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CFDs: The Definitive Guide to Contracts for Difference by David James Norman

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Introduction

The success rate for new financial trading products has traditionally been very low. However, occasionally a new product comes to light that fires the imagination and turns into a huge success. Take traded options for example. From their humble beginnings in an ante-room of the Chicago Board of Trade in the early 1970s, options fast became the derivative instrument of choice for fund managers, speculators, hedgers and arbitrageurs, so that today the global options business is colossal.

More recently, successful new trading products in global financial markets have expanded to include instruments like exchange traded funds (ETFs), spread bets, binary options and covered warrants.

But few have the capacity to be as successful over ...

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