Markets Trading FAQs

A collection of answers to the most common questions people ask us


The CFD of Bitcoin tracks the Luxembourg licensed bitcoin exchange Bitstamp.

Yes, we provide special trading accounts which adhere to the Islamic law (Sharia). With Islamic trading accounts, when traders extend their day-trading deals to the next day, no rolling fee is charged. Accordingly, the maximum duration offered for day-trading deals is limited (usually 14 days but it can also be shorter or longer depending on the currency pair traded). For more information please contact your customer service manager or your personal dealer.

This depends on what product you are trading and your deal size, however most products can be traded with only USD 25.

Different products have different trading hours. For more details, please click here.

On Web platform, you will be charged a daily rolling fee at 22:00 GMT when your deal is still open. This is charged seven days a week. On the MT4 platform, you will be charged a daily rolling fee at 00:00 GMT when your deal is still open. This is charged five days a week, however on Wednesday you are charged three times (to cover the costs of the weekend).

From the popular MT4 platform you can trade a wide selection of our most popular currencies, all commodities, options and most indices. We are constantly working to add all of our products to the MT4.

We have a wide-range of indices available for trading, including popular US indices and various European and Asian indices. For a complete list, please click here.

Currently, we offer gold, silver, palladium, platinum and copper.

Currently, we offer WTI crude oil, Brent oil, natural gas, heating oil and gasoil.

Currently, we offer wheat, corn, soybeans, cotton, coffee, cocoa and sugar.

A contract for difference (CFD) is a contract between a buyer and a seller. When you open a CFD you are either buying or selling a contract with easyMarkets. CFDs are the easiest and most popular way to trade commodities and indices due to their simplicity, ease of trade, leverage, ability to short sell and cost effectiveness. You can diversify your portfolio by trading CFDs on as both spot deals and options. Like forex, CFD trading is cash-settled. When you buy a CFD you are buying a contract for a certain price; you don’t take possession of the physical product, Read our CFD FAQ here.

Commodities are raw materials that can be bought and sold as contracts for difference (CFDs). We offer a wide-range of commodities including agricultural commodities, energy commodities and metals.

Options are simply a different way of trading currencies and commodities. With options you are not charged rolling fees and can never be stopped out. For more information download our options FAQ.

From our simple and easy to use platforms, we offer you the ability to trade currencies, commodities, indices and options.

Indices are portfolios or ‘baskets’ of stocks from a particular country or region. This portfolio tracks the performance in the relevant market or exchange. Our traders are therefore able to formulate strategy to profit from both rising and falling exchange markets by trading the index.

No! There are similarities but many differences. Vanilla options are a professional trading instrument. Some examples include:

  • payouts – in binary options (if the trader wins) payout amounts are fixed, whereas with vanilla options the amount has no limit
  • expiry dates – vanilla options provide full flexibility and tailored by the trader however binary expiries are typical in minutes or even less
  • execution – our traders can exercise their option with no obligation at any time within the life of the contract, this is not the case for binary traders, who have no option once a contract is entered into.