Trading

What is a CFD?

Contracts for Differences ("CFDs") products were developed to allow customers to enjoy all the benefits of holding a Stock, Index, ETF, Forex

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What are the benefits of trading CFDs?

CFDs have grown in popularity over the past few years and it is arguably becoming the preferred way to trade the financial markets

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What are the risks involved in trading CFDs?

There are a number of risks involved in trading CFDs. These risks may lead to unfavourable financial outcomes for you. Monitoring of all risks

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How can I assess the financial status of my trading account?

You should familiarise yourself with the following definitions

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How do I open a position?

To open a position, go to the “Trade” screen on the Plus500 platform, choose the instrument you wish to trade on, click Buy/Sell

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How do I close a position?

To close a position, click on the “Close Position” button on the main screen or in the “Open Positions” tab. Once you have clicked

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What is an Order?

An Order is a request to open a position at a specific rate (price). New positions cannot be opened outside the instrument's trading hours

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What can cause the closure of my position?

Positions can be closed by any of the following: margin call, execution of a predefined Stop Order, expiry* or manual closure

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What kind of Stop Orders do you offer?

You can use 4 types of “Stop Orders”

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What is a “Close at Loss Order” (or Stop Loss Order)?

This feature allows you to set a specific rate (price) at which your position will close, in case the price moves against you

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76.4% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.