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Options trading allows you to hold a contract to buy or sell any underlying asset at a certain price over a certain period of time. This can be a much safer way to invest with high leverage compared to CFD’s. Read on to understand the basics!
By now most of us are aware that investing has become hugely popular over the pandemic – people have more spare money and time to invest. You might be surprised however, at who has been learning to trade, read our article to learn more.
After last week’s explanation of how candlesticks are formed and how to interpret them we can now explore what the most common candlestick patterns can indicate. Start analysing charts before you enter a trade, it will almost certainly pay off!
Candlestick patterns are a really useful way to work out when trend reversals will happen so you can time entry and exit points. If you want to start trading, reading candlestick patterns are essential!
Dividend stocks are a great way to get regular income from your investments. Savvy investors are always on the lookout for the best dividend stocks out there, but during these pandemic-driven economic downtimes, what are the best dividend stocks out there now?
The terms “bull” and “bear” are commonly thrown around in the investing world to describe market conditions. But how should this affect how you trade?
Diversifying your portfolio follows the basic advice of ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. If you diversify you mitigate risk and prevent you from losing money.
Alternative investments can open the door to diversifying your portfolio and building some great profit over the years. When you think of investing, you probably didn’t think of annuities, angel investing or even art! But alternative investments can protect against risk by mixing up what you invest in.
With Forex markets open almost all the time how can you decide when it is best to trade? The most lucrative times are those where different financial centres overlap as more active traders increase liquidity and therefore profit. Read on to understand when are the best times to trade Forex.
With the right plan you will have the guidance you need to select assets and decide when to take profits and cut your losses. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Traders who have been successful over the years will swear by a trading plan so start building yours now.
Day trading has a reputation for being high-risk high-reward which can leave beginners in the gutter. Day trading requires skilled technical analysis, self-discipline and objectivity. This type of trading is highly profitable, but has a low success rate. The complexity and high risk of day trading is not for the faint of heart. Furthermore, critics say active trading strategies such as day trading do not perform as well as a passive strategy, on average. But don’t let this put you off learning about it!
You may have heard that PayPal now accepts BitCoin as a legitimate currency, this is a huge breakthrough for crypto supporters! Will we start seeing more companies accepting cryptocurrencies over the next few years or are they dead in the water?
Currencies need to be exchanged to conduct foreign trade and business, making foreign exchange markets the largest and most liquid assets in the world! If you want to learn a little more about the pros and cons of forex trading, read our article.
To trade online you need to select a broker who can execute trades and manage your account for you. Brokers offer a variety of account types and services so it is best to research which broker is the right fit for you dependant on your investing goals, educational needs and experience. Here we will take you through all the things you need to select the right broker for you. We even include an easy to use comparison table!
If you’ve never heard of a Stop Loss or Take Profit order or if you’re not sure how to use them order read on… These tools are essential to trading successfully as they help you exit the market at a predetermined price. Putting in Stop Loss and Take Profit orders should be done for every trade you make to ensure you control the outcome of a position by capping your losses at a price you are comfortable with.
To trade successfully you not only need the trading know how but to understand your own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to trading psychology. Acting rationally and containing your emotions is key to allow you to think quickly and clearly to make profitable trades. Trading psychology is different for each trader and based on personal reactions to risk and rewards and tendencies to be emotional.
If you want to learn all about trading you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to our Trading 101 series! Here we will teach you everything you need to get started in the world of trading. We will start off with the absolute basics and move on from there, so if you are a complete beginner or just want to learn more, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Trading is something that anyone can do, young…old…from football fanatic to wine connoisseur…postal worker or politician. Seriously, anyone can give it a go. Here we will take you through some of the most attractive things about trading to motivate you!