CFDs

You can profit from rising and falling exchange rates with CFDs. A CFD is a “contract for difference”, a contract between two parties stipulating that the seller will pay to the buyer the difference between the current value of an asset and its value at contract time (if the difference is negative, then the buyer pays to the seller instead). In CFD trading, the underlying (baseline) values, such as stocks, indices or commodities are not delivered physically.

CFDs thus offer the same advantages as the traded underlying but without actually owning it. Against this Background CFDs open up a wide range of trading opportunities which you can use either to achieve market-independent returns, to take advantage of risk-mitigating diversification effects or to hedge existing positions (e.g. equity portfolio).

Benefits of CFD trading at one glance:

Source of income in times of low interest rates

Profit from rising and falling exchange rates

Minimise risks by diversifying

Hedge existing positions

Wide range of trading possibilities

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Indices

A share index is an indicator of the price or performance of stock markets. As a stock market barometer, it provides comprehensive information on the price development of the relevant reference market. Against this backdrop, investors have the opportunity to position their equity investment from a broad and diversified geographical perspective.

The Bernstein Bank enables indices to be traded capital and cost-efficiently via CFDs.

Automatic rollover, no commission, tight spreads and low margin rates are criteria that our trading partners appreciate.
The contracts for these instruments have limited maturities and expire at the latest on the expiration date. In general, positions are transferred into a new contract with a later expiration date at the latest on the expiration date (rollover).

Indexes

However, the transfer by us cannot be guaranteed. The transfer of a position includes the closing of the old position and the opening of a new position. In addition to the usual market spread, this procedures also involves the financing costs (swaps). We always try to inform a customer shortly before the rollover of a position by using one of the agreed electronic communication channels. Positions that are held until expiration are automatically transferred to the new contract by the rollover. Depending on the position (long or short), the price difference results in a positive or negative settlement amount that is credited or debited to the trading account. The next binding rollover dates can be found here.

The following table provides an overview of selected indices and trading conditions:

UnderlyingSymbolSpread from*Margin Priv. Client**Margin Prof. Client**Min/Max Volume (Lots)CurrencyTrading Session (CET)
DAX DE301.05%1.5%0.01/10EUR08:00 – 22:00
US DowJones 30US302.05%1,5%0.01/10USD00:05 – 22:15
(Friday till 22:00)
US100Nasdaq1001.205%1,5%0.01/10USD00:05 – 22:15
(Friday till 22:00)
US500 S&P5000.85%1,5%0.01/10USD00:05 – 22:15
(Friday till 22:00)
EUROSTOXX 50 EU502.605%1,5%0.01/10EUR08:00 – 22:00
FTSE 100 UK1002.05%1,5%0.01/10GBP08:00 – 22:00
IBEX 35SPA356.010%3,0%0.01/10EUR09:00 – 17:30
*depending on deposit amount
**valid from 01.08.2018

Commodities

Bernstein Bank offers a wide range of raw materials. From precious metals to industrial metals, from fossil fuels such as oil and gas to agricultural raw commodities.

The sometimes high degree of volatility, combined with our favourable fee structure, offers CFD traders attractive framework conditions for successful trading. Automatic rollover, no commission, narrow spreads and low margin rates are criteria that is appreciated by our trading partners.

The contracts for these instruments have limited maturities and expire at the latest on the expiration date. In general, positions are transferred into a new contract with a later expiration date at the latest on the expiration date (rollover).

However, the transfer by us cannot be guaranteed. The transfer of a position includes the closing of the old position and the opening of a new position. In addition to the usual market spread, this procedures also involves the financing costs (swaps). We always try to inform a customer shortly before the rollover of a position by using one of the agreed electronic communication channels. Positions that are held until expiration are automatically transferred to the new contract by the rollover. Depending on the position (long or short), the price difference results in a positive or negative settlement amount that is credited or debited to the trading account. The next binding rollover dates can be found here.

