Plus500 is mainly compensated for its services through the "market spread". For example, when trading EUR/USD, if the buy rate is 1.3128 then the sell rate would be 1.3126 respectively (which means a market spread of 2 pips, in this example). Unlike other service providers who also charge commissions on each trade, Plus500 does not charge dealing commissions.
However, the following additional fees may be applied:
Overnight Funding - The overnight funding amount is either added to or subtracted from your account when holding a position after a certain time (the “Overnight Funding Time”).
The overnight funding time and the daily overnight funding percentage can be found in the “Details” link next to the instrument’s name on the main screen of the platform.
Inactivity Fee - A fee of up to $10 will be levied, should you not use the trading platform for a period of three months. This is to offset the cost incurred in making the service available, even though it has not been used. However, please note that the fee is only collected from the Real Money account and only when there are sufficient available funds in the account. In order to avoid this fee, simply log into your trading account from time to time, as this is deemed sufficient activity to prevent a fee from being charged.
Guaranteed Stop Order - if you choose this feature, please note that as it guarantees that your position (trade) closes at a specific requested rate (price), the trade is subject to a wider spread. For more information, please refer to FAQ topic “Trading” → “What is a Guaranteed Stop Order?”
* For further information on fees please refer to the User Agreement.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80.6% 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.