Swiss Dukascopy Bank SA has just announced the launch of live CFD trading on its platform. The new instruments will only be available to regular Live self-trading accounts and will be added to already existing platforms. According to the announcement, traders who are willing to obtain access to CFDs on the live environment, should contact their account manager.
For now, the Dukascopy Europe subsidiary of the company is not getting the offering, however, if history is any guide this should only be a matter of time, as previously the firm launched its binary options trading platform with Swiss Dukascopy Bank and later made available the functionality to demo users of its European subsidiary.
The list of CFDs includes both major brands of crude oil and 8 indices – German DAX 30, French CAC 40, Swiss SMI 20, UK’s FTSE 100, Japanese Nikkei 225, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the leading US-listed tech companies benchmark, NASDAQ.
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Having in mind the low FX volatility which preceded this launch, the company is aiming to diversify its offering and offer better and more trading opportunities to its clients. According to sources close to Forex Magnates, the next move of the company could include the launch of some CFDs on major shares.
The leverage for crude oil trading is 1:30, while the indices come with what has become the industry’s standard 1:100.
The price formation mechanism of the new CFD offering is based on the company’s proprietary SWFX ECN Marketplace competition technology, with Dukascopy acting as a counterpart for each transaction while reserving its right to hedge the CFD contract exposure on other financial markets. In its typical transparency spirit, Live clients of the Swiss bank will be able to request information about the hedging instruments used by Dukascopy.
Dukascopy Bank SA launched CFD trading for demo accounts only two weeks ago.