The advantages of CFDs?

No taxes
No commission with most brokers
Easy speculation on increases or decreases

Create a free demo account and get acquainted with the IC Markets, Think MarketsThinkMarkets, AvaTrade, IG or Plus500 trading platform.

Your capital is at risk

CFD and Forex Trading

Speculate on rising or falling prices of stocks, indices, forex or commodities!

Thanks to a free demo you can get acquainted with CFDs on shares, indices and raw materials. Apply for a free demo of the trading platform at one of the brokers we have selected. When switching to a real account, with some brokers you additionally receive a cash bonus for trading (general terms and conditions apply). After that, you can add money to your account with a bank transfer or a credit card, among others, so that you can always quickly get down to work on the market.

Trading with a leverage effect

Thanks to CFDs you can enjoy a leverage effect, like you know it for other products like options. Unlike all other financial products you decide beforehand how much money you want to risk losing at the most. You can decide the stop loss for each position; you should preferably choose a guaranteed stop. To protect the trader, Plus500 positions are automatically stopped as soon as the margin is used up: your account will never go below zero.

Long and short

With CFDs you can easily go long and speculate on rising prices. But it's also possible to open short positions, so you'll win money when prices are falling. So it really doesn't matter if the market is rising or falling, you can profit from both these moves up or down.

CFD trading: low costs

On the CFD and Forex platforms you trade at very competitive trade spreads. You don't pay any commissions with most of the brokers: the trading costs are covered by the bid/ask spread and by the premium you pay if you keep the position open for more than one day. On a yearly basis, the interest over this amounts to only a few percent.

More about CFDs

On the CFD's and leverage effect page you can learn more about how the leverage works and how you can control it. Be sure not to use the highest leverage available!

Open an account

Compare the CFD platforms and try the free demos or open an account right away. With an account you can trade CFDs on shares, indices, commodities (oil, gold, silver, platinum, etc.) and on the Forex market (currencies). With the free demo you can practice with a fictitious capital so that you learn how to trade with CFDs and familiarize yourself with the platform from the brokers we selected.