What Are Spreads

When you buy or sell a pair, you do so for a slightly different price. Why is that?

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When you place a trade, you will either purchase or sell the specific item you’re exchanging, contingent upon whether you accept the basic market cost will rise or fall.

Once your trade is placed and the price has moved in your favour beyond the cost of the spread, it will be a profitmaking trade. Similarly, while it stays between the spread range or outside of it against you, the trade will be a losing trade.

The spread is one of the key costs associated with CFD trading – the more tight the spread is, the better worth you’re getting as a trader. Note that there are other expected expenses to consider, for instance in CFD trading, a few markets include a commission charge, or a blend of spread and commission.

The spread is the last large number inside a cost quote.​

Example 1:

The spread on the UK 100 is 1.0, determined by taking away 6446.7 (sell cost) from 6447.7 (purchase cost).

Example 2:

The spread on the GBP/USD is 0.9. If you deduct 1.65364 from 1.65373, that approaches 0.00009, yet as the spread depends on the last large number in the value quote, it compares to a spread of 0.9.