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Cryptocurrencies are the most exciting, volatile, and nonsensical asset class ever to exist. The cryptocurrency market is entirely unregulated and controlled predominantly by the reactions and mass psychology of retail speculators.

For experienced traders only, the CapitalFX Cryptocurrency offering allows traders to go long or short using a CFD. This means traders do not need to actually hold cryptocurrency and be exposed to all of the risks with doing so – hacking, theft, counterparty risk from the exchange, etc.



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Why traders choose CapitalFX for their Crypto trading?

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  • Razor tight ECN spreads from 0.0 pips
  • 3 prime brokers, 20+ liquidity providers
  • Deep interbank liquidity supported by our ECN technology ensure our spreads tight 24/5
Better fills less slippage
  • We hold our liquidity providers to a high standard
  • Fill ratios of 90% or greater with all LPs
  • Trades executed as limits with no ‘last look’ when supported
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  • Ultra fast order execution
  • Equinix NY4 (New York) tech and platform hosting + cross connects to our trading counterparties for the lowest latency
  • Average fill times of just 30ms make us one of the fastest brokers in the world

How does CRYPTO trading work?

Trading Cryptocurrencies with CapitalFX is like trading FX, however, instead of buying or selling an amount of base currency against a counter currency, you are buying or selling a number of units of a Cryptocurrency against the US dollar. For example, one contract of XRPUSD is 100 ‘Ripple’ coins while one contract of BTCUSD is 1 Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies trade almost 24/5, have overnight financing and do not expire.

Cryptocurrency CFDs work in an almost identical way to buying the actual Cryptocurrency from a crypto exchange. The key differences being the leverage involved (if any), your counterparty risk on the trade being CapitalFX and not the crypto exchange, and that you own the CFD and not the underlying Cryptocurrency. Eliminating the risk of hacking, theft, counterparty risk from the exchange, etc. is the main reason a trader would use a Cryptocurrency CFD over going to an exchange.

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CRYPTO Trading Example

The gross profit on your rate is calculated as follows:

Opening Price

1 BTCUSD x 10,499 = 10,499 USD

Required Margin

10,499 USD x 100% = 10,499 USD

Closing Price

1 BTCUSD x 8,905.00 = 8,905.00 USD

Gross Profit on Trade USD

$1,594.00 USD

Opening the position

The price of the Bitcoin (BTCUSD) CFD against the US Dollar is 10,499 bid /10,522 ask. You would like to sell 1 BTCUSD coin at 10,499 bid price. (1 lot = 1 cryptocurrency coin, except for XRPUSD which is 100 crypto currency).

You have 40,000 AUD balance and the leverage is 1:1

Closing the position

Two months later, Bitcoin CFD has decreased to an ask price of 8,905.00 USD. Since you took a short position, you are in profit and would like to take your profit by closing the position at 8,905.00 USD ask price.

Trading Conditions

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Live and historical average spreads

Swap Fees

Swap Fees

Current swap rates and overnight interest charges

Margin Leverage

Margin & Leverage

Specs and examples across all products

Trading Hours

Market Hours

The open/trading hours across all of our products



Minimum Spread

9.88 18.32 1.01 1.01 0.12

Average Spread

16.11 22.29 1.32 1.1 0.13
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Disclaimer: Spreads from ‘Trade Proofer’ monthly spread data September 2019 report.


ECN Account Features

Pricing & Execution
From 0.0 Pips
1:100 or 1:200
Minimum Deposit
A$ 200 or equivalent
Zero Fee
Funding & Withdrawal
Margin Call/Stop
120% & 100%
Min. Trade Size
0.01 Lots
Max. Trade Size
Up to 1000 Lots
Free VPS
Trade over 20 lots / month
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  • Available Markets

    46 FX, 6 Commodities, 10 Indices, 5 Crypto

  • ECN Account Types

    Individual, Joint, Corporate and Trust accounts

  • Currencies & Commissions

    7 AUD, 7 USD, 6.2 EUR, 5.4 GBP, 9.5 SGD, 9 CAD

What Traders are Saying

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