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  • Long or short - How to profit from the rise and the fall!
  • The JSE's performance over the last seven days has been dismal to say the least. It's down 3.22% and nobody seems to know when it's going to stop. Every major sector on the JSE has decreased taking the shares down with it. Financials - Down 1.53% Resources - Decreased 1.79% Industrials - Fell 1.12% Gold mining - Tanked 4.12% But despite this poor performance, there are opportunities... ››› more
  • [15 June 2016]
  • 3 CFD strategies to help you trade a volatile market…
  • Last week, we published the kind of recommendation I prefer not to put into the public domain. • First, it was a short-recommendation. • Second it was a short-recommendation on an established, stable and, what most people would consider, blue-chip company. • Third, it used a fairly advanced trading instrument that's often misunderstood by the general public. But, in spite of these ... ››› more
  • [23 May 2016]
  • How you can turn R500 into R1,405 trading forex
  • In just a few hours turn R500 into R1,405 Discover the different instruments using gearing Why I like CFD's to harness the power of gearing The Forex Trader Team, recently sent out this trade to our Forex Trader subscribers: We told them to sell (go short) the Great British Pound to the Australian Dollar at $2.0288 and put their take profit level at 1.9920. Traders could have entered this tra... ››› more
  • [21 April 2016]
  • Weighing up the pros and cons of trading CFDs
  • If you're looking for a trading instrument, you have a number to choose from. One widely available instrument is contracts for difference (CFDs). So why should you consider trading CFDs? And what are the downsides of trading CFDs? Let's take a closer look… Four reasons to trade CFDs #1: Low costs to trade As you trade CFDs on margin, you don’t have to pay for the full value of ... ››› more
  • [08 September 2015]
  • Trading instruments uncovered: What is a CFD?
  • If you want to trade shares, commodities, indexes and currencies, you have a range of different trading instruments to pick from. One of these trading instrument is a contract for difference or CFD. So what exactly is a CFD? And what can you trade with CFDs? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of a CFD A CFD is a financial derivative. A financial derivative is a contract whic... ››› more
  • [01 September 2015]
  • How to prepare and profit from CFD trading
  • Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) gives you an opportunity to profit from the ups and down of shares and indices. But before you begin trading, you need to ensure you're ready. And once you start trading, you need to keep some key things in mind. Read on to uncover the top tips to keep you right when you trade CFDs… Before you trade CFDs, make sure you tick these boxes… Th... ››› more
  • [15 May 2015]
  • The difference between going long and going short CFDs
  • As with other derivative products, when you trade contracts for difference (CFDs) you can go long or you can go short. So what does this actually mean? And what difference does it make when you trade CFDs? Read on to find out… A quick introduction to CFDs When you trade CFDs, you enter an arrangement between two parties to exchange the difference between the closing price of the c... ››› more
  • [11 May 2015]
  • The beginners guide to trading CFDs
  • If you're looking for a way to trade stocks and indexes, contracts for difference (CFDs) could be the trading tool for you. So what are CFDs? What are the key features of CFDs? And why should you think about trading CFDs? Read on to find out… What are CFDs? CFDs are over the counter (OTC) derivatives. This means you don’t trade them through a stock exchange, but through a compan... ››› more
  • [06 May 2015]
  • Four ways to trade shares
  • If you've decided that you want to give trading shares a go, you have a number of options open to you. These options all vary slightly and the level of risk that you take on also varies. But they all offer you a way to gain leverage and potentially multiply your profits. So what instruments can you use to trade shares? Read on to find out… In South Africa, there are four options to pi... ››› more
  • [26 February 2015]
  • Five reasons why you should opt to trade CFDs
  • If you want to trade derivatives, you'll come across a number of different instruments you can use. One of these instruments is contracts for difference (CFDs). So why should you consider trading CFDs instead of just buying shares? Read on to find out… Why you should trade CFDs #1: CFDs are geared instruments As CFDs are geared instruments, you can trade what you want and onl... ››› more
  • [20 January 2015]
  • Four tips to help you become a more profitable CFD trader
  • Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) can be a great way to make money no matter what the market is doing. But to be a successful and profitable CFD trader requires discipline. You can't approach CFD trading as you would investing in shares. As CFDs are geared products, the risks are greater. So what steps can you take to become a better CFD trader? Read on to find out… Four way... ››› more
  • [21 October 2014]
  • Looking for a CFD trading strategy with a difference? How about pairs trading?
  • If you focus your analysis on one particular sector, this is a good trading strategy for you to consider. Pairs trading involves going long on one stock and short on another stock. And contracts for difference (CFDs) are great for the job. So how does pairs trading work? And why it is a trading strategy worth considering? Let's take a closer look… What is pairs trading? Pairs t... ››› more
  • [17 October 2014]
  • Are you ready to start trading CFDs? Find out by answering these three questions
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) offer you one way to trade the stock market. Many traders like CFDs as the pricing is very transparent with daily funding costs, they can easily hedge their current portfolio and they don't have an expiry date. If you want to trade CFDs, are you ready? CFDs, along with other trading products, are geared products. This comes with high risk, so it's crucial y... ››› more
  • [07 October 2014]
  • Five top trading instruments to help gear up your gains
  • You've decided that it's time to take things up a notch. You want to give trading a go, but where do you start? There are so many different instruments out there. How do single stock futures work compared with contracts for difference (CFDs)? How does spread trading differ from options? To find out what you need to know about the different instruments available for you to trade and more, read on... ››› more
  • [17 June 2014]
  • How CFD trading can turn a gain of 16% into a gain of 150%!
  • If you're looking for a way to gear up your potential profits, then trading contracts for difference (CFDs) may be just for you. So how does trading CFDs work? And how does the gearing element of CFD trading boost your profits? Let's take a closer look… Putting a long CFD trade on The best way to see how CFD trading works, is to see them in action. If you want to know more about the basics o... ››› more
  • [02 June 2014]
  • Here's everything you need to know to start trading CFDs
  • Contracts for difference, or CFDs, are a popular trading tool. If you're eager to trade them, but you don't know where to start, you might want to know: How CFDs work, how you trade CFDs and how can you reduce your risks trading CFDs? Read on to find out the answers so you can start trading CFDs… Are you a beginner CFD trader desperate to get started? If trading CFDs is something that you wa... ››› more
  • [19 May 2014]
  • Two ways to minimise your losses when you trade CFDs
  • When you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), or any other financial product, it's crucial you manage your losses. No-one enters a trade thinking it's going to turn against them, but it's something you have to be prepared for. Otherwise you're not going to survive very long as a trader. So what can you do to minimise your losses? You can opt for a stop loss or a trailing stop loss. Let's take a ... ››› more
  • [15 May 2014]
  • Finally, you can trade the world! And it's all thanks to the JSE's new eCFDs
  • For months, traders have been patiently waiting for JSE to list some international exchange traded Contracts for Difference (eCFDs). And boy have they come to the party. Because I'm passionate about index trading, I've often envied the offshore managers who can choose from thousands of ETFs to trader. Not anymore! Your trading universe has just gotten a little bigger, in fact, it's gone... ››› more
  • [13 May 2014]
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