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#1 15-07-2017 15:38:09

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Investment Trends report on CFD trading in Germany

Investment Trends report on CFD trading in Germany
The study - conducted in March 2017 - shows that the number of active CFD traders in Germany continues to rise despite a general decline in stock market volatility. 53,000 CFD traders placed at least one trade, about 6% more than last year, while the forex segment edged down 2%, the overall CFD/forex market grew by 60,000 In May 2016 to 62,000 in March 2017.

Dr. Irene Guiamatsia, director of research at Investment Trends, said: "The German OTC trading market has remained robust despite the challenge of relatively low volatility. This result was also achieved despite the impressive 21% increase in the DAX over the period, as traditional investment products offer an attractive alternative in this context. Continued strength in equity markets could continue to stifle the growth of margin trading."

The report indicates that over one-third of the 7,000 respondents said they had chosen a regulated trading platform but had no preference for locally regulated platforms. The number of traders moving from one platform to another also appears to be declining, only 13% of respondents have changed broker, compared with 17% last year.

The German regulator (BaFin) seeks to control and regulate the trading of CFDs with a series of measures aimed at limiting access to CFDs. For example, brokers are now obliged to provide protection against negative balances.

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