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  • How you can use currency indices with your forex trading
  • With forex trading, you're concerned about the movement of a currency pair. Through your research, you may have noticed that there are currency indices. So what role do currency indices play with forex trading? Let's take a closer look… What are currency indices?   Currency indices show you the performance of one specific currency in relation to a number of other currencies.... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • How to use currency futures to trade forex
  • If you want to trade forex, there are a few different instruments you can use. One of these is currency futures. If you decide to trade the rand against major international currencies, currency futures are more reasonable to trade than spread trading. So how do currency futures work? And what currencies can you trade the rand against? Let's take a closer look…   What are currenc... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • Forex 101: How forex trading works in practice
  • Many traders are attracted to the forex market as it is highly liquid and open 24 hours a day, five days a week. So what are the basics of forex trading you need to understand? Let's take a closer look… Forex trading is all about trading currency pairs   Each time you trade forex, you’re trading a currency pair. You take a view on how one currency in the pair will perform ... ››› more
  • [13 November 2015]
  • The end of the South African rand is nigh!
  • What a bitter-sweet situation we're in. Jobs are being created in the United States of America and the economy is growing at a good pace. While back in South Africa we have the rand devaluing at record levels which is making it more and more expensive to travel and buy goods. You can understand why it's a win/lose situation. But it doesn't have to be. Let me take it a step further. ... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • Forex 101: The best currencies to trade
  • If you've decided that you want to trade forex, one of the first things you'll have to decide is which currencies you're going to trade. Whilst the idea of trading currencies from far flung countries may appeal, it's important to weigh up the best currencies to trade. So which currencies should you stick to? Read on to find out…   The currencies you should trade   The t... ››› more
  • [10 November 2015]
  • Forex 101: How currency pairs work
  • If you decide to trade forex, one of the first things you'll come across is that currencies come in pairs. You can't trade a currency in isolation, you always trade it with another currency. So how do currency pairs work? And what does a currency pair tell you? Read on to find out more… An introduction to currency pairs   The value of one currency is always relative to th... ››› more
  • [05 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: NewWave USD Currency ETN [JSE:NEWUSD]
  • NewWave USD Currency exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the spot price of US dollar versus the rand. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: NewWave USD Currency ETN Short name: NEWWVEUSD Ticker: NEWUSD Sector: JSE listed notes Five top facts about NewWave USD Currency ETN Fact #1: ETNs are debt instruments that trade on a stock exch... ››› more
  • [29 October 2015]
  • About the ETN: NewWave EUR Currency ETN [JSE:NEWEUR]
  • NewWave EUR Currency exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the euro/rand. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: NewWave EUR Currency ETN Short name: NEWWVEEUR Ticker: NEWEUR Sector: JSE listed notes Five top facts about NewWave EUR Currency ETN Fact #1: ETNs are debt instruments that trade on a stock exchange. By lending money to the ... ››› more
  • [23 October 2015]
  • With the price of Bitcoin stable, what lies ahead for the digital currency?
  • The price of Bitcoin soared in 2013 by a staggering 8,500%. Then it lost 85% of its value by the start of this year. Speculation was rife about how high the price of the digital currency would go and what it meant for Bitcoin. So what's happened now? And what does the future hold for Bitcoin? Read on to find out… The price of Bitcoin This year, Bitcoin has done something that m... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • Bleeding the French white
  • On Friday morning, I sat down and had a chat to Nick O' Connor who is the associate publisher of Capital and Conflict daily e-letter. We met up at the Money Week office here in Southwark, London. It's really beautiful here in Southwark, London. Everything seems to work perfectly. No electricity, water and internet problems. It's just a fully functioning country, with the most beautiful monum... ››› more
  • [12 October 2015]
  • Want to start trading? You'll need to decide what to trade first…
  • Short-term trading can be very profitable. You can potentially make money from the rises and falls in the price of many different assets. So if you want to give trading a go, the first thing you need to decide is what you're going to trade. Here are your options… Trading option #1: Shares This is perhaps one of the most common forms of trading. Using a wide variety of trading t... ››› more
  • [02 October 2015]
  • Is Bitcoin a dying digital currency?
  • The price of Bitcoin soared from $10 to $1,150 back in 2013. Then its value started to crash, falling to less than $200 by the start of this year. At the moment, one Bitcoin is worth around $236. So what is going on with the digital currency? Does it have a future? Let's take a closer look… Using Bitcoin At the moment, if you want to use Bitcoin, you buy it with a currency like... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Good news for Bitcoin as Barclays make a move to accept deposits in the digital currency
  • One of the UK's biggest banks and major stakeholder in Barclays Africa, Barclays Plc, made an announcement last week about accepting Bitcoin deposits. The banking group has decided that it will allow people to make donations using the digital currency. So how will this work? And what does it mean for Bitcoin? Let's take a closer look… Barclays’ plans with Bitcoin Barclays is ... ››› more
  • [11 September 2015]
  • Keep an eye on this commodity currency and get ready to profit from its recovery
  • You'll know that commodity prices are down and the dollar has been on a strong run. These factors spell doom for the Canadian dollar over the past few years. And they've helped push the Canadian dollar to hit an 11-year low against the greenback. But the Canadian dollar could have been through its worse and be getting ready to rally. Read on to find out more and how you can prepare yourse... ››› more
  • [21 August 2015]
  • Forex trading basics: How to read currency quotes
  • The most basic aspect of forex trading you must understand before you can start trading are currency quotes. You need to know how to read these and understand what they're telling you. So what do you need to know about currency quotes? Read on to find out… How currency quotes work Currency quotes refer to two currencies as all currencies trade in pairs. For example, USD/ZAR or ... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Why you should stick to trading the major currencies
  • The forex market is a multibillion dollar financial market. It trades 24 hours a day, five days a week. Whilst there are a huge array of different currencies you can trade, it's best to stick to trading the major currencies. So what are the major currencies? And why should you stick to trading them? Read on to find out… What are the major currencies? The major currencies includ... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • Want to trade currencies? Here's how to select the right instrument for you…
  • If you want to trade the world's currencies, there are a number of ways you can go about it. The first thing you need to decide is what currencies you want to trade. Once you know this, you can pick the right instrument for you. There are essentially three different instruments you can use to trade forex. Read on to find out more… Using currency futures to trade forex   If you ... ››› more
  • [17 August 2015]
  • This is the most hated currency right now
  • Dear trader, Not many things make my blood boil, but this week's been a monumental exception. We've seen: ~ Oil crash below the $50 ~ Commodity prices continue to make new lows ~ The dollar keeps getting stronger and stronger ~ Greece has accepted a bailout after they had a referendum to vote against any government interference! By now I probably sound like a broken recorder, becaus... ››› more
  • [17 August 2015]
  • Lower your risk by trading currency CFDs
  • If you opt to trade forex, you can obtain gearing of up to 500 times. This is great if your trades all work out as planned. But if you're just starting out or don't like this high level of gearing, you can opt for a less risky method. So what is this less risky way of trading currencies? It's currency CFDs. Read on to find out more… What are currency CFDs? Currency CFDs (co... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]
  • China devalues its currency to combat slowing growth, hitting the rand in the process
  • China has devalued its currency, the yuan, in a bid to stimulate economic growth. The rand, along with other emerging market currencies, fell on the news. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Why China devalued its currency The People’s Bank of China has devalued its currency by 1.9% in a bid to “make the exchange rate more market orientated,” reports the BBC. This t... ››› more
  • [11 August 2015]
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