CONTRACTS
THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

WHAT ARE CFDS AND HOW DO YOU TRADE THEM?

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are a versatile way to trade financial instruments, and are offered on a broad range of assets. A CFD is an agreement to exchange the difference in the value of an asset from the time the contract is opened until the time at which it is closed. CFDs are derivative products, allowing you to trade on market price movements of financial assets, giving you the opportunity to profit from falling as well as rising markets, without owning the underlying instrument you have chosen to trade. Overall, Contracts for Difference are a great way to maximise your trading flexibility as they are not bound by minimum amounts of capital.

CFDS you can trade with us

At JFD, CFDs can be traded on 6 asset classes (stocks, indices, commodities, bonds, ETFs & ETNs, cryptocurrencies). You also have access to mini CFDs on major indices such as the DAX and DOW. Our Brokerage team is constantly updating our instruments to ensure your trading needs are met.

Why trade CFDs?

TRADE ON LEVERAGE

CFDs are traded on leverage, meaning you need only a small fraction of the total trade value to open your position. Therefore, you have to spend less capital which will free up more of your money to invest.

ABILITY TO GO SHORT

CFDs are very flexible and in general you can trade long (buy) or short (sell). It is easier and less complicated to short sell with CFDs. An instrument may be short-sold at any time, and since there is no ownership of the underlying asset, there is no borrowing cost.

IMPROVED MONEY MANAGEMENT

It is possible to trade or define your position size in a more detailed way with CFDs, which helps with your money management. At JFD, for some indices, such as the DAX and DOW, it is even possible to trade mini lots on them, at an incremental trade size of 0.1 CFD per index, to maximise your risk management even further.

HEDGE YOUR PORTFOLIO

You can use CFDs to offset any losses in your portfolio by short selling, especially in volatile markets. Reduce your exposure by using CFD trading to hedge the risk of your investments. For example, if the price of the stock you are investing in drops, you can use a stock CFD to off-set any losses in your stock portfolio by short selling without selling any real stocks (by using such a hedge setup you don’t sell the physical stock).

TRANSPARENT PRICING WITH CFDs

With CFDs you get maximum transparency in pricing, as they reflect 1:1 the price change of the underlying instrument. So a share CFD for example usually has the same pricing as the share itself. Also with CFDs, unlike other leveraged products such as options, knock-out barriers do not matter.

NO RUNTIME LIMITATION WITH SPOT CFDs

CFDs on single stocks, ETFs, ETNs, cash indices and crude oil (Brent & WTI) do not have an expiration date. Thus, you can keep your open positions running for as long as you choose. However, CFDs on futures contracts are an exception as they have maturity dates.

NO STAMP DUTY

Since with CFDs you don't actually own the underlying instrument, this means that you are not obliged to pay a stamp duty to the government, enabling you to save on each trade (please note that tax laws vary according to each country and are subject change). In this way, CFDs are a more cost-effective form of trading, than if you were going to buy/sell the asset class directly on the exchange. You can benefit on the price movement without having to worry about stamp duty.

ROUND-THE-CLOCK TRADING

Our CFDs can be traded during the opening times of the reference stock markets, but some are also tradable during times when the reference market is closed. You can find the current trading times of indices, commodities, and bonds that can be traded with JFD Brokers in our

Contract Specifications

TRADE CFDs LIVE TODAY

Trade Indices with JFD

An index is a statistical measure of the changes in a portfolio of stocks representing a portion of the overall market. As they are a smaller sample of the market that is representative of the whole, investors use indices to track the performance of the stock market. With JFD Brokers you can trade 15 of the world's most prolific cash indices covering Asia, North America and Europe, including the renowned Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) which is extremely popular with traders worldwide.

