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What are forex CFDs?

FX CFDs are contracts that are used to trade on currency pairs with added leverage. Online traders often choose CFDs as you can speculate on the rise or fall of an FX pair’s value - without directly owning it. “Forex” stands for “foreign exchange” (or currency pairs) and “CFDs” stands for “Contract for Differences”. 
Read more about these terms in our FAQs below.


Trade with 0.0 pip spreads on EURUSD*

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Major FX spreads

Go long or short on major currencies against the USD like EURUSD (Euro Dollar), USDCAD (Dollar Loonie) or GBPUSD (Pound Dollar).


Minor FX spreads

Trade the price swings of powerful currencies in pairs that don’t include the US dollar, but note that currency rankings can change.


Exotic FX spreads

These might be traded less often, but trading major currencies against emerging markets can create huge price swings - and returns!


Trade rolling FX Futures

Seek potential as prices rise and fall on our swap-free forex futures that don’t expire.

Forex futures

Trade our swap-free rolling forex futures with fixed spreads and no expiry dates.

Rolling FX Futures

Symbol From (lots) To (lots) Tier 1 Margin Tier 1 Leverage From (lots) To (lots) Tier 2 Margin Tier 2 Leverage From (lots) To (lots) Tier 3 Margin Tier 3 Leverage From (lots) To (lots) Tier 4 Margin Tier 4 Leverage From (lots) To (lots) Tier 5 Margin Tier 5 Leverage
EURUSDfuture 0 2.5 0.05% 2000 2.5 100 0.20% 500 100 200 0.50% 200 200 300 1% 100 300 over 3% 33
GBPUSDfuture 0 2.5 0.05% 2000 2.5 100 0.20% 500 100 200 0.50% 200 200 300 1% 100 300 over 3% 33
EURGBPfuture 0 2.5 0.05% 2000 2.5 100 0.20% 500 100 200 0.50% 200 200 300 1% 100 300 over 3% 33

FX trading hours

Please note that liquidity and spreads can change due to market conditions, spreads are variable and can widen overnight. The information in these tables is correct at the time of publication, we reserve the right to change the content at any time. For live updates, please refer to your trading platform or contact our Support teams.

Rolling FX hours
Sun: 17:01-24:00 NY time
Mon-Thu: 00:00 - 16:59 and 17:05-24:00 NY time
Fri: 00:00-16:57 NY time

Rolling FX Futures hours
Sun: 18:01-24:00 NY time
Mon-Thu: 00:00 - 16:59 and 18:01 - 24:00 NY time
Fri: 00:00 - 15:59 NY time

Please note that USDRUB is set to close only and is not available for trading at any of the times listed above.

*Average prices are during London and New York sessions.

**Trading hours can change due to public holidays. Please check our Holiday Hours page for upcoming closures.

Important: Market conditions may alter leverage

Please note that to safeguard against market volatility, the dynamic leverage applied to your account may be increased or decreased without direct notice. Kindly monitor and manage your open positions accordingly and always trade within a comfortable risk appetite. Potential scenarios where changes to leverage may occur without limitation include:

Event Timing of change Impact Leverage reset
End of trading week 1 hour before Market Close (typically end-of-day Friday) Leverage for all products will be capped at 1:2000* 1 hour after Market Open (typically Sunday evening)
US Non-Farm Payrolls, US Consumer Price Index 1 hour before publication Leverage for all products will be capped at 1:2000* 1 hour after publication
US Fed Funds Rate Decision, ECB Rate Decision, Bank of England Rate Decision 1 hour before decision Leverage for all products will be capped at 1:2000* 1 hour after decision

Forex FAQs

What is forex & how do I trade FX pairs?

Forex (‘foreign exchange’ or ‘fx’) describes trading currencies in pairs, like EURUSD, on a decentralised over-the-counter global market. This allows traders to potentially profit from the increased (or decreased) value of a country’s currency in comparison to another. Each currency has an official abbreviation - in this case, EUR means ‘Euro’ & USD means ‘United States Dollar’.

When trading forex online, your base currency is shown first (here as EUR) and is followed by the quote currency (here as USD). The values of these currencies change quickly which is reflected in the spread, i.e. the difference between bid & ask price.

You can trade online on the performance of currency pairs by opening a single position on a secure trading platform.

A pip, short for ‘point in percentage’, is a very small measure of change in the value of a currency pair on the foreign exchange (forex) online market. It can be measured in terms of the quote or the underlying currency. It is a standardised unit for the smallest amount by which a currency quote can change, which is usually $0.0001 for USD-related currency pairs. A fractional pip or point is equivalent to 1/10 of a pip and there are 10 points to every 1 pip.

When trading forex, spreads with low pips (0.0 pip spreads) indicate that a product is traded very frequently but pips can also be used for risk management tools like Stop Loss orders.

Knowing your currency pair’s pip value allows you to manage your risk exposure, and potentially make the same profit across pairs. For example, if your Stop Loss equals 50 pips, the Take Profit could be 100-150 pips - as many think that having a SL/TP ratio of 1:2 or 1:3 is a good benchmark.

CFD trading, or "Contract for Differences" trading, allows you to open positions on the price performance of an asset without owning the asset directly. This means you have the flexibility to choose whether you think something's value will go up or down.

However, pure forex trading involves physically exchanging a currency pair for the value of another currency.

At Equiti, we offer FX CFD trading, which enables you to speculate on the price of a currency pair without directly owning it.

We offer leverage through the use of margins, where we provide borrowed funds from our deep liquidity pool to increase your trading position. This means traders can increase their market exposure by paying a fraction of their initial investment (their deposit).

In practice, 1:20 leverage means you can invest $10 and trade with $200 - allowing for higher potential gains AND losses. Make sure you understand your risk appetite. Try to minimise your losses by using Stop Loss tools or other risk management strategies - or experiment with leverage on our risk-free demo if you haven’t traded with it before.

We offer up to 1:2000 leverage on selected products including precious metals, gold, oil & natural gas commodity CFDs.

A rolling future is a contract that doesn’t expire, instead, at the date of the futures expiry (“rollover date”) - your positions are automatically rolled to the next contract month. Rolled over contracts result in an adjustment which will be added or subtracted to/from your cash balance (minus the spread).

This will appear on your statement as “{Symbol}futures rollover adjustment”.


Currently, EURUSDfuture is priced from the June futures contract.

The rollover date for EURUSDfuture is 14 June. On this day the contract price will roll from June to September (it’s a quarterly contract).

EOD prices on rollover date: EURUSD June futures = 1.11000

EURUSD September futures = 1.11720

At EOD (17h00 NY time) on 14 June the price of the EURUSDfuture will change from 1.11000 to 1.11720

Ahmed is long 10 lots of EURUSDfuture from 1.10500

Just before EOD on 14 June Ahmed’s position is showing a +$5,000 open profit (using the price of 1.11000 to mark to market).

At EOD (17h00 NY time) on 14 June the price of the EURUSDfuture will change from 1.11000 to 1.11720.

At EOD Ahmed’s position is showing a +$12,200 open profit (using the price of 1.11720 to mark to market). This is an additional +$7,200 of profit.

At the same time, Ahmed will have a “EURUSDfuture rollover adjustment” of -$7,200 - $200 (difference between 1.11000 and 1.11720 - the spread) = -$7,400 removed from his cash balance.

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