Short sell through POEMS

Hedge against your portfolio. Short sell in a bearish market.

Contracts for Differences (CFDs)

Why Trade with Us?
1Largest CFD provider in Singapore1
2Regulated by MAS
3Free live prices*
4No minimum funding to open an account and zero inactivity fees
5All trades of the same CFD contract traded on the same day are amalgamated
6Short sell without having to borrow shares, no penalties, no buy-in
7Margin requirement as low as 5% (20x leverage)
8Market spread for Equity CFDs and competitive spreads for Indices CFDs / Forex CFDs
924/5 round-the-clock trade support
10Free educational webinars, research reports and more

* Free live prices for Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, United States
The risk of loss in leveraged trading can be substantial. You may sustain losses in excess of your initial funds.

Benefits of Short selling

One of the main benefits of trading Contracts for Differences (CFDs) is the ability to both long and short. As opposed to the traditional method of buying an asset at a low price and selling high, a short position is made when an investor sells a security first with the intention of repurchasing it later at a lower price.

If you have never attempted short selling before, you are potentially losing out on 50% of the opportunities in the market! Should you only stick to the traditional method of going “long”? Let us take a look at some reasons to short sell!

> 5,000 Counters Across 10 Markets

The Only Broker offering
FTSE Straits Times Index CFD in Singapore

The STI is a market capitalisation-weighted stock market index, made up of the top 30 largest and most liquid listed companies in Singapore. We’re proud to be the only broker offering Straits Times Index CFD for trading in Singapore!

Trading Support Just For You

Round-the-clock Trading Support

Our friendly dealing desk operates from Monday to Saturday, 5.00am till 5.00am (Daylight Savings) or 6.00 am till 6:00am (Non-Daylight Savings). If you have any difficulties with your trades, drop us a call at +65 6336 4564 and we will assist you right away.

Educational Seminars

Attend our educational seminars for free! We are committed to provide continuous training and support to help both new and experienced traders understand all facets of CFD trading.

Research Reports and Articles

Tap on our in-house resources, Technical Analyst reports, articles and videos to help you understand the ins and outs of CFD trading, and make an informed decision.

Free Trades* when You Fund

Enjoy up to 5 free trades when you join and fund your CFD account within 2 weeks of account opening. Be updated on the latest market trends with our exclusive daily trend forecast reports on Stocks, Indices and Forex powered by Trading Central.

*T&Cs apply

The POEMS Award-Winning Suite of Platforms


Intuitive and versatile web-based trading platform that empowers you with multi-asset, multi-market access

Recommended for

For investors of all levels who want to easily trade multiple products through one platform

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POEMS Mobile 2.0

Simple yet revolutionary, our newest mobile trading app is packed with heatmaps and integrated account management features

Recommended for

For the trader on-the-go who wants to effortlessly trade multiple products anytime, anywhere

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POEMS Mercury

Designed by Traders, for Traders, our powerful desktop-based application is fully customisable with advanced tools to offer you a high performance and efficient trading experience

Recommended for

For the active trader who requires an advanced trading platform

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The POEMS Advantage

Island-wide Service

Enjoy excellent, high quality customer service
at any of our 11 Phillip Investor Centres
located at your neighbourhood.

Attractive Rates

Who says the lowest prices mean you’re getting the best value? With POEMS, you get value at the most attractive rates to suit your trading needs.

Timely Market Research

Timeliness is essential to effective trading.
Leverage our timely market insights to
make your trading decisions today.

Rich in Trading Tools & Features

Be in control of your trading – personalize your workspace by choosing from over 30 trading tools and features, including Stock Analytics, Market Streamer, and many more.

Educational Seminars

Learn more about best practices and the
latest market outlook from industry experts.
Absolutely free of charge.

24-hour Tailored Support

Our experienced technical and dealing support teams work hard behind the scenes to create the most efficient trading experience for you.

Open a POEMS trading account and access over 40,000 financial instruments today!

Questions? Reach us at +65 6531 1555 or email today.


This material is provided to you for general information only and does not constitute a recommendation, an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the investment product mentioned. It does not have any regard to your specific investment objectives, financial situation or any of your particular needs. Accordingly, no warranty whatsoever is given and not liability whatsoever is accepted for any loss arising whether directly or indirectly as a result of your acting based on this information.

Investments are subject to investment risks. The risk of loss in leveraged trading can be substantial. You may sustain losses in excess of your initial funds and may be called upon to deposit additional margin funds at short notice. If the required funds are not provided within the prescribed time, your positions may be liquidated. The resulting deficits in your account are subject to penalty charges. The value of investments denominated in foreign currencies may diminish or increase due to changes in the rates of exchange. You should also be aware of the commissions and finance costs involved in trading leveraged products. This product may not be suitable for clients whose investment objective is preservation of capital and/or whose risk tolerance is low. Clients are advised to understand the nature and risks involved in margin trading.

You may wish to obtain advice from a qualified financial adviser, pursuant to a separate engagement, before making a commitment to purchase any of the investment products mentioned herein. In the event that you choose not to obtain advice from a qualifies financial adviser, you should assess and consider whether the investment product is suitable for you before proceeding to invest and we do not offer any advice in this regard unless mandated to do so by way of a separate engagement. You are advised to read the trading account Terms & Conditions and Risk Disclosure Statement (available online at before trading in this product.

Any CFD offered is not approved or endorsed by the issuer or originator of the underlying securities and the issuer or originator is not privy to the CFD contract. This advertisement has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

*By primary relationships with online share investors, based on investment Trends Singapore Brokering Reports (2010- 2017)
# By primary relationships with CFD traders, Based on Investment Trends Singapore CFD &FX Reports (2010-2017)