Dividends are a form of payment made out to stockholders of a company. In other words, the company essentially shares a certain percentage of its profits with its stockholders. Dividends are typically paid on a quarterly basis – or at least four times a year and are an excellent way for investors (big and small) to generate a passive income from stocks.
If you've opened an account with a trading broker, you've probably stumbled upon the term CFD. But What is it exactly? CFD, or contract for difference, is a financial derivative that allows you to trade way beyond your current account balance. Thus, you can increase your profits and losses, which happens more often than not.