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Which approach is necessary for CFD trading success?

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This means that fast-moving financial environments such as some stocks, forex markets, indices and commodities are all common areas for taking CFD positions. Furthermore, because the asset pool is so large and the choices are so vast, specialised knowledge of one particular industry or sector is not necessary and, in some cases, can even be…

Which analysis is best for long-term stock market investments?

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Fundamental analysis allows investors to evaluate the value of an investment across a selection of markets. Technical analysis is more popular for the analysis of short-term investments in active trading, while quantitative analysis allows investors to evaluate a company’s financial conditions. Many investors choose one of these three methods for their long-term investment decisions. However,…

When stocks fall, CFD traders can make money

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In contract for difference trades, there are several big advantages to be found over this simple buy/sell process, not least of all in the fact that CFD traders can make money when assets actually fall in value. This is called ‘short trading’ or taking a short position. Short trading Of course, ‘going short’ isn’t only…

What is mechanical trading with CFDs?

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Understanding how to make a system work is best done by trial and error, but when investments are concerned this isn’t always an ideal scenario. That is one of the reasons why mechanical trading systems are so popular in CFD circles as they are tried and tested and relatively simple to familiarize oneself with. Emotional…

Volatility doesn’t have to have negative connotations

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Forex volatility can be subdivided into two categories: implied and historical. Historical volatility refers to normal price movements and actions over a given period, while implied volatility refers to any abnormal movements or price actions over the given period. Implied volatility exceeds the historical range in most instances. There are several forex trading tips that…

Understanding hedging when dealing with forex trades

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There are many strategies that are mistakenly referred to as hedging but don’t truly fit the definition. These so-called hedging strategies minimize the risks of traders losing money and protect hedge traders against the volatility of the market, but they also expose the capital to phenomenal losses. In fact, these strategies are not the real…

Understanding bid and ask: a guide to buying and selling pressure

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Order types Various order types are used within the trading industry. When you place an order, your broker will locate the best available prices. This order type, known as a market order, allows you to sell at market price and automatically fill the bid price. If you want to buy through a market order, your…

Best Trailing Stop Loss Strategy Including ATR, Percent & More

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Knowing Where to Set Your Trailing Stops Is Critical One of the most frequently asked questions from active traders is where do I set my CFD or Forex trailing stop loss? This can make the difference between exiting a trade too soon or holding until the end of the trend. It can dramatically affect the…

Trading with the fundamentals: Scalping

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Technical analysis, a shorter-term outlook It is a known fact that the fundamental outlook and events are what set the market in any direction for the long term. However, on a shorter term, technical indicators are in the driving seat. Technical analysts make use of trend lines, resistance levels, moving averages and RSI indicators, giving…

Trading with Guaranteed Stop Losses

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The key reason you can lose more than what you start with comes down to the leverage that contracts for difference (CFDs) give you access to. A CFD is almost identical to trading shares, except you need a small amount of money up front called your margin. When trading blue chip stocks like Woolworths you…

Trading with Elder’s triple screening strategy

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Key indicators used for the triple screen system The Triple Screen system combines the use of trend-following indicators with oscillators to cover all bases of technical analysis. This is because trend-following indicators work best during trending markets and perform poorly during range-bound markets, while the opposite applies to oscillators. Suggested oscillators for this system include…

Trading With Confidence – The Importance To Your Bottom Line

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Making your trading scalable You have to reduce your trading size, cut back and ‘get small’. Your focus has to be on the bigger picture of your trading system which means a focus on execution and gaining points (or pips) each month. Dollars in the door is the last place you want to focus your…

Trading Versus Investing – Learning To Maximise Opportunities

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The shares below have been chosen for demonstration purposes and do not reflect the returns that an investor will achieve when investing in the share market. It is possible for a trader or investor to make consecutive losses and if trading CFDs, it is possible to lose more than what you start with. Can a…

Trading the 1-minute scalping strategy

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Strategy variables This strategy is designed for day trading and consists of opening a position for a short time to gain pips, after which the position is closed. This method is based on tight spreads and low commissions, as a large quantity of trades will likely be executed throughout the day. There are four key…

Trading with Guaranteed Stop Losses

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The key reason you can lose more than what you start with comes down to the leverage that contracts for difference (CFDs) give you access to. A CFD is almost identical to trading shares, except you need a small amount of money up front called your margin. When trading blue chip stocks like Woolworths you…

Trading equity derivatives: What are they and how do they work

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Contract for difference A contract for difference (CFD) is one of the most popular trading instruments and uses the concept of an arrangement between buyer and seller whereby the seller will pay the buyer the spread between current value and the value at the time of the contract should the price change. If the spread…

Traders’ choice: CFDs or shares?

