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  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Confused by gearing and trading on margin with CFDs? Here's everything you need to know…
  • When you decide to trade a derivative instrument like contracts for difference (CFDs), you need to get to grips with gearing and trading on margin. It's these aspects that give CFDs their money multiplier effect, which boosts your potential profits (and losses). And it's vital you understand how they work before you start trading. Read on to uncover what you need to know about gearing and tr... ››› more
  • [22 June 2015]
  • The basics of CFDs: Getting to grips with gearing and the margin
  • One of the reasons that traders choose contracts for difference (CFDs) is the gearing aspect they offer. Gearing amplifies the movement of the underlying share price. This can work for you by multiplying your potential profits, but against you too as it also multiplies your losses. Gearing comes from trading on margin. Read on to find out how this work… The impact of trading CFDs ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • Why you must respect gearing when you trade CFDs
  • The gearing aspect of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is one of the reasons traders find them attractive. But gearing can work against you. And that's why you must understand the risks you take on when trading CFDs and take steps to control this risk. So what is the effect of gearing on you as a CFD trader? And how can you control the risks of trading CFDs? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [12 June 2015]
  • Why you must respect the gearing aspect of CFDs
  • Contracts for difference (CFD) appeal to traders thanks to the money multiplying effect of gearing. But this gearing also works against you. If you don't run tight stop losses, you're at risk of hefty losses. Let's take a closer look at how you can rack up significant losses if a trade doesn't work out as you hoped… The gearing aspect of CFDs comes from trading on margin When you ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • Trading CFDs: How gearing works
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) are geared products. This means there's a money multiplier effect at work. Gearing is both an advantage and a disadvantage. Whilst it multiplies your gains, it also multiplies your losses. So what is gearing when trading CFDs? Read on to find out more… How gearing works when you trade CFDs When you trade CFDs, gearing comes from only putting down... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • CFD trading for beginners: The ins and outs of the initial margin
  • Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) gives you an opportunity to profit from the movements of share prices. Not only can you make money from shares rising in value, you can also profit when they fall in value. To do this, you trade on margin. To open a trade, you need to put down an initial margin. So what exactly is the initial margin? And how does it work in practise? Read on to f... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • Understanding financial statements: Why you should pay attention to operational leverage
  • Delving through the financial statements of companies you want to invest in can be very revealing. By investing, you're becoming a part owner in a business, so it's vital you understand the risks you take on. One factor worth taking a look at is a company's operational leverage. So what is operational leverage? And what impact can it have on your as an investor? Read on to find out…... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]
  • CFDs uncovered: The pros and cons of gearing
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs), like other financial derivatives, are geared products. So what is gearing? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of trading geared products? Read on to find out… Gearing explained CFDs are geared products. This means you only put down a small proportion of the actual value you have exposure to. You achieve gearing (or leverage) through t... ››› more
  • [18 May 2015]
  • How trading CFDs can multiply your profits
  • By trading contracts for difference (CFDs), you have the potential to make a lot more money than if you invested in shares directly. It all comes down to trading on margin. So how does this work? Read on to find out… Where gearing and the margin come in when you trade CFDs The money multiplier effect at work when you trade CFDs is gearing. You gain gearing when trading CFDs by ... ››› more
  • [12 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]
  • Boost your profits by trading on margin with spread trading
  • Like other derivatives, you trade on margin with spread trading. So what exactly is the margin? How does it work? And what effect does it have on your trading? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of the margin The margin is the deposit your spread trading company needs you to put down to open a trade. Depending on what you trade, the margin can be anything from 10% to 25% of you... ››› more
  • [26 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]
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