Risk Warning: Financial trading in a leveraged product may result in losses that exceed your initial deposit. Leveraged trading is not suitable for everyone, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved prior to trading.

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Berkeley Futures

Contract for Differences (CFDs)

Berkeley offers customers categorised as Professional and Eligible Counterparty the opportunity to trade share price movements on a margined basis through a CFD. This enables clients to trade major UK, US, and European shares utilising a small deposit, with no time restriction for holding the contract.

Furthermore, under current legislation there is no UK stamp duty payable on trading a CFD, saving both UK and overseas investors considerable sums.

Primary advantages include;

  • Competitive margin rates
  • Direct Market Access offered
  • No time restriction on CFDs *
  • Save 0.5% on stamp duty on UK CFDs
  • Aggressive commission rates
  • The ability to go long and short

* The maintenance of a short position is subject to the ongoing ability to borrow the underlying stock.

Disadvantages include:

  • Market makers may widen the spread at certain times of the day or on certain illiquid stocks
  • Large trades in a CFD market that is relatively small may give rise to liquidity issues that can cause slippage
  • CFDs are a geared product and, as such, it is possible to lose in excess of the funds you may have put up as your initial deposit

 Berkeley does not offer CFD products to customers categorised as Retail.