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1 CFDs An Introduction

2 Seminar Overview Who is Shorcan Index Introduction of CFDs (Contracts for Difference) Description and Benefits Examples Questions

3 Who is Shorcan Index? Shorcan Index, is part of the Shorcan Group, Canada s oldest interdealer bond broker. Shorcan Index offers Canada s only global Contracts for Difference (CFDs) trading platform that allows investors and institutions to take long or short positions in almost any financial instrument around the world, including global indices, equities, currencies. Shorcan Index is an active member of AIMA Canada.

4 Who is this for? People have a self-managed view to part of their wealth Speculators on stocks, currency, indices Hedge Funds (Long Short, Multi-strategy, etc) Investors who want to hedge underlying stock positions Money managers for Private clients People who want to hedge currency exposure to international investments Investors who want easy access to international markets

5 What is a CFD? CFDs are Contracts For Difference. CFDs allow individuals and institutions to participate in the price movement and performance of an index, currency or stock without having to physically own the underlying instrument The profit or loss on the CFD is the difference between the trading price now and the actual price when the contract is closed Contract has no expiry date It is a margined investment product that uses leverage Offers significant advantages over and above physical share trading

6 What is a CFD? CFDs on gold bullion have existed since 1974 CFDs are a product of choice for active traders, hedge funds and money managers worldwide In the UK, CFDs are the fastest growing trading and hedging product at a growth rate of 67% per annum Currently 30% of FTSE volume is driven by CFD trading it is a 3 Billion industry in United Kingdom Big Growth In Australia and Europe CFD trading has now surpassed physical share trading in Australia

7 Benefits of CFD Trading Access Flexibility Cost Reduction Leverage and ability to Maximize Return on Capital

8 Benefits of CFD Trading Accessing international markets through a single account Accessing multi-assets through one account Flexible contract sizes with partial closing ability Diversity of product US and global indices, equities & currencies Low margin requirements (1-5%) means higher returns on capital. same margin for Long and Short Positions Low Financing costs and no stock borrowing costs Speed of fill and execution transparent two way real-time pricing Simple yet sophisticated way to hedge and mitigate many risks

9 A CFD Example You see that Nortel receives some bad news, or feel that Nortel is going down, or may hold NT in an investment account You can profit from this situation using a CFD Nortel is trading at 4.50/4.51 You can sell 10,000 shares of Nortel a $45,000 position You would need 5% Margin or only $2,250 to sell $45,000 worth of NT (most brokers require 130%, or $58,500 to make this trade) In the next few days, Nortel goes down by $1 to $3.50 You will make $1 * 10,000 shares or $10,000 Your Return on Capital is 444%! ($10,000/$2,250) (not using CFDs, your return would have been 17%...$10,000/$58,500)

10 Another Example of a CFD Trade Margin (5%) Commissionˆ Cost Comparison- Initial Outlay Required to Make Trade Financing (3% Annually) Commissionˆ Gross Profit / Loss Total Cost of Transactions Net Profit / Loss % Return on initial investment (ROI) Share CFD Day 1 Buy 500 $12= $6,000 $300 $12(.15%) $312 Day 3 Sell 500 $13.00 = $6500 $1 $9 (0.15%) $500 $26. $ % Physical Share N/A $29 (e.g. $29) $6029 N/A $29 $500 $58 $ %

11 Uses for CFD Trading Making money when the market goes down! Hedging your underlying portfolio Speculating on Intra-day movement of currencies, indexes, and stocks Maximizing your return on capital Employing multiple trading/management strategies : Pairs Trading Sector Trading Directional long term/short term Technical Trading Managing Risk Investing Internationally

12 MarketMaker Trading Application Over 40,000 users in 55 countries Award winning, including best online trading platform Over 2000 Products Offered Real Time prices, news and charts Customizable screen and views Sophisticated Risk Management : Stop Losses, limit orders, OCOs, If Dones No Hidden Fees no platform fee, no exchange fees Statements sent daily and monthly and can be generated on ad-hoc basis

13 Trading Platform

14 LIVE EXAMPLE

15 CFD Example Live Two-way Quote

16 CFD Example Placing Order

17 CFD Example Online Confirmation

18 Summary of Equity Trade 5% Margin Short or Long No Uptick Rule on shorting Simple and Instant Execution Any Size, 100% Flexible 24 Hour Accessibility Online or Over the phone 15 bps commission on nominal value to a maximum of $45 Liquidity reflects Underlying market liquidity No Slippage on quoted price

19 F/X EXAMPLE USD/CAD Live Quotes

20 Placing Order

21 Trade Confirmation

22 Client Position

23 Summary of F/X Trade 1% Margin Simple and Instant Execution Guaranteed Fill on Price Any Size, 100% Flexible 24 Hour Accessibility Online or Over the phone No commission or bps added or subtracted from interest rate differential No Rollover Fee

24 Sample Statement

25 Why do I want to trade this way? Why do I want to use CFDs from Shorcan Index? Simply the best tool to make money when the market goes down High Leverage means better returns, and more effective use of capital Limited on downside as you are stopped out if your account is at $0 i.e. you can t lose more money than whats in your account The combination of leverage and low commission rates means you can make more money faster The most effective way to get international exposure The only platform that offers F/X, Indices and Stocks CFDs are the product for smart traders and investors worldwide!

26 What do I do next? How do I open an Account? Our website has all the relevant documents, information. You can download application forms or sign up for a demonstration account. Any further questions, please contact me : Greg Morgan ,

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