Contracts for Difference


Contracts for Difference (CFD) is a tradable instrument that mirrors the movements of the asset underlying it. It allows for profits or losses to be realised when the underlying asset moves in relation to the position taken, but the actual underlying asset is never owned. Essentially, it is a contract between the client and the broker.

CFDs provide much higher leverage than traditional trading. Standard leverage in the CFD market begins as low as 10%. With lower margin requirements, our client can input lesser capital outlay to gain greater potential returns.

Why trade this product with CGS International?

Available offerings for Contracts for Difference

Direct Market Access (DMA) CFDs are derivative instruments that provide traders with fast and transparent access to the world’s global financial markets.

  • More than 19,000 counters, across 21 major global exchanges
  • Up to 10 x leverage, maximise your investment opportunity with us
  • Trade Long & Short, extensive short sell inventory available
Trade DMA CFDs on Equity Index and Commodity Futures. The exchange futures contracts are the same as a real futures contract with regards to contract specification, trading hour, expiry date etc. No financing charged for holding the Equity Index Futures overnight.

Trade global markets commission free via our Index CFDs. Take a long or short view of the market and potentially profit from a move in either direction.

Using Index CFDs to short the market is a great way to hedge one’s equity portfolio quickly and easily, clients get:

  • Tight Spreads
  • Quality Execution
  • No Expiry
  • Long or Short Sell the major stock indices
  • CGS CFD brings you potentially the best possible pricing and liquidity via a price aggregation engine that streams combined feeds from more than a dozen of the top FX banks globally. Rather than widen the spread, we charge a small commission with no minimum. This ensures that our customers can always trade at the best possible prices available.

    • Trade 40+ currency pairs
    • Tight spreads – from 0.3 pips
    • 5 levels of market depth
    • Micro contract trading available
    • One-click trading
    • Margin rates from 2%
    • Spot Gold and Silver

    Supported platform

    CFD ViewPoint

    Our clients deserve state-of-the-art tools. CFD ViewPoint gives our clients access to advanced market tools as well as cutting-edge order management and trading functionality.

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    Clients are required to place a minimum initial fund deposit of SGD 2,000 to open a CFD account.

    While there are no fees or charges for opening or maintaining a CFD account, CGS International Securities will pass on fees for optional market data feeds and bank remittances charges.

    CGS International Securities is an SGX trading member and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In accordance with Securities and Futures (Licensing and Conduct of Business) Regulations, funds deposited by customers are held by on trust by CGS International Securities for its customers in accounts segregated from CGS International Securities’ monies.

    Open an account now

    Simply contact CGS International Securities to request for an account opening pack.

    1800 538 9889/ (65) 62108453



    Download our registration form and mail it to the desired branch with all the enclosures.

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    Key Risks

    The key risks associated with CFDs include the following. It is important to note that the list of risks is not exhaustive.

    Leverage means that the product is traded on a margin. The gains or losses on a leveraged product are magnified even though the price movement may be small. 

    Excessive price movement that is against your open position may expose you to losses greater than your initial margin deposit. 

    Positions are marked-to-market. If the market moves against your position, you may have to pay Variation Margin to maintain your position.
    CFD is linked to an underlying instrument, such as shares. If the underlying instrument is illiquid or suspended, this may make it more difficult or not possible to trade in the CFDs or to close out your position.