CFD

Trading Basics

CFD

Contract for difference.

An OTC financial derivative where the counterparties agree to exchange the change in a price.

No underlying assets are exchanged.

Other Trading Basics

Commodities

A commodity is a basic good where the quality of the product won’t differ depending on where it’s sourced.

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Ask Price

The ask price is the level at which a seller is willing to accept a bid on a security.

The ask price is always higher than the bid price.

Also known as the offer price.

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Cost of Carry

The cost to a trader of maintaining a position. This might be in form of overnight financing on simple CFD trades but can also include the costs to insure, transport or finance on more complex trades.

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