Comparing and contrasting CFDs versus equity swaps

Because CFDs allow you to make a profit off a leveraged amount and to trade on margin, they have become popular trading tools despite the risks they carry. One of the main attractions is being able to enter elite financial markets without exhausting all of your capital on hand. Another type of derivative finding as much favour […]

Eight times you should sit tight and avoid short-selling

Short-selling stock must be pretty profitable if some traders are giving themselves huge paydays doing business this way and incurring the wrath of big businesses, right? Not necessarily. It takes more savvy to go short than long, and your risk is greater. Here is the technical analysis, along with money management and psychological reasons you […]

  • By Harrison Cole
  • October 12, 2018
  • 8:59 pm BST

Actions to take in a share price mini-crash

Whether you’re forex trading, trading shares or CFD trading, the market will go against you at some point simply because markets are erratic by nature. A share price can fall sharply in a matter of hours not because of any logical pricing factors or market data, but on what seems like a whim. It’s every […]

  • By Saidur Rahman
  • October 11, 2018
  • 7:45 pm BST

It’s all systems go for the GetGo mobile trading app

It’s safe to say the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) caused its fair share of chaos in Europe. Take, for example, stockbroker GAIN Capital’s mobile app GetGo, which had to bid Europe a fond but sad farewell the moment ESMA came into effect. ESMA was designed to offer protection to traders of CFDs and […]

How to decide whether to sell a portion or your entire position

It can be difficult for traders to decide whether they should sell their whole position or only a portion at a time. If you are struggling with this problem, there are several concepts to consider that will make the decision clearer. When pursuing any market, whether it’s forex or CFD trading, your primary goal is […]

  • By Saidur Rahman
  • September 28, 2018
  • 6:12 pm BST

3 methods for trading an opening range

One of the most active and volatile periods during the trading day is the opening range period. This period is defined by the high and low that occur after the market has opened for the day, typically 30 minutes to an hour after opening. To recognize the opening range, you will need to identify these […]

Is it possible to consistently profit from your trades?

It is common for traders of all experience levels to question whether or not consistent success is possible. The truth is that there is no simple answer, and it can vary from trader to trader. When it comes to achieving success in CFD trading, there are two key factors: choosing the right strategy and establishing […]

Understanding bid and ask: a guide to buying and selling pressure

Bid and ask to indicate the buying and selling prices of a security and essentially dictate the market. As a trader looking to buy a security, you will be required to pay the ask amount. Alternatively, if you are looking to sell, you will place an order at the bid price. As with many other […]

Gold and silver are the way to go when trading precious metals

The timeless and ancient currencies of gold and silver remain the two most popular metals to own and trade. These highly valuable commodities are widely popular among traders in a variety of forms, such as bullion and coins, along with online ownership. Most reputable CFD brokers offer online metal trading facilities, and this form is […]

  • By Jeff Cartridge
  • September 19, 2018
  • 8:56 pm BST

Automated trading

Until not too long ago, trading took place in person on the stock exchange floors. However, the 1990s saw the introduction of computers to the fold. In modern trading, everything is computerized. Quotes on instruments are done online, and buying and selling by traders takes place electronically. Algorithmic trading developed through the computerization of trading […]

  • By Harrison Cole
  • 12:01 am BST