CFD 101

What is CFD Trading?

Contracts for Difference or CFD allow you to speculate on future price movements of the underlying asset, without actually owning the underlying asset. It is a tradable contract between you and Phillip (also known as a CFD Provider), who are exchanging the difference in the current value of a share or index and its value at the contract’s end.

Why Trade CFDs?

The Ability to Perform Short Selling

CFD allow short selling, for any duration you wish. As opposed to Buy Low and Sell High, investors can now sell first when the price is high and buy it back when the price drops and vice versa. In other words, it gives investors a flexible tool.

CFD Provide Leverage

CFDs are traded on leverage. The capital outlay to open contracts will be only a fraction of the market value. Lower margins allow traders to have a higher buying power thus optimizing investor’s capital.*

(* Refer to Disclaimer)

How to Trade CFDs?


Contract List, Specifications & Trading Hours

Contract Specifications

Bursa Malaysia CFDs

Trading Hours Malaysia Time (Monday – Friday): 09.01 – 12.30 ; 14.30 – 16.45
Settlement Currency MYR
Contract Size Minimum 100 units
Margin Requirement Please refer to the product list
Product List Bursa Product List



Contract Specifications


Trading Hours Malaysia Time(Monday – Saturday): 21.30 – 04.00 (Daylight Saving Time*)

Malaysia Time(Monday – Saturday): 22.30 – 05.00 (Non Daylight Saving Time)


* US Daylight Saving Time – begin each year at 02.00 on the 2nd Sunday of March and ends at 02.00 on the 1st Sunday of November

Settlement Currency USD
Contract Size Minimum 1 unit
Margin Requirement Please refer to the product list
Product List NYSE NASDAQ Product List
Trading Holidays 2021 Trading Holidays


Product Highlight Sheet and Disclaimer

Investors must understand and agree to the following terms & conditions when trading CFDs with us.


For more information on the new Contract For Difference (CFD), please do not hesitate to contact us at (603) 2162 1628 / (603) 2711 0026 or fill in your contact details below and our Marketing Personnel will assist you soonest possible.

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If YES, please fill in Phillip Futures Account Number. If NO, please state NIL

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