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  • 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 the silver futures price drives the silver price
  • In the world of commodities, the futures market drives their prices. And this is certainly the case for silver. The vast majority of silver futures trading is purely paper contract based. It doesn't involved dealing of the metal itself. Market participants trade silver futures for hedging and speculative purposes. So how does this trading affect the silver price? Let's take a closer lo... ››› more
  • [06 May 2015]
  • Trading commodities 101: The ins and outs of silver futures trading
  • When you check the price of silver, it may not be the current spot price you're looking at. It may be the futures price. So how do silver futures trading work? Read on to find out… The price of silver In many instances, the price of silver is not the spot price (the price you’d pay for immediate delivery). It’s usually the most actively traded futures contract for the delivery... ››› more
  • [04 May 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • How to interpret what your futures broker tells you when you put on a trade
  • Once you've sorted out a futures broker to trade through, you're ready to start trading single stock futures. After conducting some research, you've decided on your first trade. So you phone up your broker to put the trade on. Before you can go ahead with your trade, you need to understand the bid price and offer price. And what difference this makes if you're going long or going short. Let's take... ››› more
  • [23 May 2014]
  • How to open a trading account to trade single stock futures
  • You've done your research and have decided that you want to trade single stock futures. Before you can even think about putting a trade on, you need to have a trading account with a futures broker. If you already buy and sell shares through a stockbroker, there's a chance they may also provide this service. If not you're going to have to find one. Read on to find out how… Trading futures w... ››› more
  • [16 May 2014]
  • Three tips to help you become a better futures trader if you're just starting out
  • You've read all you could about the futures market. And you've decided trading futures is the right option for you. Today, we reveal three tips to help keep your losses down when trading futures for the first time…   Successful futures traders always have their eye on the market     Successful futures traders are observant. They always keep an eye on trends in the market. And, th... ››› more
  • [15 May 2014]
  • Why forex trading is better than futures trading
  • If you want to trade, you have a wide variety of different instruments at your disposal. You can trade single stock futures and contracts for difference for example. But what about forex trading? Forex trading can actually be less risky than trading instruments like single stock futures. Read on to find out why… Foreign exchange, or forex, is a market that barely sleeps, Timon Rossolimos in Fo... ››› more
  • [05 February 2014]
  • Trading ins and outs: How forex trading works
  • You have probably heard about forex trading. As the name suggests it involves trading forex or foreign exchange. But forex trading isn't about going to change money before you go on holiday. This trading involves trading different currency pairs. Let's take a closer look at how forex trading works… You trade forex or currencies in pairs, the research team at Forex Trader explain… And beca... ››› more
  • [03 February 2014]
  • Why Forex trading poses less risk than trading futures
  • The Forex market is a $4 trillion per day industry where you're able to buy, sell, exchange and monitor currencies. In addition, it poses less risk than when trading futures. Read on to find out why so you can be part of the largest financial market in the world. Forex expert, Timon Rossolimos says in Forex Fundamentals that he’d rather put his money into Forex trading than into futures. ... ››› more
  • [28 May 2013]



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