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What it Is, Who Trades CFDs & Why trade CFDs
Where did CFDs come from, and why the Weird Name?
What is a Contract for Difference?
CFDs Trading Examples
Who trades CFDs? Is CFD Trading Day Trading?
Difference between Investors and Speculators
Is Trading or Investing Gambling?
CFDs Suitability in an Investment Portfolio
Gearing and Margin Trading
Trading Costs (DMA or Market Maker) and CFD Expiration Dates
Shorting and Short Selling
Introduction to Short Selling
Naked Short Selling
Who are the Short-Sellers? How Popular is it?
Restrictions and Borrowing Costs
Borrowing and Lending Shares for Short Selling
Preventing your Shares Holdings from being Shorted
Shorting CFDs or Shorting Stocks? Is Shorting Legal?
Is Shorting Bad? Is Short Selling Evil?
Why is Shorting Riskier than Buying?
Shorting Small Caps? Shorting Disabled?
Shorting Benefits and Other Uses of Short Selling
Famous Shorters: George Soros and Simon Cawkwell
Stop Loss Orders and using Index CFDs for Hedging Purposes
CFDs vs Options vs Warrants vs Futures
Trading CFDs vs Stocks & Margin Loan Trading
Forex Spreads / Index Spreads
Starting to Trade
Advantages and Disadvantages
The Banking Crisis
CFD Pricing and Corporate Actions
Market Makers and the Small Print
Researching Stocks and Trading Styles
How Successful Investors Trade and Think
CFD Trading Tips
Successful Traders versus Losers
Perseverance and Trading Success
Can you become a Millionaire trading CFDs?
Claiming Losses Against Capital Gains Tax
Trading Pitfalls and Common Mistakes