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  • What is the difference between eCFDs and CFDs?
  • Most traders are familiar with trading contracts for difference (CFDs) through a trading company and stock brokers. But do you know there is another type of CFD you can trade in South Africa? These are exchange traded CFDs or eCFDs. So what makes eCFDs different from ‘normal' CFDs? Let's take a look… What are eCFDs? eCFDs are contracts for difference that trade through an... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]
  • Four key differences between futures contracts and contracts for difference (CFDs)
  • If you're looking to trade shares, there are two main trading instruments traders tend to use: Single stock futures and contracts for difference. The main difference between these two trading instruments is the contract and this makes the way they work different. So what are these differences? Read on to find out… Definitions of single stock futures and CFDs The basis of single... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • What you need to know to get started trading CFDs
  • CFDs (or contracts for difference) are a type of trading instrument. You can use them to trade a number of underlying assets including shares and currencies. Like other trading instruments, including single stock futures, CFDs are geared products. So before you start trading CFDs, you need to know how they work and how you can trade them… Trading the stock market with CFDs Many tr... ››› more
  • [14 September 2015]
  • Your guide to start trading CFDs
  • If you feel you're up to speed with the workings of contracts for difference (CFDs), understand the risks involved and have a strategy to follow, you're ready to start trading CFDs. So what do you need to do to start trading CFDs? Read on to find out… Find someone to trade CFDs with You can’t trade CFDs until you open up a trading account to do it. This is the first thing you ne... ››› more
  • [11 September 2015]
  • Four key differences between CFDs and other trading instruments
  • CFDs (contracts for difference) are trading instruments that you can use to trade assets like shares, indices and currencies. You can also use trading instruments like single stock futures and spreads to trade shares and indices. So what makes CFDs different? Let's take a look… CFDs have no expiry date CFDs have no expiry date. This is unlike single stock futures and spread ... ››› more
  • [10 September 2015]
  • Are you prepared to begin trading CFDs?
  • If you want to start trading contracts for difference (CFDs), it's vital you do all the groundwork first so you know you're ready. So how do you know if you're ready to start trading CFDs? Read on to find out… Do you understand the risks of trading CFDs? Trading CFDs is much higher risk than investing in shares. Due to the gearing aspect you gain from trading on margin, you can lo... ››› more
  • [09 September 2015]
  • Weighing up the pros and cons of trading CFDs
  • If you're looking for a trading instrument, you have a number to choose from. One widely available instrument is contracts for difference (CFDs). So why should you consider trading CFDs? And what are the downsides of trading CFDs? Let's take a closer look… Four reasons to trade CFDs #1: Low costs to trade As you trade CFDs on margin, you don’t have to pay for the full value of ... ››› more
  • [08 September 2015]
  • Trading with CFDs: Demystifying gearing
  • If you want to trade contracts for difference (CFDs), one thing you need to understand is gearing. Gearing is what boosts your profits when you get a trade right. But it also boosts your losses. This is why it's essential you understand exactly how it works. Let's take a closer look… Where gearing comes in when you trade CFDs Like other financial derivatives like single stock futu... ››› more
  • [07 September 2015]
  • How to use CFDs to trade stock market indexes
  • A CFD (or contract for difference) is a type of financial derivative, like a single stock future. CFDs offer you a way to potentially profit from moves in the market whether it's higher or lower. And thanks to trading on margin, you can multiply these moves to multiply your profits. But it's not just shares you can trade with CFDs. You can also trade indexes. Many traders find this an easier... ››› more
  • [04 September 2015]
  • How trading CFDs works whether you're going long or going short
  • CFDs (contracts for difference) are a financial derivative that you can use to trade underlying assets such as shares and currencies. So how do CFDs work when you trade them? How can you make money? How does the daily funding charge work? And what if a company you're trading CFDs in pays a dividend? Let's take a closer look… The difference going long or going short CFDs m... ››› more
  • [03 September 2015]
  • Delving into the workings of CFDs
  • CFDs, or contracts for difference, are a type of trading instrument. You can trade a wide array of underlying assets, including shares and currencies. So how do contracts for difference work? Let's take a closer look… You trade on margin with CFDs Like with other financial derivatives, you trade on margin with CFDs. This means you put down a small portion of your overall exposure ... ››› more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • Trading instruments uncovered: What is a CFD?
  • If you want to trade shares, commodities, indexes and currencies, you have a range of different trading instruments to pick from. One of these trading instrument is a contract for difference or CFD. So what exactly is a CFD? And what can you trade with CFDs? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of a CFD A CFD is a financial derivative. A financial derivative is a contract whic... ››› more
  • [01 September 2015]
  • Three reasons why you should trade CFDs instead of buying shares
  • If you want to invest in shares for the short-term, have you considered trading contracts for difference (CFDs) instead? Yes, CFDs come with higher risks as you're trading a geared instrument. But by opting to trade CFDs instead of buying shares, there are several benefits. Read on to find out more… CFDs versus shares Here are three reasons why you should opt to trade CFDs instead... ››› more
  • [25 June 2015]
  • Four things you need to know about CFDs
  • If you want to trade shares and indices, one option you have is to use contracts for difference (CFDs). To trade CFDs, it's important you understand the basic principles that apply to this trading instrument. Read on to find out what these are and how they apply to trading CFDs… CFD factor #1: The value of CFDs As CFDs are derivative instruments, this means they derive their value... ››› more
  • [24 June 2015]

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