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Learn trading: helpful article for getting started trading financial products

Trading on the stock exchange or trading over-the-counter financial products is becoming increasingly popular. In view of the large selection newcomers are often faced with the question of which products they want to trade, what they should take into consideration and whether the chosen provider is really the best broker for the chosen strategy.

On this website we’ve put together many helpful articles containing trading knowledge that can be used to learn trading. Find out how professional traders make their investment decisions and what methods are used.

  • Trading always involves risk
  • A demo account allows first risk-free steps in trading
  • In addition to articles there are helpful video tutorials and other materials
  • Knowledge of methods of analysis and strategies is also important

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Practical Risk Management 2

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Peter came to me years ago. He had traded for over 15 years, and was producing good results. He is one of the more stable traders I have ever met with an extreme discipline, and I have met many traders over the years, including all the guys I managed while working as head of trading…

Practical Risk Management 1

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By now you should know that trading is an extremely complex and demanding ”profession”. Done properly, it brings out the best in you, done poorly, it will not only bring out negative p/l, but also make you low and depressed. Personally, I have experienced all phases of trading during my life, and the biggest conclusion…

How to Invest in Bitcoin long-term

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 Well eToro have looked at this and come up with a solution that is for the longer-term Bitcoin investor. Here we shall look at how you can set up an eToro account that allows you to buy and own the REAL asset, that is Bitcoin, in an easy and affordable way for the long-term.…

How to Buy Bitcoin on IQ Option

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1. Bitcoin Trading Offer Purchasing Bitcoin on IQ Option is a great choice if you want to secure a flexible, low-cost source of cryptocurrency. The product offer from this broker is top-notch; it is possible to purchase Bitcoin with just one click once you are signed up and your card details have been submitted and…

How to buy Bitcoin on eToro

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Why use eToro? Founded in 2007, eToro is a reputable broker with well over a decade of experience and offers cryptocurrency trading as well as general forex trading, CFDs and trading in other financial instruments. The eToro exchange has its headquarters in Israel and is regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).…

Bitcoin vs Ripple

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Bitcoin – Essence and Mechanics Bitcoin is the very first cryptocurrency to be created, having first come to light in 2009 after being created by an anonymous person/group using the moniker Satoshi Nakamoto. The main goal of Bitcoin is to disrupt the way money is currently transferred across the globe. The Bitcoin community has promised…

Bitcoin ETF Strategies

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Bitcoin ETF – Basics Bitcoin is extremely volatile, and the cryptocurrency market is not under any uniform strict regulation as of now. This can prevent new investors from entering the market. However, when you opt to invest in Bitcoin-related ETFs, you can easily take part in a regulated environment. It is essential that you first…

How to Buy Bitcoin in the UK

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Bitcoin – Essence Bitcoin is the world’s first decentralized digital currency, invented by an anonymous software developer called Satoshi Nakamoto. It was first published as open-source software in 2009. Working as a peer-to-peer network, Bitcoin allows its users to send payments without any supervision from central banks or organizations. That’s also the Bitcoin creator’s goal:…

Ripple – How to buy?

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Ripple – Where to Sell / Buy in UK? When it comes to Ripple – where to sell / buy in UK, while some exchanges permit trading straight away, others insist on a KYC. The latter is preferable, even though it is time consuming because increased security is very important while trading Ripple. Most cryptocurrency…

Bitcoin for Beginners

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Bitcoin – Essence Bitcoin is a well-known and frequently traded cryptocurrency (also referred to as a digital currency or virtual currency). It can be bought, sold and traded against other currencies on online exchanges and through online brokers who may specialise in cryptocurrencies or provide a wide range of other financial instruments as well. Bitcoin can…

LITECOIN – LONG-TERM PRICE PREDICTION

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Litecoin Price Performance: A Historical Overview In order for the investor to understand the potential price performance of Litecoin, it is useful to first look at the recent performance of the coin. (At the time of this writing, Litecoin is trading at $55 per coin). Created in 2011, Litecoin traded at just $0.04 per coin…

Ethereum for Beginners

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What is Ethereum? Ethereum is an open-ended decentralised software platform and also a programming language. It is the largest and most established platform of its kind, running a peer-to-peer network of virtual machines and allowing developers to build and publish distributed applications. Ethereum runs via its own decentralised public blockchain, therefore using similar technology to…

What is Ripple & How Does It Work?

