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  1. Hello Komu, Buying and selling options for exchange-traded funds is an excellent alternative to investing in stocks. Many exchange-traded funds use several financial tools such as commodities, bonds, and stocks in their trading. Exchange-traded funds also provide options as their financial instrument that aim to generate a significant profit from the bonus that you generate from selling an option. Options may also generate their income from how volatile a risk premium is to trading strategies used while dealing with options. One of the best option based ETF is the Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF. This ETF typically invests more than 90% of its funds in the securities, including the essential index, and will sell the call options afterward. First Trust Hedged buy-sell income ETF aims at providing the prevailing income. This fund invests in equity bonds registered in the U.S. exchanges. It utilizes an option technique that requires buying the U.S. ETF put options a certain index and selling the call option on the same index. Overlay shares core Bond ETF is another option-based ETF whose aim is to get the total benefit of an investment. It is actively managed and tries to reach its goal by dealing with more than one or one ETF whose aim is to be submitted on how U.S. Dollar, or other securities that this ETF deals with performs. It can also achieve this by trading short-term put options listed to create earnings for this fund.
  2. Hi Komu, People are starting to shift their attention from the Forex market, investing in cryptocurrencies. Most investors will want to invest in cryptocurrencies that can serve them for a long time. Bitcoin, for example, is the most known and commonly used crypto across the globe. It is accepted in a good number of countries where you can comfortably use it to make purchases. Bitcoin is on the top as the best virtual currency you can trade with for a long time. Ethereum is the second-best currency for long-term investments. It incorporates excellent engagements to the blockchain it uses. The volatility in Ethereum is increasing, one reason you can use it as an alternative to Bitcoin. Binance Coin, whose benefits range from allowing an investor to trade it in large quantities to having very fair transaction costs, is another excellent cryptocurrency for long-term investment. Binance stability is also exceptional relative to other cryptos. Stellar, another great cryptocurrency whose blockchain makes it more attractive to the investors. It also incorporates excellent contract protocols hence making it attractive to big institutions other than the companies that offer financial services. Ripple is also a good choice for long-term investments. Many financial corporations are choosing it as their blockchain. NEM is also not left behind in this list. NEM is useful in both enterprise and commercial purposes. The main aim of NEM is to facilitate direct transactions. Litecoin is now aiming at becoming the principal peer-to-peer cryptocurrency in facilitating payments. It is also a good investment option for long-term purposes.
  3. Hi Cedric, Distribution Denial-of-service is a cyber-attack whereby hackers overwhelm the servers of exchanges with many requests than the server can control. The exchanges are usually unable to cease these attacks since multiple sources are typically attacked. Crypto exchanges have currently had these attacks after other platforms such as the banking systems and online shops. Cryptocurrencies are generally digital. Therefore, right from when they are created, to trading them, these processes typically take place online. Cryptocurrencies being decentralized, neither the government nor the banks have control over them. This is usually different in the case of fiat currencies. The DDoS attack is one risk that the cryptocurrencies face for being virtual currencies. A DDoS attack on a cryptocurrency may result in losing your revenue and damaging the tools used to mine and trade the cryptocurrencies. A DDoS attack means that you cannot access your crypto wallet and your trading account. You will also end up making losses since you cannot trade your cryptocurrency. The DDoS attack can go as much as affecting the value of a cryptocurrency. Hackers may employ DDoS attacks so that they can make gains by asking for massive amounts so that they can stop the attack. Cryptocurrency markets should safeguard themselves with strong DDoS protection to keep their cryptocurrencies safe.
  4. Hello Komu, CFD are day by day, becoming popular mostly due to its flexibility while trading. You can earn a profit from CFD when the market is either rising or falling. When you speculate that the prices will rise, you may go long (sell), and if you think that the prices will fall, you may decide to go short (buy) your market position. Either way, you will make a profit if your speculation is right. You need to critically analyze the CFD market and understand how it works before you start trading. However, the CFD market is characterized by some facts that you need to know about before you invest. One fact about the CFD market is that you need to gamble on the price changes before deciding whether you want to buy or sell your market position. The speculation part in CFD makes them a high-risk investment. You may quickly make losses if the market moves against what you speculate. This is why there is a need for you to understand this market before you take part in it fully. Another fact with CFD markets is that you can lose more than what you had invested. For this to occur, what your speculation was may not happen; hence the market moves against you. You can however, minimize the loss you can make by using a stop-loss order. Also, the market markers in the CFD market come up with their prices. The broker sets the buying and selling prices so that if there is a variation in the supply and demand when the market's liquidity is low, the differences are compensated.