A list of selected commodities and trading conditions can be found in the following table:

SymbolSpread from*Margin Priv. Client**Margin Prof. Client**Min/Max VolumeCurrencyTrading Session (CET)
US CRUDE (OIL.WTI)0.0410%3%0.01/20USD02:05 – 23:00 (Friday till 22:00)
Corn0.610%3%0.01/10USD02:05 – 14:45, 15:35 – 20:00
Wheat0.810%3%0.01/10USD02:05 – 14:45, 15:35 – 20:00
Cotton1.010%3%0.01/10USD08:30 – 20:20
Natgas0.01510%3%0.01/10USD08:30 – 23:00 (Friday till 22:00)
Platinum7.010%3%0.01/10USDMo. 00:05 – Fr. 23:00
Soybean1.5010%3%0.01/10USD02:05 – 14:45, 15:35 – 20:00
Sugar0.1010%3%0.01/10USD09:30 – 19:00
Coffee0.3010%3%0.01/10USD10:15 – 19:30
Cocoa10.010%3%0.01/10USD10:45 – 19:30
Aluminium10.010%3%0.01/10USD08:30 – 19:30
* depending on deposit amount
**valid from 01.08.2018

Metals

The classics in the precious metals sector are gold and silver. Thus for thousands of years. As an investment they are used for direct speculation, but also as a hedge of classic, long-term equity investments within turbulent market phases.

At Bernstein Bank, precious metals can be traded capital- and cost-efficiently via CFD. Tight spreads, no commission, attractive margin rates and high liquidity offer traders and investors optimal conditions for their investment style.

The trading conditions of the Bernstein Bank for gold and silver can be found in the following overview:

UnderlyingSymbolSpread from*Margin Priv. Client**Margin Prof. Client**Min/Max VolumeCurrencyTrading Session (CET)
GoldXAUUSD0.305%1,50% 0.01/20USD00:00 – 23:00 (Freitag bis 23:00)
SilverXAGUSD0.0310%1,50%0.01/20USD00:00 – 23:00 (Freitag bis 23:00)
* depending on deposit amount
**valid from 01.08.2018

Shares

Of course you can also trade shares with the Bernstein Bank. We offer the world’s most popular corporate stocks at a commission/flat fee of only 10 EUR per round turn. Trade blue chips via CFD such as Facebook, Apple or SAP with low spreads and moderate margin rates.

Bernstein Bank Stock Market

You will find a list of selected shares together with their trading conditions in the following table:

NameSymbolTypeMin. MarginMin/Max VolumeCurrencyTrading Session
TeslaTSLA.USStock25%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
FacebookFB.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
GoogleGOOG.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
AlibabaBABA.USStock15%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
AppleAAPL.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00

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DeutscheBankDBK.DEStock10%1/1000USD09:00 – 17:30
BankofAmericaBAC.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
BritishPetroleumBP.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
VolkswagenVOW.DEStock10%1/1000EUR09:00 – 17:30
VisaV.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
CaterpillarCAT.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
AmazonAMZN.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
ATnTT.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
ČezCEZ1.CZStock15%1/1000CZK09:00 – 16:20
GEGE.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
KomercniKOMB.CZStock15%1/1000CZK09:00 – 16:20
LockheedLMT.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
MasterCardMA.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
TwitterTWTR.USStock15%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
WalmartWMT.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
CocaColaKO.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
MicrosoftMSFT.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
3MMMM.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
AdidasAGADS.DEStock10%1/1000USD09:00 – 17:30
AlcoaAA.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
AmericanExpressCoAXP.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
BayerAGBAY.DEStock10%1/1000EUR09:00 – 17:30
BayerischeMotorenWerkeAGBMW.DEStock10%1/1000EUR09:00 – 17:30
BoeingBA.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
CiscoSystemsCSCO.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
WaltDisneyCoIncDIS.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
eBayEBAY.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
FirstSolarFSLR.USStock15%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
GazpromOGZD.UKStock15%1/1000USD09:00 – 16:30
GlencoreXstrataPLC(UK)GLEN.UKStock10%1/1000GBP09:00 – 17:30
GeneralMotorsGM.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
GoldmanSachsGroupInc.GS.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
Harley-DavidsonInc.HOG.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
IBMIBM.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
IntelCorporationINTC.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
JPMorganChase&Co.JPM.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
McDonaldsCorporationMCD.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
NetflixIncNFLX.USStock15%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
NikeInc.NKE.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
PayPalPYPLV.USStock25%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
PfizerPFE.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
FerrariN.V.RACE.USStock25%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
SamsungElectronicsCo.LTDSMSN.UKStock15%1/1000USD09:00 – 16:30
StarbucksCorp.SBUX.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
WizzAirHoldingsPLCWIZZ.UKStock25%1/1000USD09:00 – 17:30
Wells FargoWFC.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
Morgan StanleyMS.USStock10%1/1000USD15:30 – 22:00
KGHM Polska MiedźKGH.PLStock40%1/1000PLN09:00 – 16:50
PKO Bank PolskiPKO.PLStock40%1/1000PLN09:00 – 16:50
Bank Pekao S.APEO.PLStock40%1/1000PLN09:00 – 16:50
Grupa Powszechny Zakład UbezpieczeńPZU.PLStock40%1/1000PLN09:00 – 16:50
Polski Koncern Naftowy OrlenPKN.PLStock40%1/1000PLN09:00 – 16:50
CD Projekt S. ACDR.PLStock40%1/1000PLN09:00 – 16:50
Play Communications S.APLY.PLStock40%1/1000PLN09:00 – 16:50
BAE Systems PLCBA.UKStock10%1/1000GBP09:00 – 17:30

