Saxo online CFD trading
Contracts for difference – CFDs – are one of the most versatile financial instruments available.
CFDs are offered on a broad range of underlying assets including individual stocks, indices, commodities, FX and more. Trade with up to 20:1 leverage and maximise your trading flexibility with the option of going long or short. Use CFDs both defensively – to hedge your positions – or more assertively to gain market leverage.
Tight spreads & DMA Access
While CFDs are more sophisticated than plain vanilla bonds or singe stocks, this doesn’t mean pricing can't be competitive, straightforward and transparent. This is combined with execution on a Direct Market Access (DMA) basis, where all orders are routed to regulated markets and other liquidity venues via smart order routing.
Saxo offers a broad range of CFDs, global reach and exposure to the most important markets, all via a single account and our trading platforms. Clients benefit from the liquidity of the underlying market in single stocks and ETFs.
CFDs are a fast-moving and leveraged investment instrument. To trade CFDs in the most efficient way, you need a platform that is available across all your devices. Allowing you to trade where and when you need to.
20:1 Leverage on stock CFDs
Get the same market exposure as traditional stock trading but on less capital. Trade with up to 20:1 leverage for equities CFDs and maximise your trading flexibility and opportunities.
With Index-tracking CFDs, you can trade 29 stock indices like Germany 30, US500 and UK100 on real-time prices in one go. This gives you more cost-efficient market exposure than trading individual shares. Get up to 20X leverage (on as little as 5% margin requirement), very competitive Bid/Ask spreads and no additional commissions.
CFD Single Stocks
Trade APPLE, GOOGLE and 8,840 other single stocks on the world’s leading markets. With Single Stock CFDs, it’s possible to go short in a falling market, and since CFDs are traded on margin, you’re able to profit from even small market movements. The low margin requirements allow you to leverage up to 10X (on as little as 10% margin requirement).
Forex and ETFs
You can also trade FX as CFDs: all costs are built into the spread, there are no commissions, as little as 5% margin requirement and a minimum trade size of 5,000 notional value for FX. Or trade 675 ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) as CFDs to trade on margin and gain the ability to short sell it if you believe that price will fall.
It’s just as simple to trade commodities as any other CFD. Select from the most liquid commodity markets within energy, agriculture, metals, softs and emissions and get direct exposure to the underlying commodity with all the CFD benefits. No commission or trading fees, either. And with Saxo, you’re not constrained by pre-defined lot sizes. Want to trade 25 barrels of oil instead of the Futures minimum trade size of 1,000 barrels? No problem.
CFDs are not just about leveraged exposure or hedging a trade.
They are a way of fine-tuning risk and return in your investments. Here you can learn the basics of CFDs, find out about their uses in a greater context, and what they can do to help you reach your goals.
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A CFD is categorised as a red product as it is considered an investment product with a high complexity and a high risk.
Saxo Capital Markets is required to categorise investment products offered to retail clients depending on the product’s complexity and risk as: green, yellow or red. Please refer to our "Product Risk Categorisation".