Are CFDs gambling?
CFDs are equivocally not gambling. Trading in CFDs is more akin to trading in shares or other 'respected' securities than even financial spread betting, and while the two are often lumped together for their high risk, high return characteristics, both have something to offer the open-minded trader. In gambling, much of the outcome is out of your hands. A horse could break its leg or a thunderstorm could cause make difficult playing conditions which in turn jeopardizes your bet. With CFDs, while the risks are vast, there are measurable underlying factors that can be researched and interpreted much more closely than in sheer gambling where chance plays a much more significant role.