Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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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

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

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.

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

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

CFD pattern recognition

Learn how pattern recognition technology could help you with your trading. Our pattern recognition scanner automatically scans over 120 of our most popular CFD and spread betting products approximately every 15 minutes, including forex, indices, commodities and shares, for common chart formations such as triangles, wedges and channels.

Trading strategy

What is spread in forex?

In forex trading, the spread is the difference between the bid (sell) price and the ask (buy) price of a currency pair.

Trading strategy

Creating a trading strategy template

A trading strategy template is a set of defined rules and steps that a trader can follow for every trade that they place.

Trading strategy

Trading basics

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

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.

Technical analysis & charting

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

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