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Essence and History of Ripple Ripple is a real-time gross settlement system (RTGS) and currency exchange, which is managed by a network of servers that validate and compare all transactions. Unlike bitcoin which uses a proof-of-work model that requires high computing power and energy, the Ripple platform has very low energy needs. The servers that…

What is Bitcoin & How Does It Work?

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Bitcoin – Brief History and Essence In the summer of 2008, the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, registered the public domain bitcoin.org and posted the open source code on SourceForge in January 2009. The white paper of Bitcoin explained what it was and how it can serve society. The very first block on the blockchain…

How to Buy Bitcoin Cash

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Bitcoin Cash – Essence The main reason for the creation of Bitcoin Cash was because a lot of people were not happy with the segregated witness (SegWit) feature that was placed into the original Bitcoin code back in the middle of 2017. As a result, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) was developed and became the first hard…

What is Bitcoin Cash & How Does It Work in 2019

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Bitcoin Cash – Introduction Bitcoin Cash was created in August 2017 following a hard fork on Bitcoin. There was a lot of controversy regarding the fork. The main reason for the split was that a large part of the community was not happy about the segregated witness feature that was placed into the original Bitcoin…

How to buy Litecoin in the UK?

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How is Litecoin a good investment? Relatively cheap: At the time of writing, one Litecoin was only valued at $58, compared to $8,500 for each Bitcoin. As such, the barrier of entry to Litecoin investment is much more affordable. ASIC resistance: makes it possible for GPU and CPU miners to mine the cryptocurrency. On a…

What is Ethereum & How Does It Work

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The (De)centralized Internet The internet, as we know it today, is a centralized platform based on the server-client model. This means that all data such as websites, videos, music, articles, software and even passwords are stored on servers which are usually operated by third-party companies. Naturally, this centralized concept doesn’t reflect the idea of a…

Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash

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Bitcoin – Essence Bitcoin is the very first cryptocurrency to be created. It also introduced blockchain to the world. Since 2009, when the whitepaper was first released, it has gone through massive rises and falls in price. The cryptocurrency market is well-known for its volatility and this has led to many people making and losing…

Ripple vs Ethereum

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Essence and History of Ripple Ripple is currently the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap ($10.1bn, according to Coinmarketcap). Ripple can actually refer to a number of things. First, many confuse Ripple (the company) with Ripple (XRP, the cryptocurrency). These are two different creations. Ripple is a real-time gross settlement system or RTGS, a remittance…

Ethereum Price Predictions 2019 – 2022

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Ethereum’s price depends on three things. Firstly, sentiment around crypto markets in general will play a major role in determining how things play out. Secondly, sentiment regarding the other similar utility tokens will play a role. Finally, there are several factors unique to Ethereum, including scalability, that will drive the price. After a strong run,…

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum

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What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency to emerge in 2009. It is a medium of exchange that is encrypted and nearly impossible to trace. Transactions made through this coin are anonymous except for the origin and destination addresses for each operation. Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto and launched in 2009; while the…

What is Dash Cryptocurrency?

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Dash – Essence Dash is a privacy coin. That means the address of the sender and a receiver in a Dash transaction can be masked. It is more fully described as an open sourced, privacy-centric digital currency with instant transactions. In other words, while the blockchain is public and open source, its primary concern is…

Bitcoin Cash Price Predictions

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Background Bitcoin Cash was created through a hard fork from Bitcoin in August 2017. During this time, the cryptocurrency market was gathering speed and the industry experienced an unprecedented boom in 2017. However, in January 2018, the Great Crypto Crash occurred, during which alt coins and Bitcoin lost 80% of their value in under 30…

What is Litecoin?

