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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.
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.
News trading strategies can be based on economic indicators such as company earnings reports, interest rates and inflation. Learn how to trade the news.
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.
These articles cover trading essentials, from risk management to common mistakes and tips from experienced industry analysts.
Discover our top trading tips and rules, and learn how to avoid common trading mistakes with advice from professional traders here.
You can trade many CFD instruments with us, including FX, indices, commodities, shares & treasuries. Learn more here.
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.
Morningstar quantitative equity research reports are available across most of our global CFD share products. Learn more about Morningstar market reports here.
Discover the three most common tradnig mistakes and how can you avoid making them.
Discover tips from some of the world’s best traders featured in a book that really stands the test of time.
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.
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.
There are numerous powerful tools that can help you access high-quality trading information. Discover some of the top tools for new traders here.
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.
See how you use candlestick charts to track prices in all financial markets. Find out why candlestick trading is a prevalent method of price representation.
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.
Trend recognition is a critical factor in the success of any trading plan. Many investing strategies seek to profit from trending markets. Learn more about trend recognition here.
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Discover definitions and explanations to some of the most common acronyms in a trader's vocabulary 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.
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.
Non-farm payrolls (NFP) figures can be used to build an effective spread betting and CFD trading strategy. Learn about what are non-farm payrolls.
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.
The MACD is a simple, yet effective indicator. Discover how to interpret and use the MACD for technical trading.
Learn about foreign exchange markets including macro-economic and geo-political factors that help drive movements in currency pairs.
Equity trading is the buying and selling of company shares or stocks on the financial market. Find out how to trade equities.
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are investment funds that hold a collection of underlying assets, such as shares, commodities and bonds. Learn how to trade ETFs.
Find guides here to improve your knowledge on specific asset classes including stocks, shares, commodities and indices.
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.
Discover how to trade commodities on our online platform, which offers over 100 commodity instruments such as oil, gas, gold & sugar.
Learn the basics of swing trading in the share market and gain valuable insights into five of the most popular swing trading techniques and strategies for stocks.
Discover some of the best tips and techniques for gold trading, including physical gold bullion and coins.
Read our complete guide to oil trading, including how to become an oil trader and the best tips for trading crude oil.
Coffee is a popularly traded soft commodity. Discover how to trade coffee Arabica and Robusta online via CFDs.