Below you'll find important questions and answers about CFD trading…
Enjoy today's Q&A on CFDs.
CFDs versus Share Codes
Q “Are the CFD share symbols codes the same as for normal shares? How do you distinguish between CFD and normal share?”
A The CFD is just the derivative of the share...
So you're not buying a share, you're buying the exposure... ››› more
When it comes to soccer, scoring is far less frequent than in other sports.
With short tournaments and knockout stages, some games can be extremely difficult to predict the winner.
But that's where we turn to other markets the bookies so kindly offer.
It's called the Under/Over markets.
This is where you bet on the amount of goals scored over the full time of the game.
Today, I'll s... ››› more
You see him everywhere.
TV, radio, inbox, books, events, DVDs, Websites, groups, newspapers, social media… You name it.
He's become a house hold name. In fact, he's pretty much family to you. When you meet him, it's like you've known him your whole life!
And his heart is in a good place. Because his passion in life is to do just one thing.
To help and guide fellow novice and expe... ››› more
Most types of risks for investors are almost impossible control.
Take politics for example - You have no control over what the Government says or does that could affect the markets.
But there's one type of risk an investor can control - The risk of paying too much for a stock.
Let me explain…
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I'm amazed over and over again by how naïve and trusting people are...
If I could have a cent for every person who'd asked me “What's a good share for me to buy right now?” I'd never have to work ever again.
It's quite concerning that some investors believe they'll be able to make quick and easy money by asking a total stranger what share to buy!
If you aren't prepared to make your... ››› more
The one question I always get asked when I meet new investors is, “How do I know what shares to buy?”
It's a legitimate question.
After all, if you pick the wrong share, you could lose out on potential profits. But, if you pick the right share, you could be smiling all the way to the bank.
If I'm honest, finding the right share is not easy. It's an art that the analysts at FSPInvest... ››› more
I thought you may be interested in these recent trading questions I received on our www.investorsclub.co.za
Remember, I'm always here to help, when you have a question.
• Do you recommend we adjust our stop losses?
• Who are the best brokers?
• How much money do you need to start with Forex trading?
• Could you verify my analysis of the GBP/USD chart?
Q: Do you recommend we adj... ››› more
As I write to you today, I feel silly.
I've just done a thorough analysis on gold, and what I see is absolutely unprecedented.
In the last couple of years, we've seen gold go from $1,900 down to $1,076 an ounce.
But looking at the chart, you've seen nothing yet! Gold was a safe haven and now it’s a living hell!
What you’re looking at is the monthly chart of the Gold Index.
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Every indicator and price chart you use, is based on one thing.
Past data. This can be a major problem when you trade.
Go to any chart. You'll see with every uptrend and downtrend on a chart, there is some kind of reversal point. The point where the trend is exhausted, which will now move in the opposite direction.
And no matter what you use, Stochastics, candlesticks, RSI, moving average... ››› more
If you want to start forex trading, you'll need a strategy to help you find winning trades.
With forex trading, there is one strategy that will help you do this. This is technical analysis.
So what is technical analysis? And why does it work so well with forex trading?
Let's take a closer look…
What is technical analysis?
Technical analysis is about trying to predict pr... ››› more
Trends play a big part in trading. You shouldn't consider putting a trade on unless you know what the prevailing trend is.
The old adage, the trend is your friend, holds true. You should trade with the trend, it a profitable way of trading.
This is where trend lines come in…
The importance of a trend line
Trend lines are at the very heart of technical analysis. Making mone... ››› more
Kevin Wides is the South African Investor's newest contributor.
As a successful hedge fund manager, he focuses on global macroeconomics where he identifies key trends in the financial markets.
Through his career, Kevin speculated on just about everything that has a price or is listed on an exchange, from bonds to currencies. And he's made a tremendous amount of money doing this.
But the... ››› more
Once you decide to invest, you want to be able to find the best shares to buy. This means finding the shares that are going to perform the best.
So how can you find the best shares the stock market has to offer?
There are two main ways to go about finding them: Fundamental analysis and technical analysis.
Let's take a look at both techniques…
Finding the best shares to buy with fu... ››› more
Technical analysis can be an extremely useful tool to help you see where the forex market could be going.
Get these predictions right and you make a profit.
Take continuation patterns. Spot these and you have the chance to exploit a powerful trend.
One such continuation pattern are flags.
Let's take a closer look at how you can use these to spot a money making forex trading opportunity... ››› more
Once you decide to invest in shares, it's not advisable to pick shares at random. You need to do some research first.
One popular method for finding shares to invest in is fundamental analysis. Whilst there are varying types of fundamental analysis, they all follow similar principles.
So what is fundamental analysis? And is it an investment strategy you should consider?
Read on to find ou... ››› more
There are so many financial markets you can trade. You may want to focus on South African stocks, international stocks, indices, commodities or forex.
So what's the best way to find potential winning trades?
There are two main schools of thought: Fundamental analysis and technical analysis.
So what is the difference? And what analysis suits you best?
Let's take a closer look…
W... ››› more
If you've looked into technical analysis, the vast number of technical indicators may overwhelm you.
So what exactly are technical indicators? And which ones are worth using as part of your forex trading strategy?
Read on to find out…
What are technical indicators?
You’ll come across two main types of technical indicators when you trade forex:
Leading indicators; and
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When it comes to selecting shares to invest in, you have a huge number of different investment strategies to consider.
If you think fundamental analysis is for you, you have to consider the different approaches. And, most importantly, which one is likely to give you the best results.
So let's take a closer look at the two main veins of fundamental analysis to see which one is the better bet... ››› more
Technical analysis involves using the historical price action of a share, currency or other asset to anticipate what's going to happen in the future. It all comes down to using price charts.
So what are the key concepts of technical analysis? And how can you use them to profit when you trade?
Read on to find out about two of the most important concepts…
Technical analysis concept #1:... ››› more
There are two main schools of thought when it comes to analysing shares. One is fundamental analysis and the other is technical analysis.
Both types of analysis have their advantages, but if you're looking to trade, technical analysis can benefit you.
So what makes technical analysis an effective trading tool?
Read on to find out…
What is technical analysis?
Technical analysis ... ››› more
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