CFDs

DISCLAIMER

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

64% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with IBKR (UK).

You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


Equity CFDs

Equity CFDs follow the value of the underlying stock and thus offer the possibility to participate in the movement of a stock without having to physically own it.

In the Trader Workstation, many thousands of stocks are available to you as stock CFDs at extremely low costs.

  • Favorable condition
    IB Stock CFDs can be traded on many thousands of stocks as underlying. Many stocks from the USA, Europe, UK, Australia and Japan are available for this purpose.
  • One account
    You can trade IB stock CFDs and physical stocks from one account. No other account is necessary.
  • Margin Efficiency
    Margin requirements for IB CFDs are typically a regulatory minimum of 20%.
  • Efficient CFD Pricing
    The pricing of the CFD reflects the quoted price of the underlying on the exchange. IB uses its proprietary smart routing technology to determine the reference price of the CFD.

Index CFDs

  • Participation in the markets
    IB-Index CFDs can be traded by all major stock market indices and precious metal indices (London Gold and Silver). Unlike futures, CFDs have the advantage of not having a maturity date.
  • Favorable and transparent cost structure
    IB-Index CFDs are tradable from as little as 0.01 % commission.
  • Continuous quotes
    The IB-Index-CFDs are constantly oriented to the underlying (future or spot), the price quotations are not re-quotes.
  • Leverage
    IB-Index-CFDs use the leverage effect by low margins. This means that you have to deposit less for a position.

Forex CFDs

  • Interbank Quotes
    IB bundles the real-time quotes of the world's 14 leading banks in the interbank market, which the Forex CFD is based on as an underlying.
  • Numerous currency pairs
    As IB Forex CFD, numerous currency pairs are available for trading from over 20 currencies of the world.
  • Favorable price structure
    IB Forex CFDs are tradable from as little as 0.01% commission
  • Hold overnight
    IB Forex CFDs can be held overnight. IB applies a simple interest credit or debit based on the difference between the two currencies' benchmark market rates, as well as a low IB spread.

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