Trade CFD on stocks from the world leading stock exchanges with low commissions and margin requirements, allowing you leverage starting from 1 to 10. When trading CFD on stocks you have the opportunity to profit from growing and falling markets, whilst entering long and short positions. The opportunity to use leverage enables you to profit even from the smallest market movements.
The minimum trading volume is 1 share (1 lot) with no minimum commisions. You can find complete list with the offered stock CFDs in MetaTrader 4/5, as well as their margin requirements and commissions, in the table below:
|Name||Code in MetaTrader||Currency||Margin requirement||Commission*|
|Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.||#Alibaba||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Coca Cola Ent.||#CocaCola||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|General Electric Co.||#GenElec||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|General Motors Co.||#GenMotors||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Google Class C||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|International Business Machines Co.||#IBM||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Exxon Mobil Corp.||#ExxonMobil||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprice Co.||#HPackard||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||#JPMorgan||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Goldman Sachs Group||#GoldmSachs||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|American International Group Inc.||#AIG||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Bank Of America||#BofAmerica||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Ford Motor Co.||#Ford||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Johnson & Jonhnson||#J&J||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Procter & Gamble Co.||#P&G||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Cisco Systems Inc.||#Cisco||USD||10%||0.05/share|
|Deutsche Bank AG||#DeutscBank||EUR||10%||0.10%|
|Deutsche Post AG||#DeutscPost||EUR||10%||0.10%|
|Deutsche Lufthansa AG||#Lufthansa||EUR||10%||0.10%|
*Commission is payed for every deal made - for opening and closing a position. The commssion charged is in the account currency.
The trading hours of stock CFDs depend on the working hours of the exchange, on which it is being offered. Below you can find a list with the working hours of the exchanges:
|New York Stock Exchange||16:30 - 23:00|
|NYSE ARCA||16:30 - 23:00|
|NASDAQ||16:30 - 23:00|
|Deutsche Börse||10:00 - 18:30|
|Euronext Paris||10:00 - 18:30|
The quotes offered in MetaTrader 4/5 platforms, are in real time and they are completely free for clients of Benchmark.
For positions in CFDs on stocks, left open for each new working day, an interest is charged, depending on the type of the position. The interest is charged from the account if the client leaves a position open for the next exchange session:
If you open and close a position in CFD on stock in the same trading session, the position is not subjected to the aforementioned debits.
*If Inter-Bank Offer Rate for the currency, in which the stock on CFD is traded, minus the 2.5% markup, gives a negative value, interest for short CFD positions will be charged.
Dividends are received from a client account, if he has long position in stock CFD where the issuer of the stock pays dividend. The dividend payment is made on the "Ex dividend" date. Clients with short positions in stock CFDs with a dividend payment, have to pay this dividend and the required amount will be debited from their accounts.
In MetaTrader 4/5, the dividend corrections are credited/debited together with the daily interest in the Swap column in the platform. The exact amount of the swap that will be applied in the end of the trading session, can be found in the MetaTrader 4/5 platforms. To see the exact amount, you have to click with the right button of the mouse in Market watch. From the context menu, choose Symbols then you need to find the instrument you are looking for and open it (in the MT4 platform, you need to click Settings in the instrument menu). Please bear in mind that the swap numbers are shown in the account currency and they are applied for 1 lot (1 share).
Important: The margin requirements for stock CFDs with upcoming financial report and/or corporate event can be increased up to 5 times from the standard levels. BenchMark reserves the right to keep the higher margin rates several days after the corporate event, depending on the market conditions with the stock.
If you have an opened position in stock CFD where the issuer of the stock pays dividends, at the beginning of the trading day that coincides with the "Ex dividend" date, a dividend will be applied to your account. If you have long position, you will receive the net amount of the dividend. If you have short position, you will be charged the gross amount of the dividend. The exact amount of the dividend is shown in Swap column in the platform, together with the daily interest. The actual value that will be credited/debited at the begging of the "Ex dividend" date, will be available in the MetaTrader 4/5 platforms after 17:00 GMT on the previous day.
The accrual of dividends in CFDs on equities in the MetaTrader platform is perform as follows:
On the "Ex dividend" date, the stock starts trading without the right for receiving a dividend. This circumstance is reflected in the price of the respective share.
Since there is no effect on the market value of the company, the split is reflected in the stock price in the ratio announced by the issuer.
Example: A client has 100 shares in Apple, opened at 180 USD per share. The current market price of Apple is 200 USD per share so the current P/L is 2 000 USD (without commissions or interest applied). Apple announces a split in 1 to 2 ratio. The current position of a client will be closed with zero P/L. Instead, the client will receive new position with 200 shares of Apple with an opening price of 90 USD (180/2). Since the market value of Apple will be left unchanged, it will be 100 USD (200/2) and the current P/L of the client will remain 2 000 USD (without commissions or interests applied).
Important: When a Split or Reverse Split is announced, all working pending orders for this particular CFD on stock will be removed.
If an issuer announces stock rights, a client holding CFD on stock will not be able to exercise any rights in the MetaTrader platforms.
Short selling CFD on stocks is done by the rules of the respective exchange. For example, in a short sell of CFD on stocks, you can be forced to close your position, in case the traded by you CFD is being recalled.
That can happen, if the borrowing of the base stock is limited, because of corporate actions, like acquisitions, dividends, rights and other actions of stock restructuring.
Important: If the issuer of the stock announces that the stock will be delisted from the exchange it is being traded, this will mean that the trading with the shares will be terminated. If a client of BenchMark has a position in such stock, he will have to close it. If on the last trading day the client positions are still opened, BenchMark will close the positions at the closing price on the last trading day.