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Cryptocurrency Contract For Difference (CFDs) are a type of derivative instrument that allow traders to speculate on the price movements of cryptocurrencies. CFDs allow traders to profit from both rising and falling prices, and they are a popular way to trade cryptocurrencies due to their flexibility and accessibility.
When you trade cryptocurrency CFDs, you enter into an agreement with a broker to exchange the difference in the value of a cryptocurrency between the time you open a position and the time you close it. This means that you don’t have to deal with the hassle of securely storing crypto on an exchange or wallet but still get exposure to its price movements.
CFDs are a leveraged product, which means that you can trade with a small amount of capital and magnify your profits. However, leverage also increases your risk, as any losses are also magnified.
One of the advantages of trading cryptocurrency CFDs is that they can be traded 24/5, unlike traditional markets that have specific trading hours. This allows traders to take advantage of price movements that occur outside of normal trading hours.
When trading cryptocurrency CFDs it’s important to choose a reputable broker, like GO Markets, that is regulated by multiple respected financial authorities, as this will help ensure that your funds are safe and that you are trading on a fair and transparent platform.
To trade crypto, select the cryptocurrency you are interested in, enter your size and pick buy or sell depending on where you think the market will go. When you close your trade the profit or loss is booked to your account balance instantly. It’s important to understand the risks involved (refer to our Disclosure Statement) and manage your risk carefully and to consider using stop-loss or take profit orders to lock in profits and limit your potential losses.
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