Trade thousands of financial instruments including forex, indices, shares, commodities
and pay no stamp duty on UK shares.
Benefits of CFD trading with Guardian
Dedicated relationship manager
Highly experienced and qualified, and on hand to assist you as much or as little as you need.
No Stamp duty to pay
Unlike most UK shares there is no stamp duty to pay.
Small initial deposit
With CFDs you only pay a small percentage of the trade value.
Trade with a FTSE 250 company
Authorised and regulated by the FCA (1).
Helps keep your costs of CFD trading down.
Negative balance protection (2)
You can never lose more than is in your account.
What is a CFD (Contract for Difference)?
A CFD is a derivative that allows you to trade on the price on thousands of financial instruments, without owning the underlying asset. You simply place a transaction based on the movement of the price of any given asset and profit if the market moves in your favor or make a loss if it moves against you.
CFDs are leveraged which means you only need a small deposit to control a much larger investment, this feature will magnify your profits and your losses.
CFD Trading markets to trade
Trade Forex on a range of major, minor and exotic pairs using spread betting or CFDs. More 24 Hour markets available than any other platform.
Trade on low spreads across more than 17,000 markets, with some available 24/7.
What are the costs of CFD Trading?
Spread betting is a margined product. This means that you are only required to pay a deposit to control a much larger amount.
This will magnify profits and losses.
This is the cost to trade. The spread is the difference between the buy and sell price. The spread is effectively a commission charged for executing the trade. The spreads we can offer are among the lowest in the industry. You may also be charged overnight funding on some positions.
Guardian Stockbroker reviews
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I could not more highly recommend Guardian Stockbrokers, everyone has been brilliant. The attentiveness, training and technical detail provided, has enabled a fast track learning and an ability to manage the portfolio in a way that would far exceed my own capabilities. It is almost as though they own the positions themselves; via their due-diligence and proactive manner of continuous monitoring. Above and Beyond.
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
Professional and proactive I’m really happy that they were recommended to me.
I would recommend Guardian Stockbrokers.
I've known Guardian Stockbrokers since their inception.
When dealing with trading, you want to work with people that are professional, personable and trustworthy.
Guardian Stockbrokers are all of the above.
I'd recommend them any day!
Frequently asked questions
How do I open a CFD account ?
To open your CFD account, all you need to provide is a valid email address, your full name, phone number, username, and password. Open CFD account now
What can I trade with CFDs ?
The CFD account allows you access to trade over 17,000 markets, including shares, indices, FX, and commodities.
How do I start CFD trading ?
Stage one is to ensure you have a complete understanding of the instrument and risks involved. This can be achieved in our learn to trade section, it includes access to the trading academy. There you can learn, how to trade and expand your CFD knowledge, with free online courses, webinars and seminars. You will also get access to a free CFD demo account. With the CFD demo account you can practise placing trades and closing trades, so that when you see an opportunity on the live platform, you can execute those trades even when the pressure of trading is high.
Spread betting vs CFD trading ?
There are several features and tax treatments that you will need to understand between spread betting and CFD trading, before choosing which instrument best suits your investment objectives.
Guardian Stockbrokers are regulated and authorised and our platform provider IG are listed on the FTSE 250 and authorised and regulated by the FCA.
Negative balance protection applies to trade related debt only and is not available to professional traders.