Traders who learn new CFD strategies and are preparing to implement them within their portfolio should take the time to test these techniques in the sandbox environment of a demo account, in order to iron out any creases or problems without risking any capital.

With a variety of different strategies, techniques and styles that can be applied to CFD trading, mixed with the variables and challenges of trading volatile, moving markets, CFD trading requires dedication, practice and constant learning in order to succeed.
And with leveraged risks around every corner, the importance of honing your skills and learning in a risk free, loss-proof environment is even more valuable, making the demo account an essential part of any traders’ toolkit.

Financial trading is, to a large extent, concerned with practising a few essential skills and refining and tweaking those skills until you are more accomplished, and more able to capitalise on the changes and dynamics of the markets. They say practice makes perfect, and they’re not wrong. By adapting the mantra to apply to a demo account, traders can not only reap the rewards of consistent testing and practice in their portfolios, but also achieve this end with no risk to themselves or their capital – win/win, and probably one of the best ways to become a more successful trader.

Traders are urged to consider the benefits of testing, and to rely more closely on the use of demo trading accounts as a test bed for new ideas. While a demo account isn’t necessarily perfect, it gives as realistic an insight into how your strategies are working with the markets as are available, giving the most scope to test techniques and measure results.

Independent Investor is helping thousands of traders each year achieve better outcomes from the markets in which they participate. The CFD section is amongst the most comprehensive published, providing new and experienced traders alike with everything they need to know in order to make more success in trading contracts for difference markets.

A few sections have been improved:
1. CFD Broker comparison section has only regulated and reputable brokers with better and easier to follow stats; All the information has been updated, reviewed, and re-rested to make sure traders are only presented up-to-date information.
2. The whole CFD section had been update for easier navigation, especially for users on mobiles; the articles have also been updated to include only relevant and easy-to-understand information.
3. More sections are in the pipeline to bring more information and relevant strategies for retail traders around the world.