HalifaxOnline - CFDs and Stock Trading
Investors are increasingly looking to Contracts for Difference (CFDs) as a more flexible method of trading stocks online. CFD trading is carried out on live prices on HalifaxOnline, without the delays of normal stock trading, such as waiting for fills from the stock exchange.
CFDs are stock derivatives that allow you to invest in stocks but offer many important advantages over traditional stock trading that make them ideal for taking advantage of short-term/intra-day stock movements.
Trade stocks on some of the world's largest exchanges using HalifaxOnline. Get an in-depth view of the market with Level 2 Market Depth (available on several major exchanges on agreement) as well as direct access to live stock prices (available on agreement).
Trading Stocks online with Halifax is simple and convenient with 11,500 equities from 22 of the world’s major stock exchanges accessible through HalifaxOnline. Investors can trade stocks online from the US to exchanges in Europe and Australia directly from a single account.
Benefits of CFD trading with HalifaxOnline:
Benefits of Stock trading with HalifaxOnline:
In depth market insight
HalifaxOnline market depth gives you insight into the market's movements. Market Depth displays the five best bid and ask prices directly in the stock trade module, allowing you to see where the market is going before you make your trading decisions. Market depth is available through subscription agreements with the appropriate exchanges.
Magnify small intra-day price swings by depositing only a fraction of the trade value in collateral (from as little as 5%). Your Company allows you to leverage stock and index CFD investments up to 20x (5% margin requirement) where an investment of only USD 10,000 can be used to command a CFD position of up to USD 200,000 in the market.
Direct Market Access (DMA) CFDs
Direct Market Access provides direct access to the exchange order book and allows you to place trades directly around the live market price.
With DMA CFDs, you can: