Trade bonds with City Index
Range of markets
Speculate on UK Long Gilt, US T-note and Euro Bund markets.
No commissions on CFD trading
Trade bonds commission-free and trade with margin from just 20% on bonds markets.
Go long or short
Profit from both rising and falling bonds
Trade on leverageTake advantage of leveraged trading products to speculate on the future price of bonds.
Diversify your portfolioTrading on price movements in bonds allows you to diversify your investment portfolio.
A regulated providerCity Index is regulated by the Australian Securities & Investment Commission
Latest bonds market news and analysis
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*Active City Index clients since 2020
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Access the industry leading TradingView charting package, complete with 80+ custom technical indicators, drawing tools and trading through charts.
Manage your trading account across desktop, mobile and tablet without interruption.
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Frequently asked questions
What should you know before investing in bonds?
Before you invest in bonds, you’ll want to make sure you fully understand how the bond market works, and the key information for your chosen investment – including its coupon rate, when it matures and its credit rating.
It’s also worth checking current interest rates, and guidance on where rates might head next, to ensure that your bond is a good investment. Remember, bonds involve lending your capital to a government or company until a set date that may be in the long-term future – so it’s worth doing your homework now.
With City Index, you can trade on bond prices over the short term instead of investing in them directly. Learn more about how bond trading works.
What are the types of bonds?
There are two main types of bonds: corporate and government. As the names suggest, corporate bonds are sold by companies and government bonds are sold by countries. There are other categories – such as municipal bonds and agency bonds – but these are the most common.
In general, corporate bonds are seen as the riskier option as it is more likely that a company will default on its loans than a country. However, government bonds can also be risky, so it’s always worth checking the credit rating of the market you’re planning on trading.
How does trading bonds work?
Trading bonds with CFDs works just like trading any other market – except that instead of trading on the prices of stocks, forex pairs or indices, you’re trading on the prices of government bonds.