Out of a morbid sense of curiosity and genuine concern for traders trying to make money out of leveraged derivatives. How have peoples CFD accounts gone through this mess. I have always suspected that most CFD traders use dodgy value at risk calculations. Like having a large amount of longs thinking if they get stopped out they will lose X amount but donít factor in the possibility of getting hit on every holding at the same time. On days like the last three and especially today some traders who are holding longs worth 50%of their account could see the account whipped out. No wonder the CFD Market Makers love them.