Characterizing Market Movements via Business by Mathew Leonard - October 20, 2020November 29, 20210 Table of Contents CFDs: A Strategy Towards Nurturing Forex Trading AbilitiesWhat is Martingaling?How CFDs BehaveConclusion CFDs: A Strategy Towards Nurturing Forex Trading Abilities It is given that the realm of Forex Trading is quite confusing to understand and predict especially for inexperienced traders. As observed, expert traders would second the idea that even fortune tellers won’t be able to predict which assets would provide the most viable profit. But despite the vague outcome between the relationship of an asset’s buying and selling rates, financial advisers still hold unto various academic notions as a basis to understand the behaviour of assets in the market. In the case of CFDs, a concept called Martingaling could explain the reason why traders take the risk of buying assets at a low price with a hope that its price would double in the near future. The key strategy with this method is the idea that one good position is needed to attract profits.This time, we shall combine the Martingaling concepts along with an understanding of CFDs so we could come up with a conclusion that could bring advantage to your Forex trading skills. What is Martingaling? Martingaling is a financial strategy that was introduced by French mathematician Paul Pierre Levy in the late 1700. The strategy became famous because of its ability to maximize an opportunity to recover from a series of losses in the trade. This works well in the Forex Trading Market because currencies do not usually drop to a zero rate. For FX traders with enough capital, Martingaling allows them to offset a part of their losses with interest income. That means that a capable trader could use such a strategy on FX pairs with a hope of a positive outcome. Interest income comes in when a trader borrows a currency with a low interest rate and uses it to buy high interest currency. How CFDs Behave One among the many advantages of CFD is the fact that traders are given an opportunity to trade between the two sides of the coin. A possible investor can sell an asset if he thinks that market rates could fall and buy an asset if he thinks that rates could rise. CFDs allow such action because you profit from the points where the rates favor your position. The amount of your profit however depends on the multiples of the number of your onhand CFD units. With this behaviour, CFDs also opens an avenue where you trade at a high leverage degree thereby exposing you to financial trades minus the hassle of a “full-cost outset position.” On the contrary, you also have to caution yourself about the fact that CFDs are margin products. This goes to show that there is a great possibility of exceeding your deposits in terms of loss. Bear in mind that CFD rates depend on the position’s full value. Conclusion Because Martingaling is very similar to gambling where you depend on your hopes for a break even or winning, you have to be brave enough to face a great risk of losing everything that you have once you place your trading positions. However, if you stick to the same position,there is a chance that you could get an infinite profit that suffices your loss. Since CFDs naturally allow you to have an open position( you have the freedom to go long or short) as you trade and currencies rarely drop to zero rates, you have an option to take the risk and do follow Martingale’s strategy as you decide to place your position in the trade.