CFDs Ready for the Big Time

Andrew Bowley, head of electronic trading, product management, Nomura

The contract for difference (CFD) business is booming: Analysts in the 2010 UK Financial Spread Betting and Contracts for Difference Report stated they expected an additional 9,000 CFD traders to enter the market in 2011.

Additionally, a study by consultancy Tabb Group, Breaking Down the UK Equity Market, written by analysts Miranda Mizen and Will Rhode and published earlier this year, found that about €1.3 trillion ($1.8 trillion) of UK turnover is related to CFDs, accounting for 31 percent of

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