Crypto

Crypto currencies are digital means of payment based on cryptographic tools such as blockchains and digital signatures. The blockchain is the system behind the crypto currencies. Transactions are recorded and described in the Blockchain. Any changes caused by transactions are stored on different computers and are therefore difficult to manipulate. As alternative payment systems, crypto currencies are independent of central banks and their control and globally distributed. Whereas in the past virtual money was obtained through the provision of computing power and network infrastructure, today it usually has to be acquired by conventional means. In 2009, Bitcoin, the first crypto currency, was publicly traded.
When trading in crypto currencies via a CFD, the investor speculates whether the price of a crypto currency will rise or fall – without having this crypto currency “physically”.

Cryptocurrency
UnderlyingSymbolSpread from*Min. MarginMin/Max VolumeTrading Session (CET)
BITCOINBTCUSD140 USD50%1.0/5.0 08:00-22:00
BITCOIN CASHBCHUSD4.5 USD50%1.0/5.008:00-22:00
ETHEREUMETHUSD3.0 USD50%1.0/5.008:00-22:00

Foreign Exchange

The term “FOREX” stands for “foreign exchange”, which simply means trading in foreign currencies. Foreign currency trading takes place at the international foreign exchanges in, for example, London, New York, Frankfurt, Sydney and Tokyo. At an average daily turnover rate of US$ 5 trillion, the foreign exchange market is the largest liquid financial market in the world. In times of extremely low interest rates, more and more investors around the world are discovering the profit potential offered by investing in currencies and are using foreign exchange trading as a source of profit to diversify or protect existing currency risks (for example: foreign stocks). Foreign exchange trading is possible 24 hours 5 days a week. As a rule, foreign exchange currencies are designated according to ISO-standardised abbreviations.

The most important currencies sorted according to currency names are listed in the table below:

CurrencyISO-Code
Australian dollarAUD
Brazilian RealBRL
British PoundGBP
Bulgarian LewBGN
Chinese Yuan RenminbiCNY
Danish KroneDKK
EuroEUR

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Hong Kong DollarHKD
Indische RupieINR
Indonesische RupieIDR
Israelischer SchekelILS
Japanischer YenJPY
Kanadischer DollarCAD
Kroatische KunaHRK
Malaiischer RinggitMYR
Mexikanischer PesoMXN
Neuseeländischer DollarNZD
Norwegische KroneNOK
Philippinischer PesoPHP
Polnischer ZlotyPLN
Rumänischer LeuRON
Russischer RubelRUB
Südafrikanischer RandZAR
Südkoreanischer WonKRW
Schwedische KroneSEK
Schweizer FrankenCHF
Türkische LiraTRY
Singapur-DollarSGD
Thailändischer BahtTHB
Tschechische KroneCZK
U.S. DollarUSD
Ungarischer ForintHUF

Currencies

Foreign currency exchange is based on the simultaneous purchase and sale of different currencies on the interbank market. Exchange rates develop as a result of these transactions so that the value for each currency is illustrated in any currency of your choice. Currencies are always traded in pairs. As such, it is not possible to buy or sell only dollars (USD) in currency trading. Euro (EUR) are traded for dollars (USD), dollars (USD) for yen (JPY), etc. Popular and very well-known currency pairs are for example: EURUSD, EURJPY, GBPUSD, USDJPY, AUDUSD. The currency named first is defined as the baseline currency. The second one is defined as the counter currency. The currency pair EURUSD means that the Euro (EUR) is the baseline currency and that the dollar (USD) is the counter currency.

