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What is a CFD?

A CFD (Contract for Difference) is a derivative product which forms an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening price and closing price of a contract at settlement.

It enables the client to trade live market prices on a large range of financial instruments (such as currencies, indices and commodities), allowing the possibility to benefit from price fluctuations.

It is important to emphasize that the client never actually physically owns the underlying instrument but they have the potential to profit irrespective of whether the market moves up or down.

If the client decides to go long (buy) in their view the market price will rise, if they go short (sell) then they believe the market price will fall. This flexible way of trading allows the client to benefit from any price movement, regardless of direction.

There are significant risks involved in CFD trading, as being a leveraged product, the client can gain significant market exposure for a small percentage of the full value of their position. Trading on margin allows returns to be magnified but if the market moves against the client’s view, then incurred losses can exceed any capital deposited.

Competitive spreads on over 50 highly liquid instruments

Our trading platform provides access to over fifty of the most liquid instruments, including Forex, Indices and Commodities, with competitive spreads and instant access. Trade major forex pairs from spreads of 1 point.

  • Number of instruments
  • 40+
  • Spreads from
  • 1 point
  • Number of instruments
  • 10+
  • Spreads from
  • 1 point
  • Number of instruments
  • 5+
  • Spreads from
  • 3 points

What is Leverage?

Leverage is a mechanism which allows the contract to be bought or sold using only a small amount of capital in relation to the full contract value.

For example, we may offer a leverage rate on EUR/USD of 1:50, which is also equal to 2% of the total contract size. In this case, if the client bought or sold 1 lot of EUR/USD with a contract size of €100,000, they would need only €2,000 to open the position as the leverage is equal to 2% of the full contract size. This €2,000 is known as the client’s ‘margin’, these funds will be used to guarantee their position should the market move against them. Although the client is paying only a small percentage of the full contract, they are still benefiting from the price gains as if they were holding the full €100,000 contract size.

Leverage and Risk

Do Leveraged products carry Risk?

All leveraged products carry a high degree of risk. As the position is magnified, profits and losses will be much higher in relation to the capital used to secure the trade. Adverse market moves can result in high losses.

The leverage will be set according to the client’s level of experience of trading CFDs and similar products. All exposure will be managed by pre-set margin call and stop-out levels with adequate warnings in place to keep you informed. Sudden adverse price movements can result in the closure of positions at pre-set stop-out levels in accordance with our client risk management policy. We provide risk management tools including limit and stop-loss orders to assist with your trading. Leveraged products may not be suitable for all clients therefore you must ensure that you fully understand the risks involved and take care to manage your exposure.

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About Spread Betting

Spread Betting is a flexible and tax-free* way to trade financial instruments including Forex, Indices and Commodities.

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About Acetop Financial

Acetop Financial Limited was formed in 2016 and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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*Under current UK tax law, spread betting is not subject to capital gains tax, however, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax treatment may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

**The minimum deposit is £100/$150/€150.

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