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  • What are the differences between CFDs and spread trading?
  • When it comes to trading, you have a number of different financial products at your disposal. Two of these products are contracts for difference (CFDs) and spread trading. So what's the difference between the two products? And is one better than the other? Let's take a closer look… CFDs and spread trading are similar products If you want to trade using leverage or short shares, you look to t... ››› more
  • [09 May 2014]
  • An introduction into exchange traded contracts for difference (eCFDs)
  • Up until last year, the contracts for difference (CFD) market was completely over the counter in South Africa. This meant that companies became ‘market makers' to facilitate the trading of CFDs. And they provided liquidity. But last year, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange introduced exchange traded contracts for difference (eCFD). So what are these? What's the difference between an eCFD and a CFD ... ››› more
  • [08 May 2014]
  • Trading CFDs: How the funding of your CFD trading account works
  • One of the core differences about contracts for difference (CFDs) compared with some other financial products is that there is no expiry date. Single stock futures, for instance, expire every quarter. So with no expiry date, when you trade CFDs, you pay a daily financing charge. So how is this funding calculated? Let's take a closer look… What is funding when you trade CFDs? When you trade... ››› more
  • [06 May 2014]
  • Trading uncovered: Four benefits of trading contracts for difference
  • Contracts for difference, or CFDs, are over the counter derivatives. They trade through a bank or company providing CFD trading rather than an exchange. By trading CFDs you agree to exchange the difference between the open price and the close price of the contract with the bank or company providing CFD trading. So why should you think about trading CFDs? Let's take a closer look… Benefit #1: ... ››› more
  • [05 May 2014]
  • Trading instruments revealed: What are CFDs?
  • Contracts for difference (or CFDs) fall into the derivatives category. This simply means they derive their value from something else. For example, a Sasol CFD ‘derives' its value from a Sasol share. So what exactly is a CFD? And what can you trade with CFDs? Let's delve a little deeper… What is a CFD? Firstly, CFDs are over the counter (OTC) derivatives. This means they don’t trade on an... ››› more
  • [02 May 2014]
  • Are you ready to trade CFDs? Ask yourself these three questions first
  • If you want to try trading contracts for difference (CFD), you need to find out if it's for you or not. Trading CFDs is risky. It takes up time. And you need to be very disciplined to increase your chances of success. So is CFD trading for you? Read on to discover if trading CFDs is for you… What is a CFD? Contracts for difference are over the counter (OTC) derivative products, the team at ... ››› more
  • [12 March 2014]
  • Discover a CFD trading strategy that could pay you a salary every ten days
  • What if there was a way to earn a substantial extra income with just ten minutes of your time each week. And what if you didn't have to go out to work to earn this pay cheque. Well the good news is, there is. This contracts for difference (CFDs) trading strategy can help you earn an extra income from the comfort of your own home… By following a few simple moves, you have the potential to doubl... ››› more
  • [17 February 2014]
  • How you can profit from a trading system with a win rate of over 84%
  • Since the beginning of October last year, this trading system hasn't had a single losing trading. And over the past 12 months, the rate of winners over losers is a staggering 84.2%. So how can you get your slice of gains like 105%, 144.93% and 101.04%? Read on to discover the secret… The real beauty of short-term trading is that it's perfect for making profits in any market. That's bec... ››› more
  • [13 February 2014]
  • How gearing works when you trade contracts for difference (CFDs)
  • When you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), one of the major motivating factors for this is the money multiplier effect that's at work. This money multiplier effect is gearing. But how can you calculate the gearing of your trade? Let's take a closer look at how gearing works with CFD trading… Contracts for difference (CFDs) are geared products, the research team at FSP Invest in The Ultima... ››› more
  • [22 January 2014]
  • Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) come with many of the benefits of owning shares
  • When you trade CFDs, you benefit from a number of advantages. And you can also benefit from what happens to the share itself and that's not just a movement in the share price. You can gain from dividend payments amongst a whole host of other things. Let's take a closer look at these additional benefits when you trade CFDs… Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) have a number of benefits, the ... ››› more
