Add to my collection

CFD (Contracts for Difference) trading lets you speculate on rising and falling markets. Leverage gives you full exposure to over 10,000 global markets but be aware that this is a high risk form of investment. Barclays CFDs are provided by GAIN Capital UK Ltd. All dealing, administration and settlement is carried out by them.

apply now

CFDs and Financial Spread Trading carry a high level of risk to your capital and you should only deal with money you can afford to lose. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment.

Why CFDs

CFD trading is a flexible way to trade the markets. Rather than buying stock, you speculate on live price movements, going short when prices are falling or going long when they’re rising. Please be aware that this is high risk. Tax advantages can change and their value to you will depend on your individual circumstances.

  • Trade on leverage

    Get full market exposure for only a fraction of an asset’s price. Yet any profit or loss you make will be based on its full value
  • Instant access to over 10,000 global markets

    React quickly to opportunities with 24-hour prices on global shares, indices, currencies and more
  • Trade commodities

    Access to a full range of commodities including gold, silver and oil with Barclays CFDs
  • Go long and short

    Trade even in volatile markets. If you think prices will rise, you go long and buy. If you think they’ll fall you go short and sell
  • Margins from just 1%

    You could take a £10,000 position with only a £100 deposit, adding flexibility to your investment capital
  • No Stamp Duty

    Save up to 0.5% on the value of each trade. Tax laws may change in the future and depend on your individual circumstances.

Risks and disadvantages

  • CFDs carry a high level of risk to your capital and you should only deal with money you can afford to lose.
  • The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment.
  • Trading in these products is not suitable for all types of investors. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether they are right for you.
Why Barclays

Whether you’re trading CFDs for the first time or are a more experienced investor, we’ll give you all the support you need at every stage.

  • Instant access to the world’s markets

    Trade on over 10,000 global markets, including UK, US and European equities, stock indices, industrial sectors, commodities, interest rates and currencies
  • Real time trading your way

    Fully customisable, our superior trading platform lets you trade round the clock on desktop, mobile and tablet
  • Professional level charting

    Perform in-depth analysis and deal from the same screen, trading directly from professional grade charts. More about our platform
  • Learn to Trade

    Build your confidence with our four week programme offering smaller trade sizes and commission from £5 per trade. More about Learn to Trade
  • Trading tools and resources

    From platform guides to video tutorials, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know about CFD trading.

Risks and disadvantages

  • CFDs carry a high level of risk to your capital and you should only deal with money you can afford to lose.
  • The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment.
  • Trading in these products is not suitable for all types of investors. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether they are right for you.
Manage Risk

Because CFDs are leveraged, any gains or losses you make are magnified. So we offer a number of ways to help you manage risk and reach your trading goals.

  • Stop loss orders

    These limit risk by automatically closing a losing trade at the best possible price once a market passes a trigger value set by you, helping you limit your downside potential
  • Guaranteed stop loss orders

    This order type guarantees that your trade will be closed once the market reaches the exact trigger value set by you, protecting you against market gapping. Guaranteed stop loss orders incur a small charge, please refer to the Key Service Features document [PDF, 1.11MB] for all our charges
  • Limit orders

    Use these together with stop orders to set a minimum profit floor and maximum profit cap on your trades
  • Opening orders

    Maximise your trading potential by setting orders to open positions when prices reach a certain level set by you
  • In-built risk management

    If the amount of money in your account falls below the minimum margin level, your trades will be closed out, to avoid this happening you may be required to deposit funds on your account.

Risks and disadvantages

  • CFDs carry a high level of risk to your capital and you should only deal with money you can afford to lose.
  • The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment.
  • Trading in these products is not suitable for all types of investors. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether they are right for you.
Pricing

Trade CFDs with Barclays and benefit from low commissions and competitive financing charges.


Risks and disadvantages

  • CFDs carry a high level of risk to your capital and you should only deal with money you can afford to lose.
  • The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment.
  • Trading in these products is not suitable for all types of investors. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether they are right for you.

APPLY NOW

0845 355 0802 or 0207 550 4772*