from the same account
As with any leveraged product, you should be aware that trading forex via a CFD may not be suitable for everyone as it can result in losses that exceed your deposits.

I trade other markets

Commodities
Go long or short on energies, metals and agriculturals
Choose from a range of contracts
Good for speculative traders, hedgers and producers

Options
One of the most comprehensive options markets in the industry
Take daily, weekly, quarterly and future positions

ETPs
Trade on exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded commodities
Track a basket of shares or goods with a single transaction
Continuous pricing lets you trade at any time during market hours

I’m an indices trader

If you already trade stock indices, CFD trading can give you 24-hour access to a wide range of cash and futures markets.

Trade more than 30 global indices
Spreads from 1 point on majors, including the FTSE 100
24-hour dealing
Take a position on entire sectors, including banking, retail and mining
Greater flexibility – chose your position size for standard or mini contracts
Benefit from no expiry dates on cash CFDs
Mobile and tablet apps to trade and track your positions on the go
Low margin rates to help your investment capital go further
Round-the-clock support
Please be aware that CFDs are leveraged products and losses can exceed your deposits.

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