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Their money has traditionally increased or decreased depending on the performances of those companies and the movements of the markets in general. Today, the sophistication of trading goes far beyond the simple purchase and sale of stock, as various derivatives have widened the boundaries and made it possible to make trades without ever owning the…

Trade entry and execution: Three great ways to make improvements

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Step 1: Analyze your past trades You may not like the first of these trading tips because revisiting your past trades, especially if the results were not what you wanted, may bring back memories you’d rather put to bed, but this step is necessary. You need to analyze when a stock truly hits its bottom…

Top 4 Mistakes Good Traders Make & How to Avoid Them

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Today I wanted to take a look over the Top 4 mistakes good traders make and by that I mean people who have been in the markets for several years and should know better. Even if you have been trading for many years does not make your immune from silly mistakes on your account, so…

Top 10 Trader Twitter Accounts To Follow

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@PeterLBrandt Followers: 200k Peter L Brandt has been specialising in the field of classic charter principles in trading since 1980. His professionalism and experience are neatly laid out in his books Trading Commodity Futures with Classical Chart Patterns and Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader. With over three decades of experience, his sound advice is…

Tips for using CFD stop loss orders

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Once it has been accepted that every trade won’t be a favorable one, a state of mind can be achieved whereby managing trades effectively can become much easier. Markets can change quickly and that is exactly how CFD traders make money, but even with the most carefully planned trades based on accurate analysis results, there…

Three things that successful traders have in common

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These are big-picture issues that are easy to overlook when you are a new trader just looking to make some fast money on the stock market. With all the “simple trading tips” articles out there, it is easy to take a focused, short-term view of CFD trading, but this is not the way that successful…

Three day trading strategies for Apple stocks

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Two-day high/low trading The two-day high/low method of day trading is ideal for short-term traders and follows the concept of buying the break from the high of the two days or selling at the break from a two-day low. You can plan this strategy before the market opens in order to be fully prepared. During…

Three data trading charts used to track market volatility

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For this type of tracking method, time is the only factor under consideration and will produce the same number of bars each day as long as the intervals are the same.Another type of chart used is a data chart, whereby intervals are set according to data rather than time. This allows traders to monitor price…

The Turtle Traders plus the 6 Elements to Trading Success

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Are Genetics and Aptitude Critical to Trading Success? Bill thought that genetics and aptitude were the determining factors. In order to settle the matter, Richard suggested that they recruit and train some traders, and give them actual accounts to trade to see which one of them was correct. They took out a large ad advertising…

The pros and cons of social trading

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Software that allows new or less experienced traders to “copy” the trades of other successful traders helps facilitate social trading. They enter positions the same way, exit the same way and theoretically make the same profits. There are already several popular social trading platforms, and more are likely to emerge over time, so what exactly…

The mysterious methods behind contrarian trading

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The contrarian mindset Whether or not this method is trustworthy depends on the trader, as many outcomes can prove this theory to be accurate or false. If well educated in this theory, a trader could turn this unpredictable method into a success story of high profits and escaping risk. However, this method has also failed…

The Morphin Power Ranger and organic Fifth Element strategies

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The Fifth Element strategy The Fifth Element strategy indicates to you when an upcoming entry price will be, allowing you to time an entry into a trade most profitably. You will need the following to try this strategy: Timeframe: H1, H4 Trading tools: fast EMA 12, slow EMA 26, MACD SMA 9 Currency pairs, such…

The Martingale strategy: Trading a negative progression system

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Understanding the Martingale strategy This strategy is fairly simple and is conducted to increase your position size after experiencing a loss. That is why it is part of the negative progression strategy system. The best opportunity for this strategy is when one of your trades only has a 50% chance of succeeding, which can be…

