The new face of trading

Who is trading online? A dramatic demographic shift has hit the world of trading. Let go of your stereotypes as we enlighten you to who is really trading these days.

Why green stocks are more lucrative than ever

An increased awareness and falling costs has made renewable energies and other green stocks a lucrative option for investors. Clean energy equities have strongly outperformed the S&P 500 over the past three years indicating the decline in fossil fuels is here to stay. Read on to learn more about green stocks and what to look out for before you invest.

Do women make better investors than men?

Despite there being fewer women in the stock market, research has shown women outperform men when it comes to investing. Studies found only 45% of women invest compared to 63% of men, yet women achieve 1.8% higher returns over a three year average compared to their male counterparts. So why do female investors have an edge?

The race for a vaccine isn’t over.

After Monday’s breakthrough announcement by Pfizer, the 90% effective vaccine is dominating stock market news, but you must keep an eye out for other vaccines in the race. Pfizer’s vaccine doesn’t mean the game is over as pharma corps continue to compete to produce an effective vaccine suitable for distribution.

Trading 101: What is Cryptocurrency?

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?

Trading 101: What is Forex?

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.

What is the point of negative interest rates?

The economic uncertainty triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has led people to be more cautious with their money. Central Banks adjust interest rates to stabilize economic growth and this is how…

Remote Trading | The New Normal

For most office workers being forced to work remotely has proven successful. But not for financial traders where communication, technical and compliance issues can make trading from home a nightmare! While casual and individually funded traders have been having a holiday, traders from large corporations have really struggled…

Choosing the Best Broker for You

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!

Trading 101: Stop Loss & Take Profit Orders

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.