With record numbers of people trading on margin through CFDs and spread betting, it is extremely important not to use all the leverage available which can be tempting but one must resist - as within a blink of an eye your position(s) can be wiped out.
With leverage sometime 100 times for an instrument, especially indices one has to be very careful when trading as the risk/reward is extremely high. It is no joke to say that trading is riskier than visiting a casino. Profits and losses can be far greater trading!
All eyes will be on the UK preliminary GDP figure tomorrow morning, at 09:30 BST. It is expected to show 0.1% q/q growth for Q1.
Data in 2012 showed three subsequent quarters of decline with relief only in Q3 prior to another drop in Q4. Despite this week's figure being an early estimate before the final result an unexpected negative result will indicate that the UK is in a triple-dip recession and the GB pound is likely to be sold-off as investors unwind the positive 0.1% forecast.
This week we see the 33rd anniversary of Silver Thursday, an event that occurred in the silver commodity markets on Thursday, 27 March 1980.
The Hunt brothers, Nelson and William attempted to corner and manipulate the market and were estimated to have a holding of 30% of the entire world supply.
Trading the financial markets can be challenging, with their regular bouts of volatility and consistently evolving stories and information flow. However, challenges are what make us better at what we do and needn’t be something that makes us shy away from something we enjoy.
Here are 15 trading tips to help with successful, money-making navigation of the markets.
Contrary to typically accepted seasonality, the old adage 'Sell in May and go away' has not proven as applicable for CFD and spread betting traders this summer. May did indeed see share prices decline; however, it was followed by surprising strength over the course of the summer.
This has been maintained in September with impressive rises by global equities following further quantitative easing from the US Federal Reserve (Fed) and support for the Eurozone by a new ECB sovereign bond market intervention plan.
There is a lot of truth in the trading adage ‘Buy the rumour, sell the fact’. How many times has anticipation built so much that the ultimate price reaction was nothing but a disappointment? The recent hoo-ha over the ‘Spailout’ or 'Spanic' over Spain is a prime example.
It can sometimes make sense to exit a profitable position while the going is good (before any event). Some might call it is madness to exit early, but if you are already sceptical, you wouldn’t be expecting the move to continue anyway. So there is no need to get annoyed if the move does carry on. You have banked a profit. No one can take that away from you.
Maintaining discipline when trading is crucial, according to Accendo's head of research
Ever made a trading loss and wish you’d managed it better? The likely answer is ‘Yes’. It’s nigh on impossible to lose money trading without looking back and asking “what if I’d done ‘X’…..?” or “I should have done ‘Y’ ”.
With DMA CFDs, traders can get all the benefits of trading with conventional securities but with the added advantage of leverage gained by margin trading. So what is DMA and how do you trade this way?
When applied to contract for difference (CFD) trading, direct market access (DMA) describes a type of online trading that allows traders direct access to the underlying market, for example the share market. Instructions are sent straight to the exchange with no dealer intervention implying transparency.
CFDs are useful tools for traders – and BullBearings can provide the perfect place to get to understand how to use them. Here's a little guide to how they can be used for hedging
Contracts for difference, or CFDs for short, are one of the fastest growing financial instruments on the planet, used by both novice and experienced investors alike. In this article I will look at how CFDs can be used to hedge risk while investing in other financial securities, such as stocks and exchange traded funds.
A former professional trader, Gary Norden, lets us inside the world of the trading pit – or at least its modern equivalent, the internet – to teach you how to become a day trading scalper
There are hundreds of strategies and techniques to use if you aspire to making day trading your career. It can be hard to pick the right one.
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