Trading

How do I set a Trailing Stop Order?

To set a Trailing Stop Order, click on “Advanced” in the position screen on the Plus500 platform, tick the Trailing Stop box

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What are the Margin requirements?

One of the major benefits of trading CFDs is that customers can trade on margin using leverage. CFD trading means customers can trade

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What are the Market hours/Trading hours?

Market Hours are the time frame in which a trading instrument is available for trading, i.e. it is possible to open or close a trade

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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 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 does “Leverage” mean?

Leverage is a concept that enables you to multiply your exposure to a financial instrument, without committing the whole capital necessary

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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 is a Professional Account?

A Plus500 Professional Account is available to traders who meet the regulatory threshold to opt up from Retail Client to Elective Professional Client.

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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 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.