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What is Litecoin? Litecoin, as we mentioned, is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and an open-source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. The coin was created by Mr. Charlie Lee, who previously worked at Google and had the idea of creating a type of cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin but that was lighter and with more straightforward…

Bitcoin Predictions 2019

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Short History of Bitcoin In order to better understand the future performance of Bitcoin, it is important to look at the cryptocurrency’s history and the goal with which it was created. On October 31st 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published the white paper for Bitcoin. Bitcoin is considered the first digital currency and the largest one by…

How To Buy Ethereum In the UK

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Why should you buy Ethereum? Ethereum has been one of the best cryptocurrency investments so far, and its consolidation as the second most important digital currency in the market has been very clear. The functionalities and useful features of Ethereum exceed Bitcoin. Its network of smart contracts allows virtually any application to be built and,…

Dividend Stocks: A guide 2019

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Pros and Cons of Dividends Some people live for their dividend payout as a means to either: Generate a regular income from stock ownership Using the cash to buy other dividend paying stocks Use the profits as part of a broader reinvestment strategy that includes buying stock as well as other securities To this end,…

Derivatives

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Options and greeks An option is a derivative representing a contract sold by one counterpart (writer, also called short the contract) to another counterpart (holder, also called long the contract). The buyer has the right, but not the obligation to use the option (buy or sell the underlying, depending if the option is a call or put contract). The…

Comparable Company Analysis

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Various Methods – Comparable Company Analysis At its core, Comparable Company Analysis is as the name states a way of comparing a listed company’s valuation to a subset of other listed companies’ valuation. This is done by comparing various valuation ratios or more known as “multiples” between the companies. These “multiples” are based on the…

Equities – Using a Discounted Cash Flow Model

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Background The most basic way of valuing a company is assessing, how much “profit” a company generates. Assuming everything else equal, a company that generates more profits should be valued more than a company that generates less profit. To be able to put a fundamental value of a company, professional investors look at how much…

Comparable Transaction Analysis

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Comparable Transaction Analysis has plenty of similarities with Comparable Company Analysis. The main difference is that in Comparable Transaction Analysis (also known as “Deal Comps”) instead of looking at what listed peer companies are trading at to discern potential value of our company, we look at what multiples actual previous transactions (acquisitions) have been conducted at.…

Event Driven Investing: Special Situations – Equities – Merger/Risk Arbitrage

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Event Driven Investing The basis for Event-Driven investing is to take advantage of potential pricing inefficiencies that occur prior to or after a corporate event. These can, for example, be a merger, an acquisition, a spin-off or bankruptcy. Professional investors such as hedge-funds like to look at these type of situations as they give attractive…

What are Earnings Calls and How to Prepare, Listen and Analyze Them

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How to Listen to the Call Historically earnings calls were only made available for institutional investors and analysts covering the company. However over the last 10 years or so they have become more accessible to the public. Usually, information about upcoming calls is available on a company’s investor relations website. Just as one can as…

Trading Rules

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Divide your capital into segments. Don’t put all the eggs into the same basket. Capital can be divided into; various assets, time frames, sectors, stocks etc. Most people know how to be long the market, but it is worth thinking about what happens should the market turn down violently. Know what products you are trading.…

All About the Risk

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The below table is self explanatory and takes us back to the argument of limiting the downside to our portfolio. Risk management is a vital part of successful trading! Most people realize this but very few understand what risk is, nor do they have the tools to properly manage the risk in their portfolio. You…

TOP LESSONS LEARNED FROM BEING A VALUE INVESTOR

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As most professional investors often have different buckets of how they invest. For example have 45% of their funds focused on value-investing, another 45% on more trading oriented investing and 10% on more speculative long-shots. We will go through the main lessons we have learned over the years using a value investing approach to investing…

Market psychology

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What if I told you that even experienced traders fall for the most classical pitfalls of trading? You would probably get discouraged from even thinking about trading. IN order to trade successfully, you need to study a lot, be up to date with information etc, but even more important is understanding the psychology of both…

Option Trading Strategies

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Covered call The covered call is created by selling a call against a long underlying position. The purpose is to enhance portfolio performance by cutting profit opportunities to the upside as you receive premium for the sold call. You need to be prepared to sell the underlying should the stock close above the strike price…

HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL FOREX TRADER

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Do a Comprehensive Analysis of the Stocks You Plan to Trade The most successful Forex traders always select a few stocks to follow and invest in. This narrows down their scope to the ones that will reward them the most. Then they follow it up with a detailed analysis of the stocks to understand their…

