The right tools: equities vs CFDs vs spreads

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Investing in the performance of an individual company is a practice that stretches back for centuries, but it is only relatively recently that it has become a widespread profession in itself. There are now any number of financial tools available to the discerning investor with variable costs and risks attached. Three ways of accessing a company's performance are via shares, contracts for difference (CFDs) and spread trading.

What is the difference between the three?

The most traditional method of

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