Trade Bonds

Bonds are also included in the securities, as are equities, derivatives and investment funds. Basically, you lend money to states or companies and receive interest on it, so you basically lend. For this reason, bonds are also referred to as “fixed-income securities” or “interest securities” for short. So with bonds, you make money by paying interest on a regular basis. At the end of a certain term, you will receive your money back (= nominal value repayment). Debtors with poor solvency (= creditworthiness) have to pay higher interest rates in order to attract investors. This applies, for example, to crisis states or emerging markets (developing countries such as India or China).

If you believe that the value of Euro Bund futures (FGBL.f) will increase, buy (long) 1 CFD Euro Bund at the current market price, which we assume is 160 euros. Suppose that the price of the Euro Bund and the value of the CFD rise to EUR 165. If you close your long position of the Euro Bund that you previously purchased at the new current market price of EUR 165, this will result in a difference of EUR 5 and this corresponds to your profit. And vice versa.

* Please note that the value of the products may change. The examples on our website are hypothetical and should not be used as guidance or advice. You can always contact our team if you have a question.

  • How high are the commissions?
    Traded products such as bonds are commission-free at GBE.
  • What does the “.f” symbol mean?
    The “.f” behind the symbols indicates our futures products (e.g. “FGBL.f”). The expiration dates of these products can be found here or under the tabs “Products” and “General Information”.
  • Where can I find the market letter “Elbblick”?
    Our weekly market letter “Elbblick” is only available in German and can be found under the tab “Tools” under “Analyses” or here.
  • Are there any costs involved in opening an account?
    No. You can open and manage accounts with GBE brokers free of charge. This applies to both live and demo accounts. However, please remember that demo accounts are closed after 30 days of inactivity. If you hold your trading positions overnight, your positions will incur swap fees based on the currency pair or CFDs you trade.
  • What is the difference between MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5)?
    Both platforms are very similar in their basic functions, but there are some differences:
    • different number of time levels and indicators
    • different number of order types
    • different programming languages (MQL4, MQL5)
  • Are there any additional costs for depositing?
    GBE brokers does not charge any fees or commissions for deposits or withdrawals. Such fees are charged by payment service providers like PayPal, Visa, Neteller etc. Credit card deposits may incur additional fees due to exchange rate differences. These fees are charged by the banks, not by us. For an overview of our deposit and withdrawal methods and the fees involved, please click here.
For further questions, please contact our GBE Team by phone at +49 (0) 40 605 90 10 40 or by e-mail at

The below table includes all the bonds we offer

Symbol Currency Base Description Margin Swap Long Swap Short Spread Trading Hours *
FGBL.fEUREuro Bund Futures20%00 0
  • Monday:     03:15-23:00
  • Tuesday:     03:15-23:00
  • Wednesday:     03:15-23:00
  • Thursday:     03:15-23:00
  • Friday:     03:15-23:00
FLG.fGBPUK Long Gilt Futures20%00 0
  • Monday:     10:00-20:00
  • Tuesday:     10:00-20:00
  • Wednesday:     10:00-20:00
  • Thursday:     10:00-20:00
  • Friday:     10:00-20:00
TY10.fUSDUS 10yr T-Note20%00 0
  • Monday:     01:00-00:00
  • Tuesday:     01:00-00:00
  • Wednesday:     01:00-00:00
  • Thursday:     01:00-00:00
  • Friday:     01:00-00:00
EUROB.fEUREURO Bobl Future20%00 0
  • Monday:     03:15-23:00
  • Tuesday:     03:15-23:00
  • Wednesday:     03:15-23:00
  • Thursday:     03:15-23:00
  • Friday:     03:15-23:00
EUROS.fEUREURO Schatz Future20%00 0
  • Monday:     03:15-23:00
  • Tuesday:     03:15-23:00
  • Wednesday:     03:15-23:00
  • Thursday:     03:15-23:00
  • Friday:     03:15-23:00
  • Monday:     03:00-23:00
  • Tuesday:     03:00-23:00
  • Wednesday:     03:00-23:00
  • Thursday:     03:00-23:00
  • Friday:     03:00-23:00

*GMT + 3 Hours

*In regards to Futures Products please read the Expiration Dates. Future Products can be identified by the suffix “.f” at the end of the product name.

For more information on the specifications of the cash and futures indices, please refer to our product specifications.

Overview of other products

ElementElective Professional ClientsRetail Clients (ESMA Measures)
Major indices1:501:20
Major currencies1:2001:30
Account Features
Client Relationship Manager
Negative balance protection
50% margin close out rule
Client Money Remains Segregated
Eligible for ICF (Investment Compensation Fund)
Retain rights to complain to the Financial Ombudsman Service*
Best Execution & Trade Confirmations
Key Information Documents