CFD trading is the buying and selling of CFDs with the aim of earning a profit. CFDs track live financial markets. You trade them via your broker or derivatives provider just as you would buy and sell the underlying market.
The value of a CFD does not consider the asset's underlying value: only the change between your entry and exit prices. CFD trading is a popular method of speculating on the price movements of shares, indices, forex, commodities and more over the short to medium term.