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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Forex brokers Canada offers a comprehensive range of ETF CFDs, covering indices and commodities, enabling you to trade easily on markets that can be hard to reach.

What are ETFs?

ETF CFDs are essentially like tracker funds – collective investment schemes that aim to replicate the movements of a particular asset or bundle of assets. They are traded on an exchange, just like shares, and are designed to reflect the underlying market they are tracking.

Best Canadian Forex Broker List

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easyMarkets

4.5
Demo account Yes
Minimum deposit $100
Minimum Deposit: $100
Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this broker.
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Blackbull Markets

4.5
Demo account Yes
Minimum deposit $250
Minimum deposit: $250
Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
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Eightcap

4.6
Demo account Yes
Minimum deposit $150
Minimum deposit: $150
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
ForTrade

ForTrade

4.2
Demo account Yes
Minimum deposit $200
Minimum Deposit: $200
67% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
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Avatrade

4.5
Demo account Yes
Minimum deposit $100
Minimum Deposit: $100
Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
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LegacyFX

4.5
Demo account Yes
Minimum deposit $ 250
Minimum Deposit: $ 250
Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this broker.
FXCC logo

FXCC

4.5
Demo account Yes
Minimum deposit $100
Minimum Deposit: $100
Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this broker.
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FPmarkets

4.5
Demo account Yes
Minimum deposit $ 100
Minimum Deposit: $100
Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this broker.
FX-Choice

FX Choice

5
Demo account Yes
Minimum deposit $ 100
Minimum deposit: $ 100
73.9% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.

Advantages of ETFs

Trading ETF CFDs offers a number of benefits:

  • Continuous pricing
  • Real-time execution
  • Access to obscure and sometimes hard-to-reach markets
  • Stock exchange listing means ETFs are just as transparent as ordinary shares

ETF CFDs give you the opportunity to take positions on otherwise inaccessible niche markets – for instance the MSCI Brazil Fund that tracks Brazil’s leading shares. Much like trading a stock index, your exposure tracks these collections of shares rather than just the performance of individual companies.

Wide range of ETFs

At Forex brokers Canada you can trade over 200 ETFs as CFDs, with the majority listed on the world’s leading exchanges.

Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)CommissionControlled Risk premium
UK Top Tracker – ISF0.2%+ 0.3%
ETC Crude Oil0.2%+ 0.7%
China 25 Tracker – FXC (£)0.2%+ 0.7%
MSCI Brazil – IBZL0.2%+ 0.7%
SLXX £ Corporate Bond0.2%+ 0.7%
DIAMONDS Trust Series I2 cents per share+ 0.3%
Direxion Financial Bill 3X2 cents per share+ 0.3%
Currency Shares Euro Trust2 cents per share+ 0.3%
Lyxor ETF CAC 400.2%+ 0.3%
FTSE/Xinhua China Tracker – 28230.6%+ 0.3%

Notes to table below

Full list of ETFs

See our Shares List for a complete catalogue of all the ETF and ETC CFDs that we offer.

  • Shares List.xls (1.04MB)

Both ETF and ETC CFDs can be activated from within PureDeal. Simply click on My Account and select Data Feeds.

Exchange Traded Commodities

We also offer Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) as CFDs, enabling you to trade a wide range of commodities and commodity sectors. These work just like ETF CFDs, and you can take positions on gold, silver, oil, precious metals and many more.

Notes to table

A minimum charge may be applicable for some markets.

All commission rates above refer to the ‘all-in’ rate, ie. the sum of the IG Markets opening and closing commission. No market spread is included in any of the above figures.

The figures for Controlled Risk positions above are the rates which are applied in addition to the standard commission for a non-controlled Risk position. This is done to isolate the extra cost of taking a Controlled Risk position. For example, on a UK Top Tracker – ISF contract, the commission for a Controlled Risk position is 0.5% (0.2% + 0.3%).