PRICE MOVEMENT
CFDS similar to shares
SHARES Actual price movement

EASE OF TRADING
CFDS Easy to trade like shares
SHARES Easy to trade and most investors start with a share portfolio

TRADEABLE ON MARGIN
CFDS Yes
SHARES No

DIVIDEND PAYMENT
CFDS Similar to share dividend payments
SHARES Not all shares pay dividends

EXPIRY DATE
CFDS No expiry date
SHARES No expiry date

STOP LOSS ORDERS
CFDS With stop loss orders
SHARES With stop loss orders

SPREAD
CFDS  Similar to shares
SHARES  Actual price

NUMBER OF TRADEABLE INSTRUMENTS
CFDS  1000s including Australian,
US, UK, European & Asian CFDs

SHARES More than 2000 companies
listed in the ASX. Plus, many other countries
Forex, Indices, Treasuries and commodities