Forex Trading for Beginners – 2019

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What Exactly is Forex? Forex refers to the foreign exchange market in which all the world’s currencies are traded in a decentralized market. It is the largest and most liquid trading market in the world, with over $5 trillion dollars traded daily; 24 hrs a day, 5 days a week. The market can stay open…

An Explanation of the Stock Exchange: A Detailed Guide in 2019

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What is a Stock Exchange? In a basic explanation of a stock exchange, a stock exchange is a marketplace for stocks. If one were to use an unsophisticated metaphor, a stock market would be the supermarket where manufacturers (traders and those selling their shares) sell their goods. In the same way that a supermarket is…

Trading CFD vs Forex: Insurances and Safety Measures for Investors in 2019

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Advantages of Forex Forex trading is often the starting point for many new investors. This is because the way in which the market functions, the techniques involved and the strategies traders can pursue are considered to be relatively easy to understand and also to manage. Among the acknowledged advantages, for example, are: Ability to scale…

Bitcoin Futures – Everything you need to know

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Cryptocurrencies – essence and mechanics The origin of cryptocurrencies can be traced back to 2008 when Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, emerged. Since then, cryptocurrencies have exploded and now there are more than 2,000 in existence. The top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap at the time of this writing are: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Thether, Bitcoin Cash,…

GOVERNMENT BOND INVESTING

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GOVERNMENT BOND INVESTING When a government has a budget deficit and has a borrowing requirement it will issue bonds. These bonds are known as gilts in the UK and are loans issued by the government, securities with a fixed interest. In most cases, they are thought to be an investment that is very low risk.…

Bid-ask rates: What You Need to Know in 2019

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The Bid, Ask and Last Price – How They Fit Into Stock Quotes On most online stock quotes, what you’ll see is the bid, ask and last prices of a stock. When it comes to news sources, such as TV or a newspaper, you’ll usually only see the last price, or the price the stock…

Risk Classes of Funds and Stocks: A Trader’s Guide

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How to Recognise Risks The risks of investing in general remain constant, whether you’re trading in stocks, shares or gold. Unfortunately, many of these risks are largely out of your control, and the best you can do is put measures in place to understand the risks and be able to handle them should they arise.…

ETF risks: A Guide for Beginners

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What is an ETF? Exchange-traded funds are baskets of securities, or a mix of investments that are traded on a stock market, such as bonds or stocks. They may seem to be just like mutual funds, at first. Nevertheless, most investors agree that the two are more like cousins, rather than being investment twins. Unlike…

How to Trade CFDs: An Introduction

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An Overview of CFD Trading CFD stands for contract for difference, a differential in price when buying and selling. In CFDs, you essentially ‘bet’ or speculate on instruments either falling or rising. These instruments can be currencies, shares, indices, commodities, treasuries and more. CFDs are a tax-favourable investment form in the UK, as you don’t…

How to Evaluate Stocks: An Investor’s Guide

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A Basic Understanding of Stock Evaluation Before you can venture into all the techniques and methods available for stock trading, you need to first familiarise yourself with the concept of stock evaluation. As mentioned above, a stock is an investment vehicle available for trade on the stock exchange. Companies list their stocks on various stock…

Is it possible to learn to trade for free?

Of course those who start investing in the stock market or OTC trading want to get the best possible return. Thus appropriate material is needed to furnish the knowledge required for well-designed trading. We have collected the most important information so that newcomers do not have to invest extra money in teaching materials about trading. This way you can deal with the various investment products and learn the basics.

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To be able to make meaningful trade decisions, it is not necessarily obligatory to buy additional materials or attend paid courses. Many brokers also offer free training. These usually take the form of webinars with successful traders and financial experts talking about a specific topic. Participants can ask questions via the chat function and can actively participate in the webinar.

Besides investors should regularly update their knowledge about the current situation on the financial market, as this affects the expected values in trading and can be made a meaningful part of the individual investment strategy. Again, many banks and brokers offer free news.

It makes more sense to deal with the basics first and to implement them, than procuring extensive material about more complex strategies and methods that often can not be optimally applied without the appropriate basic knowledge.

Top 3 CFD Broker Comparison

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FTSE spread 1.0 Point
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.

In which financial products should newcomers invest?