The importance of a trading portfolio

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Diversification When it comes to trading, having an entire collection of the same tools that do the same thing in the same way puts you at a greater risk of being unbalanced when winning or losing. The risks presented are higher, and the results are nothing to write home about. A diversified portfolio is one…

The global reach of CFDs

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The huge growth in popularity of CFDs is due to several major factors which set it apart from other more established forms of trading, and what ties most of these together is the theme of flexibility. Global traders have taken to the new way of doing things in such large numbers that it is almost…

The effect of holding costs on your CFD positions

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These calculations include variables such as the number of units held, the opening trade price, the holding rate, and the broker’s currency conversion rate. The resulting amount will then either be credited to your account or debited from it. An example of these holding cost calculations is provided by CMC Markets and will be discussed…

The Dow Theory Explained

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Everything is already factored into the price The central concept here is that the market is not dumb. Any circumstances that could affect the price, such as social or political change, psychological factors or economic data, has already been factored into the price. A trio of trends informs the market Trends can be short, long…

The benefits of diversification in your trading portfolio

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The concept of diversifying a trading portfolio is often linked to long-term trading and investments. However, this method also holds many benefits for those pursuing short-term forex or CFD trading. The changes caused by economic and political changes and events largely influence all markets, which makes diversification advantageous to long-term investors and short-term traders alike.…

The art of successful mimicry in copy trading

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Copy trading versus social trading You may have heard of social trading and trading platforms such as eToro that specifically facilitate this. In a sense, copy trading is a subset of social trading. In the latter, broadly speaking, you copy another trader’s moves after having found them to be successful. You can also socially engage…

The Alligator and Three Wise Men strategies

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The Alligator The sleeping alligator can be found when the market is still and no trend is evident. The three lines bunch together. As the market begins to turn, the alligator becomes hungry and the divergent lines resemble the open mouth of the animal. An upward or downward trend is imminent, and traders keep a…

Technical software analysis best options

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Brokerage firms worldwide offer a variety of software applications. Many of these offerings incorporate research, a variety of trade options, stock screening, and a host of functions geared toward proper analysis. These are most often presented to individuals who decide to trade through a certain brokerage firm. In many instances, it is this software and…

Support and resistance levels: Strategies for setting them

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These levels have a direct bearing on when to open and close trading to gain a profit. They are as relevant in the context of CFD trading tips as they are in forex. Consequently, you need to be able to set these levels accurately. Here are the best techniques for doing so. Psychological levels You…

Spot trading scams before it’s too late

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The promised returns are too good to be true When you invest on the stock market, you expect that your stocks, ETFs and mutual funds will grow over time. That is the primary reason for investing after all. It is important to read stock charts to see how stock has performed before, and what kind…

A Beginner’s Tutorial – Lesson 5: Brokers and Fraud

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Fast forward until today, and you have a similar environment in the cryptocurrency market. Exchanges have sprung up to service demand in national markets, as opposed to brokers, but the brokerage industry is finally jumping in, as well, handling over-the-counter transactions from their proprietary trading desks. Exchanges establish prices for their own clientele. There are…

A Beginner’s Tutorial – Lesson 4: Risk/Cash Management

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to protect their portfolio. A key part of your trading approach will need to involve having an appropriate position-sizing methodology, a sound stop loss placement strategy, and prudent money management techniques. These “parachutes” will help you keep losses to a minimum so that losing trades can be more than offset by positive ones, allowing you…

A Beginner’s Tutorial – Lesson 3: Tools of the Trade

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The movement of cryptocurrency prices is determined by the sum total of buying and selling forces in the market generated by institutional traders (i.e., hedge funds and banks), automated trading software, and traders just like yourself. If you recall from your basic physics classes, forces tend to create waves as they ebb and flow, searching…

A Beginner’s Tutorial – Lesson 2: Trading Psychology

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Developing a plan of attack, executing a buy order for a chosen trading pair, and then following market signals during the course of a trade are all simple enough tasks for the average trader to learn and perfect. However, when it comes time to sell, even for the most seasoned traders among us, there seems…

