The right tools: equities vs CFDs vs spreads

Fund managers have trading alternatives to secure outperformance, but what are the benefits of each? Chris Madderson, of Global Trader Europe, reports

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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