CFD Trading accounts are leveraged products and can result in losses that exceed your deposits. They may not be suitable for everyone. Please ensure you fully understand the risks and seek independent advice. Our tables are suitable for experienced investors only.

You can start a contract for difference (CFD) trade in US shares with any of the companies in this comparison. Here are a few tips to help you find the best trading account from our selection of providers:

  • Compare the size of each spread: This is measured in pips or points and is the difference between the buy and sell price of a CFD.

  • Think about the margin: This is how much you need in your account before you can place you trade, and it represents the percentage of the total trade you make.

What markets are available?

You can use this comparison to compare the spread and margin offered by companies that let you trade on Wall Street and Nasdaq.

However, most of the companies above also let you trade on other stock exchanges, like the FTSE 100, but to find out which you need to visit their websites.

Do you need a US dollar account to trade?

No, each CFD broker above lets you trade in pounds, and if there is a trade that requires a foreign currency, such as CFD forex, they will convert it for you.

For example, a CFD forex trade on the currency pair EUR/USD (euro and US dollar) converts your pounds to euros, then back to pounds if you make a profit.

Practice with a demo account

You can use a demo account to practice using the platform and its features before you deposit any money.

When you open a demo account, check if you have all the tools and facilities you want in a CFD platform.

US share CFD trading FAQs


Do I need a USA bank account to trade CFDs in US shares?


No, you can trade on worldwide markets using a UK based account.


How much money do I need to make a CFD trade?


It depends on the margin, as you can only make a trade if the amount in your account covers the margin needed for the trade.


Can I lose more money than I deposit?


Yes, although your margin helps cover any losses you make, you could lose more that what is in your account.

About our US CFD share trading accounts comparison


Who do we include in this comparison?


We include CFD accounts from our panel that let you trade US share CFDs. They are either authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), or a European regulator and listed on the FCA register as EEA authorised.

Here is more information about how our website works.


How do we make money from our comparison?


We have commercial agreements with some of the companies in this comparison and get paid commission if we help you take out one of their products or services. Find out more here. You do not pay any extra and the deal you get is not affected.


How do we select our top CFD providers?


We display a range of providers that have completed due diligence and passed our compliance checks.