Futures Trading Online | Futures CFDs | IC Markets


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.

Start Trading
Futures CFD 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


  • 4 Global Futures available to trade
  • No commissions
  • Up to 1:200 leverage
  • Deep Liquidity
  • MetaTrader 4 and 5
  • Trade 24/5
Open Account

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 exceeded your initial deposit.

Upcoming Expiring, Spot Oil and Tradable Markets

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_K3 17/04/2023 15/05/2023 16/05/2023 May
DXY_M3 09/03/2023 14/06/2023 15/06/2023 June

CFDs on Commodities Expiry Information:

Commodity Start Date Close Only Date Expiry Date Contract Month
WTI_N3 16/05/2023 14/06/2023 15/06/2023 July
Sbean_N3 19/04/2023 21/06/2023 22/06/2023 July
OJ_N3 19/04/2023 21/06/2023 22/06/2023 July
BRENT_N3 25/04/2023 24/05/2023 25/05/2023 July
Cocoa_N3 07/04/2023 08/06/2023 09/06/2023 July
Coffee_N3 06/04/2023 08/06/2023 09/06/2023 July
Cotton_N3 05/04/2023 07/06/2023 08/06/2023 July
Wheat_N3 12/04/2023 14/06/2023 15/06/2023 July
Corn_N3 19/04/2023 21/06/2023 22/06/2023 July
Sugar_N3 19/04/2023 21/06/2023 22/06/2023 July

Start trading

Futures on MetaTrader 4 today