A Beginner’s Tutorial – Lesson 1: Prerequisites of Trading

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Warren Buffett once declared that to invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information. What is needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework. I doubt if Mr. Buffett, who is in his eighties by…

AI and automated trading in the cryptocurrency market

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As a result, the platforms offered by forex and CFD brokers, along with those of independent companies, have introduced what could be a groundbreaking way to make the most of trading with minimal knowledge: Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a means of automated trading. This is not a new concept; it was already seen in the…

Realistic Expectations & Goals for the Beginning Trader

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Developing trust in oneself involves the psychological aspect of trading. There are volumes of books written about this topic alone. The key to overcoming the tendency to personalize each trade is to properly frame the process. It is the process, not the individual result of each trade that is most important. Are you disciplined enough…

Pullback and breakout entry styles in trend trading

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Recognizing trends Several methods can be used to recognize market trends. Many of these techniques are complex, but they don’t have to be in order to assist you successfully. One of the simplest ways to identify a trend is to determine whether a price is higher or lower than its average over a certain period…

Parabolic Moves Signal Incredible Shorting Opportunities

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If you made a profit of 20%, 50% or 100% in a week, what would you do? The obvious answer is to sell the share to lock in profits. This selling can result in a rapid reversal in the share price. Look at these examples of the price action in Silver. The price took off…

Market day! A mini tutorial on markets

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The various kinds of markets The stock market is the obvious starting point. It is the one most traders and even non-traders are familiar with. In their simplest form, profits are made by selling shares in a company. Surprisingly, the stock market is not the largest market in the world, even though it is natural…

Market cycles and how to incorporate them into your trades

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The markets change each year according to cycle systems. Each cycle is influenced by large and small economic and global news, such as the 2016 US presidential election, which drew a lot of attraction toward American stocks. Can these cycles be used as a strategy for your trades? The logic behind it all As with…

Lessons Learnt from My Very First Share Trades

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Many people get lured into trading having watched a friend, neighbour or significant other make what appears to be easy money in a short space of time. During the tech boom, some traders were making 30% a month When I first started trading, I was surrounded by people making large sums of money during the…

Investing money to make money – 9 rules to keep you safe

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While initially trying to multiply his profits rapidly, a more experienced trader suggested that Marcel concentrates on preserving his capital. Many of the worlds’ best traders will tell you the same thing. When you start out trading your priority is to keep your trading account intact and focus on minimising the downside. Many of the…

Best Computer Setup For Day Trading

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Upgrading to a new PC You’ll find nowadays that new PC’s come with dual monitor capabilities already built in making you task as easy as plugging the monitors in. Perfect for the busy day trader looking for a potential edge that is easy and simple to implement. As a general rule, your new PC will…

How to decide whether to sell a portion or your entire position

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The reality of trading is that no one, not even the professionals, can truly predict the movement of a stock. This inability to correctly determine profit potential often leads to mistakes that cost us profit. This can cause traders to question their methods and look for different ones. Selling in portions Once you realize that…

Forex and CFD trading best practices: An introduction

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Live for leverage and know what it involves Because you don’t need to own anything fully in the way you need to own shares when trading in CFDs, you are using leverage. You are putting down a reduced sum of money and essentially betting that a future outcome will go a particular way. For every…

Focusing on high-impact events on the economic calendar

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Why high-impact events? The key reason for focusing on high-impact events is that they affect a large volume on the market and thus have a larger influence on the levels of market volatility. As a result, high-impact events create a greater movement in the market than low-impact events do. The strategy of trading the news…

Eight times you should sit tight and avoid short-selling

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1. Beyond its 30-week moving average If you use weekly charts, the 30-day moving average, invented as a trend tool by Stan Weinstein, should be the line you do not cross. This is because this average will provide you with the same information about whether a stock is in a bull or bear market as…

Divulging potentially profitable trading secrets

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All-powerful knowledge The ability to share knowledge and communicate in a split second from anywhere in the world has telling effects on the market. The availability of reliable news sources from around the globe provides you with a wealth of information that could affect your market. The ability to predict how market prices will fluctuate…

Day trading: which spreads are worth the risk?

