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What are Price Charts?

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What are Price Charts? Price charts plot the recent prices of a market on a graph and provide a snapshot of market movements over a particular period of time. In this section we examine some of the most common price patterns -: Line Charts Line charts are one of three common chart types that most traders use. They provide a quick way to view the changes in price movements over a period of time. Bar […]

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Using CFDs to Hedge Share Positions

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Using CFDs to Hedge Share Positions Aside from utilising CFDs for speculative gains, contracts for difference can also be used as a powerful risk protection tool for those who understand the power behind this simple investment product. Hedging is the action of taking an equal but opposite position usually through a derivative; such as a contract for difference in order to mitigate or reduce the risk of an existing open position. In fact, a number […]

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How To Hedge a $150,000 Shares Portfolio using CFDs

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How To Hedge a $150,000 Shares Portfolio If you only trade in stocks, even if usually get the market direction right, you are missing out on some important techniques that can help you protect your wealth. One of these is using Contracts For Difference (CFDs) to hedge against adverse circumstances. i.e. using the product as a risk protection mechanism over your stock market portfolio. Hedging is the term used when you invest to reduce your […]

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Opening a CFD Account

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Opening a CFD Account To trade CFDs you will need to open an account with a CFD provider. CFDs differ from shares because you don’t own shares when you buy a CFD. As a result you are not entitled to vote at shareholder meetings, although many CFD providers allow you to participate in corporate actions (dividend payments, share splits, rights issues etc). CFDs are an over the counter derivative product and are not mostly not […]

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Advisory CFDs and Managed Account Services

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CFD Advisory Services Contracts for difference (CFDs) are great from the point of view of leveraging your money for potentially higher profits, but the downside of this is great exposure to loss. If you don’t feel you have sufficient time to properly research the opportunities, perhaps a CFD advisory service would give you the answer you need. Imagine how better you could trade if you had your own advisory broker who would update you on […]

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CFDs: Tax Implications

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CFDs: Tax Implications There is much said about the efficiency of Contracts for Difference from a cost and charges point of view. The most obvious saving is in the leverage you have to control a set amount of shares or securities, and there are incidental savings like the saving in stamp duty in the UK, as no shares actually change ownership. Although you should always check on your personal situation with your accountant or tax […]

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Avoid Common CFD Mistakes

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Avoid Common CFD Mistakes By putting in the effort to understand the mechanics and terminology of CFD trading and knowing how to use your trading platform you will be able to avoid many of the most common mistakes. Most of the others can be avoided by taking care when placing and amending orders and keeping it your emotions in check. Most importantly, you should not make the mistake of placing trades to the limit of […]

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What is Fundamental Analysis?

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What is Fundamental Analysis Whether or not you’ve traded before, you probably know that the value of a market can change in response to news, interest rate changes, government decisions and other events. As you watch the charts, you’ll notice that events and news on a particular country’s or region’s economy can cause markets to shoot up or down dramatically. Fundamental analysis traders track these political, social and economic forces to forecast whether the value […]

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Types of CFDs: CFD Markets

December 28, 2010admin No Comments »

Types of CFDs: CFD Markets This section will go over the different kinds of CFDs available to traders. The different types of CFDs offered by brokers will vary by region, as regulations differ. The differences in the types of CFDs generally stem from the type of financial asset that is the subject of the contract. Some people find they need little else for their trading career, given the versatility and range of choices offered.

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What is Technical Analysis?

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Technical Analysis As CFDs and spread betting are available on a wide range of financial products, the analytical methods most appropriate will depend on what the underlying is. You can take out contracts for difference on many major stocks on many global stock markets, so you would apply technical analysis directly to the stocks to help with your selection. You will need to be a little careful about the downside risk when using CFDs, as […]

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