Questions about CFD trading

What is a CFD?

A CFD (Contract for Difference) is a financial product derivative used for trading. The CFD price follows the underlying asset price. CFDs are traded on margin and can be sold short, enabling you to make a profit in falling markets or to hedge Stock positions.

What types of CFDs can I trade with Saxo Bank?

Over 8,300 CFDs, including CFDs on Stocks from around the world, Forex CFDs, 21 index-tracking CFDs and 21 Commodity CFDs can be traded with Saxo Bank.

All CFDs are traded on live prices through Saxo Bank’s online trading platforms.

Which Stock indices can I trade with CFDs?

With a single click, Saxo Bank’s Index-tracking CFDs enable you to trade over 20 major stock market indices including the FTSE 100, S&P 500 and Japan’s Nikkei 225. We give you the flexibility to trade long or short.

Click here to view a full list of our Index CFDs.

What commodities can I trade with CFDs?

Commodity CFDs give you easy access to the world’s commodities markets, enabling you to trade oil, gold, grains, energies and other major commodities on real-time prices.

Click here to see all available commodities.

What Stocks can I trade as CFDs?

Saxo Bank gives you access to online CFD trading in all major US, European and Asia/Pacific Stocks.

Click here for a full list of our Single Stock CFDs. Select a stock exchange to see the CFDs available on that exchange.

What are the trading rates and spreads for CFDs?

Click here to view our Single Stock CFD commissions.

Click here for our Index CFD spreads.

For full details on spreads and minimum trade sizes for Commodity and Forex CFDs, please click here.

What are the margin requirements for trading CFDs?

Large cap Single Stock CFDs and all Index-tracking CFDs are now available at reduced margins with Saxo Bank. Clients can double their leverage when trading Category 1 and 2 CFDs, including Index-trackers for the first EUR 300,000 of collateral.

Click here for more information about our reduced CFD margin requirements.


Saxo Bank’s half-margins also apply to Commodity CFDs and Forex CFDs.

Click here for Commodity and Forex CFD margin requirements.

Please note that your risk exposure is greater with reduced CFD margin requirements.

How can I learn more about trading CFDs?

Saxo Bank offers you a free education programme, TradeMentor, which covers everything from CFD trading basics to technical analysis and advanced trading strategies.

Click here to access the TradeMentor programme.

Updated 14.06.2012