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CFDs Made Simple: A straightforward guide to contracts for difference by Peter Temple

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5. Trading Strategies

This section deals with trading strategies for CFDs. You will learn how you can use the strategies to boost your returns and reduce your risk.

Many strategies for trading CFDs are similar to those used for spread bets and futures. This is because the overriding characteristics of all these products are similar. There is gearing to movements in the underlying. This is implicit in the fact that the products are traded on margin.

More than simple speculation

Before starting, there is one general point to stress. You can use these products simply as geared-up directional trades. In other words, you can use them to back your view that a particular market or share will rise (or fall) within a set period of time. In this ...

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