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CFD brokers

 

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are a type of a derivative trading instrument that allow traders to take advantage of price movements on underlying financial instruments like bonds, indices and stocks. CFDs are often utilized for hedging or speculating on the equity indices and commodities markets. With CFDs, traders make profit from the difference between the prices they buy at and the prices, at which they sell.

 

Perhaps the biggest benefit of trading CFDs is that they let traders avoid the costs associated with actually owning assets – such costs are for example commissions, account management fees or overnight financing debits and credits.

 

CFDs also help traders diversify their portfolios by trading across different markets – and doing so with a leverage, which can increase their potential profits. Most forex brokers offer CFDs along with currency pairs and that means that a trader can use both with a single account. 

 

You should keep in mind that due to restrictions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on OTC financial instruments, CFD trading is prohibited in the United States.

 

Below is a list of brokers that offer CFD trading.

 

Forex

CFD brokers

Broker Country Regulation Platforms Min.deposit Review
Cyprus, UK, Mauritius CySec, FCA, FSC MT4, MT5, Web $10 Review Website
Cyprus, SVG CySEC MT5, Web,
cTrader
$100 Review Website
Australia, Cyprus ASIC, CySEC MT4, MT5,
IRESSTrader
$100 Review Website
Cyprus, Australia CySec, ASIC MT4, MT5 $5 Review Website
UK, Australia, South Africa FCA, ASIC, FSCA MT4, Trading
Station,
NinjaTrader
$50 Review Website
UK, Cyprus, UAE, South Africa FCA, CySEC, DFSA, FSB MT4, MT5, FxPro
Markets,
cTrader
$100 Review Website
Cyprus CySEC MT4, MT5, Web $1 Review Website
Belize IFSC MT4, MT5 $100 Review Website
Cyprus, UK, South Africa, UAE CySec, FCA, FSCA, DFSA MT4, MT5, Web $5 Review Website
Cyprus, UK CySEC, FCA MT4, MT5 $1 Review Website
Australia, UK ASIC, FCA MT4, MT5,
cTrader
$200 Review Website
UK FCA MT4, Web, MT4
for Mac
$100 Review Website
UK FCA MT5 $5 Review Website

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