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Contracts for Difference (CFDs)

Main features and benefits

  • Make money whether the market goes up or down (going long/short)
  • Trade equities on underlying market prices with no additional bid-ask spread
  • Access to Large Pools of Liquidity
  • Access to MTFs & Dark Pools
  • Access to Small Cap Stocks / AIM
  • Utilise Direct Market Access (DMA) functionaility - Level 2 trading data
  • No position expiry – hold for as long as you choose
  • No Widened Spread
  • Not Subjected to Re-Quotes
  • No stamp duty is currently payable
  • Trade Using only a Small Deposit

About CFDs

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are an invaluable instrument for investors trading on the financial markets, magnifying the trader’s buying power. A CFD is a contract on an underlying asset (for example, a share price, commodity or currency) to pay or receive the difference between the opening price and the closing price of the underlying asset.

CFDs allow you to trade in the financial markets without actually owning the underlying asset on which the CFD is based.

You can make money from CFDs whether the market (e.g. a share price) moves up or down. This is known as ‘going long’ (making money when the market rises) and ‘going short’ (making money when the market falls). Of course, if the market moves against you (e.g. it goes down when you went long) you’ll make a loss, much like conventional types of trading (e.g. share trading). You can perfect your trading strategy with our CFD platform trial before committing funds.

In the UK, CFD trading is popular due to the pricing benefits it offers over spread betting and the flexibility it offers over traditional derivatives, like options and futures. At Accendo Markets, we provide multi-venue trading (including BATS, CHI-X and Turquoise) to CFD traders. When placing equity orders, this means that a CFD trader can select the exchange offering the best price. Under certain conditions, this might mean no market spread. What’s more, as a CFD trader you’ll enjoy Direct Market Access (DMA) which allows orders to be placed directly onto your chosen trading venue, including the London Stock Exchange.

Unlike options and futures, CFDs have no contract expiry. You can hold the position for as long as you choose.

Under current UK tax law, no stamp duty is payable on CFD transactions.*

CFDs are leveraged products, and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit. Risk management tools are available such as stop-losses, which can limit your risk.

*Under current UK tax law. Tax laws may be subject to change.

Try the following links for more information on CFDs

Apply for a CFD Account

CFDs, spreadbetting and spot FX are leveraged products & can result in losses exceeding your initial deposit. They are not suitable for everyone, so please ensure that you understand the risks.
The value of shares can go down as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest.

Telephone calls and online chat conversations may be monitored and recorded for regulatory and training purposes.

* We provide these as underlying assets to CFDs and Spreadbets.

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