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  • Confused by gearing and trading on margin with CFDs? Here's everything you need to know…
  • When you decide to trade a derivative instrument like contracts for difference (CFDs), you need to get to grips with gearing and trading on margin. It's these aspects that give CFDs their money multiplier effect, which boosts your potential profits (and losses). And it's vital you understand how they work before you start trading. Read on to uncover what you need to know about gearing and tr... ››› more
  • [22 June 2015]
  • CFD trading uncovered: Understanding the risks of trading on margin
  • Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) has a number of benefits. One of these key benefits is the money multiplier effect at work because you trade on margin. But it's this aspect of CFD trading that also makes them risky. If a trade doesn't work out, your losses can quickly mount up. So how can the margin work against you when you trade CFDs? Read on to find out… The downside of... ››› more
  • [19 June 2015]
  • Why you must respect the gearing aspect of CFDs
  • Contracts for difference (CFD) appeal to traders thanks to the money multiplying effect of gearing. But this gearing also works against you. If you don't run tight stop losses, you're at risk of hefty losses. Let's take a closer look at how you can rack up significant losses if a trade doesn't work out as you hoped… The gearing aspect of CFDs comes from trading on margin When you ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • CFD trading for beginners: The ins and outs of the initial margin
  • Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) gives you an opportunity to profit from the movements of share prices. Not only can you make money from shares rising in value, you can also profit when they fall in value. To do this, you trade on margin. To open a trade, you need to put down an initial margin. So what exactly is the initial margin? And how does it work in practise? Read on to f... ››› more
  • [02 June 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 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]
  • Boost your profits by trading on margin with spread trading
  • Like other derivatives, you trade on margin with spread trading. So what exactly is the margin? How does it work? And what effect does it have on your trading? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of the margin The margin is the deposit your spread trading company needs you to put down to open a trade. Depending on what you trade, the margin can be anything from 10% to 25% of you... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • Single stock futures uncovered: How the margin works in practise
  • At first, single stock futures can appear rather complicated. There is one main aspect of single stock futures that you need to get to grips with so you can understand exactly how they work. And, more importantly, so you can get closer to trading them. This aspect is the margin. Let's take a closer look at how the margin works… The margin in action The best way to see how the ... ››› more
  • [10 March 2015]
  • Trading realities: When trading on margin goes against you
  • Investors who trade financial derivatives, such as single stock futures, take on a significant amount of risk because they trade on ‘margin'. By trading on margin, they achieve a money-multiplier effect that can significantly boost their profits. But with that reward, comes significant risk… When you open a new trade, you’re doing it in the hope that the outcome is going to be profitable.... ››› more
  • [02 July 2013]

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