Browse trading-related articles aimed at all levels of experience, covering trading essentials through to more technical and strategy-based topics.
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Learn about different trading strategies, how they can help your trading and how to develop them.
Trading plans are essential for a trader. Discover how to create a trading plan, learn about goal setting, and view example templates here.
Discover some of the most popular and effective trading strategies for the financial markets, whether you are spread betting or trading CFDs.
Learn to day trade with our beginner's guide. We cover key aspects such as day trading strategies and the psychology of day trading.
Discover what the VIX volatility index is, how it works and how you can trade it in our guide to the popular measure of volatility.
The definition of a bear market is one that has fallen in value by more than 20% for over a two-month period, during a period of widespread market pessimism. Find out how to trade a bearish trend or market here.
Arbitrage is the act of exploiting price differences within the financial markets to make a profit. Discover tips and strategies for arbitrage trading here.
Copy trading allows traders to copy trades executed by other investors in the financial markets. Learn about copy trading on our platform.
Social trading involves the free sharing and using of information amongst a group of traders. Find out how to get involved with a social trading community with our trading forum.
Volatility trading in the financial markets can create potential for profit, but it can also end in loss. Discover effective strategies and tips here.
Learn what contango and backwardation mean in relation to the futures or forwards market. Discover strategies for contango and backwardation here.
Backtesting is a time and cost-effective way of measuring profitability in trades. Discover how to backtest a trading strategy manually with less risks.
Find out what momentum based trading is within the financial markets, along with the various momentum trading strategies and indicators to use.
Find out what is scalping in trading and how to use scalping strategies within a range of financial markets, including forex and stocks.
Thematic investing involves gaining access to multiple shares through a stock basket. Explore our thematic share baskets with spread bets and CFDs.
Discover what a short squeeze is in trading and how to find short squeeze stocks with our step-by-step guide and examples. Learn more here.
A block trade is an agreement to buy and sell a large number of securities between two parties. Read more about block trading strategies here.
These articles cover trading essentials, from risk management to common mistakes and tips from experienced industry analysts.
Trading for a living is a simple process with the right technology and trading platform. Learn how to trade the financial markets from home.
Discover what the richest countries in the world are, based on GDP and PPP value. Take advantage of top economies by spread betting and trading CFDs.
It is important to analyse company fundamentals, such as earnings reports, P/E ratios and dividend ratios to understand a company's share price has the potential to rise or fall.
Discover our top trading tips and rules, and learn how to avoid common trading mistakes with advice from professional traders here.
Find out how to interpret economic indicators in order to improve your event-driven trading strategy within the financial markets.
You can trade many CFD & spread betting instruments with us, including FX, indices, commodities, shares & treasuries. Lean more here.
Find out at what times all major stock exchanges open and close across the globe, including the London Stock Exchange (LSE), New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ.
Discover how trading with risk management is essential when placing a CFD trade or spread bet. You should consider both the risk on an individual trade and the financial risk to your account. Learn more here.
It is important to analyse risk/reward ratios when trading in volatile markets. Learn how to calculate risk and reward for your future trading strategy.
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.
Learn about top technical indicators that are available on our platform, including SMA & EMA, Bollinger Bands, RSI and Stochastic indicators.
Identifying stock chart patterns in financial markets is a key element as part of your technical analysis. Discover the most essential stock chart patterns.
Trading patterns such as triangles, wedges and more complex patterns can help you identify potential trading opportunities, where to enter trades and set risk management tools.
Learn about price action trading with our advanced guide to the best chart patterns, indicators and strategies. Discover how to read price action here.
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.
The Dow theory is a financial markets theory developed by Charles H. Dow. The theory rests on six basic tenets that were a precursor to modern-day technical analysis.
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.
Consult our guide on how to trade doji candlesticks, including the most common types of doji candles: dragonfly, gravestone, hammer, long-legged and star.
Double tops and bottoms are chart patterns in technical analysis that can help a trader identify potential trades. Learn how to spot double top and bottoms.
The Treynor ratio measures how an investment portfolio performed relative to the risk taken. Learn how to calculate the Treynor ratio with examples.
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.
Exposure refers to the amount of money that a trader has invested in a particular asset, and represents what they could potentially lose. Learn more here.
Indices are a measure of a section of shares in the stock market. Indices are created by combining the value of several stocks to create one aggregate value. Learn more.
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.
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.
DMA stands for direct market access. DMA trading enables you to place buy and sell trades directly on the order books of an exchange or a liquidity provider.
OTC stands for over-the-counter. In trading terms, over-the-counter means trading through de-centralised dealer networks. Discover how OTC markets work.
EDSP stands for exchange delivery settlement price and refers to the settlement price of derivative contracts on an exchange. Learn more about EDSP here.
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.
Discover what is spread in trading and how to calculate the bid-ask spread. See our spreads for major financial markets such as forex, indices and stocks.
Find guides here to improve your knowledge on specific asset classes including stocks, shares, commodities and indices.
5G technology is coming soon... Discover the best 5G stocks and companies to watch in preparation for the 5G revolution.
Read our recommendations for the best pharmaceutical stocks to trade in 2020, including blue-chip and pharma penny stocks.
Discover top tips for investing in the future with our article on renewable energy stocks, including five interesting companies in the industry.
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 in the UK.
You can trade bitcoin with a spread betting or CFD trading account, and there is no need for an exchange account or wallet. Learn how to trade bitcoin in the UK.
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 how to invest in bonds in the UK with our list of the most popular bonds to watch. These include government and corporate bonds, as well as bond ETFs.
Discover how to trade commodities on our online platform, which offers over 100 commodity instruments such as oil, gas, gold & sugar.
Discover exactly what is a blue-chip company and how to invest in blue-chip stocks in the UK. Find a list of the best blue-chip stocks to watch here.
The FTSE 100 represents a benchmark for the top 100 companies in the UK, based on market capitalisation. Learn how to trade the FTSE 100 here.
Discover the stock price and market outlook for Zoom Video Communications (ZM). Click here to see how Zoom (ZM) could play a role in your portfolio.
The popularity of streaming services is constantly on the rise, and in turn, so is their share price. Learn how to trade the best streaming stocks such as Netflix and Disney.
Which market is more profitable to trade in: forex or stocks? Find out the differences between the two assets here.
Read our complete guide to oil trading, including how to become an oil trader and the best tips for spread betting crude oil.
Junk bonds pay higher interest rates to investors than other bonds due to their lower credit ratings. Learn to invest in some of our best high-yield bonds.
Learn how to identify breakout stocks in the share market, using chart analysis and examples of prominent stocks.
Discover the 10 best-yielding dividend stocks in the UK, according to the FTSE 100. Having high yielding dividend stocks helps to increase your portfolio’s diversification.
Our complete guide to real estate investment highlights the best real estate stocks, ETFs and public REITs to trade right now.
Read our guide to the largest market cap stocks in the world, with guidance for investing in large-cap stocks and how they differ from small-cap stocks.
Read about how Germany has influenced the global markets over the years and learn how to trade on German stocks, indices and ETFs on our trading platform.
Discover how to trade oil CFDs on popular raw materials, including Brent and West Texas Intermediate crude oil CFDs. Find our oil trading prices here.
Discover some of the most promising Chinese tech companies right now, along with how to invest in Chinese stocks through share basket trading.
The FAANG acronym stands for the five biggest tech companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Find out how to invest in FAANG stocks here.
Discover how it is possible to invest in esports by trading CFDs and spread betting on some of the top esports stocks on our Next Generation platform.