Swaps and Financing Fees
Don't forget about triple swap days on Wednesdays for FX and Friday for CFDs.
FX Swaps as at: 15/05/2017
CFD Indices Swaps as at: 21/06/2017
Note CFD Indices table shows swap/financing fee in points per contract, while MT4 displays swap/financing fee as points per lot.
What is a Swap?
A foreign exchange rollover or swap rate, is interest made overnight for holding a forex position until the next trading day. This is either received or paid. The swap charge is determined based on the interest rates of both of the countries involved in the currency pair. Another factor is whether the position is short or long. In a currency pair, interest in paid on the currency sold and is received on the currency bought. The swap charges are released on a weekly basis by financial institutions that we work with. They are calculated based on the charges we incur to roll the positions in the market. The swap charge is measured on a standard size of 1.0 lot.
The broker is paid or charged interest for holding the money until the next trading day. When a trader decides to hold a position, the prime broker will hold it and earn or pay a level of interest. This interest is passed on to Global Prime which is then given to the trader. It should be noted that on Wednesdays there is a triple swap day. This is due to market close on Saturday and Sunday.
What is a Financing Fee?
A financing fee is the cost to facilitate the trading of contracts for difference (CFDs). CFDs are leverage derivative product that are created to help traders gain access to trading equities indices while only having to pay and initial margin to open the position. As such, the financing fee reflects the cost of borrowing or lending the asset(s) which relate to your position(s). In addition, if dividends are paid out on the relevant index, then long positions will receive a positive adjustment, while short positions will receive a negative adjustment.
Note that Friday is a triple fee day.
View Live Swaps
To obtain the latest Swap Rates please see the Global Prime MT4 Trading Platform and;
- Click View > Market Watch
- Right Click Market Watch and select Symbols
- Choose currency pair and select Properties
*Alternatively, Ctrl-M -> Ctrl-U will open up Market Watch and then Symbols
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