CFD Trading Tips

The most important thing to remember when starting to trade CFDs, is the importance of understanding what it is that you are trading. The old adage, Knowledge is Power, is not just a theory, and educating yourself on the different assets and trading strategies should be made a priority.

Whether you want to trade CFDs on Stocks, Commodities, Forex (currency pairs) Indices and Cryptocurrencies, research should play a main factor in deciding what and how to trade the assets. Another important thing to keep in mind is that trading the financial markets have the possibility of being rewarding, but can also be extremely risky, so never open a trade on a whim.

We’ve put together a few things to remember when trading CFDs, basic guidelines that can serve you throughout your trading activity.

Choosing your analysis type

Many traders choose to employ Technical Analysis to decide the best entry and exit time for a position, and it can be a useful tool as CFDs are not used predominantly for long term positions. However, understanding the overall fundamental health of the assets you’re trading can be just as important. Whether you choose to you use Technical or Fundamental Analysis or a mix of both when trading CFDs, make sure it’s the one that suits your trading style.

Trading Psychology

The financial markets can be an emotional rollercoaster, and it’s easy to let your emotions take over your mind, so it’s best not trade on emotions. Choosing your next position or the next action with an asset, should not be done on a gut feeling, but rather, as a result of research. Don’t choose to trade an asset just because you like its symbol.

It is also important to have goals and as strategy and to stick to them. Once you reach your goal, you can always redefine your strategies and goals.

Trading Tools

Take advantage of trading tools as part of your strategy. Using features like Take Profit, or Stop-Loss, which can close your positions automatically when they reach certain conditions, ultimately minimizing your potential losses.

Responsible Trading

In order to trade responsibly, make sure that you understand the risks of CFD trading. The use of leverage and margin while trading CFDs can seem very tempting and add indeed, should the price of the asset move in the direction you choose, you can earn more, however, if the price moves in the opposite direction of what you chose, it can majorly impact your funds and you can lose more. Always control your trades and only risk what you can afford to.

Although using leverage and margin can be very tempting, as if you are successful, they can help you magnify your returns. However, should the price of the asset move in the opposite direction, it can have a major impact on your funds. Be sure you are controlling your trades and only risking what you can afford.

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Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80.58% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Past performance does not constitute a reliable indicator of future results. Future forecasts do not constitute a reliable indicator of future performance. Before deciding to trade, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk tolerance. You should not deposit more than you are prepared to lose. Please ensure you fully understand the risk associated with the product envisaged and seek independent advice, if necessary. PatronFX does not issue advice, recommendations or opinions in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of any financial product. Forex TB Limited is not a financial adviser and all services are provided on an execution only basis. Please read our Risk Disclosure document.

 

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Forex TB Limited does not issue advice, recommendations or opinions in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of any financial product. Forex TB Limited is not a financial adviser and all services are provided on an execution only basis.

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