State of the nation crypto-style

The current status of crypto is something that many CFD forex traders are trying to work out as there are so many conflicting signs about which way things might be heading. With contract for difference trading, price fluctuations are welcome as the whole concept is based on predicting whether a long or short position is […]

Binance and Coinbase rake in profits during Crypto Winter

One simple truth that MicroSoft and many other companies that populate the Information Technology (IT) space have learned over the years is that to survive, one must learn how to transactionalize your revenue streams. Living by product sales can leave you stranded in bad times and competing furiously in the good. Having transaction revenue streams […]

  • By Tom Cleveland
  • February 11, 2019
  • 1:47 am BST

An Introduction to Exchanges – Gateways to Trading

As cryptocurrencies proliferated the planet, the need for reliable exchanges to match demand from buyers and sellers grew in lockstep. According to Coinmarketcap.com, there are over 2,000 coin systems in existence today, all wishing to be traded on an exchange. To meet this market demand, independent exchanges sprouted up across the globe, such that there […]

  • By Tom Cleveland
  • January 8, 2019
  • 1:52 am BST

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 […]