What is CFD in forex?

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CFD stands for Contracts for Differences. When you buy or sell a CFD, such as a CFD on gold, for example, you are not buying or selling the physical gold itself. Instead, you are trading a contract that enables you to make or lose money depending on how the price of actual gold moves.

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To clarify this further, let us assume you bought a CFD on gold at the price of $1300 per ounce. Then the price moved up to $1350. The difference in price here is $50, which is what you gain. If the price dropped to $1250 then the difference here is -$50, which is your loss. You make or lose money based on the difference in price, which is why those contracts are called contracts for differences.

There are CFDs on various types of...
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Thank you for your fruitful explanation, I just want to know what's the difference between CFD and forex? Which one is better?
The main difference is that there are CFD's for many different types of assets such as commodities, stocks, etc. and forex is only, well, forex :D
I don't think there's a definite answer for which one is better. It depends on your skills and preferences.
 

FriendlyFX

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CFD stands for Contracts for Differences. When you buy or sell a CFD, such as a CFD on gold, for example, you are not buying or selling the physical gold itself. Instead, you are trading a contract that enables you to make or lose money depending on how the price of actual gold moves.

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To clarify this further, let us assume you bought a CFD on gold at the price of $1300 per ounce. Then the price moved up to $1350. The difference in price here is $50, which is what you gain. If the price dropped to $1250 then the difference here is -$50, which is your loss. You make or lose money based on the difference in price, which is why those contracts are called contracts for differences.

There are CFDs on various types of financial assets. This includes stocks (equities), Exchange-traded funds (ETFs), indices such as the S$P500, commodities, and others. Some forex brokers offer only CFDs, even on currencies. That is, when you trade currency pairs with them you will be only trading a CFD and not buying or selling any actual currencies. When a trader buys or sells a CFD on any of asset, he or she is not owning any physical asset. Instead, he or she is trading a contract and realizes a gain or loss based on how the price moves.

Because the CFD trader does not hold a physical asset, his transactions do not affect the price of that asset. To clarify this, let us assume a large hedge fund bought massive amounts of Amazon stocks. This would have an impact (a footprint) on the price and raise it given the buying pressure. However, if a trader bought the same amount on an Amazon CFD, this would not necessarily raise the price up.
Where do you pull all your images from they're great !
 

Gazel

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Basically, CFD means contracts for difference which are contracts between an investor and an investment bank or spread betting firm, usually in the short-term. At the end of these contracts the parties exchange the difference between the opening and closing prices of a specified financial instrument, which can include forex, shares and commodities. Literally trading CFDs means that you can either make a profit or loss depending on which direction your chosen asset moves in. It's quite spread way pf trading today, there are lots of traders who prefer CFD over other options of trading. So, if you're interested in it you are able to use it, you just have to find a suitable broker.
 

perryjohn765

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CFD means contract for difference which means you do not buy or sell anything physically. it is kind of contract between the broker and the client where clients buy and sell online and make profits
 

Kirstysingy

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CFD stands for Contracts for Differences. When you buy or sell a CFD, such as a CFD on gold, for example, you are not buying or selling the physical gold itself. Instead, you are trading a contract that enables you to make or lose money depending on how the price of actual gold moves.

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To clarify this further, let us assume you bought a CFD on gold at the price of $1300 per ounce. Then the price moved up to $1350. The difference in price here is $50, which is what you gain. If the price dropped to $1250 then the difference here is -$50, which is your loss. You make or lose money based on the difference in price, which is why those contracts are called contracts for differences.

There are CFDs on various types of financial assets. This includes stocks (equities), Exchange-traded funds (ETFs), indices such as the S$P500, commodities, and others. Some forex brokers offer only CFDs, even on currencies. That is, when you trade currency pairs with them you will be only trading a CFD and not buying or selling any actual currencies. When a trader buys or sells a CFD on any of asset, he or she is not owning any physical asset. Instead, he or she is trading a contract and realizes a gain or loss based on how the price moves.

Because the CFD trader does not hold a physical asset, his transactions do not affect the price of that asset. To clarify this, let us assume a large hedge fund bought massive amounts of Amazon stocks. This would have an impact (a footprint) on the price and raise it given the buying pressure. However, if a trader bought the same amount on an Amazon CFD, this would not necessarily raise the price up.
Don’t think you can really explain it any better than this
 
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