Contracts for difference (CFDs) are derivative products which enable you to trade on the price movement of underlying financial assets, including shares. 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's closed.
With share CFDs, you never actually buy or sell the underlying share you’ve chosen to trade, but you can still benefit if the underlying share price moves in your favour, or make a loss if it moves against you.
CFDs are leveraged products, which means that you only need to deposit a small percentage of the full value of the trade to open a position, known as trading on margin. This means any profit or loss is magnified, as it’s based on the full value of the trade.
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Take a long or short position on your chosen share basket, and trade on rising or falling prices.
Deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to open a trade.*
CMC Markets is regulated by the Financial Markets Authority of New Zealand.
Trade some markets, such as forex, 24 hours a day (Sunday to Friday) via desktop, mobile or tablet.
*When trading using margin any losses will reflect the full value of the position