Investments come in many, many shapes, types and colors. It's actually almost unbelievable how many different ways of investing there are nowadays and that doesn't make it any easier. This while it does entail risk for you to lose your investment or part of it.
That is why you have to know what you are getting into. To help you, here is a collection of the most important concepts and terminology that you will often encounter. Read carefully before you risk your assets!
CFD / contract-for-difference