A spread is the difference between the price you can buy a certain instrument and the price you can sell that same instrument. Given that markets are all about supply and demand, the more traded a product is, the smaller the spread between the buying and selling price. In contrast, a less liquid instrument could see a wide spread as not enough people are buying or selling it.
Our charges are usually incorporated in the spread for most instruments that we offer.
At CFI, we are connected to several liquidity providers and exchanges and offering competitive spreads is something we take very seriously. We are constantly working to provide even lower spreads and with recent advances in technology and deep enough liquidity, our efforts continue to translate into reality.