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  • Single stock futures: How to trade the ups and downs of the stock market
  • If you're looking for a way to trade the stock market, one option to consider is single stock futures. Single stock futures are financial derivatives that allow you to trade a large number of the shares listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. But single stock futures trading isn't for the conservative trader. Read on to find out more… What are single stock futures? When you ... ››› more
  • [07 July 2015]
  • How you can trade international stocks using single stock futures
  • If you trade single stock futures on South African stocks, do you know you can trade international stocks too without taking your money offshore? You can do this by trading the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's International Derivatives. So what are International Derivatives? What are the benefits of trading them? And how can you trade them? Read on to find out… Introducing Internatio... ››› more
  • [19 May 2015]
  • How to use single stock futures to profit and protect your portfolio
  • You may think that single stock futures trading is for the speculative trader, but you can also use them as a tool to protect your existing portfolio. But trading single stock futures comes with risks. They're geared financial instruments. So how does gearing with single stock futures work? How can you use them to exploit moves in the market and protect your portfolio? And how do you... ››› more
  • [30 March 2015]
  • Is trading single stock futures for you?
  • Trading single stock futures appeals to many would-be traders because of their gearing aspect. This is all thanks to trading on margin. By putting down a small deposit to trade a large number of shares, you can multiply the gains of their price movements. But this gearing also multiplies your losses. So is single stock futures the right financial instrument for you? Read on to find ou... ››› more
  • [20 March 2015]
  • Don't let these two emotions bring your single stock futures trading journey to an end
  • There are a number of factors that have a bearing on your success as a single stock futures trader. The psychology of a trader has a big effect. Let your emotions interfere with your trading and chances are you're going to lose money. And as single stock futures are geared financial instruments, mistakes can cost you dearly. So let's take a look at the two main emotions that can have a de... ››› more
  • [19 March 2015]
  • The costs of trading single stock futures
  • If you're serious about trading single stock futures, you'll have to know how much it's going to cost you. To trade single stock futures you need the services of a stock broker. So you'll have to pay your broker a fee for his services. And to open a futures trading account, you'll need to deposit a minimum amount too. Let's take a closer look at the costs involved with trading single sto... ››› more
  • [18 March 2015]
  • How to find a stock broker to trade single stock futures through
  • As with investing in shares, if you want to trade single stock futures, you'll need a stock broker. A stock broker will put on your single stock futures trades on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Equity Derivatives Market for you. So how can you find one of these brokers? Read on to find out… How to trade single stock futures If you already have an account for investing with a... ››› more
  • [17 March 2015]
  • Trading strategies uncovered: How to use single stock futures to hedge your portfolio
  • Trading single stock futures isn't all about trying to make a quick profit from the ups and downs of share prices. You can also use single stock futures to hedge your current portfolio. So how does this work? Read on to find out… Using single stock futures to reduce your portfolio’s risk Despite being a risky financial instrument, single stock futures can help you to hedge yo... ››› more
  • [16 March 2015]
  • How to use single stock futures to profit from the slide in a share price
  • If you stick to traditional investing methods, you can only profit if the price of the share you buy rises in value over time. But with single stock futures and other derivative instruments, you have the opportunity to profit from a share price's fall. So how does this work? Let's take a closer look… Trading single stock futures when a share price rises and falls If you think a s... ››› more
  • [13 March 2015]
  • Gearing uncovered: How single stock futures can boost your profits
  • Some investors may use single stock futures as a way of hedging their portfolio. By shorting shares they hold long positions in, they can offset losses. But the main reason behind most investors using single stock futures is the gearing they offer. By trading single stock futures, you can potentially make quick, substantial profits. Let's take a closer look at how this works… How gea... ››› more
  • [12 March 2015]
  • How to work out your gearing when you trade single stock futures
  • Gearing is one aspect that attracts traders to single stock futures. It's gearing that multiplies your potential profits (and losses). So how does gearing work? And how can you work out the gearing of your single stock futures trade? Read on to find out… What is gearing? Gearing is when the potential positive or negative outcome is magnified. It’s this magnification aspect of... ››› more
  • [11 March 2015]
  • Single stock futures uncovered: How the margin works in practise
  • At first, single stock futures can appear rather complicated. There is one main aspect of single stock futures that you need to get to grips with so you can understand exactly how they work. And, more importantly, so you can get closer to trading them. This aspect is the margin. Let's take a closer look at how the margin works… The margin in action The best way to see how the ... ››› more
  • [10 March 2015]
  • The basics of single stock futures: What you need to know to get started
  • Single stock futures are trading instruments that allow you to trade shares listed on the JSE. They're geared instruments. This gearing multiplies your potential profits and losses. So what aspects of single stock futures do you need to understand to get started? Let's take a closer look… An introduction to single stock futures To understand how single stock futures trading wo... ››› more
  • [09 March 2015]
  • The ins and outs of single stock futures trading
  • Single stock futures, along with the likes of contracts for difference (CFDs) and spread trading, are derivatives. Derivative are financial instruments whose value depends on an underlying asset's value. With single stock futures, they derive their value from the underlying share they're based on. So how do they work? Let's take a closer look… How do single stock futures work? ... ››› more
  • [06 March 2015]

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