Why Trade ETF CFDs with Alchemy Markets?
Alchemy Markets is a leading CFD provider for the experienced trader who knows what they want. When you trade with us, you can access our range of ETF CFDs and trade anytime, anywhere with 100% STP execution, commissions of 0.25% Round Turn¹, and leverage as high as 20:1.
Enjoy institutional liquidity via 20+ bank and non-bank LPs with Alchemy Markets. For traders that require customised pricing, Alchemy Markets can provide bespoke liquidity via aggregation or direct, including customised TOB liquidity and depth of market.
Alchemy Markets offers some of the lowest all-in costs for ETF CFD trading. Access tight spreads when you speculate price movements of your favourite ETFs with us.
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Manage your CFDs hassle-free with zero trading restrictions and transparent pricing, no requotes and no rejections.
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Gain exposure to different market sectors with a single click. With a small initial margin deposit, access leverage as high as 20:1.
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What is ETF CFD Trading?
ETF stands for Exchange-Traded Fund, and it is an investment fund that offers buyers exposure to a basket of underlying assets. Assets in an ETF generally share a characteristic, such as market, sector, theme, or region. For example, a trader can choose to trade the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) CFD offered by Alchemy Markets. The fund tracks mid to large cap stocks from emerging markets, so that if you anticipate growth in value in this particular area, you can invest in a bundle of stocks in one go instead of having to purchase individual stocks.
ETF CFD trading is the buying and selling of derivatives that speculate on the price movements of ETFs. When trading ETF CFDs, traders can use additional leverage with fewer trading restrictions.
How to trade ETFs with CFDs
When trading ETFs with CFDs, traders make predictions on the direction of an ETF’s price movements with various trading tools and strategies. They take a long position on a trade when they predict the price of the fund will rise, and they take a short position when they believe its price will fall. This allows them to find opportunities in both bullish and bearish markets.
When trading an ETF CFD, a contract is exchanged between the trader and a broker, and the broker straight-through processes clients’ trades to liquidity providers. The trader does not take direct ownership of the funds, or any of the underlying assets tracked by the funds, they trade. ETF CFDs are also a leveraged product, meaning traders can gain substantial exposure to markets while only putting down a small deposit at the outset.
Trading Platforms and Tools
MetaTrader 4MetaTrader 4 is the gold standard of Forex trading platforms! MT4 is easy to use and has 30 built-in indicators and 9 timeframes. Trade with 2 market orders, 4 pending orders, build your own algorithms with MQL4, and automate your trading with Expert Advisor (EA). Access advanced tools from Trading Central and FXBlue for free. Our partners can also use the latest PAMM and MAM software for portfolio management. Execute and monitor your trades anywhere, anytime on desktop or on mobile.
MetaTrader 5Make each trade count with MetaTrader 5, the next generation multi-asset trading platform! MT5 has 38 technical indicators, 21 timeframes, and up to 100 open charts simultaneously. Trade with 2 market orders, 6 pending orders, build your own algorithms with MQL5, automate your trading with Expert Advisor (EA), and backtest your strategies with MQL5 IDE's Strategy Tester. Our partners can also use the latest PAMM and MAM software for portfolio management. Execute and monitor your trades anywhere, anytime on desktop or on mobile.
FIX APITrade with the very best on FIX API 4.4! Connect to global liquidity directly and integrate with any trading platform or GUI. Enjoy ultra-low latency and high-speed trade execution at <10ms with state-of-the-art hosting at the Equinix LD4 data centre near London, a disaster-recovery solution, and DDoS protection. We offer institutional raw spreads and a sliding scale commission based on notional volumes so high-frequency traders can save more.
How do CFD Trading Accounts Work?
A CFD trading account allows you to trade on the price difference of underlying assets without owning them, with the use of leverage. When you trade CFDs, you will need to provide a deposit margin to finance your trades, and you will need to provide a maintenance margin to cover potential losses if your trades go against you.
When you trade ETF CFDs with Alchemy Markets, you can enjoy tight spreads and commissions as low as 0.25% Round Turn¹. Our traders also benefit from trading with institutional execution and liquidity, transparent pricing, and trading with leveraged funds as high as 20:1. We are a traders-first broker, and we offer top-notch 24/5 customer support.
