If you’re trading CFDs online, then look at these 3 factors.
These 3 factors are important because:
1. Your CFD System
Your CFD trading system is what defines your rules of entry and exit. Whether you are trading CFDs on shares, indices, commodities, and even forex, you need to have a mechanical or non mechanical trading system or strategy. Some people trade with only defining their entries and not their exits, or they have a system but no money management such as defining their maximum risk per trade, or a maximum trade size. A system should be defined and thought about with all its various rules defined.2. Your CFD broker
Your online CFD provider who can give you a good platform to trade off, the right instruments to trade, adequate leverage and margin, and reasonable fees and commissions. You have to get used to the platform to trade your system accurately. There are many CFD brokers online and as the years go by, they have become more competitive with each other. So check that you can trade the system that you want to trade (the underlying shares, commodities, indices, etc) and that the costs of trading (commission, interest).
3. Practice and experience on your account
All platforms are different and so you have to get used to how the platform works. So place orders, such as limit orders, market orders, stop loss orders, guaranteed stop loss orders if available. and take profit orders and ensure that you understand how to read the platform to see what trades you’re in and what orders are pending. Also check that the broker has phone support in case you need to call their dealing desk.
In most countries, a CFD provider should be regulated by the financial services authority (FSA or similar body) of that country. You can find out more about each provider by looking at their about us pages and doing your own research.
So keep these things in mind when trading CFDs or any other instrument for that matter. Also understand the risks of trading and have measures in place with your money management rules to derive income from CFDs. It’s several things to remember but it’s all part of the process of CFD trading.