What are Contracts for Difference? – A contract for difference (CFD) is a contract between a buyer and a seller. When you open a CFD you are either buying or selling a contract with easyMarkets.

With 300+ markets, CFDs are the easiest and most popular way to trade currencies, metals, commodities and indices due to their simplicity, ease of trade, leverage, ability to short sell and cost effectiveness. Traders prefer CFDs due to the profit potential in both rising and falling markets. At the simple click of a button, they can diversify their investment portfolio on all of our platforms by trading CFDs as either day trading (spot) deals and/or options.


136 Currency pairs

Currency trading is one of the most attractive markets for both new and experienced traders. Currency prices affect the lives of everyone around the globe which is what makes forex such a popular investment instrument. With no central market, and round-the-clock online availability (Mon-Fri), foreign exchange trading volumes top $5.3 trillion each day.


5 Metals

Gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium are offered for trading against a number of different currencies. Precious metals like gold are considered safe havens and provide exciting investment opportunities due to their high volatility. With easyMarkets you can trade metals as day trades and options.

Agricultural Commodities

7 Agricultural Commodities

Commodity prices are linked to local and global weather conditions and prices can be affected by industrial events. Traders with specific knowledge of particular grains or other agricultural commodities enjoy trading Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Cotton, Coffee, Cocoa and Sugar with easyMarkets.

Energy Commodities

5 Energy Commodities

Trade the world’s main energy commodities including the benchmark WTI Oil, and Brent Crude, Natural Gas, Heating Oil and Gasoil. Energy commodities prices are particularly vulnerable to political events in the Middle East and to sudden economic growth or recession. High volatility offers high return potential, making oil an in-demand trading product.


14 Indices

An index is a portfolio of top company stocks from a particular country that track the performance of their market or exchange. Tracking the health of a specific economy, indices traders keep a close watch on the direction of interest rates, employment optimism and the currency strength of a market. easyMarkets’ indices track the most popular global equities including the UK’s Footsie, German Dax, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, Japan’s Nikkei, Australia’s ASX 200, US Dow and Nasdaq, and more.