Forex trading and the Brexit endgame

The currency markets are, by definition, acutely responsive to international geopolitical interactions. When there are changes in the ways that nations and trading blocs do business, then these almost certainly have an effect on forex exchanges, whether it means increasing volatility or a period of relative calm. What has come to be known as “Brexit” […]

  • By Harrison Cole
  • November 26, 2018
  • 11:10 pm BST

What makes for a good CFD trade?

The essential metric for determining if a CFD trade is good is basically whether it makes a profit. While some other forms of trading based on the ownership and transfer of assets might be “good” in some situations even if they make a loss, this is not the case for CFDs. A loss-making sale of […]

Using the Relative Strength Index when trading CFDs

There are countless CFD traders who rely on the Relative Strength Index (RSI) to help guide their trading decisions. The RSI is a technical indicator that works by comparing recent gains and losses in a market. Traders at all levels use it to monitor price action, identify momentum and work out whether a particular asset […]

  • By Harrison Cole
  • November 16, 2018
  • 1:33 am BST

The pros and cons of social trading

New CFD traders have a lot to learn, including technical analysis,  trading discipline, risk management and fundamental analysis. It is not surprising, therefore, that many inexperienced traders are fascinated by the idea of social trading, also known as copy trading. It certainly gives new traders the feeling of having a safety net when they begin […]

How to get the most out of a demo account

Most CFD brokers provide demo accounts for new customers, and many CFD traders see this as a huge advantage. Both brand-new traders and more experienced traders experimenting with a new platform will eagerly sign up for a demo account to practice trading with virtual money and perfect their trading strategies before they invest any real […]

How to use momentum in CFD trading

Many CFD traders use momentum as their primary guide when deciding when to enter and exit positions. They monitor price action closely, looking for strong upward or downward trends, then take either a long or short position with the expectation that the price movement will continue in the same direction. True momentum traders focus on […]

  • By Jeff Cartridge
  • November 13, 2018
  • 2:13 am BST

Adding Bollinger Bands to your technical analysis toolkit

Experienced CFD traders tend to assemble a toolkit of go-to technical indicators. Any one of these indicators can be useful, but they can be far from infallible in isolation, so using several together is a strategy that many successful traders adopt. If you have not yet added Bollinger Bands to your trading toolkit, then here […]

How is CFD trading taxed?

Every trader needs to keep tabs on any tax implications that may arise from their gains and losses on the markets. It is imperative that you consult an accountant or tax advisor about your individual situation to ensure that you are fully compliant with tax laws and reporting requirements in your country. However, if you […]

  • By AdminFund
  • November 6, 2018
  • 1:23 am BST

CFD trading tips for the risk-averse trader

For experienced CFD traders, accepting the risks involved becomes second nature. No new traders with even a basic knowledge of the market go into it thinking that they are onto a sure thing. It is common knowledge that your investments can go down as well as up, and they definitely will. All successful CFD traders, […]

  • By Harrison Cole
  • October 24, 2018
  • 6:35 am BST

How has ESMA affected CFD trading volumes?

When the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) came into force on August 1, it signaled widespread changes and restrictions on retail electronic trading. It impacts how certain leveraged financial instruments, such as CFDs, can be offered by brokers and traded by retail investors. The restrictions impose leverage limits on CFD trading opening positions. The […]