For CFD users, pairs trading is a standard strategy that lets you ignore the current trend in the overall market, or even in a stock.
Markets in chaos are causing mayhem for less seasoned traders.
CFD traders like long rallies, with regular pullbacks (downward corrections) that give them a chance to take profits and get back on board.
As the Australian dollar soared like a midsummer temperature, the urge to trade it for profit spread like a heat rash
Providers are now seeing new entrants whose first leveraged trade will be in foreign exchange.
Most stocks in the Australian market are falling because of uncertainty, but could rebound at any moment if political trouble clears.
We pinpoint the stocks most leverage to the Chinese infrastructure boom, which is seeing new cities spring up almost overnight.
There's little doubt that commodities - at least some of them - will continue their price boom this year, despite concerns about slowing Chinese growth and the fragile recoveries occurring in the US and Europe.
In deciding whether to buy a stock, ask what effect a 30 per cent plunge in the underlying commodity price would have on a company's viability.
Stephen Calder clears up the confusion surrounding the tax treatment of CFDs.
There are some 700 or more stocks to trade CFDs over. Here's how to find the best ones to trade.
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