You can use this contract for difference (CFD) comparison to check the broker spreads of trading on the FTSE 100 and Wall Street.

Find the best CFD account

Compare CFD trading companies to find the most cost effective platform by looking at:

  • The size of the spread: The smaller the spread, the smaller the market movement needs to be before you can start making money.

  • The margin: The smaller the margin, the larger the trades you can make with a smaller account balance but the larger the risk to your money.

What else to think about

  • Can you trade on any market? Most CFD companies let you trade on most of the major markets, like the FTSE 100, Wall Street and a range of forex currency pairs.

  • Can you leave your trades open overnight? Most companies charge a fee which is usually the cost of LIBOR plus a set percentage of your trade, such as 2.5%.

You can trade CFDs on several markets using any of the companies on our comparison.

How to make a CFD trade

Once you open an account with a CFD company, you can deposit money from your bank account and select the markets you to want trade on.

Here is more information on how you can make a CFD trade.

UK CFD share trading FAQs

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Can I trade CFDs on other markets?

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Yes, there are more markets you can trade on in addition to the FTSE 100 and Wall street. To find out which markets, check each broker above.

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What is a CFD?

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It lets you trade on financial markets without owning the underlying asset, e.g you do not need to own gold to trade on it. Find out more here.

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What is the spread?

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It is the difference between the sell and buy price of a trade. Find out how the spread can affect your CFD trade here.

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What is LIBOR?

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The London Inter Bank Lending Rate is the average interest rate that banks charge to lend money to each other (excluding the highest and lowest rate).

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What are points and pips?

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Points are used to measure any market movement when CFD trading, with the exception of CFD forex, which uses pips. Find out more here.