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CFDs Vs Conventional Shares – Accendo Markets

With Accendo Markets, you can use CFDs the same way you buy conventional shares. However, you free up capital and avoid stamp duty. Let’s take a look at the following example.

You like BP at 450p, worthy of a ten thousand pound investment. Using conventional shares, you part with ten thousand pounds to buy ten thousand pounds worth of BP shares. You could hold all the way down to zero and back up again.

Alternatively, you could enter the same trade using a CFD. When you buy £10,000 worth of BP, your capital outlay is just £2000 – a 20% deposit. Your exposure is exactly as it would have been with your shares, what you stand to make or lose is the same. The difference is your capital outlay, £2000 instead of £10,000.

You must support any running loss on your CFD trade. If the price drops 10% you need £1000 on account on top of your £2000 deposit. Another ten percent fall requires another £1000. If BP falls to zero, you part with ten thousand pounds – the same as the conventional share purchase.

The same responsibility comes with a conventional share position, only you’re forced to invest all the money at the point of purchase. But how necessary is this? Is BP really going to go bust? In any case, let’s hope that your BP trade returns a healthy profit.

Many traders use CFDs to free up capital and avoid stamp duty. Use CFDs wisely, manage your exposure – it’s a great tool.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.