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Browse trading-related articles aimed at all levels of experience, covering trading basics through to more technical and strategic topics.

Article library

Our article library has been organised into four categories below: trading strategies, trading basics, fundamental analysis and technical analysis & charting


Trading strategies

Learn about different trading strategies, how they can help your trading and how to develop them.

Learn to trade the US non-farm payrolls data

Learn how to trade one of the most important data releases of the month.

Trading strategy

Considerations when defining trading goals

Setting precise trading goals can help to enhance one's profit potential when trading the financial markets.

Trading strategy

Tracking the world: which markets can I trade?

In this brief introduction to the global markets, we take a look at some of the key markets you can trade and outline a few factors you should consider before making your choice.

Trading strategy

How to swing-trade stocks

Learn swing trading basics and gain valuable insights into five of the most popular swing trading techniques and strategies.

Trading strategy

What to do with big wins

It's important to know how to handle these wins in a way that won't negatively affect your trading strategy and future trades.

Trading strategy

Learn stop loss trading

Learn how leverage magnifies risk, and that while it can increase your potential profit, it can also increase potential losses.

Trading strategy

5 powerful forex trading strategies

There are numerous trading strategies, including technical and fundamental analysis, that you could use to improve your forex trading potential.

Trading strategy

Digital 100 trading examples

Digital 100 trading offers a way to speculate on popular financial markets with limited-risk. There are only two possible outcomes: yes or no.

Trading strategy

5 Minutes a Day trading

Trade CFDs spending only 5 minutes a day.

Trading strategy


Trading basics

These articles cover trading basics, from risk management to common mistakes and tips from experiened industry analysts.

Top 3 trading mistakes & how to avoid them

Learn about the three most common mistakes new traders make and how to avoid them.

Trading basics

Top tips from successful traders

See top trading tips from some of the world's best traders.

Trading basics

Simple day trading strategies

Day trading is a popular short-term trading strategy

Trading basics

Analysing company fundamentals

How to evaluate company growth potential

Trading basics

Risk management in trading

​​Long term trading inevitably involves losses and no trader can have 100% winning trades all the time.

Trading basics

Trading review: learning from your mistakes

When it comes to evaluating your trading performance, it's useful to review past trades to identify possible areas of improvement.

Trading basics

Module linking explained

The majority of modules within the Next Generation web platform can be linked together to make navigating the platform features easier and more efficient.

Trading basics

What’s the difference between CFD and share trading?

The main difference between CFD trading and share trading is when you trade a CFD you don't own the underlying share.

Trading basics

What is commodity trading?

Learn how to trade commodities.

Trading basics

What are countdowns?

Learn about Countdowns, our fixed-odds product which offers access to popular forex, indices and commodities markets over timeframes from just 30 seconds.

Trading basics

Digital 100 options introduction

New to digital 100s? Learn how to trade digital 100s.

Trading basics

Trading Explained Foreign Exchange

All you need to know about trading foreign exchange

Trading basics


Fundamental analysis

Fundamental analysis is often considered to be the cornerstone of trading and investing, and focuses more on economic wellbeing than pricing and charting.

Trading on news & economic announcements

Learn how news events and economic announcements can affect the markets and how to trade on the accompanying volatility.

Fundamental analysis

How to trade non-farm payrolls

Learn about how this eagerly-awaited key economic indicator impacts the financial markets and how to trade it.

Fundamental analysis

What's the difference between technical & fundamental analysis?

Discover the differences between fundamental and technical analysis so you can pick the technique best suited to your trading personality.

Fundamental analysis

Event Trading

Learn strategies for taking advantage of known events in fundamental analysis.

Fundamental analysis

Real-time market calendar

Our live market calendar, powered by Thomson Reuters, displays real-time information.

Fundamental analysis


Technical analysis & charting

Learn how you can incorporate technical analysis into your trading to identify trading opportunites on charts.

5 key technical analysis techniques

Learn how to incorporate these five technical analysis techniques into your strategy to help you identify trading opportunities.

Technical analysis & charting

How to choose the right chart timeframes

Choosing the right chart timeframe for the instruments you want to trade is an important part of the trading process.

Technical analysis & charting

5 influential stock chart patterns

Chart patterns are used by traders and analysts to identify potential entry and exit points in the markets.

Technical analysis & charting

What is Fibonacci trading?

Fibonacci retracements are a popular form of technical analysis used to predict future potential price support and resistance levels.

Technical analysis & charting

Bollinger Bands in Focus

Learn how to use Bollinger Bands technical indicator.

Technical analysis & charting

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