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CFD vs. Forex Trading: Similarities and Differences

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There are several parallels between CFD and Forex trading. First, all exchange styles require a standard method of execution. In both rising and falling markets, traders can quickly join or leave the market. Secondly, traders carry out all CFD and Forex transactions with close looking charts and pricing strategies on the same platform. In both instances, transactions are carried out on the OTC market, conducted entirely electronically throughout a bank network, without a physical position or a central exchange. Another link between CFD trading and forex trading is that unlike other trading products that charge commissions and other finance expenses, traders share only trading costs.

The most prominent link between CFD trading and Forex trading is that the dealer does not control the underlying commodity. For starters, when you purchase EUR/AUD, you don’t buy Euros and sell Australian dollars, but you only guess about the exchange rate. Also, when a trader trades the FTSE 100 CFD option, the trader does not own the FTSE index’s stocks but speculates on its base price. Forex is just another form of CFD in several respects.

Significant distinctions between CFD trading and Forex are that CFD trading entails numerous contracts spanning various sectors, including indexes, energy, and metals, whereas Forex provides sole trading of money. When you exchange CFD, you can pick multiple contracts based on the country of origin of the underlying commodity, which varies in value and currency form. Forex trade includes trading one currency against another, which often involves dealing in a consistent lot size.

Another distinction between CFD and forex trading concerns the general factors which affect the different markets. Relevant considerations, such as the availability and demand of a single product or market shifts correlated with the company sectors, affect CFD trade often. On the other hand, forex trade is powered primarily by global developments, such as significant shifts in jobs or foreign political transitions.

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Um den Gesamtablauf zu verstehen, müssen Sie zunächst über das Prinzip des Handels auf Margin Bescheid wissen. Gehebelte CFDs geben Ihnen die Möglichkeit, ein breites Engagement in Kursbewegungen einzugehen, ohne eine Investition in Höhe des Gesamtwerts des Handelsgeschäfts zu tätigen. Mit einem Hebel können Sie daher ein breiteres Engagement im Markt eingehen als Ihr im Handelskonto hinterlegtes Kapital dies eigentlich erlauben würde.

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