We offer you the following currency pairs for your successful trading in the foreign exchange market:

UnderlyingSymbolSpread from*Margin Priv. Client**Margin Prof. Client**Min/Max Volume (Lots)Contract SizeTrading Session (CET)
Euro vs. Australian DollarEURAUD2.25,00%1,00%0.01/50100.000 EURSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Euro vs. Canadian DollarEURCAD2.33,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 EURSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Euro vs. Great Britain PoundEURGBP1.53,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 EURSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Euro vs. Japanese YenEURJPY1.53,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 EURSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Euro vs. New Zealand DollarEURNZD4.55,00%1,00%0.01/50100.000 EURSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Euro vs. Swiss FrancEURCHF1.63,33%2,00%0.01/50100.000 EURSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Euro vs. US DollarEURUSD1.03,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 EURSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Euro vs.Polish ZlotyEURPLN42.05,00%5,00%0.01/50100.000 EURSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Euro vs. Turkish LiraEURTRY16.05,00%5,00%0.01/50100.000 EURSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00

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US Dollar vs. Canadian DollarUSDCAD1.63,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
US Dollar vs. Japanese YenUSDJPY1.23,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
US Dollar vs. Norwegian KronerUSDNOK30.05,00%3,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
US Dollar vs. Polish ZlotyUSDPLN40.05,00%5,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
US Dollar vs. South african RandUSDZAR84.05,00%5,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
US Dollar vs. Swedish KronaUSDSEK45.05,00%3,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
US Dollar vs.Swiss FrancUSDCHF1.53,33%2,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
US Dollar vs. Turkish LiraUSDTRY14.05,00%5,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
US Dollar vs. Singapore DollarUSDSGD2.65,00%2,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
US Dollar vs.Russian RubleUSDRUB320.05,00%5,00%0.01/50100.000 USDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Great Britain Pound vs. Australian DollarGBPAUD3.05,00%1,00%0.01/50100.000 GBPSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Great Britain Pound vs. Canadian DollarGBPCAD3.33,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 GBPSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Great Britain Pound vs. Japanese YenGBPJPY2.03,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 GBPSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Great Britain Pound vs. US DollarGBPUSD1.63,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 GBPSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Great Britain Pound vs. Swiss FrancGBPCHF2.93,33%2,00%0.01/50100.000 GBPSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
New Zealand Dollar vs. Japanese YenNZDJPY2.85,00%1,00%0.01/50100.000 NZDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
New Zealand Dollar vs. US DollarNZDUSD2.05,00%1,00%0.01/50100.000 NZDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Australian Dollar vs. Canadian DollarAUDCAD1.95,00%1,00%0.01/50100.000 AUDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Australian Dollar vs. Japanese YenAUDJPY1.75,00%1,00%0.01/50100.000 AUDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Australian Dollar vs. New Zealand DollarAUDNZD2.15,00%1,00%0.01/50100.000 AUDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Australian Dollar vs. Swiss FrankAUDCHF2.15,00%2,00%0.01/50100.000 AUDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Australian Dollar vs. US DollarAUDUSD1.65,00%1,00%0.01/50100.000 AUDSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Canadian Dollar vs. Japanese YenCADJPY1.93,33%1,00%0.01/50100.000 CADSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Canadian Dollar vs. Swiss FrancCADCHF2.03,33%2,00%0.01/50100.000 CADSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
Swiss Franc vs. Japanese YenCHFJPY2.23,33%2,00%0.01/50100.000 CADSun. 23:05 – Fri. 23:00
* depending on deposit amount
**valid from 01.08.2018

Margin Account

We will provide you with a margin account to trade currencies and CFDs. A margin account will enable a leveraging effect. The word “margin” (spread) describes a security provision in currency and CFD trading. This involves a marginal requirement deposited by you. A margin account enables you to move a larger amount of volume in the market without you paying the normally required amount of capital.

• A “normal” cash account only allows you to conduct transactions covered by an adequate amount of capital in your account.

• In other words: You will receive trading options with a margin account that goes beyond the amount of money in your deposit account.

• You are thus able to trade leveraged products, such as foreign exchange currencies or CFDs, easily. You only need to make a security deposit.

• This deposit will then allow you to make minimum payments!