Markets in Focus: Different Types of CFD-s

Investing Strategy
July 2, 2024
Every week we provide insights into popular assets and hot questions, so you can easily learn more about the investment market in bite-sized pieces.

In this edition of Markets in Focus, we take a closer look at  different Types of CFD-s.

Exploring the World of CFD Trading: A Comprehensive Guide

In the financial markets, there are numerous options for trading with Contracts for Difference (CFDs). These include stocks, indices, commodities, currencies, and cryptocurrencies. But what do these terms mean, and how can you navigate this diverse landscape? In this "Markets in Focus," we break down each category to help you understand their unique characteristics and trading potential.


Stocks represent ownership in a company, such as Apple or Tesla. Trading stocks can be lucrative if you anticipate that a particular company will perform well. For instance, if you believe Tesla will exceed analysts' car sales projections this quarter, you might trade its stock in anticipation of a price increase. Compared to indices, commodities, and currencies, stocks are generally considered more volatile. 

In Change you can trade 284 different stocks.


Indices, like the Dow Jones or Nasdaq 100, are collections of stocks, typically from a specific country or sector. The Dow Jones, for example, comprises 30 major stocks in the United States. Trading indices allows you to profit from broader economic trends rather than individual company performance. 

In Change you can trade 12 different indices or ETFs.


Commodities include raw materials such as gold, silver, oil, and sugar. These are often traded based on their economic utility. For example, you might trade platinum if you expect increased demand in the electronics industry. Commodities like gold are also used as "safe havens" to protect portfolios during market turbulence. 

In Change you can trade 8 different commodities.


Currencies such as the dollar, euro, pound, yen, and Swiss franc are traded in pairs. For example, the EUR/GBP pair represents the euro against the British pound. You might trade this pair if you believe the euro will outperform the pound. A notable pair, GBP/USD, is nicknamed the "cable" due to the historic transatlantic communications cable linking London and New York. 

In Change you can trade 42 different currency pairs, including GBP/USD, USD/JPY, and EUR/USD.


Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, are digital assets based on blockchain technology, enabling transactions without intermediaries like banks. Despite their potential, cryptocurrencies are highly volatile. 

In Change you can trade 14 different cryptocurrencies.

Trading with CFDs

CFDs offer the flexibility to profit from both rising (long) and falling (short) markets across all asset classes mentioned above.

We wish you a successful trading day. See you next week!