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  • 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]
  • CFDs uncovered: The pros and cons of gearing
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs), like other financial derivatives, are geared products. So what is gearing? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of trading geared products? Read on to find out… Gearing explained CFDs are geared products. This means you only put down a small proportion of the actual value you have exposure to. You achieve gearing (or leverage) through t... ››› more
  • [18 May 2015]
  • How to prepare and profit from CFD trading
  • Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) gives you an opportunity to profit from the ups and down of shares and indices. But before you begin trading, you need to ensure you're ready. And once you start trading, you need to keep some key things in mind. Read on to uncover the top tips to keep you right when you trade CFDs… Before you trade CFDs, make sure you tick these boxes… Th... ››› more
  • [15 May 2015]
  • How to start trading CFDs
  • If you want to start trading contracts for difference (CFDs), you'll need an account to trade them through. So how can you find companies to trade CFDs through? And how can you open an account? Read on to find out… Finding a company to trade CFDs with There are a selection of different companies offering CFD trading. These include stock brokers, banks and other trading companies. ... ››› more
  • [14 May 2015]
  • What makes CFDs different from other trading instruments?
  • When it comes to trading, you have a number of trading instruments at your disposal. If you decide to trade contracts for difference (CFDs), what makes them different to other derivatives products on the market? Let's take a closer look… CFDs don’t expire, unlike other derivatives CFDs have no date of expiry. This makes them different to other derivatives like single stock futu... ››› more
  • [13 May 2015]
  • How trading CFDs can multiply your profits
  • By trading contracts for difference (CFDs), you have the potential to make a lot more money than if you invested in shares directly. It all comes down to trading on margin. So how does this work? Read on to find out… Where gearing and the margin come in when you trade CFDs The money multiplier effect at work when you trade CFDs is gearing. You gain gearing when trading CFDs by ... ››› more
  • [12 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]
  • Five reasons why you should opt to trade CFDs
  • If you want to trade derivatives, you'll come across a number of different instruments you can use. One of these instruments is contracts for difference (CFDs). So why should you consider trading CFDs instead of just buying shares? Read on to find out… Why you should trade CFDs #1: CFDs are geared instruments As CFDs are geared instruments, you can trade what you want and onl... ››› more
  • [20 January 2015]
  • Trading 101: Understanding gearing and how to use it to multiply your profits
  • If you want to give trading a go, the first thing you need to get to grips with is gearing. It's gearing that can multiply your profits. But it's also gearing that can result in you racking up huge losses. So what is gearing? And how can you use it to your advantage? Read on to find out… What is gearing? Gearing is the money multiplier effect at work when you trade. This all co... ››› more
  • [13 January 2015]
  • The three easy resolutions to help achieve your trading goals in 2015!
  • Happy New Year dedicated reader and may it be a prosperous and profitable 2015 for you and your family! To start your year on a strong note, you first need to make your trading resolutions and stick to them! It can be easy to make personal resolutions to stop smoking, drink less, eat less chocolate, etc… But you also need to take the opportunity to address your finances and make proper tra... ››› more
  • [05 January 2015]
  • Three reasons to dump shares and trade CFDs
  • If you're looking for a better way to generate short-term profits than investing in shares, perhaps it's time to consider trading contracts for difference (CFDs). Trading CFDs has a number of advantages over investing in shares. Trading CFDs does comes with higher risks than investing in shares, but the rewards are potentially far greater. So why should you consider dumping your shares and t... ››› more
  • [19 December 2014]
  • Your step-by-step guide to opening a CFD trading account
  • If you've decided to trade contracts for difference (CFDs), before you can start trading, you need to open up a trading account. So what do you need to do? Read on to find out… You need to pick a CFD broker The first step to opening a CFD trading account is to find a broker. If you already have a stockbroking account, check if your broker offers CFD trading accounts. If they do... ››› more
  • [03 December 2014]
  • 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]
  • Are you ready to start trading CFDs? Find out by answering these three questions
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) offer you one way to trade the stock market. Many traders like CFDs as the pricing is very transparent with daily funding costs, they can easily hedge their current portfolio and they don't have an expiry date. If you want to trade CFDs, are you ready? CFDs, along with other trading products, are geared products. This comes with high risk, so it's crucial y... ››› more
  • [07 October 2014]
  • Why you can multiply your profits up to ten times trading CFDs
  • If you invest in a share, if its price rises R5, you're R5 better off. Yet thanks to gearing when you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), the same share price move could leave you R50 better off. So how does gearing work when you trade CFDs? Let's take a closer look… What is gearing? CFDs, like other derivative products, are geared. In other words, there are money multiplie... ››› more
  • [06 October 2014]
  • How to be the house and not the gambler when trading!
  • “Trading is nothing more than gambling!” “Trading is like a casino where the house always wins!” These are a just a few things my friends used to tell me, when I started trading. But that's when I told them, they have to change the way they look at things when it comes to trading the markets You see, my friends didn't have the tricks and tips to think like a casino. Instead, th... ››› more
  • [28 August 2014]
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