CFD trading costs

As well as spreads, there are some other costs to consider. These depend on how long you hold positions open for, which products you trade and your approach to risk management.

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CurrencyInterbank rate
AUDOne month bankers acceptance bill
CADOne month bankers acceptance bill
CHFOne month Libor
DKKOne month Copenhagen interbank offered rate
EUROne month Euribor
GBPOne month Libor
HKDOne month Hong Kong interbank offered rate
INROne month deposit
JPYOne month Libor
NOKNorwegian interbank offered rate 1 month
NZDBank bill 1 month
SEKOne month Stockholm interbank offered rate 
SGDOne month Singapore interbank offered rate
ZAROne month deposit
USDOne month Libor

Holding costs

At the end of each trading day (5pm New York time), your open CFD trading positions may be subject to a charge called a holding cost. The holding cost can be positive or negative depending on whether you are long or short. Indices, forex, commodity and treasury forward contracts are not subject to holding costs.

Holding costs for indices are based on the underlying interbank rate of the index (see table) plus 2.5% on buy positions and minus 2.5% on sell positions.

For share CFDs, holding costs are based on the underlying interbank rate for the currency of the relevant share (see table) plus 2.5% on buy positions and minus 2.5% on sell positions (exceptions may apply).

FX holding costs are based on the tom-next (tomorrow to next day) rate in the underlying market for the currency pair and are expressed as an annual percentage.

Holding rates for cash commodities and treasuries are based on the inferred holding costs built into the underlying futures contracts, from which the prices of our cash commodity and treasury products are derived.

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Market data fees

We charge no market data fee for shares from most markets. To view the prices for Australian, Italian, Norwegian and UK share CFDs on the platform, you will need to activate the relevant market data subscription. There is a monthly fee for these markets, which is refunded if you execute two or more trades under the same subscription during the subscription period, which usually runs from the first day of the month until the first day of the following month.​

Please note that, where fees apply, local taxes and duties may also be charged. 

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MarketCurrencyMarket data fee (excl. tax) 
AustraliaAUD20.00
Hong KongHKD120
Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAVarious0.00

Commission

Share CFDs attract a commission charge each time you enter and exit a trade. The commission charge varies depending on the country where the share product originates. 

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Guaranteed stop-loss order charges

A guaranteed stop-loss order (GSLO) works in the same way as a regular stop-loss order, except that it guarantees to close you out of a trade at the price specified regardless of market volatility or gapping, for a premium. If the GSLO is not triggered then we'll refund 100% of the original premium. 

ProductCFD GSLO premium rateTrade sizeGSLO premium1, 2
EUR/USD0.0001 USD per EUR€50,000S$5.29
AUD/USD0.00008 USD per AUDAU$50,000S$5.29
GBP/USD0.00015 USD per GBP£50,000S$5.29
US 301.50 USD per unit5 unitsS$6.61
Germany 301.50 EUR per unit5 unitsS$7.48
Gold0.3 USD per unit10 unitsS$3.97
Crude Oil Brent0.02 USD per unit100 unitsS$3.97

1GSLO premium = premium rate x trade size.
2Amounts are automatically converted into your home currency using the prevailing CMC Markets conversion rate.​

Example GSLO premiums

These are some examples of GSLO premiums on a selection of our popular products. This rate can be found on the platform for each applicable product. Learn how GSLO premiums are calculated.

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