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A Must Read Article About CFD Trading Advice

CFD trading is a relatively new concept to most traders and investors in Australia, which is understandable given the mechanics of CFDs are different to traditional share trading.
Having an advisor or trading mentor who is able to explain the concept of CFDs and assist you to identify trading opportunities is often a relatively safe way for new CFD traders to gain exposure to financial markets.
There are many stockbrokers and financial advisors in Australia who are able to help traders and investors looking to enter the stock market, however very few have an in depth experience and understanding of CFDs and how they can be used not only as a hedging tool over a share portfolio but also as a great way to gain exposure to global stocks, commodities, indices and forex pairs.
Some CFD providers are able to provide you with basic CFD trading advice and education however many of them will not provide you with CFD trading recommendations.
There are however some CFD providers who are able to provide you with advice and trading recommendations, it is these providers that often also specialise in other aspects of money management including financial planning, corporate advisory and funds management.
Dealing with a CFD provider that does not solely specialise in CFD trading is often a good idea for novice traders looking for some assistance in managing their trading portfolio and understanding the risks and benefits CFDs.
Dealing with CFD providers who offer an extensive range of products and services aside from solely offering an online trading platform has a number of advantages in that often you will be assigned a personal account manager with whom you can liaise on a daily basis and ask questions.
If you require additional services such as being contacted in the event of a trading idea you can also elect this, however you may be charged a higher commission rate when using this service.
Often added benefits such as being able to participate in highly sought after placements and IPO's will also be provided.
In many cases getting CFD trading advice from your stock broker or CFD provider will cost more than trading for yourself online, however the added commission charges are relatively insignificant when you consider the benefits and are far cheaper than the looses that many novice traders incur when placing trades without a well thought out trading plan or strategy.
Before trading CFDs either online yourself or with a CFD provider who is able to provide you with CFD trading advice it is essential that you understand not only the benefits of CFD trading but also the risks.
Often newbie CFD traders fail to understand that although the leverage associated with CFD trading can result in gains it can also result in large losses, this is why having an understanding of risk management is important.

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