Financing

Index Tracker CFDs

As Index Tracker CFDs at Saxo Bank are margined products, you finance the traded value through an overnight credit/debit charge. If you open and close a CFD position within the same trading day, you are not subject to overnight financing. When you hold an Index Tracker CFD position overnight, your CFD position will consequently be subject to the following credit or debit:

  • Holding Long CFD Stock Index Tracker positions after 17:00 EST (New York time) incurs a financing charge which is calculated as follows:
    • Index Value * Number of CFDs * (relevant Inter-Bank Offered Rate + 2.50%) * (Actual Number of Days/360 or Actual Number of Days/365)
  Holding Short positions after 17:00 EST (New York time) creates a financing credit which is calculated as follows:
    • Index Value * Number of CFDs * (relevant Inter-Bank Bid Rate – 3.00%) * (Actual Number of Days/360 or Actual Number of Days/365)

Please note that the financing credit may be negative, which will make the financing credit become a financing charge.

Single Stock CFDs and ETF/ETC CFDs

As Single Stock CFDs at Saxo Bank are a margined product, you finance the traded value through an overnight credit/debit charge. If you open and close a CFD position within the same trading day, you are not subject to overnight financing. When you hold a Single Stock CFD position (or an ETF/ETC CFD position) overnight (i.e. have an open CFD position at close of market on the Stock Exchange, your CFD position will consequently be subject to the following credit or debit:

  • When you hold a long CFD position, you are subject to a debit calculated on the basis of the relevant Inter-Bank Offer Rate for the currency in which the underlying share is traded (e.g. LIBOR) plus a mark-up (times Actual Days/360 or Actual Days/365).
  • When you hold a short CFD position, you receive a credit* calculated on the basis of the relevant Inter-Bank Bid Rate for the currency in which the underlying share is traded (e.g. LIBID) minus a mark-down (times Actual Days/360 or Actual Days/365).

The credit/debit is calculated on the total nominal value of the underlying Stock(s) at the time the CFD contract is established (whether long or short).

* Should the relevant Inter-Bank Bid Rate minus the mark-down result in a debit as opposed to a credit, then you will pay the finance charge.

Market Symbol Long positions
(mark-up)
Short positions
(mark-down)
North America & Canada
US NASDAQ NASDAQ & NSC +3.50% -3.00%
US New York Stock Exchange NYSE & ARCA +3.50% -3.00%
US NYSE MKT AMEX +3.50% -3.00%
Canada Toronto Stock Exchange TSE +3.50% -3.00%
Europe / Middle East / Africa
Greece Athens Exchange AT +4.50% -4.00%
Spain BME Spanish Exchanges SIBE +3.50% -3.00%
Hungary Budapest Stock Exchange BUX +3.50% -3.00%
Germany Deutsche Börse (XETRA) FSE +3.50% -3.00%
Ireland Irish Stock Exchange ISE +3.50% -3.00%
UK London Stock Exchange LSE_SETS +3.50% -3.00%
UK London Stock Exchange (IOB) LSE_INTL +3.50% -3.00%
Italy Milan Stock Exchange MIL +3.50% -3.00%
Denmark NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen CSE 3.50% -3.00%
Finland NASDAQ OMX Helsinki HSE +3.50% -3.00%
Sweden NASDAQ OMX Stockholm SSE +3.50% -3.00%
Netherlands NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (AEX) AMS +3.50% -3.00%
Belgium NYSE Euronext Brussels BRU +3.50% -3.00%
Portugal NYSE Euronext Lisbon LISB +3.50% -3.00%
France NYSE Euronext Paris PAR +3.50% -3.00%
Norway Oslo Stock Exchange OSE +3.50% -3.00%
Czech Republic Prague Stock Exchange PRA +3.00% -5.00%
Switzerland SIX Swiss Exchange SWX & VX +3.50% -3.00%
Austria Vienna Stock Exchange VIE +3.50% -3.00%
Poland Warsaw Stock Exchange WSE +3.50% -3.00%
Asia / Pacific
South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange JSE +5.00% -3.50%
Australia Australian Securities Exchange ASX +3.50% -3.00%
Hongkong Hong Kong Exchanges HKEX +3.50% -3.00%
Singapore Singapore Exchange SGX-ST 3.50% -3.00%
Japan Tokyo Stock Exchange TYO +3.50% -3.00%

Borrowing costs on Short overnight Single Stock CFD positions

A borrowing cost may be applied to short Single Stock CFD positions held overnight. This borrowing cost is dependent on the liquidity of the underlying Stocks and may be zero (0) for high liquidity Stocks. The specific borrowing rate for a Stock can be seen as the 'Borrowing Rate' under 'Account' > 'Trading Conditions' > 'CFD Stock/Index Instrument List' in the trading platforms.

When selling a CFD, the borrowing cost for holding the position overnight is shown in the CFD Trade module in the 'Estimated borrowing cost per day' field. The borrowing rate will be fixed when the position is opened and will be charged on a monthly basis. Please be aware, that for certain corporate action events, the borrowing rate on the short position may be reset to the current rate in the market, upon the execution of the corporate action.

If you open and close a CFD position within the same trading day, you are not subject to borrowing costs.

No Financing costs for FX, Commodities, Expiring Index-Trackers

When trading CFDs on Forex, Commodities and expiring Index Trackers with Saxo Bank you are not paying financing costs for holding your open positions overnight.

Updated 03 August 2016

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