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  • Long or short - How to profit from the rise and the fall!
  • The JSE's performance over the last seven days has been dismal to say the least. It's down 3.22% and nobody seems to know when it's going to stop. Every major sector on the JSE has decreased taking the shares down with it. Financials - Down 1.53% Resources - Decreased 1.79% Industrials - Fell 1.12% Gold mining - Tanked 4.12% But despite this poor performance, there are opportunities... ››› more
  • [15 June 2016]
  • 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]
  • Are CFDs for you?
  • If you want to start trading, there are a number of different instruments that you can use. One of the popular ones is contracts for difference (CFDs). So how can you find out whether or not CFDs are for you? Read on to find out… What are CFDs? When you trade CFDs, you enter an agreement with a trading company or stock broker to exchange the difference between the closing price of... ››› more
  • [21 September 2015]
  • Four key differences between futures contracts and contracts for difference (CFDs)
  • If you're looking to trade shares, there are two main trading instruments traders tend to use: Single stock futures and contracts for difference. The main difference between these two trading instruments is the contract and this makes the way they work different. So what are these differences? Read on to find out… Definitions of single stock futures and CFDs The basis of single... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • Forex CFDs: A new way to trade the forex market
  • Until recently, you only had two ways to trade currencies in South Africa. You could use currency futures to trade the rand against major currencies or you could spread trade international currencies. But now, forex CFDs (contracts for difference) are available through some trading companies. So what exactly are forex CFDs? Let's take a closer look… What are CFDs? Before we loo... ››› more
  • [13 August 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]
  • 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 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Revealed: The ins and outs of CFDs
  • If you fancy adding a bit of trading excitement to your portfolio, how about CFDs? By trading CFDs you can profit when the market is rising and falling. Read on to find out more about how they work… CFDs, or contracts for difference, are a great way to capitalise on the moves of a share or other underlying asset, explains Viv Govender, analyst of Index Trader. A CFD is an over the counter (... ››› more
  • [05 August 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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