What assets can you trade?
It is possible to trade all the major currency pairs, stocks, indices and commodities. Whether you want to trade in gold, Facebook stocks or Forex such as the EUR/USD or Bitcoins, you can do it all from the same platform at the same time.
- Indices: Nasdaq, Dow Jones, FTSE, Nikkei and many more.
- Forex: combinations for all the major currencies such as USD, EUR, GBP, JPY and AUD just to name a few.
- Commodities: Gold, Silver, Oil, Corn, Coffee and several more.
- Stocks: the biggest and most interesting companies in the world from a variety of industries are available amongst them – Google, Facebook, Coca Cola and many more.
When can I trade?
CFD trading gives you access to a wide range of markets that would otherwise not be available to retail investors, all from one trading platform. You can speculate on the price movement of thousands of individual shares, indices and currencies across the globe.
Although your trading platform is always accessible, not all assets will be available at all times. Be sure to check when the financial markets for your chosen assets are open to trade. When you are using a trading platform you will immediately see whether an asset is available or not.
Forex is the closest thing to a market you can trade in anywhere at any time. Forex trading, which is trading in currencies, operates 24 hours a day and four and a half day’s a week. As the Forex market isn’t limited by physical trading exchanges, this market has the most trading hours of all.
Trading with a broker and trading platform
To trade you will need a platform. The top brokers provide free and intuitive software for you to trade online. Many successful traders use advanced trading apps on their iPhone or Android smartphones and tablets.
At the end of this guide we will list the top brokers so you can compare the brokers and see which broker fits you and what kind of exclusive bonus you can get after finishing this course.