Interest rates trading

Make more of short-term trading opportunities by trading on interest rate price movement at City Index as a CFD trade.
 
  • Tight spreads

    Trade interest rate markets from just 0.02pts

  • Range of markets

    Speculate on Eurodollar and Euribor rates

  • Go long or short

    Profit from both rising and falling interest rates

Why trade interest rates with City Index?

  • Zero Percent
    No commissions on CFD trading
    Trade interest rates commission-free and trade with margin from just 20% on interest rate markets.
  • Leverage
    Trade on leverage
    Take advantage of leveraged trading products to speculate on future interest rates.
  • Markets
    Diversify your portfolio
    Trading on price movements in interest rates allows you to diversify your investment portfolio.
  • Trust
    ASIC regulated
    City Index is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Our performance in numbers

1 k
Active clients*
1000 +
Markets
0.55 s
Average execution
1 +
Staff
1
Years' experience

*Active City Index clients since 2020

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Frequently asked questions

How do you trade interest rates?

To trade interest rates, you need to follow these five steps.

  1. Open a trading account. Getting a City Index account is free and usually takes minutes
  2. Add some funds, so you can start trading interest rates immediately
  3. Choose the interest rate market that you want to trade and whether to go long or short
  4. Decide how much you want to risk on your position and set up your stop loss and take profit orders accordingly
  5. Execute your order

If the interest rate market moves in your chosen direction, you’ll make a profit. If not, you’ll make a loss. You can also trade interest rates with zero risk using our free trading demo.

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What does it mean to trade interest rates?

Trading interest rates means opening a short or medium-term position that makes money if rates rise (if you’re long) or fall (if you’re short). Interest rate trading is based on the prices of interest rate futures, which reflect where the markets expect rates to head next.

As with any form of trading, you’ll earn a profit if the underlying market moves in your favour, and a loss if it moves against you. Many traders use interest rates as a ‘safe haven’ market to protect their portfolios against volatility.

Learn more about how to trade interest rates.

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What interest rate markets can I trade?

With your City Index account, you can trade CFDs on three short-term interest rate markets: short sterling, Eurodollar and Euribor. All come with margin of 20% and spreads starting at just 0.02 points.

Learn more about interest rate CFDs.

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