Other markets

Explore our range of other markets, including bonds, interest rates, thematic indices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) and gain exposure to more specialist instruments.

Why trade bonds and interest rates?

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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 other markets

Spread betting Other markets spread betting
CFD trading Other markets CFDs
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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.

Mobile trading app

Seize trading opportunities with our most easy-to-use mobile app to date, with simple one-swipe dealing, advanced charting, and seamless execution. Available on Android and iOS.

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Harness the power of technical analysis and access real-time trade ideas on our most popular markets.


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How to trade other markets with City Index

Whether you’re a new or experienced trader, it’s easy to open an account with City Index. All you have to do is complete our short, secure online form and you could be up and running on the live markets in minutes.

If you think a specific market is going to go up in value, you go long or ‘buy’. If you think a specific market is going to go down in value, you short or ‘sell’ it. Ready to start trading now? Get started with your application.

How to trade with City Index
What are bonds?

Discover how to speculate on government-issued debt notes such as Euro Bund, UK Long Gilt and US T-Notes with our guide to bond trading.

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.

What are options?

Want to trade options but don’t know where to start? Discover what options are and how to open your first position with our complete guide to options trading.

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More markets to consider
Bonds
Bonds
Bonds
Take a position on government bonds such as 10-year US T-Note, UK Long Gilt and Euro Bunds.
Markets rising
Markets rising
Interest rates
Make more of short-term trading opportunities by trading on interest rate price movement.
Options
Options
Options
Trade options on over 40 markets, including the UK 100, SP 500 and Germany 40, all from 4 points.

Other markets FAQ

What moves interest rate markets?

Interest rate market prices reflect where traders think interest rates will be in the near future. For example, if Short Sterling is at 95 then it means that the markets expect the Bank of England base rate to be at 5%.

So, anything that makes it more likely that a central bank will move interest rates will usually play out on its relevant market. That can include guidance by central banks, economic health, inflation, employment and business confidence.

Learn more about how interest rates work.

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Why trade bonds?

Bonds are a hugely popular market among investors – can offer some powerful opportunities for traders too. Here are a few reasons to start trading bonds:

  • The high number of trades means bond markets have deep liquidity
  • With CFD trading and spread betting, you can short bonds if you think their prices will fall
  • Take your position on economic performance and geopolitical risk
  • Diversify your portfolio to spread out your overall risk

Ready to get started? Open your City Index account today.

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Which market is best for trading?

There’s no best market for trading overall, it all depends on your unique preferences, skills and goals. If you want 24-hour trading with high liquidity, for example, forex might be the best option for you. If you want to trade some of the most-watched markets on the planet, you’d be better off with indices.

For an introduction to all the markets you can trade, head over to the City Index Academy.

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