The market offers a very large selection of tradable financial products. Which one of these an investor decides to trade depends not least on personal preferences. But the willingness to take risks and the time available also play a major role. Whether someone wants to invest in stocks, learn CFD trading or prefers to trade commodities should be well considered. Using the linked articles you can either learn trading online or invest in over-the-counter products. Among other things, we comprehensively present the characteristics of the following financial products:

  • Shares
  • Forex and CFDs
  • Commodities
  • Funds
  • ETFs

It is not necessary to limit yourself to one of the available financial products. Many banks and brokers allow investment in multiple products to spread capital even better and sometimes reduce risk. Trading with several different providers is practiced by many traders as well. For beginners, it is advisable to get an overview of the possibilities, then select a product suitable for the individual requirements and study it intensively before starting to trade. Thus one can learn the basics comprehensively and at best avoid many typical beginner errors.

Learn trading: the most important methods of analysis

Usually making investment decisions „from the gut“ does not make sense. Professional traders conduct thorough analyses before investing. Even this is no guarantee that trading will ultimately be profitable, since there are too many unpredictable factors affecting trading prices. But a good analysis can significantly raise the expected value of a transaction, increasing the chance of a profit.

If you want to learn trading you should therefore study the essential methods of analysis. There are two different approaches to this:

  • market analysis
  • technical analysis

Market analysis uses the data of the financial market. Various factors may be included, among them recent events, but pending policy decisions and announcements of figures relevant for the market may be included as well.

With technical analysis, however, it is assumed that the key information about the future price performance is already included in the chart. Here, various drawing tools and indicators are used to forecast the development of an underlying and make trading decisions.

Many traders combine both methods to avail themselves of as much information as possible. Depending on the selected investment product and chosen trading strategy, individual analysis methods are more or less useful.

Many providers in our broker comparison give customers access to the latest expert analyses. These can help in decision-making and provide insight into the mindset of professional traders.

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Trading risk: what should traders know in advance?

Learning to trade is becoming more and more popular, as it is possible to achieve significantly higher returns with the invested capital than with traditional investment products such as call money or time deposits. But one should not forget that there is also a corresponding risk. Even professional traders cannot expect a fixed profit, because there are too many unpredictable factors that may lead to losses. Therefore, before deciding on a commercial product, investors should always ask what losses they are willing to accept and where their personal limits are.

In our articles we inform beginners about the different risk classes used to classify financial products. While some speculative financial products have a comparatively low risk of loss, with others one may quickly lose all of the invested capital. Even faced with potentially high returns investors should always be aware of this and always invest in such products only capital that is not otherwise needed medium or long term, and in the worst case can easily be written off.

During registration banks and brokers legally protect themselves by asking questions about the financial circumstances and previous investment experience of prospective clients. We have researched the significance of these questions and whether traders can still choose a higher risk class.

How much capital should you invest?

Learning to trade sooner or later raises the question of how much capital should be invested. This cannot be answered once and for all, as it always depends on the financial circumstances of the individual trader.

While more conservative and diversified investment products are well suited to long-term financial planning, such as pensions, with high-risk products one should only invest money not needed for other expenses, the loss of which is bearable.

Therefore before learning how to trade investors should ask themselves what they expect from the investment and what risks they are willing to take. Thus the suitable form of investment can be selected. The following questions are helpful for self-assessment:

  • How much free capital do you have at hand?
  • How do you deal with a loss?
  • Won‘t you need the invested capital after a few years?

When presenting individual investment products we also take the associated risk into account, so you can inform yourself about it right from the start. It should be noted that even within individual asset classes there are significant differences in trading risk. For example, funds may be invested conservatively or in a much more speculative manner. Besides, when trading financial derivatives, the lever used plays a role that should not be underestimated.

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Max. Lever 1:500
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Max. Lever 1:30
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Max. Lever 1:30
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Minimum deposit $ 250
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
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of 6 ETF Broker IG
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Custody fee 0 GBP
Min. deposit £ 0
Trading from 5 GBP
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75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit. All trading involves risk.

