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CFD trading

CFD online trading allows you to trade on the upward or downward price movements of a wide range of markets including indices and commodities.
  • In the same way as FX online trading, you do not buy or sell the underlying asset but are able to trade on the price movements of that asset in CFD online trading.
  • You will be required to maintain a margin of the face value of the underlying asset in CFD online trading.
  • CFD online trading provides instant diversification to your trading portfolio.
  • CFD provides instant diversification to your trading portfolio.
  • You can track the correlation between commodities and currencies and can trade to make sure you can capture the relevant price movements.
  • PFD currently offers CFD online trading based on the following underlying instruments:

(a) Cash Indices & ,
(b) Commodities (spot oil).

Cash Indices

Index Symbol Margin Required Basis of Price and Interest Rate Used For Finance Adjustments Min/Max Size Tick Factory Example Price Currency Underlying Index
Australia 200 Index AUS200 1% BBA AUD LIBOR Spot Next rate at 17:00 ET 1 / 50 1 index point 5502.5 AUD S&P/ASX200 Index™
TRADING HOURS: 24 hours with a break from 07:00 to 07:05 Sydney time (Mon 09:50 open to Sat 07:00 close Sydney time during US DST).
24 hours with a from 09:00 to 09:05 Sydney time (Monday 09:50 open to Saturday 08:00 close Sydney time during non-US DST).
UK 100 Index UK100 1% BBA GBP LIBOR Overnight rate at 17:00 ET 1 / 50 1 index point 6100 GBP FTSE 100 Index™
TRADING HOURS: 24 hours with a break from 22:00-22:05 London Time (Sunday open 23:00, Friday close 21:15 London Time)
Germany 30 Index DAX30 1% BBA LIBOR EUR 1 Month Rate at 17:00 ET 1 / 1000 1 index point 10087.50 EUR Xetra DAX Index™
TRADING HOURS: MT4 timings 10.00 to 24.00 (except on Friday, it closes 15 minutes before)
EU Stocks 50 Index STOXX50 1% BBA LIBOR EUR 1 Month Rate at 17:00 ET 1 / 100 1 index point 2106.1 EUR Dow Jones EURO STOXX50 Index™
TRADING HOURS: MT4 timings 10.00 to 24.00 (except on Friday, it closes 15 minutes before)
France 40 Index CAC40 1% BBA LIBOR EUR 1 Month Rate at 17:00 ET 1 / 100 1 index point 5601.1 EUR CAC40 Index™
TRADING HOURS: MT4 timings 10.00 to 24.00 (except on Friday, it closes 15 minutes before)
Japan 225 Index JP225 1% BBA LIBOR JPY 1 Month Rate at 17:00 ET 1 / 100 1 index point 18800.5 JPY Nikkei 225 Index™
TRADING HOURS: 24 hours with a break from 16:00 to 16:05 ET-1. (Sunday open 17:00; Friday close 16:00 ET-1)
US Wall Street 30 index US30 1% BBA LIBOR USD 1 Month Rate at 17:00 ET 1 / 100 1 index point 17500.5 USD DJIA Index™
TRADING HOURS: 24 hours with breaks from 20:15 to 20:30, 21:00 to 22:00 GMT.
US SPX 500 Index US500 1% BBA LIBOR USD 1 Month Rate at 17:00 ET 1 / 100 1 index point 2000.5 USD S&P 500 Index™
TRADING HOURS: 24 hours with breaks from 20:15 to 20:30, 21:00 to 22:00 GMT.
US Tech 100 Index US100 1% BBA LIBOR USD 1 Month Rate at 17:00 ET 1 / 100 1 index point 4500.5 USD Nasdaq Index 100™
TRADING HOURS: 24 hours with breaks from 20:15 to 20:30, 21:00 to 22:00 GMT.

CFD Commodities (Spot Oil)

Commodity Symbol Margin Required Expiry Basis of Price and Interest Rate Used For Finance Adjustments Min/Max Size Tick Factory Currency Equivalent underlying quantity
Spot Brent Crude Oil BRENT $1500 NO Expiry Please see below for details of how positions are adjusted on the trading day prior to the expiry date of the underlying ICE futures contract. 0.1 / 10 0.1 USD 1 CFD = 1000 barrels
TRADING HOURS: Sunday - Friday 20:00 - 18:00 ET (Sunday open 18:00, Friday close 17:00 ET)
Spot WTI Crude Oil WTI $1500 NO Expiry Please see below for details of how positions are adjusted on the trading day prior to the expiry date of the underlying CME futures contract. 0.1 / 10 0.1 USD 1 CFD = 1000 barrels
TRADING HOURS: Sunday - Friday 18:00 - 17:00 ET with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 17:00 ET
  • CFD online provides non-expiring futures, based on a front month ("spot") futures price of Brent/WTI crude oil. One trading day prior to the expiry date of the futures market, PFD will: (a) Adjust the market quote by the spread difference between the last traded price of the spot (front) month and the next month's price at 14:30 ET & (b) Make a credit/debit adjustment to accounts with open positions based on the spread.
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