CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 64.4% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Safe & responsible trading

Intro to trading

How to Start Trading

CFDS and stock trading for beginners

Stocks, Indexes, Currencies?

Which asset to trade?

Going long, Going short

Going long, Going short

Leverage trading and margin

Leverage trading and margin

Stop loss explained

Stop-loss explained

Forex vs CFDs

Forex vs CFDs

How does it work under the hood?

With Stryk, you buy Contracts for Difference (CFDs). These are financial products issued by a bank or other financial institution, that allow traders to take advantage of the movement of prices of listed assets like stocks, commodities and currencies. Trading CFDs enables you to take a position on the change in the value of the underlying asset, whether it’s a Facebook share, oil or gold.

So why not just trade shares?

One can choose CFDs over shares for two reasons. First, CFDs allow you to invest any amount you wish, therefore not making it necessary for you to pay the full price of a share. This comes in handy when you want to trade expensive stocks.

Second, CFDs can be traded with leverage, which means that you can open a position by investing only a fraction of its value and borrowing the rest from the broker. Leverage increases both the risk and potential rewards of a trade. On Stryk, the leverage is called Multiplier. Learn more about it here.

Finally, like shares, CFDs entitle you to receive a dividend adjustment when they’re distributed to shareholders.

Please keep in mind that there are risks associated with CFD trading such as the risk of losing all your account balance.

Responsible trading

You can learn – and earn – from trading.

But you can also lose money. First tip: Don’t trade with money you’re not prepared to lose. And if you’re trading with real money, start small. To protect you and lend a hand, we’ve put in place some unique security measures.

Diversification

When your Stryk account value is above £500, you’re not allowed to put all your money into a single trade. Spreading your money means spreading your risk, and we want to encourage this.

Trading 101

If you have zero experience with trading, then you’re first required to practice with a demo account. Only then, once you get the hang of it, can you move on to trading with real money.

Limited Leverage

Leverage allows you to earn a lot in a short time period, but you can also lose as much just as quickly. We see this as irresponsible trading. Stryk follows strict ESMA regulations, so we offer limited leverage with our Multipliers. These range from x5 for stocks up to a maximum of x30 when trading currencies.

Safety first

With Stryk, you can never lose more than the amount you’ve invested in a trade. As we said before, we are not offering excessive leverage, because this is irresponsible. That’s why we try to prevent big losses by offering limited Multipliers.

Transparency

We like to keep it clear. Which is why, with the tap of a button, you can instantly see the transaction fees for a trade. And for the seasoned traders, we don’t have ‘spread’ (different rates for buying and selling). We simply use one price for both buying and selling.

Alerts & Auto Close

Of course, you have better things to do than to watch your trades all day, waiting for the best time to close them. So with Stryk, you can set alerts. You get a push message when a specified price is almost reached. And if you use our auto-close feature, it automatically closes your position when it reaches a predetermined limit of your choice. So you can have full control and zero worries.

Short-term CFD trading

Stryk is here to prove that the CFD trading experience can be exciting, inspiring and social.

Useful tools

Dividend calendar

Find companies that pay dividends and the date they’ll be paid out.

Product list

Discover all products we offer on Stryk.

Risk free demo account

Discover the world of trading without taking any risk with our free, unlimited demo account. Ready to switch to real money? You can do it at anytime

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