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  • Want to start index trading? Here's how to start…
  • Index trading can be very attractive if you're thinking about giving trading a go. Instead of picking a particular share or commodity, you can go with the market majority on which way the market's going to go. And not just that, you can trade the major overseas indices too. So how can you trade indices? Let's take a closer look… When you trade an index, you trade an ETF Index trading is avai... ››› more
  • [11 June 2014]
  • Revealed: How you can trade shares and profit… Using other people's money
  • My colleague, Francios Joubert often says that one of the greatest benefits of investing in property is that you get to use other people's money to do it. Think about it. When you want to buy a million rand house, you can put down R100,000 and get the bank to put down the other R900,000. The benefit of this is, if the house goes up 10% in value and you sell it for R1.1 million, you can pay back... ››› more
  • [30 May 2014]
  • Here's everything you need to know to start trading CFDs
  • Contracts for difference, or CFDs, are a popular trading tool. If you're eager to trade them, but you don't know where to start, you might want to know: How CFDs work, how you trade CFDs and how can you reduce your risks trading CFDs? Read on to find out the answers so you can start trading CFDs… Are you a beginner CFD trader desperate to get started? If trading CFDs is something that you wa... ››› more
  • [19 May 2014]
  • Two ways to minimise your losses when you trade CFDs
  • When you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), or any other financial product, it's crucial you manage your losses. No-one enters a trade thinking it's going to turn against them, but it's something you have to be prepared for. Otherwise you're not going to survive very long as a trader. So what can you do to minimise your losses? You can opt for a stop loss or a trailing stop loss. Let's take a ... ››› more
  • [15 May 2014]
  • 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]
  • CFD trading revealed: How the margin gears your trade up
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) are geared products. And you achieve that gearing effect because you trade on margin. By only putting down a fraction of your exposure, you gain or lose depending on the performance of the underlying. Let's take a closer look at how the margin works when you trade CFDs… As contracts for difference (CFDs) are geared products, it means you gain exposure to much mo... ››› more
  • [27 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 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]
  • 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]
  • CFDs uncovered: Your essential guide to this money multiplying trading tool
  • If you're sick of investing in shares and spending sleepless nights worrying every time the share price dips, listen up: By trading CFDs, you can profit if the market goes up or down. Read on to discover exactly what CFDs are and they can improve your portfolio's success… Before unravelling what a CFD is, you need to know what a derivative is, explains FSP Invest’s Ultimate Contracts for Dif... ››› more
  • [07 June 2013]
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