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Can you short on Plus500 as of August 2023?

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Summary

Short selling is a trading strategy in which you speculate on the decline in the price of a stock or other security. If you'd like to learn about the intricacies of short selling real stocks, be sure to check out this article explaining the short selling of stocks.

Some stockbrokers only allow long position in stocks and ETFs. Others allow short positions only via CFDs on a handful of popular individual stocks. Advanced traders prefer brokers that allow the short selling of real stocks (and not just CFDs) on most stock markets their clients have access to.

Unfortunately, Plus500 doesn't allow the short selling of real stocks. If you are looking for brokers that provide this service, check out this article about the best brokers for short selling or use our broker finder tool for a tailored recommendation.

Let's take a look at other popular asset classes at Plus500 that enable traders to go short.

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Short selling of CFDs

As clients of Plus500 can trade CFDs, they can also go short on these assets. In the table below you will find our calculation for shorting some of the most traded CFD assets. This catch-all benchmark includes commissions, spreads and financing costs for all brokers

Plus500 CFD fees for a $2,000 short position held for one week
S&P 500 index CFD fee
$4.3
$3.7 $4.0
Euro Stoxx 50 index CFD fee
$4.3
$4.4 $4.0
Apple CFD fee
$22.0
$8.5 $5.0
Vodafone CFD fee
$18.0
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$3.9

Data updated on June 12, 2024

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Short selling futures

You can short some of the most traded markets at Plus500 using futures. The table below shows the fees for selling 10 contracts.

Plus500 futures fees vs competitors
US micro e-mini stock index futures
$4.9
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UK stock index futures
-
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German e-mini stock index futures
-
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-

Data updated on June 12, 2024

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Tamás Gyuriczki
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