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Learn about different trading strategies, how they can help your trading and how to develop them.
A simple trading strategy is an effective way of catching significant moves when spread betting or CFD trading. Find out more.
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.
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.
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.
Forex day trading is the buying and selling of currency pairs within the same trading day. Learn more about this short-term trading strategy.
Trendlines in technical analysis allows you identify trade entry and exit points by adding them to your charts. Learn how to draw trendlines on our trading platform.
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.
Discover some simple day trading strategies, which is a short-term strategy involving the buying and selling of financial instruments to profit from small price movements.
Copy trading allows traders to copy trades executed by other investors in the financial markets. Learn about copy trading on our platform.
Discover how to spread bet and trade CFDs on our range of commodity assets, including crude oil, gold, coffee, natural gas and sugar.
These articles cover trading basics, 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.
Learn about choosing the right chart timeframes for your trading instruments here. You can trade 1-minute, 1-hour and daily charts on our platform, among others.
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 some things to consider when defining your trading goals in order to enhance your potential for profits.
A trading strategy template is a set of defined rules and steps that a trader can follow for every trade that they place. Discover how to create one here.
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.
This article explains the difference between fundamental analysis and technical analysis so that you can choose the best trading style for your personality. Explore the differences of both approaches.
Find out what the top 3 trading mistake are and how to avoid them.
If you have done even a little bit of research into the world of trading, you will know that there are many books on how to become a better trader. Discover some top tips from experienced traders here.
Margin trading can be a good way of diversifying a portfolio and allows a way for traders to leverage their exposure to the financial markets.
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.
Technical analysis is the evaluation of a financial asset through the study of historical market statistics. Find out more.
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.
Forex candlestick patterns allow traders to identify potential trading opportunities. Learn about eight popular candlestick trading patterns that are used in forex.
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.
Learn how to use Fibonacci retracements to identify future price movements in the financial markets and fluctuating support and resistance levels.
Ichimoku cloud, or simply Ichimoku, is a trading indicator and system that was developed to identify trend direction and gauge momentum. Find out how to use this technical tool.
The relative strength index (RSI) is a popular momentum oscillator. In trading, it can be used to determine the future direction of a market; find out how to put it into practise.
What are Bollinger Bands? A popular technical analysis tool, Bollinger Bands indicate whether an instrument's price is high or low on a relative basis.
Learn how to apply the stochastic indicator in trading, which is a popular technical analysis indicator that is often useful for predicting trend reversals.
The moving average convergence divergence (MACD) is calculated from price data that is plotted as a time series. Learn how to determine the strength and momentum of a trend with MACD.
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.
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.
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 how they can impact your trade here.
Discover the 7 major forex pairs here, including EUR/USD and GBP/USD, and how to trade them. We also explain correlation between currency pairs.
Traders use pips (percentage in point) in forex to measure price movements. Determining the number of pips in a currency pair is crucial for your forex trading strategy.
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 how to trade pharma stocks on our trading platform.
Discover top tips for investing in the future with our article on renewable energy stocks, including five interesting companies in the industry. Find out more here.
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.
Coronavirus has changed how industries operate; discover what industries have potential for rapid growth following the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more here.
Explore four of the best forex hedging strategies in order to offset currency risk when trading in the volatile forex market.
Indices are a measure of a section of shares in the stock market, which are created by combining the value of several stocks to create one aggregate value. Learn more about indices.
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.
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.
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.
See our guides on platform features for our Next Generation trading platform and the MT4 trading platform. Covering topics from fundamental analysis reports and resources to risk-management features, our platform features guides cover anything platform-related.
Algorithmic trading is the process of using a computer that follows instructions based upon mathematical formulae to make automated trading decisions. Find out more.
Discover what an initial public offering is in the UK, along with some hugely anticipated IPOs for this year. We also offer recently public IPOs to trade exclusively on our platform.
The parabolic stop and reverse (SAR) can be used as both a technical indicator and trailing stop-loss to manage risk. Learn more here.
Reuters news and market reports are an exclusive feature on our platform that help to identify possible share trading opportunities.
Learn what a stop-loss order is and where to set one. Trading capital in a volatile market inevitably involves risk so using a stop-loss helps to manage this.