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Setting a base level In order to make the correct assumptions on which pairs are best to day trade, it is vital to set a base level or line. To do this effectively, the spread should be converted to a percentage of the daily range. This will make it easier to compare the maximum pip…

Day trading on the weekend: Is it possible?

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The major indexes open on the weekend are: Tadawul Index – Saudi Arabia Kuwait Stock Exchange – the national stock exchange in Kuwait DFM Index – based on the Dubai stock exchange Tel Aviv 25 Index – the top 25 companies in the Tel Aviv Exchange in Israel. Always read the fine print. With some…

CFD trading tips for the risk-averse trader

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They learn good money management This may sound obvious, but many new traders put all their time and effort into learning about trading strategies without paying much attention to money management and how it applies to their approach to risk. To practice good money management, traders need to: Practice position sizing Recognize trading risks Routinely analyze…

Battle ready! The base 150 armor piercing strategy explained

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If two traders are using the same chart, they will see the same price action, but that does not mean they will draw the same conclusions or follow the same technique to reap a profit. Therefore, the Price Action is considered objective, and what a trader chooses to do with the information it provides and…

Avoid Trading Mistakes: 4 Key Questions To Ask Yourself

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Do you want to be a discretionary trader, a systematic trader or a systematic discretionary trader? This question is crucial for your trading strategies and investment potential. Being a systematic trader consists of allowing the system’s algorithms a large level of – if not total – control over your trades. The idea of coding and…

Are You An Stock Market Speculator Or Just A Gambler?

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Discover How To Put The Odds In Your Favour With Effective Risk Management Rules The business of speculation is based on the ability of the speculator to manage their risk and maximise their returns. Treat your CFD Trading as a business activity by changing the way you think about approaching your investments. Many people believe…

Are Women better Traders than Men?

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Men certainly have the fanciest gadgets to monitor the markets with one client creating candles that show the volume traded at each level throughout the day, and another using movie editing software to create 3 dimensional candles that change throughout the day. Who is the Dominant Player? While men currently dominate the investment world, more…

Arbitrage: An all-time favorite strategy

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It isn’t easy to find the perfect opportunity to implement the Arbitrage trading system because everyone trading is seeking some way in the market to make a profit. The chances of the moment passing you by with you only realizing the opportunity when somebody has already placed a trade and closed it is a very…

A quadrangle of bear market inverse ETFs

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Are we expecting a market correction? Why would inverse exchange-traded funds feature among trading strategies at this point in time? It is a bear market, after all. The stock has been bullish for a number of years, but any good investor knows that in terms of trading tips, number one is that no matter how…

Applying the set-and-forget forex strategy

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This method can be compared to how stock traders operate, buying a stock and continuing under the assumption the company will not disappear. They do not have to worry about margin calls and can hold onto shares for as long as they wish. When it comes to forex trading, this is not the case. Holding…

Applying leverage rates to your trading strategies

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Leverage is a ratio amount used by traders that reflects the margin requirement for forex trading to which a broker will operate. Although it’s most commonly represented as a ratio, it can also be shown as a percentage or as odds. For example, it could be shown as 50 to 1, 50:1 or 2%. The…

An overview of short selling and its strategies

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To short sell a stock, you must first identify a stock that you expect to decrease in price. You will then sell your chosen amount of this stock at your chosen price. Your broker essentially lends you shares to sell, which you will then buy back at your planned time and return the shares to…

A basic guide to trading morning gaps for day traders

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The influence of market makers It has become increasingly easier to trade outside of standard market hours. However, market makers – those who deal in securities – still maintain a level of control throughout the day. Market makers will either buy or sell a stock in the direction of a trend and manipulate the market…

8 errors experienced traders don’t make

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Risky risk management This is first cardinal rule for a reason. Yes, the stock market is inherently all about taking risks, but if you don’t know how much you’re willing to risk and stick to your risk limits, you could throw everything away. The more detailed your risk management strategy is, the better off you’ll…

5 Traits of Professional Traders You Should Employ in 2018

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1. Patience Did your trading system(s) capture the big up move on the Aussie dollar (AUDUSD) from below the 1.0400 mark when the indicators were showing oversold? No problem. Nearly all trading systems have their ‘time in the sun’ where everything they touch turns to Gold, but unfortunately, most traders don’t have the patience to…

