Trading CFDs carries considerable risk of capital loss. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Benefits of trading CFDs

May 21, 2016

What are the benefits of trading CFDs over traditional forms of trading?

In this video IG presenter Sara Walker looks at what makes CFDs a profitable form of trading. "As a leverage product, you can enter a position using only a small fraction of the actual value of the position. But be careful: losses can exceed your initial deposit if you don't manage your risk carefully." 

"Another advantage is the ability to go short. And there's also direct market access, giving you full transparency of current bid and offer prices."

On the IG platform you can trade CFDs on a number of global financial markets all at once. You can choose from shares, indices, forex, options, binaries as well as a host of other markets. Open an IG demo account by clinking here!


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