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David Trew, AVO and CMC Market's clients

Posted in Contracts for Difference CFD | Trading Services, Submitted by Trading Critic on Tue, 2008-07-01 08:06.
Electronic money trading - CFDs

Last weekend The Australian had a report about the CMC Market's Australia Managing Director - David Trew having to take out an AVO (Apprehended Violence Order) for a client. I've heard pretty bad things (rumours only) about CMC Market's clients and CFD trading. Nothing substantial. I guess this client took it to the next level...

It's funny how the news report about David Trew and the frustrated CMC Markets client was written. The report actually made the front page of the broadsheet's weekend issue with a massive photo of David Trew himself. The report infers that there is something fishy going on but doesn't really point fingers. It highlights how one client has taken steps to vent his frustration of losing money from trading. Then it highlights how CFDs is a little "shonky"/"shoddy" because it isn't allowed in USA, and it was used by a collapsed broker. and I agree that contracts for difference are "one of the riskiest financial instruments on the market". They are a double edged sword. The article ends in a slightly twisted note of how Mr Trew is living large while this bloke is obviously suffering financially.

The question is... what next? It is a highly "known" fact (well people always mention it but there are no numbers to back the statement up) that most traders lose money. With CFD's those losses are multiplied because of the massive leverage which is readily available. If you lose money from trading - especially trading CFD's you are personally at fault. You must accept that you, and you alone are at fault. Because you must do your own due diligence. CMC Market's have an easy to read PDS which explains the risks. If you can't handle the risks, or take steps to prevent those risks from eventuating, then don't trade. When the losses come and you can't accept it or handle it - don't trade. If you can't confidently take a risk on the market with your money - don't trade. If you haven't educated yourself about sound trading principles - don't trade. There is no such thing as a lucky gambler on the financial markets.

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