CFD Trading - Trade CFDs on Over 5,000 Markets

  • Benefits

    • 1 point spread on AUS 200 & Wall Street
    • Low 5% initial deposit on ASX-listed shares

    Why Trade CFDs?

    Why Trade CFDs?

    CFDs give you flexible access to a world of trading opportunities.


    How to Trade CFDs

    How to Trade CFDs

    Discover the nuts and bolts of how it all works.


    Expert analysis and ideas

    2015 Market Predictions

    Technical and fundamental analysis to help you spot potential trade opportunities.


    Contracts for difference (CFDs) allow you to trade on the live market price movement of shares, indices, currencies and commodities without owning the underlying instrument.

    Because they are traded on margin, CFDs enable you to gain a large exposure in the market for a relatively small initial investment amount (a deposit), normally between 1% and 10%, giving you a more efficient and effective way to invest across a range of global markets.

    Plus, you can potentially profit from both rising and falling markets.

    For example, if you think the Australia 200 Index will fall in the coming days because some major mining firms are expected to report weak earnings, you can 'go short' or sell.

    If the index moves in the way you predicted, you can profit from every point the Australia 200 falls.

    And, because CFDs are a leveraged product, you can place a trade by depositing just a fraction of the full value of your position.

    Remember, however, that while leveraged trading allows you to gain significant market exposure, which means your potential profits will be magnified, your losses could be magnified in the same way. If a market moves against your prediction, you may incur losses that exceed your deposit.

    Find out how to help manage your risk here.

    You can also use CFDs as a hedging tool to help offset any losses incurred in your physical portfolio of shares.

    At City Index, we offer low commissions, tight spreads and low margins on thousands of financial markets, including indices, shares, currencies, commodities and more.

    1With leverage, your losses are magnified in exactly the same way as your gains if the market moves against you and can result in losses exceeding your initial outlay. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

    Some of the benefits of a City Index account:

    • Low 5% initial deposit on ASX-listed shares like BHP Billiton
    • Commission-free trading
    • Tight spreads from 1 point on major indices† - including Australia 200
    • 24-hour access to prices on over 5,000 global markets
    • Choose from a range of trading platforms including Advantage Web
    • Trade on the go with our apps for apple and android devices
    • Free training seminars and webinars crammed full of tips from our in-house traders
    • Up-to-the-minute market news and analysis from our team of market experts
    • Educational videos to help you develop your knowledge at your own pace
    • Economic calendar listing all the important upcoming events that could trigger market movement