Deposit & Withdrawal Options
Your money, your way. At Alchemy Markets, traders can withdraw and deposit their funds with ease at their convenience using any of our available methods, including Bank Wire, Credit Card, Skrill, Neteller, Cryptocurrency, and UnionPay. Take your pick and fund your account in no time.
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ETF CFD Trading - FAQs
The term ‘ETF’ stands for Exchange-Traded Fund, and an ETF is a type of investment fund that offers buyers exposure to a basket of underlying assets with shared characteristics. ETFs can contain all types of assets, including stocks, bonds, commodities, indices, and more, and they can be bought and sold on exchanges the same way a regular stock can through ETF brokers. Fund prices fluctuate throughout the day, and traders can find and seize opportunities in the ETF market anytime during market hours.
When you trade ETFs, you buy and sell funds through an ETF broker, tracking the performance of a group of underlying assets without owning the assets themselves. When you trade ETF CFDs, you speculate on the price movement of an ETF on an exchange and do not own the underlying fund nor any of the assets it tracks.
ETF CFDs are also highly leveraged products, and traders can make the most out of their capital and gain substantial exposure to global markets by only putting down a small deposit at the outset. At Alchemy Markets, you can trade a range of ETF CFDs with leveraged funds as high as 20:1, with institutional execution and liquidity, tight spreads, and commissions as low as 0.25% Round Turn¹.
The most popular ETFs, measured by trading volume, are the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ (SQQQ), Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), Invesco QQQ (QQQ), and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF is a fund that tracks the S&P 500 Index in the United States. ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ is a leveraged ETF, providing 3 times the inverse exposure of the daily performance of the Nasdaq-100 index. The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund offers exposure to 65 companies in the finance industry. The Invesco QQQ ETF is a basket of stocks of the 102 largest international companies, excluding those in the financial industry, and it tracks the Nasdaq-100 index. Finally, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF offers traders exposure to large and mid-sized companies in Emerging Markets, such as China, Taiwan, and South Korea.
You can participate in trading ETF CFDs on the best ETF trading platforms at Alchemy Markets— MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, and our very own FIX API solution. All of our platforms are equipped with superior technical indicators and PAMM and CopyTrading tools. CFD traders can also automate their trades with Expert Advisors and enjoy trading with leveraged funds as high as 20:1 and expert customer support. For high-frequency traders, our FIX API offering includes a sliding scale commission¹ based on trading volume so that you can save more in costs.
Absolutely. Day trading ETF CFDs is a popular short-term strategy that involves entering into a trade and exiting it within the span of a day, seeking opportunities in small but frequent price movements. Day traders typically have several positions open at the same time. By closing out all your leveraged ETF positions at the end of each day, you can protect yourself from price movements that occur overnight.
At Alchemy Markets, you can day trade ETF CFDs on our platforms and find opportunities with leveraged funds as high as 20:1 of your initial deposit. As an experienced CFD ETF broker, we provide our traders with tight spreads, institutional liquidity and execution, with commissions as low as 0.25% Round Turn¹.
Yes. Aside from day trading leveraged ETFs with CFDs, you can also participate in swing trading and hold CFD positions over a number of days to several weeks. Swing traders that buy and sell ETF CFDs gauge underlying trends in the price movements of funds and find opportunities with technical analysis.
At Alchemy Markets, you can make use of the best ETF trading platforms and trade leveraged funds as high as 20:1 of your initial deposit with tight spreads, institutional liquidity and execution, with commissions as low as 0.25% Round Turn¹.
The best ETFs for day trading are highly liquid and have small but frequent price movements throughout the day, so that CFD traders can buy and sell positions quickly. The most popular ETFs for day trading, measured by trading volume, are the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO), the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY).
*All instruments offered by Alchemy Markets are traded in the form of derivatives as CFDs.
¹We offer commission-free trading on Forex, Indices, and Metals only. For more information on our charges on other products such as Crypto CFDs and Stock CFDs, you can visit our individual product pages.