You can take advantage of our competitively low margins across our complete range of markets.
Low margin rates
You only need to put up a small percentage of the full contract size to open a position with us. This is known as the 'initial margin' or 'deposit margin'. Our share CFD initial margin rates start at just 5%.
- Share CFDs: 600 Australian shares, with margins starting from 5% (including BHP and CBA)
- Forex: from just 0.5% of the full contract value
- Indices: $500 per standard contract on Australia 200
You will never lose more than your initial margin when you attach a Guaranteed Stop to your position. Guaranteed Stops put an absolute cap on any potential losses in return for an upfront payment on each position.
You can also use Guaranteed Stops to control your leverage. For example, say you wanted to buy one contract on our Australia 200 Cash market, with a Guaranteed Stop 25 points away. This would require a deposit of just $625, being $25 (the equivalent value per index point) x 25 (the Stop distance).
You can also add Non-Guaranteed Stops, Trailing Stops and Limit Orders to your positions. Unlike Guaranteed Stops however, they do not offer the same amount of protection.
Once the selected level on your position has been breached, a non-Guaranteed Stop will trigger the order to close. However, ‘slippage’ may occur, i.e. the market may gap or move very quickly, and your position could be closed at a worse level than the one selected.
A non-Guaranteed Stop has a smaller deposit requirement than a Guaranteed Stop.
If you have a large position, we use a table of four incremental tiers to calculate your initial margin. This method has allowed us to offer low margins on our 6000 global shares.
For a full breakdown of how this system works, please visit our tiered margining page.