Buying a company share in a rising market (going long)
In this example, UK Company ABC is trading at 98 / 100 (where 98 pence is the sell price and 100 pence is the buy price). The spread is 2.
You think the company’s price is going to go up so you decide to open a long position by buying 10,000 CFDs, or ‘units’ at 100 pence. A separate commission charge of £10 would be applied when you open the trade, as 0.10% of the trade size is £10 (10,000 units x 100p = £10,000 x 0.10%).
Company ABC has a margin rate of 3%, which means you only have to deposit 3% of the total value of the trade as position margin. Therefore, in this example your position margin will be £300 (10,000 units x 100p = £10,000 x 3%).
Remember that if the price moves against you, it’s possible to lose more than your margin of £300, as losses will be based on the full value of the position.