Contracts for Difference
What you need to know about CFDs
What is a CFD?
A CFD (contract for difference) is an investment product you buy and sell that tracks the performance of an underlying security. These underlying securities can include: commodities (like corn, oil or precious metals), stock indices (like the S&P 500 and DOW), or individual stocks themselves.
Benefits of CFDs?
Access to a wider variety of securitiesCFDs provide investors with all of the benefits and risks of owning a security without actually owning it.
High leverage opportunitiesCFDs can be traded with leverage so you can maximize the cash you have. This margin can potentially have a huge difference to your trades—both positively and negatively.
Similarity to the underlying securityBecause CFDs track the performance of a security, you are able to profit on the rise or fall of the underlying security without the need to own it. This eliminates many of the hurdles when trying to trade commodities or international equities, while still getting the exposure to the security you want.
Types of CFDs
Companies from around the world:
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
- and more
- Live Cattle
- Precious metals (gold, silver, copper, palladium, platinum)
- Crude oil
- Natural gas
- and more
- US tech 100 NAS
- US 30 Wall Street
- Australia 200
- Japan 225
- Germany 30
- Hong Kong 50
- and more
Why trade CFDs at Questrade
Fair, honest trading execution
Questrade is a non-market maker trading forex and contracts for difference. While other brokers will trade against your positions to generate a profit, we will never do that. So you can rest easy knowing when you trade with us, we’re truly on your side.
Personal relationship managers
When you have an FX and CFD account at Questrade, you will receive assistance from a dedicated team who can help you learn the platform and begin trading CFDs.
At Questrade, you have no account opening or closing fees and you’ll enjoy low spreads on CFDs and some of the lowest commissions for stock CFD trading.
How to get started trading stock CFDs
Open an account
To get started you need to open a Forex & CFD account.
Log into the platform
When your account is open, you can trade stock CFDs on the award winning platform Questrade Global.
Find stock CFDs by country under watchlists
For a full list of CFD commissions and fees, see pricing
Get answers to our frequently asked questions
How do I trade CFDs?
You can trade CFDs on Questrade Global, our forex & CFD trading platform.
What do I need to open an account?
To open a forex & CFD account, you’ll need to provide a government issued ID and SIN and answer some questions about your financial situation.
Is there a minimum required to open an account?
To open an FX &CFD account, you must fund your account with a minimum of $1,000.