Trading 101

A beginners guide to trading… Want to know what cryptocurrency is all about or maybe you’ve always wanted to understand what the terms bull and bear mean? Learn everything to get you started here!

Trading 101: Micro-cap Stocks

Micro-cap companies are those with a very small market capitalisation and tend to overlap with penny stocks. They have a lot of potential but also carry high risk. Read on to check out our top micro-cap stock picks. 

Trading 101: Common Candlestick Patterns

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!

Trading 101: How to read candlestick patterns

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!

Trading 101: Penny Stocks

Why trade penny stocks? They’re cheap! To meet the criteria of being a penny stock, they have to be listed at less than $5, meaning you don’t need a lot of capital to start investing. The potential for large returns also makes penny stocks attractive to investors.

Trading 101: Dividends Stocks

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?

Trading 101: Bull and Bear Markets

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?

Trading 101: Alternative Investments

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.

Trading 101: The best time to trade Forex

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.

Trading 101: How to make a trading plan.

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.

Trading 101: What are CFDs?

Have you ever been beckoned by the big profits of CFDs? Then it’s time to learn more. Unlike a typical stock market transaction where you own a share, with contract for differences’ you get the difference in the products price over the time the position is open without actually owning the stock. This is greatContinue reading “Trading 101: What are CFDs?”

Trading 101: What is Day Trading?

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!

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.

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.

Trading 101: Trading Pyschology

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.

Trading 101: What is trading?

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.