You should also understand that unlike share trading as you do not own the shares, you will not receive the same benefits accruing from that ownership. Instead a margin of the total value of the trade is used, which can be as little as 5%, allowing positions to be leveraged by up to 20 times.

Consequently, relatively small movements can lead to substantial gains or losses because of the increased leverage. Unlike share dealing there is no settlement date and as a result positions can be held indefinitely. However these are subject to financing on the entire position, which is calculated on a daily basis.

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) & Foreign Exchange (FX) are leveraged products and carry a high level of risk to your capital as it is possible to lose more than your initial investment rapidly & substantially.

Why trade CFDs?

In addition to the benefits below, please be aware of the risks at the bottom of this page. CFDs are high risk and are not suitable for everyone.

Advised CFDs

Allow our brokers to guide you in your CFD trades. We can provide informed recommendations to you including informed advice about all of the above strategies. This service is free of charge and is designed for both new and seasoned investors. Our daily market report will also help clients with new ideas, which are relevant to current market conditions augmenting CFD trading strategies.

Charges apply when you agree to execute a trade.


CFDs are not for everyone

CFDs are margined products and carry a higher degree of risk. Due to the leverage involved it is possible to lose more than your initial capital. Bear in mind that if markets move against you, additional payments may be required.

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* Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.


Assessing your suitability to trade CFDs

In order to help us determine (under regulatory guidance) that you know and understand the risks and characteristics of CFDs and leveraged investing we would ask you to complete the following assessments. Please click the following link to access our assessment form. CFD Assessment →

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