5 steps to steer clear of margin calls

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Understanding a margin call To use any trading technique correctly, you need to understand the concept. Margins encompass factors like margin requirements and maintenance margin requirements, which should be carefully studied. Margin calls occur when a margin requirement drops below a certain amount, which can happen when traders make large trades without considering their limits.…

3 methods for trading an opening range

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Analyzing the opening range Several tools can be used before implementing your chosen strategy. Measuring the opening range before plotting trades is an essential first step. This can be done with the help of two candlesticks on the chart: the last candlestick from the previous day’s session and the first one of the current day.…

Put your money where your morals are: what is ethical trading and why is it so important?

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A growing number of traders are taking a much closer look at what their money actually does, when they invest in a new company or fund. They care about more than return on investment, and financial statements. They want to know that their money is helping to make the world a better place, and they’re…

Ethical stocks: environmentally friendly stocks

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As you’ll know if you’ve been following our series on ethical trading, there are a lot of investors keen to find environmentally friendly stocks to invest in, and plenty of companies to choose from if you want your investments to have a positive impact on the planet. While there are many stocks that meet general…

Ethical stocks: animal welfare

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When it comes to ethical investing, it is perhaps somewhat surprising that animal welfare has not had the attention that many people think it deserves. Traditional environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria do not tend to address it directly, and far more focus is put on general environmental impact, equality, governance and workers’ rights. This…

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BEST MOBILE TRADING APPS 2020

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What are the benefits of trading apps? In today’s fast-paced world, Forex trading has become a part of everyday business. Forex trading is larger than any other financial markets. Here, financial institutions and large international banks can trade foreign exchange in a decentralized environment. According to the Bank of International Settlements, this global trade is…

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What are the best forex deposit bonuses to look for?

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Find which brokers offer bonuses For those trading in the UK market, there will be a broker comparison around every corner if you look hard enough. Everyone wants to get their name out there, and offering up a forex deposit bonus can be one of the easiest ways to tempt in new customers if it…

WHAT ARE THE LOW RISK OPTIONS FOR AN INVESTOR

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Types of Investment Risks The most common mistake made by investors, is that they tend to assume that a given investment is either risky or safe. However, the diversity in the investment available today cannot be classified so simply. The different types and levels of investment risks include: Market risk: this is the risk that…

Ethical stocks: workers’ rights

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For many ethical investors, workers’ rights and fair trade have become important issues. It is easy to assume, if you are investing in companies in the US, Europe and other developed countries, that basic workers’ rights are secured under the laws of those countries. But as many smart investors know, the welfare of workers is…

Ethical stocks: equality

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Many investors hold equality and diversity as values that are very close to their hearts. These investors are in luck because many big companies have long realised the importance of equality and have put it at the centre of their goals regarding social responsibility. You’ll no doubt have noticed the ‘equal opportunities blurb’ on the…

What are sustainable ETFs?

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With more and more investors keen to invest in socially responsible businesses, it is hardly surprising that companies within the financial services industry is responding to demand. Many brokers are now offering sustainable ETFs, also commonly referred to as ESG ETFs. These funds allow investors to trade in ETFs that have been pre-screened to ensure…

Stock options: A primer on stock options for 2020

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What are stock options – how do stock options work as compensation Being offered stock options can be exciting. For the most part, a stock option is exactly that – the option to buy company stock. While stock options can become quite complicated, in their simplest form they are often offered as part of a…

Trading Strategies of Famous Investors » Tips for 2020

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Bet on the little guy – John Templeton’s small investments with large payoffs John Templeton earns a spot in this famous investors trading strategy guide thanks to his shrewd business sense and bold methodology, which led to him becoming one of the most famous investors of all time. Templeton founded his investment firm while America…

Futures Trading: How to Guide

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What are Futures? They Are the Most Liquid Instrument Around Before learning how to trade futures it’s worth making sure you know exactly what they are. Futures are a very simple form of derivative that can be traded on almost any market. The first futures markets existed for agricultural products like rice and sugar. Today,…

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What Are ETFs and How Do ETFs Work?

