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Cfd Gearing

  • 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]
  • The basics of CFDs: Getting to grips with gearing and the margin
  • One of the reasons that traders choose contracts for difference (CFDs) is the gearing aspect they offer. Gearing amplifies the movement of the underlying share price. This can work for you by multiplying your potential profits, but against you too as it also multiplies your losses. Gearing comes from trading on margin. Read on to find out how this work… The impact of trading CFDs ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • Why you must respect gearing when you trade CFDs
  • The gearing aspect of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is one of the reasons traders find them attractive. But gearing can work against you. And that's why you must understand the risks you take on when trading CFDs and take steps to control this risk. So what is the effect of gearing on you as a CFD trader? And how can you control the risks of trading CFDs? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [12 June 2015]
  • Why you must respect the gearing aspect of CFDs
  • Contracts for difference (CFD) appeal to traders thanks to the money multiplying effect of gearing. But this gearing also works against you. If you don't run tight stop losses, you're at risk of hefty losses. Let's take a closer look at how you can rack up significant losses if a trade doesn't work out as you hoped… The gearing aspect of CFDs comes from trading on margin When you ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • Trading CFDs: How gearing works
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) are geared products. This means there's a money multiplier effect at work. Gearing is both an advantage and a disadvantage. Whilst it multiplies your gains, it also multiplies your losses. So what is gearing when trading CFDs? Read on to find out more… How gearing works when you trade CFDs When you trade CFDs, gearing comes from only putting down... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]

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