CFD trading with ShardGO

A contract for difference (CFD) allows you to trade a wide range of assets in both rising and falling markets. CFDs are designed to mirror the price of these underlying assets and to give you the ability to benefit from market movements without actually owning the underlying instrument. CFD trading is therefore derivative trading, where the CFD provider is the counterparty to the trade. CFD trading doesn’t take place via an exchange, so it is said to be OTC (over-the-counter). CFDs are traded on margin to give traders more trading power, flexibility and opportunity in the markets.

Single Stock CFD trading

Trade GOOGLE, APPLE and many other single stocks in the world’s leading markets. With Single Stock CFDs, it’s possible to go short in a falling market, and since CFDs are traded on margin, you’re able to profit from even small market movements. Remember that trading with leverage increases potential risk.

Stock Indices

With Index-Tracking CFDs, you can trade 29 stock indices like DAX, SP500 and FTSE100 on real-time prices. This gives you more cost-efficient market exposure than trading individual shares. Get up to 50X leverage (on as little as 2% margin requirement), competitive Bid/Ask spreads and no additional commissions.

Commodities

Select from the most liquid commodity markets within energy, agriculture, metals, softs and emissions and get direct exposure to the underlying commodity with all the CFD benefits. With Shard GO, you can trade smaller amounts in comparison to the underlying future contracts.

Forex and Bonds

You can also trade Forex and Bonds as CFDs with as little as 2% margin requirement and a minimum trade size of 5,000 notional value for Forex.


Risk Warning
Margin Trading carries a high level of risk to your capital with the possibility of losing more than your initial investment and may not be suitable for all investors.
Ensure you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary.
The value of stock investments can go down as well as up and as a consequence investors may not realise the sum originally invested and this is not guaranteed at any time. If you are unsure of the suitability of share dealing specifically for you then you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser, authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Past performance is never a reliable indicator to future performance of investments.
The geared nature of CFD’s means that both profits and losses are magnified. If you do not use stop losses and your position moves against you, you could incur very large losses.
In the event of a trade moving against you and reducing your cash balance, you may be subject to a ‘Margin Call’. This is to ensure you have sufficient funds in your account for the initial margin requirements to keep your positions open. If you do not have sufficient funds in your account or do not provide sufficient funds within the time required you may be forced to close your position and you will be liable for any deficit. CFDs are more suited to short term investors as opposed to long term investors due to the associated costs.
As an investor, you do not have the right to a vote at the AGM or any other meeting.
You are liable to pay out the dividend if you hold an equity position when they go ex-dividend.
It is important to know you are trading contracts with the CFD provider, not physically trading in the underlying market. This means you don’t actually own any assets.
It is possible to lose more than your original investment if you do not use guaranteed stop losses and the position you are in is subject to slippage, gapping or a fast market.


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