  • [20 January 2014]
  • How you can start trading contracts for difference (CFDs)
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) give you the opportunity to make big gains on small rises and falls in a share price. If you fancy trading CFDs, then the first thing you need to do is find yourself someone to trade them through. Read on to find out how you can get started trading CFDs… Contracts for difference (CFDs) are over the counter (OTC) derivatives, the team at FSP Invest in The Ultimat... ››› more
  • [17 January 2014]
  • Trading CFDs comes with many advantages, but there are risks too…
  • When it comes to trading contracts for difference (CFDs), there are many advantages. These include low trading costs, no expiry date and hedging your portfolio. But like anything, there are some risks too. And before you embark on trading CFDs, you need to be aware of these. So read on to uncover the disadvantages of trading CFDs… Some of the advantages of trading CFDs also work against you if... ››› more
  • [14 January 2014]
  • How to use CFDs to hedge your portfolio
  • You may believe that trading financial instruments like contracts for difference (CFDs) is all about trying to make a quick profit. But there is more to trading CFDs than that. You can actually use CFDs to hedge your investment portfolio. By using CFDs to hedge your portfolio, you can use them to act like a kind of insurance. Let's take a closer look at using CFDs to hedge your investment portfoli... ››› more
  • [13 January 2014]
  • Two top advantages of trading CFDs
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) are an increasingly popular trading tool. But why is this? A couple of the major plusses of CFDs include low trading costs and having no expiry date. Read on to find out more about these two advantages of trading CFDs… CFDs are one of the most popular products available to the private investor, the research team at FSP Invest in The Ultimate Contracts for Differ... ››› more
  • [10 January 2014]
  • How to use CFDs to take advantage of a rising or falling market
  • When you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), not only can you profit when the market is rising in value, you can also profit if the market is falling. You just have to decide whether to go long or short with your CFD trade. Read on to uncover how you can use CFDs to profit from a rising or falling market… Just like other derivative products, such as futures and options, you can go long or s... ››› more
  • [07 January 2014]
  • How you can profit from falling share prices by trading CFDs
  • Not only can you trade CFDs to profit from a rise in the market, you can profit when prices take a tumble too. So regardless of what the market is doing, you can use CFDs to profit. Let's have a closer look at a short trade… Before we get into how a short CFD trade works, let’s take a look at what a CFD is… A contract for difference (CFD) is what’s known as an over the counter (OTC) d... ››› more
  • [08 August 2013]
  • How CFD trading multiplies your profits as well as your losses
  • When you trade CFDs, you trade on margin. This margin multiplies your profits. But unfortunately, it also multiplies you losses. Read on to see what happens when a long CFD trade goes against you… A contract for difference (CFD) is what’s known as an over the counter (OTC) derivative because you don’t trade it through an exchange (like a share), but through a bank or company who provide CF... ››› more
  • [07 August 2013]
  • Uncovered: Five benefits of trading CFDs
  • By trading CFDs you can take advantage of all the benefits they offer. Such as magnified returns and low trading costs. Read on to discover the benefits of trading CFDs… A contract for difference (CFD) is an over the counter (OTC) derivative since you don’t trade it through an exchange (like shares), but through a bank or company who provide CFD trading. When you trade a CFD, you agree to... ››› more
  • [06 August 2013]
  • Revealed: The ins and outs of CFDs
  • If you fancy adding a bit of trading excitement to your portfolio, how about CFDs? By trading CFDs you can profit when the market is rising and falling. Read on to find out more about how they work… CFDs, or contracts for difference, are a great way to capitalise on the moves of a share or other underlying asset, explains Viv Govender, analyst of Index Trader. A CFD is an over the counter (... ››› more
  • [05 August 2013]
  • Uncovered: Four reasons why you should trade CFDs
  • If you want to start trading, but haven't yet taken the plunge, contracts for difference (CFDs) could be the trading instrument for you. They're a great way for you to trade the stock market and get those profits rolling in. Read on to discover why you should be trading CFDs… Contracts for difference (CFDs) are over the counter (OTC) derivatives. CFDs trade through “market makers,” not an ... ››› more
  • [11 July 2013]
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