Cryptocurrencies

The minimum trading volumes for CFD's on cryptocurrencies is 0.01 lots (1/100 from 1 Bitcoin or 1 Ethereum). When trading CFD's on cryptocurrencies no commissions are charged. The trading conditions for CFD's on Bitcoin in MetaTrader and MetaTrader 5 platforms can be found in the following table:

Code in MetaTrader Name Spread Margin requirement
BTCUSD Bitcoin in USD 35 USD 20%
ETHUSD Ethereum in USD 8 USD 20%

Trading hours

Benchmark offers trading with CFD's on cryptocurrencies through its MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms from 20:15 GMT on Sunday to 19:55 GMT on Friday.

Quotes for CFD on cryptocurrencies

The quotes for CFD's on cryptocurrencies in MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms are based on the segregated liquidity between leading cryptocurrency exchanges, such as Kraken and GDAX.

Rollover interest for CFDs on cryptocurrencies

All open Index CFD positions at 21:00 GMT are rolled forward to the next trading day:

  • When holding long/short position in BTCUSD or ETHUSD you will be charged with a rollover based on Inter-Bank Offer in USD, plus a markup of 15% (USD LIBOR + 15%).

If you open and close CFD's on cryptocurrencies within a day, you will not be charged with a rollover.