Interest rates trading

Make more of short-term trading opportunities by trading on interest rate price movement at City Index as either a CFD trade or spread bet.
  • Competitive pricing

    Trade interest rate markets from just 0.02pts

  • Range of markets

    Speculate on Eurodollar, Euribor and Short Sterling rates

  • Go long or short

    Profit from both rising and falling interest rates

Why trade interest rates with City Index?

  • Zero Percent

    No commissions

    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.

Our performance in numbers

0.1 m+
account holders*
1 .5k+
markets
0.55 s
average execution speed
50 %
of trades successfully executed

*StoneX retail trading live and demo account holders globally since Q4 2020.

Ways to trade interest rates

Spread betting Interest rates spread betting
CFD trading Interest rates CFDs
Best for
Tax-free trading in UK*
Hedging
Trade type
£ per point
Buy/sell CFDs
Tax
No UK Capital Gains Tax (CGT) or Stamp Duty*
No UK Stamp Duty. You do pay UK CGT but losses can be offset against tax*
Trade on
Global indices, FX, shares, commodities and more
Global indices, FX, shares, commodities and more
Commission
Commission-free
Share CFDs only
Platforms
Web, mobile and advanced platforms
Web, mobile and advanced platforms

*Spread Betting and CFD Trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.

*Spread Betting and CFD Trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.

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What are interest rates?

Interest rates are one of the financial world's most trusted safe havens in times of volatility, with competitive spreads from just 0.02pts.

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Interest rates trading FAQ

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 decide whether to go long or short on it
  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 demo trading account.

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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 portfolio 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 or spread bet 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 or spread betting on rates.

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