Trading Smart series

Improve your understanding of the financial markets with our Trading Smart series.
​Our ebooks contain a wealth of information and practical tips to boost your knowledge and help you devise a stronger trading strategy.

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The essential guide to day trading

Day traders hold positions over one day, exiting their trades before the market closes. Day trading requires a lot more focus than longer-term trading, as prices can change suddenly.

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How economic data impacts the markets

Our ebook shows how certain economic announcements, particularly from major countries such as the UK, US and China, can have a significant impact on the financial markets.

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A trader's guide to global markets

Learn about currencies, commodities, indices and other asset classes, discover the most popular markets to trade and read our factors to consider before making your choice.

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How to read company fundamentals

Share prices represent the sum of expectations about a company's value, and one of the keys to success is being able to understand the factors which can influence sentiment towards a company.

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A guide to risk management in trading

Our guide offers a better understanding into why risk management is important to your trading strategy. Find out how you can manage your trading risks more effectively.

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A trader's guide to pattern recognition

Pattern recognition is a form of technical analysis. It focuses on finding price and volume patterns. Learn about triangles and flags and see how you can calculate where to enter and exit trades.

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Understanding and using trendlines

Our guide to trendlines gives you an introduction to uptrend and downtrend lines and explains some common trendline and channel rules that you should consider when planning a trading strategy.

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How to identify trends and other indicators

Trend recognition can be used as an important factor in determining the success of your trading plan. Our guide helps you understand trendlines, as well as support and resistance levels.

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