CFD

Articles about trading Contracts for Difference (CFD)

Dividends and CFDs


Since I don't own the stock, am I paid the dividend when I hold the CFD? What happens then the company gives out a dividend and I'm holding the shares?


CFDs over stocks have many of the benefits of holding the physical underlying company stocks. CFDs don't give the holder of the contract voting rights or franking credits. Most CFD providers will credit you a portion or all of the dividend, given that you are holding a long position with your CFDs when the company goes the ex-dividend. Check with your CFD provider's help desk or Product Disclosure Statement on the policies of how the dividend process works for your particular CFD provider.

Understanding CFD Trading - Part 3


CFDs are a lucrative vehicle for professional market traders to leverage their short and long positions. We seek to understand.

In Part 2: Understanding CFD Trading we had a look at some more basic mechanics of CFDs – Contracts For Difference such as the margin requirements for CFDs and some basic strategies that you can use when using CFDs to trade. In Part three we continue in our venture in looking at further intricacies and specifics in trading CFDs.

Understanding CFD Trading - Part 2


CFDs are a lucrative vehicle for professional market traders to leverage their short and long positions.

In Part 1: Understanding CFD Trading we had a look at some basic mechanics of CFDs – Contracts For Difference such as the leverage they offer and how they generally work and fit into your trading toolbox. In Part two we continue in our venture in looking at further intricacies in trading using CFDs.

Understanding CFD Trading - Part 1


CFDs are a lucrative vehicle for professional market traders to leverage their short and long positions. We seek to understand.

You may already be a trader or are looking for another way to leverage your trades besides using options and warrants. CFD stands for "Contract For Difference". CFDs are a lucrative vehicle for professional market traders to leverage their short and long positions. CFDs offer gearing, short selling, direct trading on prices – no waiting for execution and finally the system and dealers often offer multiple international markets for traders to work on so there are many opportunities. We have a look at what CFDs are and the mechanics to understand this financial instrument.

CFD Trading Strategies


Once you’ve opened up a CFD trading account, you’re left wondering – what should I do next?

There is a CFD trading revolution going on in the trading world. Business is booming for the CFD providers and many traders are signing up to the services. Once you’ve opened up a CFD trading account, you’re left wondering – what should I do next? Should I simply just buy into long positions just as I did when I traded shares? Here are some CFD trading strategies for you to peruse and perhaps implement.

CFD Trading: An Introduction: Part 2


CFD trading is a growing trading tool for professional private traders

Contracts For Difference or frequently referred to as CFDs is a financial vehicle gaining in popularity with private traders for its flexibility and features. A CFD has many advantages and for any trader it is yet another useful tool to use in the business of trading. In this second part of our introduction to CFDs we have a look at what CFDs are and the part they play in CFD trading.

CFD Trading: An Introduction: Part 1


CFD trading is a growing trading tool for professional private traders

Contracts For Difference or frequently referred to as CFDs is a financial vehicle gaining in popularity with private traders for its flexibility and features. A CFD has many advantages and for any trader it is yet another useful tool to use in the business of trading. CFD trading has been used in the UK stock market for a number of years now but the trading was largely restricted to large institutions. Recently the scope for CFD trading has expanded to include private investors in the action.

CFD's Contracts For Difference


CFD stands for Contracts For Difference - a high leverage share derivative financial product

CFD's are leveraged products that trade on any number of financial equities.

A CFD mirrors the performance of a share or index and offers the benefits of trading shares without having to physically own them. It is traded on margin, and just like physical shares your profit or loss is determined by the difference between your buy price and your sell price. However, CFDs offer many benefits over and above physical share trading. This section seeks to explain these.

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