74.07% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs / Spread betting with this provider.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74.07% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs / Spread betting with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs / Spread betting work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Client Portal
Open account

CFD Trading

Start trading contracts for difference (CFDs) with ATFX to gain access to a variety of products with competitive spreads.

Trade now on forex, indices, cryptocurrencies, commodities, shares, and more


Create demo account
Create live account

Why Trade CFDs with ATFX?

Enjoy competitive spreads
Access to free trading tools
Trade on MT4, one of the world’s most popular trading platforms
Trade with a regulated broker
Fast execution
Zero commission

What is CFD Trading?


Contracts for difference (CFDs) are a derivative product, and the underlying assets include forex, indices, cryptocurrencies, commodities and shares. These products enable the customer to speculate on the market and to trade on the price of movements without buying or selling any underlying assets. 

A CFD agreement is made between the two parties to exchange the difference in value of an asset between the opening of the contract and when it is closed. The asset or instrument which you choose to trade cannot be owned. You will still benefit if the market moves in your favour, similarly you will also be making a loss if the market moves against you.

CFDs are a leveraged product, this means in order to open a position you will need to credit a small percentage of the full value of the trade you have chosen. The term for this is known as ‘trading on margin’. It is important to understand when you trade on margin, any profits or losses will be magnified. Therefore you should trade within your means and manage your risks  accordingly.


What are the advantages of CFDs?


No stamp duty on a CFD trade*

This is because you are not taking physical ownership of the underlying asset

CFDs requires less margin to open a position than a traditional trade

Your money will not be tied to one transaction, as you can trade without having to deposit the full value of a product. It is important to note when you trade on margin any losses will be magnified as well

Trade on rising and falling prices

With CFDs you are able to short-sell, meaning there are opportunities to benefit from both rising and falling markets

* Tax laws are subject to change and depend on your individual circumstances. You should seek independent tax advice before making investment decisions.