Instruments
15 Indices including:
US Dow Jones / German 30 / UK 100 / Japan 225 / Euro 50
COMMISSIONS
0.10 USD/EUR/GBP/CHF per 1 CFD per side
REDUCED COMMISSIONS
Available for all high volume traders
Overnight Financing Charges
Cash Indices: 3% ± 3 month Libor
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LONG POSITION
(%)
-5.01
-2.2684
-2.64286
-3.67413
-2.955
-5.33575
SHORT POSITION
(%)
-0.99
-3.7316
-3.35714
-2.32587
-3.045
-0.66425
Future Indices: 0
For more info please see full Contract Specifications
MARGIN
Default margin : 2% - 10%
Lower margin: 1% - 10%
For more info please see full Contract Specifications
MINIMUM TRADE SIZE
0.1 CFD, 1 CFD
MAXIMUM TRADE SIZE
1,000 CFDs
TRADE SIZE INCREMENT
0.1 CFD, 1 CFD
MAXIMUM OPEN/PENDING ORDERS
500

TRADE CFDs ON INDICES

Trade Stocks with JFD

When it comes to investing, shares are one of the principal asset classes. You have the booking value of a stock (also known as share or equity) after deducting the liabilities from the company’s assets and dividing the result by the number of shares issued. Stocks are important because they represent the real value of one’s stake in an investment. At JFD Brokers, you can trade 400+ Stocks CFDs.

Instruments
400+ Shares from different countries, including:
US / UK / Germany / France / Netherlands / Spain / Switzerland
COMMISSIONS
US stocks: $0.02 per share / minimum ticket charge $5 per side
French stocks: 0.05% of order volume / minimum ticket charge €5 per side
German stocks: 0.05% of order volume / minimum ticket charge €5 per side
Dutch stocks: 0.05% of order volume / minimum ticket charge €5 per side
Spanish stocks: 0.05% of order volume / minimum ticket charge €5 per side
Swiss stocks: 0.05% of order volume / minimum ticket charge Fr5 per side
UK stocks: 0.05% of order volume / minimum ticket charge £5 per side
Overnight Financing Charges
3% ± 3 month Libor
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LONG POSITION
(%)
-5.01
-2.2684
-2.64286
-3.67413
-2.955
-5.33575
SHORT POSITION
(%)
-0.99
-3.7316
-3.35714
-2.32587
-3.045
-0.66425
For more info please see full Contract Specifications
MARGIN
Default margin : 5% - 30%
Lower margin: 5% - 30%
Review Contract Specifications for full details
MINIMUM TRADE SIZE
1 CFD
MAXIMUM TRADE SIZE
100,000 CFDs
TRADE SIZE INCREMENT
1 CFD
MAXIMUM OPEN/PENDING ORDERS
500
Advantages*
High leverage
Can be traded short and long
Trade not subject to stamp duty (in most countries)
No day trading requirements
No borrowing cost (since there is no ownership)
*Compared to Physical Stocks

TRADE CFDs ON STOCKS

Trade cryptocurrencies with JFD

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency launched in 2009, a cryptocurrency which has become a unique and popular financial vehicle, unlike anything the world has ever seen. We offer you the opportunity to capitalise on the recent Bitcoin trend and invest in the world's most exciting currency by trading CySEC licensed Bitcoin pair BTC/USD. We also allow partial trading on these symbols, which gives you the opportunity to test these volatile instruments in smaller amounts, thus enabling better risk management.

Instruments
BTC/USD
COMMISSIONS
0.30 USD / 0.275 EUR / 0.25 GBP / 0.30 CHF per CFD per side
Overnight Financing Charges
Average 15% per annum basis
For more info please see full Contract Specifications
MARGIN
Default margin : 50%
Lower margin: 50%
Review Contract Specifications for full details
MINIMUM TRADE SIZE
0.01 CFD
MAXIMUM TRADE SIZE
5 CFDs
TRADE SIZE INCREMENT
0.01 CFD
MAXIMUM OPEN/PENDING ORDERS
500

TRADE CFDs on Bitcoins

Trade Commodities with JFD

Commodity markets have had major impact on nations and people throughout history. There are different categories of commodities, all supported by the same basic economic principles: lower supply equals higher prices. With JFD Brokers you can trade up to 7 Commodities on very favourable terms.

