At ActivTrades, we offer a wide range of financial instruments from around the world. Our markets include indices, financials, metals, commodities and currencies. For information on spread betting currencies, please click here.
Our metals and commodities expire on a specific date and are structured like a CFD forward. Please see CFD specs for more information.
Placing a spread bet is simple, the ‘buy’ transactions are made at the higher end of the spread, the ask price, and ‘sell’ at the lower end, the bid price. The difference between the bid and the ask is called the spread. ActivTrades offers competitive, tight spreads on major markets with the same rates as for our CFDs. View CFDs spreads here.
The margin requirement for CFDs is variable and depends on the chosen account leverage on one hand, and the contract value of the CFD on the other. The initial margin is determined at the time the position is opened. This margin can be derived by multiplying the price level of the index or commodity with its point value; as specified in our contract specifications table. This total is the contract value to which the leverage is applied. Then the total is converted into the account’s currency (with the current exchange rate).
Margins are calculated mark-to-market. The margins presented in this page are for information purposes only and based on the closing prices of the previous trading day.