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  • Five reasons why you should opt to trade CFDs
  • If you want to trade derivatives, you'll come across a number of different instruments you can use. One of these instruments is contracts for difference (CFDs). So why should you consider trading CFDs instead of just buying shares? Read on to find out… Why you should trade CFDs #1: CFDs are geared instruments As CFDs are geared instruments, you can trade what you want and onl... ››› more
  • [20 January 2015]
  • Three reasons to dump shares and trade CFDs
  • If you're looking for a better way to generate short-term profits than investing in shares, perhaps it's time to consider trading contracts for difference (CFDs). Trading CFDs has a number of advantages over investing in shares. Trading CFDs does comes with higher risks than investing in shares, but the rewards are potentially far greater. So why should you consider dumping your shares and t... ››› more
  • [19 December 2014]
  • Your step-by-step guide to opening a CFD trading account
  • If you've decided to trade contracts for difference (CFDs), before you can start trading, you need to open up a trading account. So what do you need to do? Read on to find out… You need to pick a CFD broker The first step to opening a CFD trading account is to find a broker. If you already have a stockbroking account, check if your broker offers CFD trading accounts. If they do... ››› more
  • [03 December 2014]
  • Getting to grips with CFD trading: How funding works in practise
  • When you opt to trade contracts for difference (CFDs), there's a daily funding charge. This differs depending on whether you go long (buy) or you go short (sell) CFDs. So how does the funding actually work in practise? Let's take a closer look… How funding works with a long CFD trade When you go long (buy), you have to pay a daily funding charge when you trade CFDs. Let’s hav... ››› more
  • [24 October 2014]
  • Four tips to help you become a more profitable CFD trader
  • Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) can be a great way to make money no matter what the market is doing. But to be a successful and profitable CFD trader requires discipline. You can't approach CFD trading as you would investing in shares. As CFDs are geared products, the risks are greater. So what steps can you take to become a better CFD trader? Read on to find out… Four way... ››› more
  • [21 October 2014]
  • CFD trading strategy revealed: Using CFDs to trade indices at home and offshore
  • One of the advantages of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is that as well as using them to trade individual stocks, you can use them to trade indices. And you're not just limited to South African indices, you can also trade indices of select offshore markets. So how does trading indices using CFDs work? Let's take a closer look… How to trade indices using ETFs When you o... ››› more
  • [20 October 2014]
  • Looking for a CFD trading strategy with a difference? How about pairs trading?
  • If you focus your analysis on one particular sector, this is a good trading strategy for you to consider. Pairs trading involves going long on one stock and short on another stock. And contracts for difference (CFDs) are great for the job. So how does pairs trading work? And why it is a trading strategy worth considering? Let's take a closer look… What is pairs trading? Pairs t... ››› more
  • [17 October 2014]
  • Are you ready to start trading CFDs? Find out by answering these three questions
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) offer you one way to trade the stock market. Many traders like CFDs as the pricing is very transparent with daily funding costs, they can easily hedge their current portfolio and they don't have an expiry date. If you want to trade CFDs, are you ready? CFDs, along with other trading products, are geared products. This comes with high risk, so it's crucial y... ››› more
  • [07 October 2014]
  • Why you can multiply your profits up to ten times trading CFDs
  • If you invest in a share, if its price rises R5, you're R5 better off. Yet thanks to gearing when you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), the same share price move could leave you R50 better off. So how does gearing work when you trade CFDs? Let's take a closer look… What is gearing? CFDs, like other derivative products, are geared. In other words, there are money multiplie... ››› more
  • [06 October 2014]
  • How CFD trading can turn a gain of 16% into a gain of 150%!
  • If you're looking for a way to gear up your potential profits, then trading contracts for difference (CFDs) may be just for you. So how does trading CFDs work? And how does the gearing element of CFD trading boost your profits? Let's take a closer look… Putting a long CFD trade on The best way to see how CFD trading works, is to see them in action. If you want to know more about the basics o... ››› more
  • [02 June 2014]
  • Revealed: How you can trade shares and profit… Using other people's money
  • My colleague, Francios Joubert often says that one of the greatest benefits of investing in property is that you get to use other people's money to do it. Think about it. When you want to buy a million rand house, you can put down R100,000 and get the bank to put down the other R900,000. The benefit of this is, if the house goes up 10% in value and you sell it for R1.1 million, you can pay back... ››› more
  • [30 May 2014]
  • Here's everything you need to know to start trading CFDs
  • Contracts for difference, or CFDs, are a popular trading tool. If you're eager to trade them, but you don't know where to start, you might want to know: How CFDs work, how you trade CFDs and how can you reduce your risks trading CFDs? Read on to find out the answers so you can start trading CFDs… Are you a beginner CFD trader desperate to get started? If trading CFDs is something that you wa... ››› more
  • [19 May 2014]

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