Which Forex pairs should I trade?

This year has seen another influx of new private traders entering the markets, with a strong focus on forex trading. Whether trading is getting easier is still up for debate, but it is certainly getting more accessible. Brokers are tempting new forex traders with high leverage, risk-free demo accounts and in-house, broker-generated training and education. […]

  • By Harrison Cole
  • October 31, 2018
  • 2:26 am BST

Three things that successful traders have in common

There are a few things that all successful traders have in common, whether they are trading Forex, stocks or any other market, and they have nothing to do with specific trading strategies, the technical indicators that they use or the broker that they choose. These are big-picture issues that are easy to overlook when you are […]

  • By Harrison Cole
  • October 27, 2018
  • 12:47 am BST

Essential technical indicators for new traders

Those new to Forex trading who start out by randomly searching industry websites for Forex trading tips will have no doubt as to the importance of technical indicators. New traders who do their research will soon get the idea that technical analysis is at the heart of successful Forex trading strategies, especially when it comes […]

Should I switch from share trading to CFDs?

The popularity of contract for difference (CFD) trading has been steadily growing in the UK, and many new traders are diving straight into it. They are attracted to the option of leveraged trading with a much lower investment, not to mention the flexibility, low commissions and tax benefits. However, what about those investors who have […]

How to move on from a margin closeout

Margin closeouts can be so soul-destroying that some traders even cease trading altogether. Many traders simply withdraw their funds and close up shop. Margin closeouts can and do happen, and you would do well to recognize this and learn from it. We will first examine the concept of margin calls before analyzing how you might […]

Identifying rising stocks on the market

Being able to identify rising stocks is an essential part of trading the market. This applies to most traders, whether you’re looking to learn CFDs and stock trading or you already have years of experience behind your name. This method is based on the use of systematic approaches and a logical way of thinking surrounding the […]

  • By Harrison Cole
  • 6:16 am BST

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 […]