2
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ETFs w/ discount 93
Custody fee 0 GBP
Min. deposit £ 2.500
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ETFs w/ discount 0
Custody fee 0 GBP
Min. deposit £ 0.00
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ETFs w/ discount 216
Custody fee 0.4% annually
Min. deposit £ 500
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ETFs w/ discount 740
Custody fee 0 GBP
Min. deposit £ 0
Trading from 1,75 GBP + 0,004%
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
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National fees £0.00
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
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of 10 Stock Broker Interactive Investor
National fees £7.99
Custody fee £9.99 monthly
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Dep. Protection 50.000 GBP
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
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of 10 Stock Broker IG Stock
National fees £ 8,00
Custody fee £ 8,00
Intl. fees 10 EUR
Dep. Protection 50,000 GBP
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75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit. All trading involves risk.

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National fees £ 7.50
Custody fee £ 0.00
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Dep. Protection 100.000€
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National fees 11,95 £
Custody fee 0,00 £
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FTSE spread 20 Points
Dep. Protection £ 50.000
Max. Lever 1:500
Min. deposit $ 100
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
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FTSE spread 1 Point
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Max. Lever 1:30
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FTSE spread 1.0 Point
Dep. Protection £ 50.000
Max. Lever 1:30
Min. deposit $ 5
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
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of 29 CFD Broker ITRADER
FTSE spread 1 Point
Dep. Protection € 20.000
Max. Lever 1:30
Min. deposit £ 250
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
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Max. Lever 1:30
Min. deposit $ 100
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
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BTC spread 1,50%
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Crypto currencies 5
Max. Lever 1:2
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BTC spread 1%
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Crypto currencies 15
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Crypto currencies 33
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of 18 Crypto Broker GMO Trading
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BTC spread varied
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Underlying assets 122
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Max. Lever 1:30
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
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of 7 Social Trading Broker FXTM
Underlying assets 247
Dep. Protection 20000
Min. deposit £ 10
Max. Lever 1:30
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Risk warning: Capital can be lost. Terms and conditions apply.
1
of 9 Spread Betting Broker City Index
FTSE spread 1 Point
Dep. Protection 50000
Max. Lever 1:20
Min. deposit £ 100
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of 9 Spread Betting Broker FX Pro
FTSE spread 1.5 Points
Dep. Protection 50000
Max. Lever 1:30
Min. deposit £ 100
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of 9 Spread Betting Broker IG
FTSE spread 1 Point
Dep. Protection 50.000
Max. Lever 1:30
Min. deposit £ 0
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75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit. All trading involves risk.

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FTSE spread 0.8 Points
Dep. Protection 50000
Max. Lever 1:30
Min. deposit £ 10
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of 9 Spread Betting Broker OANDA
FTSE spread 1 Point
Dep. Protection 50000
Max. Lever 1:30
Min. deposit £ 0
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Day trading or long-term investment? An question of individual preferences

For how long should an investment be planned? There is no standard answer to this question, because while some investors like to hold their shares for years and thus participate in the long-term performance of different companies, day traders often sell after only a few minutes and invest directly in other promising assets.

Therefore it is important to find the best solution for the individual investment type. For example, if you do not want to spend a lot of time in trading, you can build up a portfolio of stocks or funds, and just rebalance them a few times a year. For other traders, however, it is interesting to study markets intensively. Often they want to learn chart analysis and not let smaller fluctuations in value pass by, but actively benefit from them.

Especially those who place many trades within a short time should pay attention to the costs. This raises the question of whether to trade on the stock market, or if the less costly off-exchange trading is an alternative. Anyone who carefully informs himself about the various trading approaches in advance can not only develop a suitable personal strategy but will also know what to look for when choosing a provider so as not to lose money through unnecessarily high costs.

guide depositRisk management: often underestimated by newcomers

Even professional traders do not always make profits, because not all factors influencing the development of trading prices can be calculated. Therefore in all speculative investment forms the occurrence of losses must always be expected. This can not be avoided completely, but thoughtful risk management can significantly reduce the risk of high losses. Among other things, we provide information about the following strategies used in our articles:

  • Spreading investments widely: Traders who invest just in one or two assets suffer heavy losses if they develop in the wrong direction. As a result, many traders invest their capital broadly and can often offset losses on one investment product with profits elsewhere.
  • Setting stop loss: Whenever losses occur, it may be useful to get out in time to limit the damage. Therefore, a stop loss can be set: The trader decides upon buying a product which maximum loss he is willing to accept and when to get out, thereby avoiding further losses.
  • Choosing the suitable risk class: Although speculative financial products carry a degree of risk, with some this is higher than others. Therefore traders should always ask themselves before deciding on an investment product if they want to take the risk associated with it.
  • Identifying phases of increased volatility and avoiding them if necessary: During certain phases significantly greater price fluctuations occur. Some traders use this specifically to get on and off at the right moment. Others avoid highly volatile phases and thus lower their risk.

