There are two types of CFD trading tips. Firstly tips on what to buy and sell, then secondly tips on how to improve your trading.
We’ve covered strategies to improve your CFD trading which covers the basics, but if you are looking for CFD trading ideas on what to buy and sell here is what to look out for and what to avoid.
But first, a quick note on risk: If you don’t know what CFD trading is or what CFD trading means you probably shouldn’t be doing it.
Are advisory CFD brokers any good?
In a nutshell, no. The FCA has all but put a complete stop to high-pressure sales tactics used by rogue advisory CFD brokers to fleece their clients.
The days of getting pitched stocks by an ex-Carphone Warehouse salesman are over. They moved to binary options, but have now moved offshore to flog crypto trading scams.
However, what this has meant is that the traditional and reputable CFD brokers are no longer allowed to give advice or even implied advice on what to buy or sell when CFD trading to retail or private clients.
If you’re a private client all you’ll get from brokers is some fairly bland market commentary or some non-commital technical analysis.
CFD brokers are allowed to advise professional or institutional clients and give them CFD tips, but it’s unlikely that any properly regulated CFD stockbroker in the UK can give tips to correctly classified private traders.
So, if an advisory CFD broker is pushing trading ideas, make sure you double-check who you are dealing with. As they shouldn’t really be doing it.
What about trading educational courses for tips and CFD trading ideas?
Avoid like the plague quite frankly.
There are some good trader educational programs out there but the majority of forex or CFD educators are just trying to flog you a premium lifestyle at a premium price or refer you to an offshore broker where they will share in the profits made from you losing your money.
So, where to find buy and sell CFD trading tips and ideas?
If you want CFD trading tips, most financial media produce daily buy and sell recommendations which are often a good source of stimulus.
One thing to remember though is that stock tips that in the papers are usually based on fundamental analysis with a longer-term view as opposed to CFD trading which usually employs market timing and technical analysis as this is more relevant for short term price moves in liquid stocks.
Here are our top seven destinations for CFD trading ideas and tips
- Investors Intelligence – since 1942 they have provided daily long/short trading ideas and model portfolios
- Stockopedia – set up screens and get trading ideas from fund manager strategies
- Trading Central – trading signals based on technical analysis
- Autochartist– trading signals based on technical analysis
- Stockomendation – aggregates stock recommendations
- Real Vision – daily videos from fund managers and trading ideas from analysts
- FuturesTechs – subscription service for professional and semi-professional traders
- Good Money Guide – obviously – goes with out saying – cough cough – nudge nudge
These services act independently from CFD brokers and are in some cases regulated by the FCA .
They often highlight trading signals and CFD trading buy and sell signals, but it is up to the trader to decide if they are any good and worth of a trade.
You can also get a form of CFD trading tips from the social trading brokers, where you can follow traders and copy their trades. But, picking a trader to follow is just as hard as picking a winning stock. If you look at the people that make money on social trading platforms a lot of them mirror the portfolios of top global growth funds or have just had a bit of luck.
Where to trade CFDs?
Most established CFD brokers have one or more of these services integrated into their CFD trading platform or provide it through a subsidised or separate subscription if asked. If you are looking for a CFD broker you can view our CFD account comparison tables, read our guide on how to compare CFD brokers or find out what to avoid when choosing a CFD platform.
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Richard founded the Good Money Guide (previously Good Broker Guide) in 2015 and has been a broker for 20 years most recently at Investors Intelligence and previously a multi-asset derivatives broker at MF Global (Man Financial). Richard started his career working as a private client stockbroker at Walker Crips and Phillip Securities (now King and Shaxson) after interning on the NYMEX oil trading floor in New York and London IPE in 2001 & 2000.