Overview about CFDs

Contracts for difference (CFDs) are derivative products which allow you
to trade on the price movement of financial assets such as indices, shares and commodities.
When you trade CFDs you don’t own the instrument or asset you are trading, but you benefit
or make a loss depending on whether the market moves in your favour or against you.

Trade CFDs
with Zero Markets

Make Zero Markets your first choice for Forex and CFDs.
  • A small initial margin as a trading deposit
  • Short sell the shares you don’t own
  • Benefit through lower transaction costs
  • Allow you to employ more advanced strategies such as hedging
  • CFDs mirror the price of the underlying instrument

Equity CFDs

All our CFD accounts can be opened quickly and provide you with access to genuine market data including Direct Market Access pricing and order-book visibility for faster execution and no dealer intervention (Only though our IRESS platform on exchange traded products).

Exchange Exchange Disctiption Equity Count Per Exchange
ASX Australia Exchange 2,165
NYSE New York Exchange 1,885
LSE London Stock Exchange 1,674
SGX Singapore Exchange 781
HKE Hong Kong Exchange 2,149

CFD Trading

Because CFDs are a leveraged product, you can open a position with only a small percentage of the full value of the trade. It allows the buyer or seller to gain full market exposure while only outlaying part of the full notional value of the instrument.

CFDs therefore offer the potential to make a higher return from a smaller initial outlay compared to investing directly in the underlying security.

Leverage usually involves more risks than a direct investment in the underlying instrument. It is important you understand that leverage has the potential to work against as well as for you as using leverage magnifies your trading profits and losses.


Trade major stock indices with competitive leverage by trading Zero Index CFDs. Trade price movements of the real futures contract and select the contract expiry you want using live exchange data. Margins start at 1% (SPI 200 Futures start at USD $25 per point. USD 200 cash indexes are USD $1 per point available on our MT4 platform)


Trading commodities CFDs is a great way to diversify your portfolio and hedge risks. ZERO Markets has carved a niche for itself in the commodity trading market in Australia, offering the optimal trading experience.


Trade on real market data transparently with Contracts for Difference (CFDs) across 4 different continents and more than 10000 stocks. Choose leveraged trading accounts for higher position sizes and competitive financing rates.