Speculate on the rise or fall in value of specific tradeable assets, including FX, equities, futures, indices, and commodities, in fast-moving global markets

A CFD or Contract for Difference is a derivative instrument that pays the difference in settlement values between the open and closing price of an underlying instrument. CFDs enable you to speculate on the rise or fall in value of specific tradable assets, including FX, equities, futures, indices, and commodities in fast-moving global markets.


As a Match Securities client, you can trade over 3000 large-cap stocks listed on the world’s stock exchanges, including NASDAQ, NYSE and ASX, with fast execution and tight pricing. We also offer CFDs in equity futures, commodities (bullion, oil), FX (multiple currency pairs), bonds and indices.

CFD trading has some unique features:

  • Ownership – you do not own the underlying asset. You are merely speculating on the future price direction of that asset.
  • Leverage – you can use leverage and trade ‘on margin’, offering potentially greater exposure with less capital. For example, with 100:1 leverage, a trader could hold a position with a value of $100,000 with just $1,000 in their account. Risk warning: While leverage can amplify potential gains, it can also magnify potential losses.
  • Trade long and short simultaneously – you can hold long and short CFD positions at the same time, potentially profiting from rising AND falling markets.
  • Flexible holding times – traders can hold CFD positions for seconds, hours, weeks, months and longer to support particular trading positions and strategies.

CFDs are complex, leveraged instruments that come with a high risk of losing money if a market moves against you, or if you don’t have sufficient funds to cover open (leveraged) positions. It is possible to lose all of your invested capital. Learn more about Match Securities CFD Trading Policy here.


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