CFDS Made Simple : A Straightforward Guide to Contracts for Difference

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
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CFDs or contracts for difference have experienced a surge in popularity with private investors and traders.

Author Biography

Peter Temple has been invoked in the City and its financial markets for nearly thirty-five years as a fund manager, an investment analyst and, for the last 17 years, as a freelance financial journalist. He is a regular contributor to a number of publications including the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle, and Interactive Investor, and has written more than a dozen investment books. He is also a Fellow of the Securities Institute.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Basic Conceptsp. 9
Underlyingp. 12
Contractsp. 13
Cash settlementp. 14
Gearingp. 15
Hedgingp. 17
Indexesp. 18
Marginp. 21
Short Sellingp. 24
Comparison With Other Derivativesp. 25
How CFDs Workp. 27
CFD Basicsp. 30
CFD Mathematicsp. 35
7 CFD Rules of the Roadp. 39
A Final Word on Gearing and Riskp. 45
Dealingp. 47
Opening an Accountp. 51
Day-to-Day Tradingp. 53
Trading Strategiesp. 61
Long-Only or Short-Only Tradesp. 65
Long-Only or Short-Only Trades Using Stop-Lossesp. 68
Cash Extraction Tradesp. 73
Pairs Tradingp. 77
Relative Value Tradesp. 83
Hedgingp. 87
Using CFDs for Adjusting Asset Allocationp. 91
Other Strategies-Exploiting Ex-dividend Anomaliesp. 94
Afterwordp. 96
Trading Disciplinesp. 97
Trading Rulesp. 100
Money Managementp. 104
Trading Tips for CFDsp. 107
Developing Your Plan by Looking at Your Assetsp. 109
Timing Your Tradesp. 113
Resources for CFD Investorsp. 133
Web Resources Specific to CFDsp. 136
Websitesp. 146
Indexp. 149
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