CFD Trading

Open a CFD trading account with FXOpen to access the forex, indices, stocks, commodity and cryptocurrency CFD* markets.
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FXOpen: CFD trading for the experts

Contract for difference (CFD) trading first emerged in the early 1990s and has since become firmly established. It is often seen as high risk compared to other strategies and most successful CFD traders are experienced individuals who have a wealth of expertise in the world of trading.

If you’re looking for the best CFD trading platform for markets in Hong Kong and beyond, you’ll find what you’re looking for with FXOpen.

The benefits of CFD trading with FXOpen

Peace of mind

One platform, multiple instruments and markets

With us, you can use one CFD trading platform and one account for commodities, shares, indices, forex and cryptocurrency*.

We want you to be a successful trader

You trade with an FCA regulated broker

FXOpen is regulated by the UK-based Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Your funds are fully protected up to £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Make your money go further

Completely customisable

This CFD trading platform can be tailored to your trading style and strategies, meaning you are in complete control of the trades you do.

Ultra-fast execution

Access to automated CFD trading

Based on your very own CFD trading strategy, you can either download and use ready-made scripts and expert advisors or create a custom indicator or script.

Your choice of trading strategy

Access on the move

Whether you’re CFD trading in Hong Kong from your office or you need to access your account while away for business, you can check your progress on the go via the desktop, web-based or mobile version of the MT4 CFD trading platform. Should you be using an Apple Mac, the web-based version is particularly useful as a direct download is not available.

200+ markets offered

Access a wide range of analysis

Boost your CFD trading knowledge when you access 50+ built-in indicators and graphic tools for technical analysis, a quotes history centre, strategy tester, plus the latest market news.

What is CFD trading?

So, what is CFD trading? Read on for a simple CFD trading definition, plus a look at how it works.

CFD trading is where a buyer and a seller enter an agreement to exchange the difference between the value of an asset at the time the contract opens and when it closes. CFD traders do not own the underlying asset, which is where it differs from traditional share trading. Instead, traders are speculating on whether an asset’s value will increase or decrease within the time limit.

CFD trading is done on margin, meaning traders only have to put up a percentage of the position’s value rather than its entire worth.

Buy position

If a trader thinks an asset’s value will rise, they can open a buy position. If their prediction proves correct, they can choose to close the contract and sell, making a profit in the process. Should the price fall below what they paid, they must decide whether to close the contract and accept their losses or hold to see if the value recovers.

Sell position

On the other hand, if a trader believes an asset’s price is due to fall, they can open a sell position. If the market trends as they forecast it would, they’ll make a profit. But if the asset’s value confounds their expectations and rises, they will stand to make a loss.

Which instruments can you access via CFD trading?

By opening a CFD trading account in Hong Kong with FXOpen, you’ll be able to trade CFDs in:
The conversion of one currency into another.
The exchange of assets based on the price of a physical product such as gold or oil. With FXOpen, this applies to metals and energy.
Buying and selling stocks in publicly listed companies.
The trading of a group of shares within a certain sector or niche.
Buying and selling the underlying coins or speculating on their price movements via CFD trading.

The risks and rewards of CFD trading

You must have an extensive understanding of what CFD trading is before you begin trading. Most successful CFD traders are experts with well-formed strategies that have been honed over time. It’s important to research and analyse your areas of interest before taking steps into online CFD trading using the FXOpen platform.

All trading offers rewards and risks. For example, because CFD trading is done on margin, professional clients could stand to lose more than the initial capital they put forward to take an opening position. Retail clients benefit from FXOpen’s negative balance protection, which means they can’t lose more than they deposit.

To help you understand the risks of CFD trading, it’s worth taking the time to become more aware of other determining market factors such as fluctuations in supply and demand or geopolitical issues. Building your knowledge of such factors will help you create robust strategies that will mitigate those risks.

CFD trading with FXOpen

Register for a CFD trading account with FXOpen and gain access to our cutting-edge platform. You can trade multiple instruments all from one account, so you can build forex, indices, shares, commodity and cryptocurrency* trades all in the same place. You can enjoy total peace of mind as we’re fully regulated by the FCA and offer FSCS protection up to £85,000.

Your online CFD trading journey in Hong Kong begins here. To get started, simply complete our registration form and verify your ID. Why not contact us today or open an account?

How does a CFD trading platform work?

Our most popular CFD trading platform works on an electronic communication network (ECN) model. This is where there is no dealing desk and trades are always executed at the best possible price. With an ECN account, traders are charged a small commission on their trades. We also provide a Straight-Through Processing (STP) account where that commission is already built into the spread to keep pricing simple. STP is a good option for novices who are finding their feet.

Our CFD trading platform enables you to trade several instruments including forex, shares, commodities, cryptocurrencies* and indices. There is a minimum deposit of £300, $300 or €300 and demo accounts are available to give you the opportunity to try out your trading strategies.

What factors can affect CFD trading?

Most markets see prices move up and down based on supply and demand. As CFD trading can be used to execute trades across a wide range of instruments such as forex, shares and more, several factors can impact prices and, by extension, the potential to make a profit or loss.

Economic and geopolitical issues, for instance, can affect productivity levels and supply chains, as can government legislation. Being aware of such determining factors will help you decide on a strategy for running your CFD trading account.

How to define success in CFD trading?

CFD trading is complex and comes with a high risk of losing money due to leverage. Most successful CFD traders are experienced veterans who have built their knowledge and skills over years of operating in the markets.

Being new to CFD trading doesn’t mean you won’t be a success, however. After all, everyone has to start somewhere.

What’s important is defining what success looks like to you and how you plan to achieve it. Take your emotions out of the equation and make calculated decisions based on your in-depth analysis and research. If you manage your expectations and form a strategy that enables you to mitigate any losses you may incur, you too can discover a formula for how to trade CFDs successfully.

Open a CFD trading account
with FXOpen

*Cryptocurrency CFDs are only available for trading by those clients categorised as Professional clients under FCA Rules. They are not available for trading by Retail clients.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 60% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.