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What Are ETFs? An ETF is a fund that owns underlying assets and divides ownership of these into shares. Assets can range across stocks shares, bonds, gold bars, forex and oil futures, to name just a few. The real investment vehicle structure for an ETF varies across the world, and multiple structures can exist together.…

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STOCK TIPS RIGHT FROM EXPERTS FOR INVESTORS INVESTING IN 2020

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Understand your risk tolerance In investing terminology, ‘risk tolerance’ means the tolerance level of the trader with regards to the unpredictability and volatility of the market. Your financial planners can measure this by using a questionnaire with different market scenarios. They understand your investing style by how you perceive the situation and they give you…

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What are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

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How to trade ETFs ETFs are a quick and easy way for an investor to get involved in the financial markets without having to make too many complex decisions themselves. Once they have decided what ETF they want to invest in, the rest is out of their hands until they decide to sell their position…

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Individual stocks or index and mutual funds – which is best?

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Individual stocks and shares In the UK, the London Stock Exchange is the main stock market where public limited companies and other financial instruments such as government bonds and derivatives can be bought and sold. The stock market is split into different indices. The FTSE 100 is the most well known and is comprised of…

What is corporate social responsibility and why does it matter?

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In today’s society, many customers, employees and shareholders care deeply about the impact made by the companies they patronise, work for, or invest in. Ethical consumers, investors and workers want to support businesses that prioritise corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR refers to business practices that support an ethical, responsible, sustainable approach to doing business, and…

No easy answers: the problem with socially conscious trading

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Many traders believe that socially conscious trading is the way forward — a way to profit from trading while also making the world a better place. We have the power, as investors (and, of course, as consumers) to put our money where our principles are, and support the companies making the kind of impact on…

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BEST PERFORMING ETF WITH DIVIDENDS FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO

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DIVIDEND-WEIGHTED ETFS AND YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO Not all dividend-paying companies are an equally lucrative proposition, on account of differences in cash-flows and approach. While mature firms with large cash flows may offer a stable, conservative approach to dividend pay-outs, growth-oriented firms are another story. The latter have aggressive expansion plans and therefore might change their…

How to Trade Options? We Explain Options Trading To You

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Options Trading Explained: More Opportunities to Profit For the most part, traders and investors can only make money by buying stocks. Futures allow traders to add short selling and leverage to their trading arsenal. Options add two new tools to the trader’s arsenal. Firstly, traders can limit their risk to a known and fixed amount.…

The best sustainable ETFs to have in your portfolio

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With so many investors keen to get involved in ethical trading, it’s not surprising that numerous new sustainable ETFs have sprung up in recent years — many of them with a particular focus or theme. ESG-screened ETFs allow traders to trade ethically without having to research every single company they are interested in. ETFs pull…

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All You Need to Know » Limit Orders

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What is a Limit Order? A limit order is a type of a pending order which doesn’t get executed (which is triggered or completed) until certain pre-specified conditions are met. The most usual condition that a limit order needs to meet is the price. In this case, a limit order remains a pending order until…

The best socially responsible companies to invest in

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While it is impossible to compile a list of companies that will suit every investor, when it comes to ethical trading, we have put together a list of some of the best socially responsible companies you may want to consider investing in. This is not investment advice. We strongly advise you to do your own…

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While it is impossible to compile a list of companies that will suit every investor, when it comes to ethical trading, we have put together a list of some of the best socially responsible companies you may want to consider investing in. This is not investment advice. We strongly advise you to do your own…

Asset Allocation Models for Your Portfolio

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What Are Asset Allocation Models? Asset allocation refers to the practice of dividing investment funds among different asset classes, such as bonds, stocks, commodities, currencies, real estate, mutual funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, cash and cash equivalents. For institutional investors the asset allocation is the starting point of the investment process with pension funds…

What is a Robo Advisor and Should I use One?

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Precision in Automation: Why Robo Advisors Rule If expensive Wall Street advisors offer a raw deal and no real value, it’s time to opt for robo advisors. While no investment strategy is perfect, a robo advisor can cut through the jargon and get you results. Though some FIAs can add a lot of value, guidance…

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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…

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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…