A CFD (contract for difference) is a financial derivative that mirrors the movement of an underlying asset, enabling traders to go long or short depending on their market view.
CFD trading is free from Stamp Duty in the UK. Profits are liable for Capital Gains Tax, but losses can be offset against profits elsewhere.
CFD trading is usually done on leverage, which maximizes profits and losses. Trade sizes are defined in lots. There are no expiry dates to CFDs, except on futures.Learn More