  5. Hi Komu, Traders in a Forex market mainly aim at making a profit from their trades. Many traders in this market are often distinguished depending on the hoe long they hold a position in the market. You can choose a trading style that is best for you, depending on your trading strategies and objectives. The various trading styles you can employ in a Forex market are position trading, swing trading, day trading, and scalping. All these trading styles have characteristics that make them different from one another. As you focus on the differences between swing trading and scalping, it is good to know that these trading styles can be similar in some ways. In scalping, you focus on making a small profit and minimizing your risk of losses by pacing multiple trades that you hold for a short time. Swing trading, on the other hand, you employ various charts and technical analysis to see where you can make a profit. You hold a market for two days to several weeks. In swing trading, you use weekly or daily charts to analyze the market movement while in scalping, you employ tick charts to study the market trends. Most times, in scalping, the decision you make may be rapid since you hold the market position for a few minutes. In swing trading, however, you have ample time to decide whether you want to buy or sell your market position. Scalping is best suited for traders who have proper experience with the Forex market trends. In swing trading, however, a beginner, intermediate, or an experienced trader can trade in the market. These trading styles have their risks. You need to select one that you are comfortable to trade with.
  6. Hello Cedric, Exchange-traded funds are seen as more liquid than other mutual funds hence making them a better investment option. They are primarily diversified, and you can trade them in the financial market at any time, these are some of the reasons why they are seen as more liquid. There are primary and secondary components that make ETF highly liquid. The primary factors include the ETF elements and the number of securities in an ETF that are traded. According to the composition of ETF, you can trade ETFs using various instruments such as futures and equities. For example, if you sell ETFs as an Equity, you need to know that certain copy indices. Other ETF will deal in a particular market. The trading volume is affected by the market price, which, in return, influences the liquidity of an ETF. The securities whose risks are low have a high trading volume; hence their liquidity is also high. ETF that are more actively traded have higher liquidity. The secondary elements include the specific ETF trading volume and the environment in which the ETF is invested. The trading volume barely affects the liquidity of the ETF. ETF that deal with stocks are most times traded, and their liquidity compared to others may be slightly different. If investors desire to trade in a certain market, the ETF in that market will highly trade, therefore becoming highly liquid. The liquidity in ETF differ, and the securities it has to affect it, which in turn affects the trading volume.
  7. Hi Danny, Blockchain is most popular in the cryptocurrency world. It is the technology that helps to keep records of the transactions that take place with cryptocurrencies. A blockchain is a digital information that is stored in a public database (public ledger). The digital data is in the form of blocks and where the information is kept in the chains. Hence the name blockchain. In cryptocurrencies, the blocks store information about the crypto transactions and the identities of people taking part in those transactions. As the name suggests, blockchain is made up of many blocks put together. For a block of a cryptocurrency to be included in the blockchain, a transaction has to occur. The transaction also needs to be verified. In cryptocurrencies, the identity of the person taking part in a certain transaction is not shown; this is however, not the case in other platforms that use blockchains.
  8. Hello Cedric, Despite the many similarities that exist between CFD and Forex trading, these two vary in various ways. A contract for difference is a consensus between two parties to exchange the difference in the opening and closing price of an essential asset without necessarily owning the asset. In CFD, you speculate if an asset's price will rise or fall and, therefore, decide whether you want to buy or sell the asset. Forex trading involves exchanging different currencies in the decentralized foreign exchange market. Trading CFD is more flexible since the market offers a variety of financial instruments to trade with. What determines the price in both markets is also a vital difference between these markets. In CFDs, the market price depends on the availability and demand of the essential tool being traded. In the Forex market, however, the currencies' costs may vary depending on the economic measures, amongst other factors. The Forex market operates for 24 hours each day for almost the whole week. You therefore, can trade at any time you want. The CFD market, however, trades depending on the underlying market. The spread is the main market cost incurred in both markets. However, in CFD, you can incur other costs depending on the conditions of the essential asset being traded. In CFD, you may incur overnight costs for holding a position overnight. Your transaction costs may also incur commission fees. The contract size in CFD is steady. In CFD, the contract size varies depending on the tool you are trading. When choosing the market to trade in, the guiding element is your goals, what you prefer, and the risk diversification. You can decide to trade both if you have enough knowledge and how to deal with both fields.
  9. Hi Cedric, Forex breakouts occur when the price of stock exit a certain support level and as its size increases. If the cost of the stock breaks above the support level, the trader will enter a long position. Contrarily, if it breaks below the support level, the trader will enter a short position. Breakouts are essential in the Forex market since they form the basis for volatility increase in the future and also influence the movement in prices. Breakout depends on the time frame it will occur. However, this does not affect the greatness that the breakout trading strategy offers. You need to check the resistance level of the underlying asset when trading using breakouts. The outcome will get when the stock price breaks out and there are support levels, therefore, is for an extended period.
