Contracts For Difference (CFDs) are a convenient instrument to profit from both upwards and downwards movements of various underlying assets, without having to actually own them. CFDs are also leveraged, allowing traders to open positions with low capital requirements.




Multi-asset trading made easy

A versatile instrument

Trade spot, forward and synthetic contracts according to your strategies

Scale up profits with leverage

Leverage your investments to increase returns on capital (up to 1:50)

Diversify and hedge risks

Take long or short positions on stocks, indices, commodities and bonds

The Swissquote edge

Low capital requirements: Leverage up to 1:50 (2% margin requirement)

Transparent pricing, no hidden commissions or trading fees

Deep liquidity guaranteed with our network of Tier 1 banks and regional non-bank liquidity providers

Flexible transaction sizes on all instruments and account types


Available markets

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Trade upward/downward movements or hedge your positions on Blue chip companies' stocks.


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Diversify your portfolio with CFDs on over 20 popular commodities (USOIL, UKOIL, NG, etc.)

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Gain exposure to the leading global stock markets through CFDs on indices (US500, DE30, US100, etc.)


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Hedge your positions by trading long-term interest rates through CFDs on government bonds (USBDN, BUND, LGILT)

Trade Spot, Forward and Synthetic Contracts

ContractsUnderlying AssetsExpiration
Rollover / swap
SpotStocks (MT5)
Indices, Commodities*
SyntheticIndices, Commodities*
ForwardIndices, Commodities, Bonds

*Commission of USD/EUR/GBP 10 per side per traded lot on Elite conditions

CFD trading conditions

Swissquote provides competitive trading conditions adapted to your initial deposit. There are no commissions on trades, nor any other hidden costs.

If you plan to trade Forward CFDs, you can consult our expiration dates.
For your overnight positions, you can check our latest swap rates.


SymbolsMinimum spreads (points)Margin requirements
min. 1K USD
min. 10K USD
min. 50K USD


To see trading conditions on all asset classes:

 Download Forex Product Guide

 Download OILUSD factsheet

Popular strategies



Open and close positions many times in a day and hold them only for a few seconds to profit off smallest price movements.


Day trading

Open and close your positions within one trading day to capitalize on small price movements.


Swing trading

Take trades that last longer than one trading day to capture gains from anticipated price movements.

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Trading Conditions

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