Tax aspects: These taxes should be taken into account

Capital gains are taxable, which is why aspiring traders should be informed about the issue. For better trading it should be clear from the outset what taxes are due. Failure to pay taxes on the income earned by trading can result in costly consequences that are avoidable.

Also, those who are well versed in the taxes on trading income can often save money because there are several benefits traders can use.

Learning to trade therefore includes dealing with the taxes due, too. For example frequently an exemption order must be submitted so as not to have to pay tax on a certain amount. Whoever fails to do this pays taxes that might have been avoided.

With brokers or banks abroad traders often receive particularly favorable terms. But in these cases it is especially important to find out if additional documents are required so as not to unnecessarily pay taxes in two countries. Anyone who informs themselves in detail about the legal conditions can ultimately save money.

Investors who deal with several financial products and possibly also with different providers often face many questions for the tax return. Once these are fully understood, it is much easier to avoid mistakes and not pay unnecessarily high taxes.

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Social Trading Broker Comparison – the most convincing platforms of 2019

The demo account: useful or superfluous?

This simulates trading without financial risk. Beginners can use a demo account to study various commercial products intensively and thus make their first steps without their own capital being t risk. Together with the appropriate educational materials and information one can really easily learn trading with a demo account. But it should be noted that a profit achieved does not say much about the actual capabilities of a trader. All speculative financial products are subject to a certain variance. This causes objectively good trading decisions to lead to losses and objectively bad decisions to make profits. Ultimately, all trading strategies are designed in the long term to achieve more profits than losses, thus maintaining a positive overall balance. Short term fluctuations, on the other hand, are normal and must be accepted even by experienced traders. Therefore newcomers should not plunge into trading with their own capital directly after their initial success with a demo account, but should first focus on the chosen investment product instead, and the available trading opportunities and methods of analysis.

Commercial Psychology: Avoid making rash decisions

Trading can be a lot of fun when the hoped-for profits come in and the capital increases. In phases of unfavorable price courses, on the other hand, frustration arises. Anyone who wants to seriously learn trading should not think in a result-oriented way, but keep asking themselves whether a trade decision made was right or wrong based on the available information. If prices develop differently but the decision can be reasonably justified, this should not be a reason for self-doubt.

Conversely, it is also crucial not to be blinded by short-term gains. Although these are gratifying they may occur not only on the basis of correct decisions, but also just by chance. For a long-term oriented strategy it is important not to give too much importance to individual results.

Investors should always be aware of this when learning trading strategies. Anyone who is aware of the psychological factors involved in trading will recognize faster when he begins to make emotional decisions. This happens occasionally to professional traders, but should largely be avoided. Under certain circumstances it may make sense to take a short break from trading and to be aware of the basis on which trading decisions should be made.

Conclusion:

Learn trading online is possible

Although speculative financial products do not offer guaranteed returns and losses must be accepted, at least occasionally, over and over again, trading provides an attractive alternative to traditional investments for more and more investors, because on average significantly higher yields are achieved.

Those who choose to invest in stocks, funds, CFDs or other investment products should first familiarize themselves with the basics of trading. This does not necessarily require additional money for expensive teaching material, because regardless of whether you want to learn stock market trading or invest over the counter, the most important information is available online for free.

When learning how to trade it is important not only to understand the different products and strategies but also to always question whether they are suitable for the individual requirements. While some traders prefer products of higher risk classes, as they can at best quickly earn high returns with them, others favor products with lower risk. Experience also plays an important role, because not all investment possibilities are unrestrictedly suitable for beginners.

Take a look at our articles on learning to trade and familiarize yourself with the differences between each financial product and the main trading methods. This way you can avoid unnecessary mistakes and find a suitable personal trading opportunity on the financial market.