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  • Interested in forex trading? Here's what you need to know
  • Forex trading is about trading the world's foreign exchange market. The forex market is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. Its liquidity and size means there are ample opportunities for traders to take advantage of. So how does forex trading work? Let's take a closer look… What is forex trading?   Forex trading involves trading currency pairs. You ... ››› more
  • [03 November 2015]
  • Three ways to make money trading a falling stock market
  • Trading isn't just about making money from rising prices, you can also profit from falling share prices. You can do this by shorting shares or indices. Instead of buying at a lower price and selling at a higher price, you hope to buy at a higher price and sell at a lower price, banking a profit. So if you fancy short selling, what trading instruments can you use? Let's take a closer l... ››› more
  • [26 October 2015]
  • Three ways to start trading the stock market
  • Investing for the long-term is a great way to grow your wealth. But what if you want to try to cash in on short-term movements in the stock market? If this interests you, then trading may be for you. As long as you can handle the extra risk it brings, you can potentially make quick, substantial gains. So how can you trade the stock market? Let's take a closer look at three different ways... ››› more
  • [01 October 2015]
  • What is the difference between eCFDs and CFDs?
  • Most traders are familiar with trading contracts for difference (CFDs) through a trading company and stock brokers. But do you know there is another type of CFD you can trade in South Africa? These are exchange traded CFDs or eCFDs. So what makes eCFDs different from ‘normal' CFDs? Let's take a look… What are eCFDs? eCFDs are contracts for difference that trade through an... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]
  • How you can trade precious metals using futures contracts
  • If you want to speculate on the price movements of precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver, one way to do it is to trade futures contracts. By using futures contracts on precious metals, you gain leverage on changes in their prices. So what exactly are precious metals futures contracts? And how can you trade them? Read on to find out… What are precious metals futures con... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]
  • Four key differences between futures contracts and contracts for difference (CFDs)
  • If you're looking to trade shares, there are two main trading instruments traders tend to use: Single stock futures and contracts for difference. The main difference between these two trading instruments is the contract and this makes the way they work different. So what are these differences? Read on to find out… Definitions of single stock futures and CFDs The basis of single... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • Trading with CFDs: Demystifying gearing
  • If you want to trade contracts for difference (CFDs), one thing you need to understand is gearing. Gearing is what boosts your profits when you get a trade right. But it also boosts your losses. This is why it's essential you understand exactly how it works. Let's take a closer look… Where gearing comes in when you trade CFDs Like other financial derivatives like single stock futu... ››› more
  • [07 September 2015]
  • Delving into the workings of CFDs
  • CFDs, or contracts for difference, are a type of trading instrument. You can trade a wide array of underlying assets, including shares and currencies. So how do contracts for difference work? Let's take a closer look… You trade on margin with CFDs Like with other financial derivatives, you trade on margin with CFDs. This means you put down a small portion of your overall exposure ... ››› more
  • [02 September 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]
  • About the company: JSE Ltd [JSE:JSE]
  • JSE is the company which owns the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: JSE Limited Short name: JSE Ticker: JSE Sector: Financial services – financial services Five top facts about JSE Fact #1: JSE’s history goes back to 1887, when the stock market was established in South Africa. Over the years, the exchange has... ››› more
  • [06 August 2015]
  • Trading 101: What is trading?
  • Have you ever wondered what the difference between trading and investing is? There are a few major differences between the two. And these differences may help you decide whether trading is for you or if investing is better suited to you. So what is trading? What makes trading different from investing? And how can you trade? Let's take a closer look… The ins and outs of trading ... ››› more
  • [14 July 2015]
  • Trading newbie? Here's the trading lingo you need to know before you get started…
  • Trading the financial markets is exciting. But trading comes with its own ‘language,' which can appear daunting at first. By getting to grips with a few key terms, you'll find your trading experience a much easier one. So what trading lingo should you know? Read on to find out… Getting up to scratch with trading terms Whether you decide to trade shares, commodities or forex, ... ››› more
  • [09 July 2015]
  • 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]
  • Want to trade the stock market? Here's how…
  • If you invest on the stock market, the allure of trading may be tempting you. By choosing to trade, you have a number of ways to do it. So what are these different ways to trade? Read on to find out… There are three main ways to trade the stock market There are a number of different financial instruments you can use to trade the stock market. The most popular forms of tradin... ››› more
  • [03 July 2015]
  • Investors are piling into alternative investments… What is the attraction?
  • Alternative investments are seeing a boom. They're one of the fastest growing asset classes at the moment. So what are alternative investments? And what are the pros and cons of investing in them? Read on to find out… What are alternative investments? Broadly speaking, alternative investments are assets you can invest in that aren’t shares, bonds or cash. This means there’s... ››› more
  • [02 July 2015]
  • Four things you need to know about CFDs
  • If you want to trade shares and indices, one option you have is to use contracts for difference (CFDs). To trade CFDs, it's important you understand the basic principles that apply to this trading instrument. Read on to find out what these are and how they apply to trading CFDs… CFD factor #1: The value of CFDs As CFDs are derivative instruments, this means they derive their value... ››› more
  • [24 June 2015]
  • An introduction to forex trading for beginners
  • If trading forex appeals to you, you need to have a firm grasp of how the market works before you can even think about starting to trade. So what are the basics you need to know about forex trading as a beginner? Read on to find out… The appeal of the forex market The forex market is a very large, liquid financial market. Around $4 trillion trades on the market each day. Forex ... ››› more
  • [23 June 2015]
  • Trading uncovered: CFDs versus spread trading
  • If you've decided that trading is for you, there are a number of different instruments you can use to do it. For example, if you want to trade the price movements of shares you could trade contracts for difference (CFDs) or you could spread trade. So what is the difference between these two forms of trading? Read on to find out… The similarities between CFDs and spread trading ... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • Forex trading uncovered: How to profit from the rand's fall against the dollar
  • On Friday, the rand hit 13-year lows against the dollar. This year, the local currency has been under immense pressure. If you think the rand's woes are going to continue, you could try to profit from the move. You can do this by forex trading. So how does this work? Read on to find out… Trading forex through the JSE If you want to trade forex, one option you have is to trade c... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
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