Plus500 offers CFDs on over 2000 financial instruments, including Shares, Forex, Indices, Cryptocurrencies, Commodities,ETFs and Options.
Shares - also known as stocks or equities, represent units into which a company’s capital is divided for investment and ownership purposes. When trading CFD Shares, you would enjoy all the benefits of having an interest in the price movement of the share, without having to physically own it. Plus500’s trading platform allows you to trade through CFDs the world’s most actively traded shares.
Forex - is the foreign exchange market for trading currencies. When referring to CFD Forex trading, we refer to the exchange of one currency for another at an agreed exchange price. In order to conduct foreign trade and business, currencies need to be exchanged, therefore it is no surprise that the Forex market is the largest market in the world. At Plus500, you can trade CFDs on some of the world's most popular FX (Forex) pairs.
Indices - a stock index is a statistic that reflects the composite value of a group of stocks. The stocks listed within an index bear similar characteristics such as trading on the same stock exchange, being in the same industry, having comparable market capitalisations, etc. World-leading Indices are available for trading through CFDs at Plus500.
Cryptocurrencies (Crypto) – refers to digital currencies that generally use a decentralised network of control (typically blockchain technology) as opposed to conventional currencies, which are issued and managed by central banks. Since its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin - the world's first cryptocurrency - has seen a meteoric rise in adoption and popularity, as well as high volatility (i.e., spikes and falls). Bitcoin’s main competitors, known as altcoins, include Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash ABC and Ripple XRP. The pricing of cryptocurrencies is derived from specific cryptocurrency exchanges, and their value is denominated in US Dollar. At Plus500, you can trade CFDs on some of the world's most popular Cryptos. Cryptocurrency CFDs are not available to Plus500UK Retail Clients.
Commodities - are hard assets ranging from wheat to gold to oil, and as there are so many, they are grouped together in three major categories: agriculture, energy and metals. Commodities are traded by dealers on an open exchange. That means that the prices change every day. Commodities futures are an agreement to buy or sell a commodity at a specific date in the future, at a specific price. Just like the price of bananas at the grocery store, the prices of commodities change on a weekly or even daily basis. The world’s key commodities are available for trading through CFDs at Plus500.
ETFs - (Exchange Traded Funds) - are funds that track indices and commodities like the NASDAQ-100 Index, S&P 500, Dow Jones, Gold etc. The ETF replicates the indices and the commodity markets’ performance. The ETF trades like a common stock and undergoes events such as stock splits and dividend distributions. At Plus500, you can trade through CFDs on some of the world’s most popular ETFs.
Options - are contracts through which a seller gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specified number of units of the underlying asset at a predetermined price (“Strike Price”) within a set time period (by a stated expiry date). The buyer has an option to buy (“Call”) or sell (“Put”) the underlying asset. The factors that determine the price of an Option include, amongst others: the difference between the current price and the strike price. At Plus500, you can trade through CFDs Options at various strike prices that are the most relevant to the underlying index rate.
Please note that the leverage and margin data as well as the availability of the instruments mentioned above may vary depending on your region.
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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 72% 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.