Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are instruments which track the quoted price of an underlying asset such as a stock, commodities future, exchange index or fund index. Trading CFDs does not carry out an operation on the underlying asset itself, which means that trades can be made at any time and for any volume. CFDs offer you the opportunity to capitalize on both rising and falling prices in the underlying asset.
This instrument tracks changes in the aggregate value of a stock exchange index, such as the FTSE 100. With Alpari International you can trade the leading global exchanges in the UK, Japan and France amongst others. Index CFDs allow you to invest in an index with only a small capital outlay. Another advantage of index CFDs is that they aggregate the price movements of the shares in the index, diversifying risk and providing protection against price shocks in individual assets.
Investing in commodities can hedge your finances against falling share prices, inflation and even a general downturn in the economy. One of the main advantages of trading commodity futures is the ability to focus on just one or two instruments, closely watching the events in only those markets, and therefore being more likely to accurately predict the price movement.
Through our wide range of commodity CFDs you can trade oil and natural gas.
You can apply your Expert Advisor (EA) on MT4 to automate your trading processes.