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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 72% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CFD trading

A powerful way to trade global markets

Competitive rates: FX from 0.8 pips, indices from 0.4 points, shares from 0.1% commission.

Open a CFD account

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are a low-cost way to trade financial markets. Many CFDs are commission free, there is no UK Stamp Duty* and you only initially pay a fraction of the total cost upfront.

Watch our introductory video to find out more:

Please note that trading takes place through the award winning IG Platform.

What are the benefits?

More and more experienced private investors are already using CFDs as part of a balanced portfolio, and here's why:

  • No dealing commission on index, currency and commodity CFDs
  • CFDs are currently exempt from UK Stamp Duty*
  • Commission from just 0.1% on share CFDs
  • The potential to profit from falling as well as rising prices
  • You don't have to pay the full cost of the deal upfront

You can access a wide range of financial instruments through the service, including:

  • Stock Indices - 24-hour dealing on all leading stock indices.
  • Shares - trade on over 6,000 shares, with commissions as low as 0.1%.
  • Currencies - trade on over 80 currency pairs. Spreads start from 0.8 pips.
  • Commodities - trade on commodities such as Gold, Silver US and Brent Crude Oil.
  • Interest rates - contracts include: Short Sterling, Gilt, Bond and Eurodollar.
  • Sectors - trade the whole sector rather than just an individual share.

Before you continue, a word of caution

CFD trading typically requires the deposit of a small percentage of the total trade value upfront, and therefore profits and losses can quickly exceed the initial deposit, requiring you to make further payments. Ensure you understand the risks, and do not risk more than you can afford to lose. These products are not suitable for everyone; if you are in doubt please seek personal advice. This website does not constitute investment advice. Read more about the risks of CFDs.

*Tax laws may change and are subject to individual circumstances.

Open a CFD account

Important information

Spread Betting and CFD trading carry a high level of risk to your capital; you should ensure you understand the risks involved. Please read the full risk warning.

Why HL Markets?

  • Award-winning platform
  • Access thousands of markets
  • Free education
  • Tight spreads

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