Contracts for Difference

Contracts for Difference

Trading the highs and lows

Trading CFDs

Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is an easy and flexible way to enter the financial markets.

Traders speculate on the movements of rising or falling prices for markets for currencies, metals, indices and commodities. One of the most popular ways to trade, CFDs simplify investors approach to the markets.

Read our CFD FAQ for more information.

300+ Markets to Trade

CFD Forex
Currencies

Forex, or currency trading, is a massive global market with over $5.3 trillion exchanged each day. Open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, there are 4 trading sessions around the world to take advantage of, see the trading hours here.

CFD Commodities
Commodities

Commodities are split into Agricultural (soft/grown products) and Energy (hard/mined products). easyMarkets offers seven agricultural commodities from wheat to coffee and sugar. If you have an insight into specific markets like grains, then trading commodities CFDs is simplified on our platforms. If you like the high-volatility of energy committees, then we offer five to choose from including WTI and Brent Oils, Natural Gas and Heating Oil.

CFD Metals
Metals

Metal trading is as old as time itself. Now with CFD metal trading you can easily join this exciting market without having to hold the physical product. Gold, silver and other precious metals are considered safe havens and used as hedges in times of market uncertainty. With easyMarkets you can trade metals against a basket of currencies and trade them as Day and Options deals.

CFD Indices
Indices

Indices offer a mixed portfolio of top company stocks and are a diversified product by nature. They can track the health of specific economies and are impacted by the direction of interest rates, jobs data and currency strength. With 14 CFD indices on offer including the US Dow and Nasdaq, UK footsie, German Dax, Japanese Nikkei, Australia’s ASX 200 – you may take advantage of any market around the world that is seeing action at any one moment.

Trading Types

Trading CFDs as Spot, Forwards and Pending Order or as Options
Day (spot) Tradings

Buying or selling CFDs typically within the same day.

Choose from 136+ currencies, 5 metals, 14 indices and 12 commodities.

Pending Orders

Select a future rate at which you want a CFD trade to open a Day trade – if it occurs in the market it happens automatically. No need to watch the market every minute! Cancel at no cost at any time.

Forward Deals

A contract to buy or sell a CFD at a day rate at a specific time in the future. Gives the ability to hedge future exchange rate fluctuations. Spreads are usually larger than Day trades but no renewal fees are charged. Trade over 76 markets as Forward deals.

Options

Select your market at a rate and date you set in the future. You have the power to choose to buy and hold an option until it expires, or sell it back early. Speculate on future prices or hedge exchange rate risk. easyMarkets options are cash based and unique as you set the strike and expiry. Access over 30 currencies, gold, silver and oil.

4 Advantages of Trading CFDs

  • Unlike stock trading, there is always a buyer and a seller meaning you are never left holding an asset
  • There are opportunities to earn under any market conditions – whether they’re rising or falling
  • Flexibility allows traders to take a more diverse approach to their trading so they many take advantage of whichever market is trending at any one moment.
  • Leveraged trading means you may aim for higher returns with a smaller investment. However, leverage magnifies potential loss as well as returns.
Risk Management Tools

Like all financial products, CFD trading does involve risks of losing your invested funds. The markets can be volatile and make unexpected moves. And where leverage may magnify profit-potential it may also magnify losses. At easyMarkets we recommend you familiarize yourself with the risks of trading CFDs and we’ve also developed some tools to help you manage them.

  • dealCancellation* that allows you to cancel a deal up to 60 minutes of opening.
  • Fixed spreads so you always know the cost of your trading.
  • Free guaranteed stop loss so you never lose more than your margin
  • No slippage on the easyMarkets platform.
  • No negative account balance.
  • Training and personal support.

Read Article, Watch Videos and Learn More About Trading CFDs in Our Learn Centre.

*dealCancellation terms apply.

dealCancellation© Option is an ORE patent pending under the patent “Easy Cancellation Option” application number 62334455.