CFD Trading. A contract for difference, otherwise known as a CFD, is an agreement between two parties (investor and CFD provider) to exchange the difference between the opening and closing price of a contract. CFDs are derivative products that allow investors to make assessments of rising and falling markets, including forex, indices, metals, commodities, treasuries and shares. CFD trading allows you to take a position on the future value of an asset whether you think it will go up or down. While this means the product is very flexible, it also requires a high level of risk management. Plus500 strives to give every client the ability to efficiently trade any financial product around the globe including: Shares, ETFs, Indices, Commodities and Currencies. Plus500 is a multi-asset trading platform. Their wide coverage includes UK, US, European and Asian exchanges. Importantly, CFDs are a leveraged product. This means you only have to put down a small deposit for a much larger market exposure. Leverage comes with significant benefits and risks: your investment capital can go further, but you can also lose your deposit.
Trading CFD with Plus500
Plus500 is not only a leading global broker, but also a pioneer in the digital currencies trading market. Being among the first brokers to introduce Bitcoin, and the first to add Ethereum, and Litecoin to its trading portfolio.The Plus500 trading platform is offered by Plus500UK Ltd. A UK based company with its offices located in the city of London. The company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to offer Contracts For Difference (CFD). The company is a rapidly growing CFD provider and currently offers its portfolio of over 1000 instruments. Plus500UK Ltd is a subsidiary of Plus500 Ltd; a company listed on AIM, one of the equity markets of the London Stock Exchange.
Why Trade CFDs with Plus500?
They offer CFD trades of up to 1:300 leverage. Fast and reliable order execution.
You can start trading CFDs from as little as £100/$100/€100.
Volatility makes for an excellent addition to any financial trading portfolio.
Plus500 offers zero commissions on CFD trading and no bank fees charged on transactions, making it far more profitable.
Enjoy live language specific customer support around the clock.
Plus500 is 100% regulated to ensure a seamless trading experience.
The CFD market is available to traders 24/5, for maximum convenience.
1-click functionality allows you to buy/sell CFD on their Plus500 Platform via Windows Trader, Web-Trader, iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch, Android app and Windows Phone app.
How do I make a deposit on Plus500 account?
Deposits are accepted in your Trading Account currency (GBP, EUR or USD). Any funds received in other currencies are subject to conversion with the exchange rate imposed by their payment gateway provider.
You can make secure online payments instantly using Visa or MasterCard, Skrill, PayPal, or Bank transfer.
How to make a withdrawal from Plus500 account?
All withdrawal requests are processed by Plus500 within 1-3 business days.
Electronic wallets – Skrill or PayPal. Funds should be received in your e-wallet account in 1-3 business days after withdrawal has been authorised.
Bank transfer – direct bank to bank funds transfer. Funds should be received in your bank account within 5 business days from the authorisation of the withdrawal. Withdrawals to a bank account may be subject to further delays sometimes depending on the banking institution and the jurisdiction in question.
Credit cards – funds should be received in the bank account associated with the relevant card according to each bank’s processing time.
How to Trade CFDs in 4 Easy Steps
1. Open a trading account with Plus500.
2. Fund your account.
3. Choose between any CFDs contracts.
4. Start trading.
High Rated CFD Provider
Plus500 is one of the highest rated CFD trading apps on Apple’s AppStore and Google Play as it is simple to use yet powerful in its many advanced features. It also includes CFDs on popular financial instruments. They offer the complete package: Leverage of up to 1:300. Tight spreads. No commissions. Fast and reliable order execution. Plus500 Mobile App Download Now.
With CFD trading, you can profit from a falling market by ‘going short’ (selling), just as easily as you could profit from a rising market by ‘going long’ (buying). If you believe that a company or market will experience a loss of value in the short term, you can use CFDs to sell it today, and your profits will rise in line with any fall in price. As always, if the price of your trade moves against you, your position will result in a loss.
Trading CFDs allows you to take an equivalent position to a direct purchase for a fraction of the initial capital outlay. Normally, you would need to pay the full value of your investment to your broker. However, at Plus500 you can trade the same market through a CFD but only be required to deposit a small initial percentage of the same equivalent value, typically margins 10%-20%, meaning that you can take a larger position for a relatively small amount of funds, magnifying your return on investment.
CFD trading gives you access to a wide range of markets that would not otherwise be available to retail investors all from one trading platform. You can speculate on the price movement of an index such as the Germany 30, UK 100 or USA 500 or trade a major currency pair such as EUR/USD or USD/JPY. At Plus500 they offer access to over 1,000 global markets, including shares, indices and currencies. See their range of CFD markets.
As CFDs allow you to short sell and therefore profit from falling market prices, they are often used as a ‘hedging’ tool by investors as ‘insurance’ to offset losses made in their portfolios. For example, if you have a long-term portfolio you wish to keep, but feel that there is a short-term risk to the value of your investments, you could use CFDs to mitigate a short term loss by ‘hedging’ your position.
This way, if the value of your portfolio does fall, the profit in the CFDs would help you offset these losses, thus enabling you to retain your portfolio without incurring any significant loss to its overall value.
Risk Disclosure Notice
CFD’s can put your capital at risk if used in a speculative manner. CFD’s are categorized as high risk by some regulatory authorities as there is no protection of capital, no guaranteed return and customers can lose the amount invested. With the Plus500 Trading Platform it is not possible to lose more than the amount invested and customers cannot be left in debt to Plus500. Trading CFD’s is not suitable for all investors; make sure you fully understand the risks involved.
Plus500 Licensing Information
Plus500 Ltd operates its CFD business through its subsidiaries: Plus500UK Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), FRN 509909; Plus500AU Pty Ltd, ACN 153 301 681, AFSL # 417727, issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is authorized to issue these products to Australian residents. Derivatives issuer licence in New Zealand, FSP #. 486026 authorises they to issue these products to New Zealand residents. Plus500AU Pty Ltd, is also an authorized Financial Services Provider in South Africa, FSP 47546. You do not own or have any rights to the underlying assets. Please consider the Disclosure documents available on their websites. Plus500CY Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) SEC registration number 250/14.