  10. Hello Cedric, As cybercrimes continue to increase, most investors are looking into investing in ETF that can help carb the situation. Investors can make gains following this trend by dealing with cybersecurity ETF. One reason why cybersecurity exchange-traded funds are on demand is due to the overdependence in information technology networks. Most infrastructural fields depend on IT systems. This field may include the communication sector, transport sector, and also the financial factor. Many financial activities take place online. ETF is one of the financial sector instrument it carries out its transactions on the web and hence the need to use IT systems. Demand for cybersecurity ETF is also on the rise since the risks that come with the information systems are increasing. Such risks may include attacks on transactions and quick technological development. Also, the need to secure your information while dealing with ETF is another reason why the cybersecurity ETF are highly demanded. Cybersecurity ETF will provide you proper security, therefore, minimizing the chance that your funds will fall into bad hands.
  11. Hello Komu, Swing trading uses technical analysis to study the market and look for opportunities for trade. It is a trading style that tries to apprehend profits in financial instruments such as stocks or bonds. This attempt may take place from a few days to a couple of weeks. The traders in swing trading may also employ essential analysis to study the market prices and how they move. In swing trading, you should hold your market position for some days at a particular trading session. Swing trading is ideal for those who cannot be glued to their screens, although the trading day so that they can analyze the market charts. Swing trading aims to identify the price movements that can result in profits. Most swing traders typically look into identifying the movement in price and from that go looking for the next market opportunity.
  12. Hello Danny, Opening a demo account should be the first objective of a prospective Forex investor. From here, you will know the trading strategies you can use and learn the market patterns without using your money. A demo account enables you to understand how the Forex trading platform works. You will learn how to place market orders and analyze the charts that you can use to know the market's technical analysis. It also allows you to see the market movements. You will understand how the price changes, and you can make the right decision for you. You also learn the various risks that you will face when the market moves in a certain direction. It helps you know the risk associated with leverage such that you know that there is a possibility that you can make a good profit and, at the same time, make huge losses. A demo account also allows you to study the market trends, check the changes in prices of various currencies, and how they are related to one another, and from there, you come up with your trading techniques.
  13. Hello Komu, It is advisable for every Forex trader, especially if you are new in this market, that you make use of demo accounts. As much as demo accounts are important, they come along with some downsides. Apart from the time you spend trying to learn how to place trades with these accounts, you hardly lose anything. The downsides which come with a demo account should guide the traders on the Forex brokers they should open an account with. Some Forex demo accounts have inadequate features and are not easily available. It would be best if you dealt with Forex brokers who provide demo accounts that are almost similar to the real Forex trading accounts. A demo account also makes the traders more careless. In demo accounts, you use fake money, and therefore in case you lose the money, you will hardly feel the pain. A demo account does not expose you to the real risk that you will face while trading using a real trading account hence making traders careless. A demo account allows you to improve your trading skills, lest a trader faces difficulties in making the trading decisions while dealing with real money, and goes through the pain of losing a good amount of money while trading. The trader will not understand the risks of trading in Forex and how you can avoid it in the future.
  14. Hello Komu, CFD trading is an acceptable form of investment where you can make a good profit if the market favors you. However, you can also make losses if the market moves against you. The first big choice you need to make is in the broker you want to deal with to succeed in CFD trading. The broker you choose will largely influence how successful you will be in CFD trading. Before selecting one, you need to ask him several questions, after which you will decide whether you want to work with him or not. One question you need to ask your broker is about the margin requirement. If a broker offers a margin requirement, then what you need to deposit first will be less than the actual amount. If the broker gives a large amount of leverage, you will be more flexible in utilizing your capital. It would help if you enquired whether the broker offers a stop-loss order. Stop-loss orders help minimize losses in case a certain trade moves against you. You can also ask whether the broker offers spreads and if they do, how narrow are they? Before you enter any trade, always make sure that the spread is much so that you can gain a good trade. It would be best if you also asked the assets classes that the platform offers so that you can go for the one that suits you best. Another central question you should also ask is the fees that the broker charges. You need to consider if the money you will spend on the costs is worth the broker's services.
  15. Hello Danny, A Listed CFD is a consensus between a CFD broker and an investor to swap the differences in the opening market price of a share and its closing price. Listed CFDs are registered on the London Stock Exchange. The prices of Listed CFDs are fair, and therefore investors can trade them at any time during the trading day. Here a stockholder can open a share position at a small amount. Therefore the possibility of making a considerable amount of profit is high. In listed CFDs, an investor buys the current CFD market position that has a possibility 0f making a good profit. The investor buys this position at the speculative entry-level and pays an amount at this level, depending on the prevailing share price. If an investor speculates that the market prices of the shares will rise, they can decide to go long in the position. On the contrary, if they suspect that the costs of the shares will increase, they may opt to go short in the market position. One major benefit of listed CFDs is that they give investors full revelation on the price movements of the underlying assets. Listed instruments are also a limited liability such that an investor cannot lose more than they will invest.
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