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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 Small Cap Stocks / AIM
  • 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). However, CFDs allow you to trade on margin, meaning your profits and losses can be magnified. 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.

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.*

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

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0203 051 7461

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.