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Revise your CFD trading basics

Online trading at your fingertips

The world of online trading is buzzing with activity. New CFD instruments, features and trading tools are being introduced as we speak. The technology is constantly updated, the information flows and global markets never sleep. This in an exciting time for online traders, but you need to choose a broker you can trust. Vestle is authorised and regulated by the FCA and we bring experience, knowledge and the information you need to make informed trading decisions. 

Want to dive right in? Let’s start at the beginning…

Online trading basics
We’re going to quickly revise the basics of online trading. If you already know this - and you probably do - feel free to scroll down.

Trading CFDs online

What is a CFD?

When you trade shares, commodities, currencies, cryptos, indices and ETFs with Vestle, you’re not actually buying the instruments. Instead, you trade them in the form of CFDs. CFD stands for contracts for difference, and what you do, in effect, is invest in an instrument’s price.


Check out the full list of over 800 tradeable CFDs

Using leverage

One of the main features of CFD trading is leverage, a trading tool that increases you trading power, but at the same time also increases risk. With leverage, you can open larger deals than your investment. As a regulated broker, the maximum leverage rates at Vestle are currently 30:1, depending on the instrument you choose.
What does it mean? It means that with a £500 investment, you can open deals worth up to £15,000.

Pretty straightforward, right? Now, let’s quickly revise the concept of Buy and Sell deals.

Using leverage

Buy and Sell deals

Let’s say, for the sake of the example, you want to invest in oil in the form of CFDs. You believe that the price of oil will increase after the next OPEC meeting, which is scheduled to take place in 3 days. What would you do? Right, you would open a Buy deal, buying the oil CFDs, in order to sell them later when, hopefully, the price increases.
A Buy deal is also called a ‘long deal’.

Now, let’s look at the opposite example: Same instrument – oil, and same OPEC meeting in 3 days’ time, only this time, you believe the price will decrease. What would you do? In such a scenario, you would open a Sell deal, selling the CFDs first and buying them later when, if your prediction proves to be correct, the price will decrease.
A Sell deal is also called a ‘short deal’.


Quick summary:
You open a Buy deal when: You believe the price will increase
You open a Sell deal when: You believe the price will decrease

Buy and Sell deals

Opening a deal with Vestle

It doesn’t matter if you want to trade from your smartphone or PC, you deserve to do it with ease.
We provide you with the trading tools and features you need to access your account and manage your deals at all times.

In order to open a deal with Vestle, simply…

  1. Select your instrument and deal size/amount
  2. Set the deal as Buy or Sell (do you expect the price to increase or decrease?)
  3. Click Deal – and you’re done

Knowledge-based trading

Even if you are the world’s best trader, you can always improve. At Vestle, you will find the tools needed to become a better, more-informed trader and to make knowledge-based trading decisions.

Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test?