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5. What is CFD? 

CFD, or Contract for Difference, is a relatively new type of derivative in the financial markets, where investors can start trading after paying a small amount of margin to banks or brokers according to the agreement. Most CFD transactions cover a variety of financial assets and commodities, including forex, precious metals, energy, stocks, indexes and crypto currencies. In theory, investors can trade all “underlying assets” through the concept of CFD.  View more

4. What is OTC?

Over-the-counter trading (OTC for short), also known as off-exchange trading, generally refers to trading activities not conducted on the central exchange, but through the “dealer network” View more

2. What are commodities?

Commodities are tangible assets, including agricultural products, raw materials, energy, and metals, which are often used in daily life as the basis for the production of goods and services. Commodities are normally described by "Bulk", which generally refers to the asset class that is large in number or volume and involves considerable storage space.  View more

1. What comprises a financial market?

In a broad sense, a financial market refers to a market whereby parties, no matter from the demand-side or supply-side, distribute capital resources through various financial tools. As a crucial stabilizing element in a capitalist economy, the financial market includes stock markets, bond markets, foreign exchange markets, commodity markets, and all derivatives markets. View more