Because CFDs are leveraged products you can trade on them whilst only paying a fraction of the total contract value, which means more profit and loss potential than non-leveraged instruments. The ability to go long or short gives maximum market agility, makes Contracts for Difference trading popular amongst speculative traders who want to be able to adapt their strategy quickly.

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Why do Financial Investors Trade CFDs

CFDs

Go Long or Short

CFDs (contracts for difference) trading allows investors the ability to go long or short and the opportunity to make money in a falling market without the need to put up large amounts of capital, making them a more flexible way of investing. CFD trading is often used for speculative purposes. CFDs can be used to speculate on the future movement of market prices whether the price of the underlying product is rising or falling.

Leverage

CFDs are leveraged products that allow you to trade while only paying a fraction of the total value of the contract. When you trade a leveraged product, you can potentially magnify your return on investment. But with great potential returns also comes greater risk. The higher leverage can result in losses that could exceed your initial deposit.

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Range of Markets

Investors can use CFDs to gain instant exposure to major global markets including the UK, US, Europe and Asia. See our range of CFD trading markets.

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Margined Trading

CFDs are generally offered for margin trading, which means that traders are only required to deposit a portion of the actual trade size in each transaction. For example, if you have a CFD trade worth £1,000 (either in a short or long position) and your provider’s margin requirement is 4%, this would mean you only need £40 to open the position.

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Flexible Contract Size

It is generally recommended that less experienced traders use smaller lot sizes until they have developed a successful trading strategy that is more consistently profitable. More experienced traders can choose to put more capital at risk so that they do not feel limited in the way their trades are structured.

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Hedge Positions

One method that traders use to limit potential risk during market volatility is the implementation of ‘hedged’ positions. For example, if you have a long position on a CFD that is accruing losses, you can open a position in the opposite position using a short CFD.

Find out our trading rules:

  NAS100 SPX500 US30 HKG33 AUS200
Minimum lot of orders issued each time 1 lot
Maximum lot of orders issued each time
(include position and limit/stop orders)
50 lots
Cost per pip USD1 USD1 USD1 HKD1 AUD1
Minimal price change 1 1 1 1 1
 Target spreads[1] 2 0.5 4 15 10
 Commission Free
 Maximum leverage 200:1
 Initial margin (per lot) Platinum account: 25 Platinum account: 25 Platinum account: 90 Platinum account: 75 Platinum account: 20
 Margin closeout (per lot) Platinum account: 5 Platinum account: 5 Platinum account: 18 Platinum account: 15 Platinum account: 4
 Trading hours (AEDT) [2]

Summer time

Monday 9:00 AM - Saturday 7:15 AM

Winter time

Monday 8:00 AM - Saturday 6:15 AM

Summer time

Monday 9:00 AM - Saturday 7:15 AM

Winter time

Monday 8:00 AM - Saturday 6:15 AM

Summer time

Monday 9:00 AM - Saturday 7:15 AM

Winter time

Monday 8:00 AM - Saturday 6:15 AM

Summer time

Monday 12:15 PM - Saturday 7:15 AM

Winter time

Monday 11:15 AM - Saturday 6:15 AM

Summer time

Monday 10:50 PM - Saturday 8:00 AM

Winter time

Monday 09:50 AM - Saturday 7:00 AM

  1. The floating point difference may vary according to the market changes. Please refer to the actual spreads provided on the platform.
  2. Trading hours may be adjusted due to holidays. If you need the updated information of trading hours, please contact us.
  3. Market volatility may lead into price gaps. The freeze level of sell/buy limit orders and Stop loss order will also be adjusted at any time depending on market volatility. We strive to execute all orders at the price required by the limit order, when the market condition is allowed.

 

Account Types

Hantec Markets Australia offer a variety of both live and demo trading accounts

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