Types of trades

City Index offers a range of different  products and services to suit all trading profiles.

Types of trades

Whether you’re a short term investor or a long-term trader, City Index offers a range of different markets to help minimise your dealing costs and maximise your trading potential.  

Take a look at our table to see which type of trading style suits you best.

Types of trades

CFD trading explained

Trading CFDs is our most popular way to trade the markets which is ideal for shorter-term trading (positions open for days or weeks) based on technical levels and market news. Trading CFDs means:

  • Tight spreads
  • Trading on margin;
  • Hedge your existing portfolio
  • A dividend adjustment may be applicable to some markets
  • P&L crystallised only when positions are closed or partially closed

Monthly and quarterly futures

City Index offer monthly and quarterly futures on some markets. Futures may be ideal for customers who want to take a position over the longer term (weeks and months) and base trades on both technical and fundamental analysis.

  • No overnight financing charge applied as contained within price
  • Fixed monthly/quarterly expiry date
  • Positions may be rolled over to next month/quarter
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