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Published On: Wed, Jan 3rd, 2018

Australian Markets: How to Trade CFDs

The Australian markets offer many interesting ways for investors to gain from both rising and falling price conditions. Gone are the days of the traditional stock investments, as today’s Contracts for Difference (CFDs) give us access to many more industries, sectors, and asset classes.

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Step 1: Determine Your Trade Size

Whenever you are looking to start trading CFD in the Australian market, the first step in the process requires you to determine the size of your trade. This can be done either as a percentage of your total account size, or in Australian Dollar (AUD) terms. Each of these procedures can be applied using your trading account, as it shows you all of these values in its fields.

Step 2: Choose Your Asset Class

Are you looking to trade a stock index? Gold or Silver or other precious metals assets? The Euro or US Dollar? Tech stocks and companies?  One of the most important decisions in any trade is the selection of the asset class you are going to use for your positions. This can change, depending on the circumstances but many experienced traders limit their selections to the markets they know best and have spend the most time researching.

Step 3: Find Your Exit Parameters

Before you actually place any trade in the financial markets, you should have some idea of what would likely lead you to close the position (either at a profit, or at a loss). If the market moves in your favor, you will be able to identify a level at which you are able to collect profits and close your position. This is the ideal scenario, however it is also critical to prepare for potential risk events and consider the level (or levels) at which you would be willing to close your position at a loss. This is the correct way to structure your trade before any orders are executed.

Step 4: Monitor Your Position

Now that you have chose your position size, asset class, instruments and trading parameter, you are ready to execute your CFD trade. But once you click the required buttons, it does not mean your work is over. Once this is finished, your job is than to monitor your position as it relates to new developments in the market.

Step 5: Ensure CFD Trading Success

In order to ensure success in the CFD trading market, it is critical to follow the correct approach and to avoid trading recklessly. This is the best way to ensure that your trading account remains healthy and activity so that gains can be made on a consistent basis.  This is your main goal as a trader or investor in the financial markets, and so if you are looking for ways to maximize your potential for stronger returns it makes sense to consider Contracts for Difference (CFDs) as one viable option for the task.

Author: MBM Research provides actionable market analysis for traders and investors.

 

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