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Learn about different trading strategies, how they can help your trading and how to develop them.
Learn to day trade with our beginner's guide. We cover key aspects such as day trading strategies and the psychology of day trading.
News trading strategies can be based on economic indicators such as company earnings reports, interest rates and inflation. Learn how to trade the news.
Almost every day there are major economic data releases that could have significant impacts on your current open positions. Learn more on forex news trading here.
A simple trading strategy can still be an effective way of catching significant moves, meaning you can use it across a variety of different markets.
Our 1-Click Trading feature allows you to open or close a trade with just one click. Learn more about 1-click trading here.
Anyone who trades for long enough will probably encounter big wins from time to time. It's important to know how to handle these wins in a way that won't negatively affect your trading strategy and future trades.
Today, many investors look for personal connections to their investments, investing in companies whose practices and values align with their personal beliefs. Learn more about ethical investing here.
Discover pointers that highlight common trading mistakes and how you can avoid these by building a trading evaluation strategy.
Learn about foreign exchange markets including macro-economic and geo-political factors that help drive movements in currency pairs.
The term “Dogs of the Dow” was first coined by Michael B O’Higgins in his 1991 book Beating the Dow. Learn more about it here.
These articles cover trading essentials and definitions to ease you into the financial markets with beginner's knowledge.
You can trade many CFD instruments with us, including FX, indices, commodities, shares & treasuries. Learn more here.
The foreign exchange market is a highly sophisticated market and traders who rush into it can end up making some very costly mistakes. Discover common forex trading mistakes here.
Find out the difference between the bid and ask price, also called the bid-ask spread, and how it affects liquidity, spreads and markets.
Setting precise trading goals can help to enhance profit potential when trading the financial markets. Learn about the importance of setting trading goals as part of your strategy.
The market crash following the coronavirus pandemic has brought light to many trading and investment opportunities. Discover the stocks & industries that have been particularly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Morningstar quantitative equity research reports are available across most of our global CFD share products. Learn more about Morningstar market reports here.
There are numerous powerful tools that can help you access high-quality trading information. Discover some of the top tools for new traders here.
Trailing stop-losses are similar to traditional stop-loss orders, but rather than remaining at a specific price level. Learn more about trailing stop losses here.
Fibonacci retracements are a popular form of technical analysis used by traders to predict future potential price support and resistance levels in the markets.
There’s a range of scenarios, both positive and negative, that could lead to a takeover. Learn more about takeover bids & mergers here.
Interest rates, whether they are rising or falling, can have a significant impact on your finances and investments.
Reporting seasons are the busiest times of year on the financial calendar. Learn more about these golden opportunities for investors.
A bear market occurs when prices drop by 20% or more from recent highs, while a bull market occurs when prices rise by 20% or more from recent lows.
The Chinese currency is something traders and investors across the globe need to keep an eye on over the next few years. Learn more here.
Although it has grown exponentially in popularity in the last few years, esports has a longer history than you might realise, stretching back almost 50 years. Learn more.
China isn’t called the world’s factory for nothing. Its top exports are all manufactured goods. Learn more about China's imports & exports.
Space, the final investment frontier. What was once the stuff of science fiction, and later the purview of national governments, is becoming a private sector reality.
The S&P 500 is one of the most widely quoted indices of US stock markets, along with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Nasdaq Composite.
China’s rise to an industrial powerhouse with the second-largest economy in the world has been one of the most remarkable economic transformations in history.
Successful short selling involves borrowing stocks, selling the borrowed stock and buying them back at a lower price.
Learn how to build a trading plan, develop your own trading edge and put these into practise. We also discuss ways to structure and optimise your portfolio.
Discover our top trading tips and rules, and learn how to avoid common trading mistakes with advice from professional traders here.
Discover why risk management is important to your trading strategy & learn pointers to keep in mind when planning your CFD trading strategy.
These articles cover share trading essentials, from definitions to common mistakes and tips from experienced industry analysts.
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These articles cover fundamental analysis strategies and best practises. This type of analysis focuses on external events that may have an effect on the financial markets, such as economic indicators and company fundamentals.
An important aspect of fundamental analysis, P/E ratios help to indicate whether a company's stock is a good investment. Learn how to calculate P/E ratios
Learn how you can incorporate technical analysis into your trading to identify trading opportunites on charts. We cover some of the most popular chart patterns and explain some of the most common indicators that guide technical analysts.
Identifying stock chart patterns in financial markets is a key element as part of your technical analysis. Discover the most essential stock chart patterns.
Technical trading strategies can be used as part of your spread betting and CFD trading decisions. We explore 5 key techniques through diagrams and examples here.
Elliott wave theory breaks down price fluctuations of financial markets into cycles, each comprising of eight waves. Find out more about this theory.
Choosing the right timeframe for charts is an important part of the trading process. Learn how to pick the best charts and timeframes for the markets you wish to trade.
Forex candlestick patterns are a form of charting analysis used by traders to identify potential trading opportunities based on historical price data.
Trendlines are used in technical analysis to define an uptrend or downtrend. Learn more about forex trendlines here.
Learn about the difference between fundamental and technical analysis so you can pick a form of analysis that is best suited to your trading personality.
Find guides here to improve your knowledge on specific asset classes including stocks, ETFs, commodities, indices and treasuries. To find out more about currencies, visit our forex library of articles.
Equity trading is the buying and selling of company shares or stocks on the financial market. Find out how to trade equities.
Share trading is the buying and selling of company stock with the aim of making a profit. Find out more in our share trading guide here.
Penny stocks often have a low share price, which gives a higher scope for breakouts and growth. Find out how to trade penny stocks or penny shares.
Learn about the main characteristics and stages of a stock market bubble, which can lead to a market crash.
Discover top tips for investing in the future with our article on renewable energy stocks, including five interesting companies.
Gain a deep understanding about stock market corrections. Read about what can cause a stock market correction and how traders may try to benefit.
A commodity is a physical good that can be bought or sold on the commodity market either through futures contracts, or as a physical asset, via an exchange.
Discover how to trade commodities on our online platform, which offers over 100 commodity instruments such as oil, gas, gold & sugar.
Discover some of the best tips and techniques for gold trading, including physical gold bullion and coins.
Coffee is a popularly traded soft commodity. Discover how to trade coffee Arabica and Robusta online via CFDs.
The S&P/ASX 200 is the most widely used index of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and more commonly referred to as simply the ASX 200.
The Hang Seng Index is one of the most commonly cited indices in the world and is used as a proxy for the broader Hong Kong stock market.
The Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 is one of the most closely followed indices in the world. Learn more about it here.
Follow our step-by-step guide to trading bitcoin to learn how to trade on bitcoin price movements via CFD trading.