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Welcome to online marginal trading, a very popular and fast-growing industry that allows retail and institutional clients to trade various assets via online trading systems, making profit on the difference between the open and close prices.
Basically, you are trading a derivative instrument – a contract for the difference (CFD) between the open and close prices of an underlying asset. There is no delivery of the asset, only the difference between the open and close prices is debited or credited to the account. For more details, please read "Advantages of CFDs" below.
Even 20 years ago, marginal trading was available only to big institutional clients. But the invention of CFDs and, more significantly, the rapid development of IT and communication technologies has now enabled every person who has access to the internet to trade easily. In general, it is a very simple process and you can learn the basics from the "How to trade CFDs" article below.
At the same time, you should keep in mind that gaining knowledge of the markets and learning how to predict market movements is a very complicated process. You will need to spend a lot of time and effort in order to get enough experience and knowledge to be successful in this venture. We highly recommend that you scrutinize the "Risks of CFD trading" article below and start with a Demo account.
When you start feeling comfortable trading on a Demo account and make constant profits, you can open a real account. At first it will be better to use our Micro account and invest the amount you can afford to lose. A big part of trading is psychology. That’s why even after you achieve great results on your Demo account you will no doubt lack sufficient money management and other major skills when you start trading for real with actual money.
Be patient, learn a lot and your trader’s way will be successful. On our side, we will provide you with the best trading tools and conditions possible to make your trading easy and comfortable!
CFD is a derivative financial instrument that allows investors to speculate on asset price movements without the need for ownership of the underlying asset. It simplifies the process of trading considerably and excludes the requirements of the acquisition of the assets.
CFDs are usually traded online using electronic trading systems. A trader receives quotations in real time and can make his/her transaction at any moment.
It is worth mentioning that trading risks are very small only if a big leverage ratio is not used. All risks arise when the leverage ratio is increased; this is proportional to the potential profits but at the same time it also increases the risk of losses.
To get a feel for the way our trading platform works and to explore your trading strategies without any risk of losing money, you can open a demo account which will give you the same trading conditions of ALL the types of real accounts that we have available.
We always encourage our clients to obtain maximum information before starting trading. Please note that Forex and CFD trading involves significant risks. It is crucial to understand how the market works as well as the meaning of the specific trading terms.
Below you can find some basic information about the market and trading:
- The Forex Market
- Online Trading
- Currency Pair
- Long/Short Position
- Bid/Ask (Offer) Price
- Pip Value
- Swap (Rollover)