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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]
  • 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]
  • Trading uncovered: CFDs versus spread trading
  • If you've decided that trading is for you, there are a number of different instruments you can use to do it. For example, if you want to trade the price movements of shares you could trade contracts for difference (CFDs) or you could spread trade. So what is the difference between these two forms of trading? Read on to find out… The similarities between CFDs and spread trading ... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • How to make money from falling share prices with CFDs
  • One of the benefits of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is you can put short trades on. This means if you think the price of a share is going to fall in value, you can potentially profit from this move by selling CFDs instead of buying them. But short selling has its risks. So how can you improve your chances of success? Read on to find out… Follow these six rules to impro... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • What happens when you get a short CFD trade wrong?
  • One of the benefits of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is you can potentially profit from the drop in the price of a share. This is known as going short or short selling. The problem with shorting a share is that if it doesn't go your way, it has the potential to keep rising, increasing your losses. So what happens in you put a short CFD trade on and it goes wrong? Read on to find... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • How CFD trading works: The ins and outs of a profitable short trade
  • One of the advantages of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is you can put on short trades if you think a share price is going to fall. So how does this work? Read on to find out… The workings of a short CFD trade After conducting some analysis, you think shares in Company ABC are due a fall. So you decide to put a short CFD trade on. Let’s say that Company ABC is tradin... ››› more
  • [05 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]
  • How to use CFDs to protect your portfolio
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) aren't just for speculative trading. You can also use them to protect your portfolio. So how does this work? Read on to find out… What are CFDs? CFDs are arrangements between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening price and the closing price of a contract. For example, the buyer of CFDs receives the difference in the value of ... ››› more
  • [19 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]
  • The beginners guide to trading CFDs
  • If you're looking for a way to trade stocks and indexes, contracts for difference (CFDs) could be the trading tool for you. So what are CFDs? What are the key features of CFDs? And why should you think about trading CFDs? Read on to find out… What are CFDs? CFDs are over the counter (OTC) derivatives. This means you don’t trade them through a stock exchange, but through a compan... ››› more
  • [06 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]
  • 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]
  • CFDs uncovered: What happens when you short a share that starts to rise in price
  • One great advantage of CFDs is you can sell (short) them as well as buy, so you can profit whether the market rises or falls. But what happens if you're shorting a share and the price starts to rise? Let's look at what happens with a short CFD trade that doesn't perform the way you want it to… A contract for difference (CFD) is what’s known as an over the counter (OTC) derivative because you... ››› more
  • [08 August 2013]
  • 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]


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