Instruments
7 Commodities including:
Brent Crude Oil
US Coffee
US Sugar
WTI Crude Oil
US Cocoa
London Gas Oil
US Cotton
COMMISSIONS
0.10 USD/EUR/GBP/CHF per 1 CFD per side
REDUCED COMMISSIONS
Available for all high volume traders
ROLLING PRICE ADJUSTMENT
Positions for Crude Oil held overnight are subject to the rollover charge, shown as 'Swap Rate' in the report of closed transactions in your MT4+ terminal. The rolling price adjustments listed below are updated on a daily basis.
Symbol
.BrentCrude
.WTICrude
LONG POSITION
(%)
-1.37
0.02
SHORT POSITION
(%)
-1.06
-4.75
MARGIN
Default margin : 5% - 10%
Lower margin: 5% - 10%
For more info please see full Contract Specifications
MINIMUM TRADE SIZE
Commodities: 0.1 CFD
Spot commodities - BrentCrude Oil and WTICrude Oil: 0.1 CFD
MAXIMUM TRADE SIZE
Commodities: 100 CFDs
Spot commodities - BrentCrude Oil and WTICrude Oil: 1000 CFDs
TRADE SIZE INCREMENT
Commodities: 1 CFD
Spot commodities - BrentCrude Oil and WTICrude Oil: 0.1 CFD
MAXIMUM OPEN/PENDING ORDERS
500

TRADE CFDs ON COMMODITIES

Trade Bonds with JFD

Bonds may seem less of an exciting investment choice compared to stocks for example, but there are benefits to bonds as a stable and low-risk way of diversifying a portfolio. All it takes is a bear market to remind investors of the virtues of a bond's safety and stability. In fact, for many investors it makes sense to have at least part of their portfolio invested in bonds. With JFD Brokers you can trade CFDs, based on 2 futures of bonds, ranging from North America to Europe.

Instruments
Euro-Bund Futures
US 10 Yr Note (US)
COMMISSIONS
0.10 USD/EUR/GBP/CHF per 1 CFD per side
REDUCED COMMISSIONS
Available for all high volume traders
MARGIN
Default margin : 2%
Lower margin: 1% - 2%
For more info please see full Contract Specifications
MINIMUM TRADE SIZE
1 CFD
MAXIMUM TRADE SIZE
500 CFDs
TRADE SIZE INCREMENT
1 CFD
MAXIMUM OPEN/PENDING ORDERS
500

TRADE CFDs ON Bonds

Trade ETFs & ETNs with JFD

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a popular asset and emerging to replace mutual funds with their usually lower fee structure and easier-to-understand price action. Exchanged traded notes (ETNs) are something that many retail investors may not be familiar with, but in practice they work in a similar way to ETFs—both track an underlying asset, often have lower expense ratios than actively managed mutual funds, and both trade on the major exchanges just like stocks. The main difference is that when you invest in an ETF, you are investing into a fund that holds the asset it tracks, whereas an ETN is more like a bond, and can be held to maturity, bought or sold at will. At JFD, you can trade 21 ETFs and 4 ETNs.

Instruments
21 ETFs & 4 ETNs
COMMISSIONS
US stocks: $0.02 per share / minimum ticket charge $5
REDUCED COMMISSIONS
Available for all high volume traders
Overnight Financing Charges
3% ± 3 month Libor
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LONG POSITION
(%)
-5.33575
SHORT POSITION
(%)
-0.66425
For more info please see full Contract Specifications
MARGIN
Default margin : 10% - 25%
Lower margin: 10% - 25%
For more info please see full Contract Specifications
MINIMUM TRADE SIZE
1 CFD
MAXIMUM TRADE SIZE
1000 CFDs
TRADE SIZE INCREMENT
1 CFD
MAXIMUM OPEN/PENDING ORDERS
500

TRADE CFDs ON ETFs