The impact of provider-specific factors on the profitability of contract for difference traders



Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Finance Research Letters
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Keywords Contract for difference; Retail trading; Minimum deposit; Dealing desk; Trading profitability
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Description This paper uses statistics about profitability of the provider's clients to examine whether the providers have an impact on the profitability of retail CFD traders. Using OLS method and estimated nonparametric confidence intervals, the influence of three provider-specific factors were tested: height of minimum deposit, height of transaction costs, and ability of the provider to trade on its own account. The model was estimated both using pre-COVID-19 pandemic data and data gathered during the pandemic. Statistically significant influence of the transaction costs was observed in both periods. The influence of height of minimum deposit was significant only before the pandemic.

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