Barclays CFD Trading Account

Barclays Stockbrokers offer a seamless CFD & equity trading via a single platform, with access to market leading information, with tools for predicting and analysing the market. The BARXdirect trading platform brings you single login access to trade CFDs, equities and covered warrants seamlessly.

The Barclays CFD platform provided by GAIN Capital UK Ltd and all dealing, account administration and trade settlement is carried out by GAIN Capital.

Contracts for Difference - CFDs, offer an alternative to conventional trading where you may speculate on the price movement of individual shares or indices, although, if the stock moves against you, you will lose money.

Trading on margin, in most cases you only have to hold a deposit of approx 10% the value of the trade. Gains or losses are geared on a only small capital outlay.

Barclays CFD trading platform offers access to information and tools vital for predicting and analysing the market and BARXdirect offers a single login access to trade CFDs, equities and even covered warrants - seamlessly.

Barclays CFD Key Features

  • Access thousands of UK, US and European stocks and shares .
  • Access major indices, sectors and currencies.
  • Low commission charges of just 0.15% on UK share trades.
  • Choose from over 7000 stocks CFDs, Commodity CFDs and Index Tracking CFDs.
  • Financing rates of 3% above the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) on long UK equity overnight positions. .
  • Interest paid at LIBOR less 3% on overnight short positions .
  • Instant execution during market hours.
  • Exemption from stamp duty.
  • Selling short - CFDs are fully supportive of short selling.

Risk reminder : All leveraged instruments such as CFD's carry a high degree of riskwhere losses can exceed initial investment.


What is CFD trading ?

A CFD, Contract for Difference is an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference in value of a particular market, between the time at which the contract is opened and the time at which it is closed.

CFDs can be traded on UK, US, European and far-east stocks, indices, commodities and bonds.

To make a CFD trade, you must decide whether the market will rise or fall. If you place a trade and predict correctly, you will make a profit of your CFD size multiplied by each point that the market moves. If you are wrong, you will make a loss related to the CFD size, multiplied by each point that the market moves against you.

With CFDs you do not actually own the underlying asset that you are trading as a derivative instrument but prices are derived from the underlying asset value and prices move in conjunction with the underlying asset.

Margin Products carry a high degree of risk to your capital. Losses can quickly exceed your initial investment. Margin Products are not suitable for all investors who should fully understand the risks and seek independent advice if necessary.

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