What you need to know to get started trading CFDs

by , 14 September 2015

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 traders prefer CFDs to other trading instruments as their pricing is very transparent. You can see exactly how you’re making or losing money from your trades and how much it’s costing you.

As with all geared trading instruments, it’s vital you understand how they work before putting your money at risk.

There are some vital aspects you need to know about and understand.

What you need to know about CFDs

Click on the links below to find out what you need to know about trading CFDs…

What a CFD is
How trading CFDs works
The difference between a long CFD trade and a short CFD trade
How gearing works when you trade CFDS
How to start trading CFDs

If you want to know more about trading CFDs, check out our essential report here.

And if you have any questions about trading CFDs, you can ask our team of trading experts here.

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