Stock CFD Trading:
What are CFD stocks?

Open short or long positions on the price of stocks from the biggest companies

Trading is risky

Take advantage of the world's biggest stocks

Trading price movements of huge brands gives you access to popular company stocks without having to buy them outright. Get access to huge names like Apple, Alibaba, Tesla, Facebook, Starbucks and more!

Make the most of today's market action and start trading stock CFDs with FXTM.

Key benefits of trading stock CFDs:

  • Open long and short positions on stock prices
  • Benefit from leverage, which you can't do when trading stocks.
  • Choose from a wide range of stock CFDs from the biggest exchanges in the world

Why trade Stock CFDs?

Typically zero spreads on major FX Pairs

Unbeatable trading costs

Trade stock CFDs on MT5 accounts with super tight spreads.


Use leverage for an extra boost

Unlike stock trading, with CFDs you can use leverage to increase your potential profit. Your losses can increase too.

Ultimate transparency

Benefit from falling prices

You can go short on stock CFDs and take advantage of falling stock prices, not just rising ones.

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How does CFD stock trading work?

A Contract for Difference (CFD) is an agreement between a buyer and a seller. This means that the seller will pay the buyer the difference between the stock's current price and its price at the time agreed in the contract. By trading CFDs on stocks, also known as a way to trade share CFDs, buyers and sellers are speculating whether the value of the product will rise or fall.

What attracts traders to stock CFD trading is that you're trading on the expectation of a price movement - so you don't have to actually buy the stock itself. You can take a short position expecting the price to fall, as well as a long one expecting the price to rise. This means you can still make a profit when the stocks falls in value - not just when it rises.

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When you buy and sell stocks, you actually own them outright. Stock CFDs are a type of asset that allow you to trade the price movements of stocks, but you don't actually own any shares in that company at all. Another advantage is that you can trade with the expectation that a stock's price will actually fall in value - not just rise. You can't do this with normal stock trading.

All trading comes with risk and CFD trading is no different. That's why we strongly encourage to take your time, do your research and practice good risk management. We've got a ton of free educational resources to help you learn how to do just that here.

Leverage is similar to a loan, meaning that we'll lend you a set amount of money so that you can buy more of an asset, and earn a larger profit on any successful. Keep in mind that leverage can boost your losses as well as your profits, so trade carefully.

Our Advantage account is by far the most popular among our traders. Enjoy a wide range of instruments, market execution and competitive pricing. You can choose to trade stock CFDs or individual stocks.

Our Advantage Plus account offers a similar experience to the Advantage, with stock CFDs and individual stocks trading available. An extra bonus is you can trade other leveraged instruments with zero commission, but with wider spreads.

Check out our trading account comparison page here, or reach out to us directly if you'd like a little more guidance.

US stocks trading hours are 16:30 - 23:00 server time. HK shares trading hours are 04:30 - 11:00 server time (with a 07:00 - 08:00 break). Learn more.

NSE daily trading sessions are as follows: Pre-Trading: 08.45 a.m. - 8.59:59 a.m.; Open Auction Call: 09.00 a.m. - 09.30:59 a.m.; Regular Trading: 09.31 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.; Close: 3.00 p.m.


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