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Why Trade CFDs with Halifax?

Take advantage of market movements with CFD trading from Halifax.

  • Full range of markets – 8,800 single stock CFDs plus indices, commodities and more

  • Profit from both rising or falling markets

  • Low commissions – trade Australian share CFDs from AU$ 11 per trade

  • Advanced trading technology

  • Trade directly into the market with DMA (Direct Market Access)

  • Dedicated account manager and 24-hour trade desk.

  • Access to live streaming price data, fundamental research and economic calendars

Who Trades CFDs?

  • Active Traders

    Take advantage of short to medium term price fluctuations with low cost CFD trading.

  • Share Investors

    Hedge your portfolio against bearish moves in assets or reduce your exposure to currency risk. Go short share CFDs to protect individual holdings or go short share indices to hedge broad market exposure.

What is a CFD

A contract for difference, or CFD, is an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference in price of an asset, from the point of contract opening to when it is closed.

  • CFDs track the underlying price movements of an asset allowing you to trade on live market prices without physically owning the underlying asset.

  • CFDs give you the freedom to trade global markets without putting up the full value of your position. CFDs are a leveraged product, offering you an efficient way to manage your capital. However, their benefits are matched by their risks as you can potentially lose more than your initial deposit. Please see our CFD disclosure document.

  • CFD trading allows you to profit no matter the direction of the underlying market. Go Long (buy) to benefit from rising prices. Go Short (sell) to take advantage of falling prices or hedge your portfolio to offset potential losses in physical assets.

Examples

Low Pricing

Trade global CFDs at competitive commission with our simple pricing model:

  • For share CFDs you only pay the commission charge, no spreads

  • With all other CFDs, you only pay the spread, no commission

  • Small funding charges for positions held overnight

  • Invidual Shares, from 0.198% or AU$ 11, whichever is greater

  • Stock Indices, from 4.4 points, 0.5% margin

  • Commodities, from 0.5 points, tiered margins