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  • An introduction to trading CFDs
  • If you're looking for an easy to understand trading instrument, contracts for difference (CFDs) could be for you. They're very transparent due to the way their pricing and contract sizes work. And you may be able to trade them with your current stock broker. So what exactly are CFDs? And how do they work? Let's take a closer look… What are CFDs? A CFD is an agreement you enter ... ››› more
  • [29 October 2015]
  • How to profit from falling share prices using CFDs
  • By trading contracts for difference (CFDs) you can magnify your potential gains. But you don't just have to hope a share price rises, you can profit from a falling share price too. So how does this work? Let's take a look… How to trade CFDs on falling share prices If you think the price of a share or the value of an index is going to fall, you can short it using CFDs. Shorting... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • How a CFD trade works when it comes to fees and commissions
  • If you want to trade CFDs, it's important you understand exactly how a trade works. What happens with your open CFD trades depends on whether you go long or short and what the underlying share price does. Let's take a closer look… The workings of a CFD trade depend on whether you go long or short Whether you go long or short in a CFD trade, you need to pay your stock broker a comm... ››› more
  • [25 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • CFD trading uncovered: How a small rise in price can make ample profits
  • By trading contracts for difference (CFD) you can take advantage of trading on margin. This translates into gearing. Get a trade right and gearing multiplies your profits. Let's take a closer look at how this works when you trade… How CFD trading works when you go long Let’s say you’ve been analysing Company ABC and you’re sure the share price is going to rise. Instead of go... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • What difference going long and going short makes to your CFD positions
  • When you enter a contracts for difference (CFDs) trade, you enter an agreement to exchange the difference between the closing price of a contract and the opening price of a contract. So how does this work in practice? And what other factors do you need to consider when you trade CFDs? Read on to find out… The different outcomes of trading CFDs As with other derivatives, when you t... ››› more
  • [22 May 2015]
  • The difference between going long and going short CFDs
  • As with other derivative products, when you trade contracts for difference (CFDs) you can go long or you can go short. So what does this actually mean? And what difference does it make when you trade CFDs? Read on to find out… A quick introduction to CFDs When you trade CFDs, you enter an arrangement between two parties to exchange the difference between the closing price of the c... ››› more
  • [11 May 2015]
  • Working out the costs of trading CFDs
  • When you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), there's a daily financing charge involved. If you put on a long trade, you pay a daily financing charge. If you put on a short trade, you receive a daily financing charge. But, if you don't hold your position overnight, you don't have to worry about the daily financing charge. So how does it work when you trade? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [07 May 2015]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • How to make 150% on a long CFD trade
  • One advantage of trading CFDs is the gearing effect of trading on margin. This allows you to multiply your gains. Read on to discover how you can make great profits by buying CFDs… 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 CFD trading. Wh... ››› more
  • [07 August 2013]


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