- Diverse Trading Variety: foreign exchange trading, Stock Indices trading, and trading in dozens of different commodities
- Spreads as low as 1.2*
- Award winning order execution speeds
- Commission Free
- Advanced diagram functions for the MT5 trading platform
- 24-hour non-stop trading services
- Stock Index
What is foreign exchange?
The reasons to choose DUP to conduct forex.
Foreign exchange trading cases
American Foreign exchange trading hours: 13:00 - 23:00.
European Foreign exchange trading hours: 7:00 – 17:00.
Asian foreign exchange trading hours: 24:00 – 10:00.
Oceania foreign exchange trading hours: 22:00 – 7:00
The time periods where the trading hours between different foreign exchange markets overlap will generally be the times where there is the most liquidity and spreads are the tightest.
Overlapping times (GMT):
New York and London: between 12:00 — 16:00
Sydney and Tokyo: between 23:00 — 6:00
London and Tokyo: between 7:00 am — 8:00
The Forex market is much more active than the stock market and is conducted in the form of OTC. This means that the currencies are not traded on any specific exchange. Although most foreign exchange deals take place in London, New York, and Tokyo, there is not a single major trading city. Forex is truly a global market.
The ability to trade over 50 kinds of currency pairs
Spreads as low as 1.2
Maximum Leverage of 200:1
Minimum lots size of .01 lots
Quick execution of orders
Commission free standard accounts
Excellent chart features
*please note that spreads vary by trade variety.
†Specified conditions depends on the terms of your DUP Financial Account.
In Forex trading, lots are used to express the size of a trade. A lot is 100,000 units of the base currency.
In our example, the Euro is our base currency. So, one lot would be equal to 100,000 Euros.
The minimum transaction size for DUP is .01 lots.
So, if .01 lots are traded in our currency pair, we would get: 0.10 lot × 100,000 Euros = 10,000 Euros.
In Forex trading, pips are used to measure the degree of an exchange rate fluctuation. The size of a single pip is .0001.
Disperse your investment risks by dealing in CFDs for indices from different countries and industries.
For the purpose of trading via a stock exchange is to diversify risks. If you make a trade with only one particular stock, you expose yourself to idiosyncratic risk. By trading CFDs based on stock indices, you eliminate the idiosyncratic risk associated with any particular stock.
For example, if you trade based on the DAX index, you're trading a CFD based on the aggregate performance of 30 different German companies that come from a variety of industries. These include companies as different as Volkswagen, Adidas, Lufthansa, and Allianz. Trading the stocks of any of these specific companies will expose you to company-specific risk. However, trading a CFD based on the DAX index diversifies that risk.
However, on our platform, you can conduct a minimum trade size of .1 lot and the required margin is only 1%.
With us, you will be able to trade CFDs for stock indices from all around the world including indices from England, Continental Europe, and America.
During a period of market decline, you can still succeed with us by shorting stock indices CFDs.
If you don't have experience trading stock index products, you can use our platform's simulated account to form a better understanding of these financial products.
For information on the all of the Stock Indices products offered by DUP, please refer to our market information table.
To start a zero commission trade*, please apply for a real account.
*Please take note that our commission-exemption clause may differ due to account types.
Commodity Trading Example
Brent Crude Oil is a light, low-sulfur crude oil that is extracted from the North Sea. More than 65% of the world's real crude oil is linked to the Brent system pricing. The main users of this oil is refineries located on the east coast of the US and northwestern Europe.
When ordinary financial markets are perceived as being too risky, gold is often regarded as a tool to alleviate investment risks in their portfolio. Gold has been considered valuable amongst humans for thousands of years. Therefore, long before the invention of CFDs, the high value of gold was determined by its rarity.
DUP provides CFDs for gold to enable clients to conduct transactions based on their account deposits rather than purchasing physical gold.
The minimum contract size for gold on our platform is .01 lot.
It is similar to gold in that it has relevance to the currency market as well as the stock market.
Silver is also often used as a tool to diversify risks associated with investments.
On our platform silver is quoted in US dollars.
DUP provides CFDs for silver to enable clients to conduct transactions based on their account deposits rather than purchasing physical gold.
The minimum contract size for silver on our platform is .01 lot.