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FCA Targets “High Risk” CFD Industry The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed stricter rules for firms selling contract for difference (CFD) products to retail customers to improve standards across the sector and ensure consumers are appropriately protected. The FCA says that analysis of customer accounts in the CFD sector indicate that 82% of users lose money. It adds that an increase in the number of firms in the CFD market has led the FCA to air concerns that more retail customers are opening and trading CFD products that they do not adequately understand.