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What is a CFD?

In recent years, "Contracts for Difference" (CFDs) have become one of the most appreciated trading instruments for investors worldwide.

Contracts for Difference are derivative financial products of which the payoff is linked to the rise or fall of the value of an underlying asset. CDF are leveraged product and the investor in CFD does not become owner of the underlying asset.

They exactly replicate the price of a share, an index or a commodity.(excluding fees) They may also be used as a share portfolio hedging tool.

CFDs on stocks

On the trading platform proposed by Strateo, over 8000 stocks on 20 stock markets are available to you.

CFDs on stocks enable upward and downward anticipation of changes in the share price.

In fact, the CFD on stocks is a derivative contract on shares which replicates the underlying share without a maturity date. Leverage is proposed on the CFDs on stocks, depending on the volatility and liquidity of the stocks in question.

The delayed prices of the CFDs can be consulted on the Strateo Pro platforms.

CFD on indices

At Strateo, index CFDs offer the option of buying or selling an index with leverage of 50:1 without a maturity date on the 20 largest stock markets worldwide.

Taking positions on index CFDs is completed with a single click in real time. In addition, index CFDs replicate, point by point, changes in the price of the underlying Future. Which allows clear accurate reading of the investment.

They also allow investment on an overall trend, rather than on a single value.

Benefits of CFDs

  • Speculation Tax: 0%
  • Stock market Tax: 0%
  • Complete your orders with a single click and monitor your positions in real time
  • Possibility of benefiting from upward and downward trends
  • 8000+ CFDs on shares available on 20 international stock markets and index CFDs
  • Leverage available of 50:1 to boost your investments
  • On stocks and indices

Main risk factors linked to CFDs

  • Risk linked to leverage
  • Market risk
  • Counterparty risk
  • Liquidity risk
  • Risk of linked, take profit and stop loss orders not executed
  • Exchange risk
  • Gap risk

Because of the risks and leverage effect of the proposed products on the Strateo Pro platform, Strateo Pro focuses on experienced investors with a very high risk profile. An investment in CFD’s, Futures and Forex involves great risks such as the risk of multiplying your losses due to the leverage effect (because of the leverage you can lose more than your initial investment, independent of the period you are keeping your investment), risk of mandatory closure, liquidity risk (risk you are not able to close your position because of missing counterparty in the market of the underlying instrument). Due to the volatility of these investments, it is required that the open positions in these instruments are followed up on a daily basis, even during the day. Investors without sufficient knowledge and experience of these instruments should not trade in them.

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