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What Is A CFD

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What is a CFD?

CFD stands for Contract for Difference. A CFD is an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening and closing price of a particular contract. As a derivative product, a CFD enables you to trade on live market price movements. You do not have to own the underlying instrument the contract is based on.

CFDs allow traders to speculate on market price movements. You can go short (sell), which allows you to profit from falling prices, go long (buy) in order to profit from rising prices, or you can hedge your portfolio to protect against…[read more below]

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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.
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