Articles about trading Contracts for Difference (CFD)

Calculate Your CFD Finance Charges

How to calculate your finance charges in cfd trading

You are liable for finance charges when you trade CFDs are you are fundamentally borrowing money. However, there is no interest charge on positions which you close on the same day you enter the trade. Interest will be charged or credited if you hold a position overnight. The finance charges are typically based on the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate plus or minus a margin of about 2 to 3 percent. So if you are holding a CFD for an Australian stock, you will pay interest when you hold a long position.

Direct Market Access CFDs

Learn about Direct Market Access CFD providers

Direct Market Access CFDs offer identical prices and liquidity to the underlying sharemarket price for the stock. Direct Market Access CFD trading has each CFD order placed as an actual buy or sell order ticket on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) – an order which appears on the trade queue and follows typical stock trading rules.

Market Maker CFDs

Learn about Market maker CFD providers

Market Maker CFDs offer a mirror of prices to the underlying sharemarket price for the stock (with some CFD providers guaranteeing market prices) but there is no obligation for the broker to follow the exact bid and offer exchange in your CFD trade, therefore the CFD provider ultimately has control over the trade entry and exit for the client. By trading your CFD with the CFD provider, your contract is only between you and your provider and it is their choice whether or not they will hedge the exposure of your trade on the market.

Trading Gold

Investing in gold is simply the best alternative that you can do today if you have nothing to do with your dollars lying idly in your bank.

Investing in gold is simply the best alternative that you can do today if you have nothing to do with your dollars lying idly in your bank. Gold is the best commodity that you can hedge on because it will be in the upswing for a long time to come. With the severe limitations in gold production and its dwindling supply in the open market and the strong demand of emerging economies, gold is indeed becoming a rarity of sorts.

Successfully Trading CFDs Online Tutorial

This tutorial can teach you how to successfully trade CFDs online, also about profit-loss, win-loss and your profitability ratios

It is surprising to note that most CFD traders trade online without having any specific trading plan with them. They do not fully comprehend the details of any CFD trading system. There are several types of trading systems available that are purely mechanical. However, there are several other systems that also rely on trader judgment which is gained over a period of time and experience in the market.

Learning about CFDs

Let's learn about (Contracts For Difference) CFDs, find out the benefits, advantages and disadvantages of trading with CFDs

Contracts of Difference (CFDs) appeared in the decade of 80s in United Kingdom. They are now popularly known as equity swaps or CFDs in today’s institutional market. They are basically an agreement between the investor and the dealer or broker who provides Contracts of Difference to reconcile the difference between the opening and the closing price of a CFD trade position of an investor. The overall agreement is done on cash basis. So let’s learn about CFDs!

Pros and Cons of CFD Trading

International Share Trading using CFDs

Stock brokers offer services which allow share trading international stocks. But there are rules and limitations that restrict which companies we can invest and trade. What differences are involved if I were to use CFDs to trade international shares?

Using CFDs are a great way for international share trading. You will be able to easily access and trade a wide range of international shares, stocks and other securities with one trading account with the CFD provider. You can choose to trade any markets around the world as they open and close. From the beginning of the day you can follow the active trading hours of New Zealand and Australia, Asia (China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, etc...), European (Frankfurt, etc...), UK and finally the US and Canadian stockmarkets.

Slippage in CFD Trading

I’ve read about Slippage, and how does it happen in CFD Trading?

First of all, what is slippage? Slippage means that your order has been filled at a different price compared to the price on your order ticket. The amount of slippage is the difference between the initial order price and the price at which the order was filled.

How do you know that slippage is happening in your account? Take note of your original order price and match it with your actual executed order price. Also, research stock forums for other users who have had problems with slippage with CFDs. If you had any problems with slippage, leave a comment below.

What is "Requote" mean in CFD Trading?

I’ve been requoted while Trading CFD’s. What does that mean and why does it happen?

A requote in terms of CFD trading means that these is a deficiency of liquidity in the underlying equity so the CFD trader had to be requoted the remainder of the position that was executed in the buy or sell ticket.

Trading Oil Using CFDs

Take advantage of rising oil prices by trading oil using CFDs

Oil has risen dramatically over the recent years. Crude oil has risen from the average of about $12 per barrel of crude oil in 1998 to hitting recent highs of over $100 a barrel. Take advantage of rising oil prices by trading oil using CFDs.

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