Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71.79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Futures CFDs

Futures are one of the most popular form of CFDs. IC Markets offer a range of Futures from around the world, including ICE Dollar Index and CBOE VIX Index. Online Futures based CFDs are offered exclusively on IC Markets' MetaTrader 4 & 5 Platform.

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CFD futures are priced directly from the underlying futures markets, with commissions, financing charges and dividend adjustments all built into the spread itself. IC Markets offers competitive spreads across all of our Future CFDs.

The following table shows our selection of global Futures CFDs

Index Symbol
ICE Dollar Index Futures DXY
CBOE VIX Index Futures VIX
Brent Crude Oil Futures BRENT
WTI Crude Oil Futures WTI
Futures CFDs


  • 4 Future Indices available to trade
  • No commissions
  • Up to 1:10 leverage
  • Deep Liquidity
  • MetaTrader 4 and 5
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Futures CFD Example

Buying the Volatility Index (VIX)

The gross profit on your trade is calculated as follows:
Opening Price
Closing Price
4.00 (400 Index points)
Gross Profit on Trade
400 x 1 contracts ($0.01 per point) = USD $4.00
Opening the Position

The price of the VIX is 14.05/14.20. You are of the view that market volatility will increase so you decide to buy 1 contract at 14.20. (One contract is equal to $0.01 per point, there are 100 pointsper 1.00 change in the index). No commission is charged on Futures CFDs.

For every point that the bid quote on the VIX rises above 14.20 you will make a profit of $0.01 USD, for every point the bid quote falls below 14.20 you will lose $0.01 USD.

Closing the Position

Four days later, the VIX has risen to 18.20/18.35 and you decide to take your profit. You close your position by selling 1 contract at 18.20.

You should be aware that if the market had moved in the opposite direction, you would have made a loss that could have been equal to you available balance.

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Futures expiry/roll process

IC Markets Futures CFDs are set to expire two working days before the contract expires on the underlying market. When a Futures CFD contract expires, all open positions will be closed at the futures settlement price; as reported by the futures exchange. This process would usually take place on the day following the expiry. Open positions are not rolled to the next front month so any clients wishing to hold long term positions must reopen the trade on the next available contract.

Index Start Date Close Only Date Expiry Date Contract Month
VIX_U3 14/08/2023 18/09/2023 19/09/2023 September
VIX_V3 18/09/2023 16/10/2023 17/10/2023 October
DXY_U3 14/06/2023 14/09/2023 15/09/2023 September
DXY_Z3 14/09/2023 14/12/2023 15/12/2023 December

Commodities Expiry Information:

Commodity Start Date Close Only Date Expiry Date Contract Month
WTI_X3 16/09/2023 16/10/2023 17/10/2023 November
Sbean_X3 22/08/2023 22/10/2023 23/10/2023 November
OJ_X3 18/08/2023 18/10/2023 19/10/2023 November
BRENT_X3 27/08/2023 25/09/2023 26/09/2023 November
BRENT_Z3 25/09/2023 25/10/2023 26/10/2023 December
Cocoa_Z3 09/08/2023 08/11/2023 09/11/2023 December
Coffee_Z3 09/08/2023 07/11/2023 08/11/2023 December
Cotton_Z3 07/06/2023 05/11/2023 06/11/2023 December
Wheat_Z3 15/08/2023 14/11/2023 15/11/2023 December
Corn_Z3 22/08/2023 21/11/2023 22/11/2023 December
Sugar_V3 21/06/2023 20/09/2023 21/09/2023 October
Sugar_H4 25/09/2023 20/02/2024 21/02/2024 March

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