The 14th of June 2018 started the World Cup in Russia. All the world is watching the matches and this can be considered the main worldwide sporting event of the year.
During this period a lot of people try their luck by betting on the World Cup winner.
But how is the World Cup related to forex trading?
Football, or soccer as it’s known in North America, is the most popular sport worldwide.
It’s followed by 3.5 billion people, mainly in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia.
In the last few years, the number of fans from the Middle East increased a lot, mainly due to teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Barcelona which export their brand to those countries. In Asia, Premier League teams such as Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City remain very popular as the teams regularly play friendly matches there and complete country tours.
The new era of star players has also helped to grow this business. Players like Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar can bring more profits than an entire football team due to brand licensing and merchandise rights.
A lot of important football teams are listed in the stock and shares market, where it’s possible to buy stocks and invest in one of those teams.
To mention the most important teams, we have listed the following:
1.Real Madrid £2.52bn
3.Manchester United £2.3bn
4.Bayern Munich £1.85bn
6.Manchester City £1.33bn
This can give you an idea about the much money there is in the big teams of the footballing world.
The big news is that now it’s possible to do CFDs football trading, and not only buying stocks and shares in the teams.
IQ Option which remains globally a very popular broker, introduced in June 2018 the opportunity to trade CFDs of some of these top clubs, such as Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, A.S. Rome and Lyon. mention some.
One advantage of trading CFDs instead of buying stocks is that it’s possible to trade on the trend of these football teams. This means that a trader will predict if the stock’s value will increase upwards or drop down without owning them. So profit can also be made even if a value decreases.
The other big advantage is that it’s possible to start trading CFDs in football teams with just a $10 deposit.
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