Everything you need to know about stock CFDs
A CFD (contract for difference) is an investment product you buy and sell that tracks the performance of an underlying security. In the case of stock CFDs, the underlying security will be
Access to 15+ global marketsStock CFDs are a global product. They allow investors to trade on markets not easily accessible from North America. These include the London, Australia, Hong Kong, Frankfurt markets and many more.
Lower fees than owning international sharesWhen trading normal stocks, setting up the connections required to ensure stocks are changing hands accurately and safely can be very costly. With a stock CFD, you still get secure access to international stocks price movements without the need to own the physical security. This makes stock CFDs much more cost-effective than international stocks themselves.
High leverage opportunitiesStock CFDs can be traded with up to 6x leverage so you can maximize the cash you have. This margin availability can potentially have a huge difference to your trades—both positively and negatively.
Open an account
To get started you need to open a Forex and CFD account.
Log into the platform
When your account is open, you can trade stock CFDs on the
Find stock CFDs by country under watchlists
Pricing of stock CFDs depend on the country the underlying stock trades on. For a full list of stock CFD commissions and fees, see pricing
On top of a commission, you may also incur financing fees and borrowing fees. Learn more
Trading on margin means you’re borrowing money from a broker to purchase a security. Learn more
This rate varies by country. For more details, see the Trading with margin page.
Questrade offers a wide variety of global markets. For a full list, go to the FX & CFDs pricing page.
To trade stock CFDs, you need to open a Forex & CFD account. Once the account is open, you can trade them on the award-winning platform, Questrade Global.
Yes, once you log in to the platform you can trade stock CFDs 24 hours a day, 6 days a week.