If you've ever watched The Big Short, chances are you know who Michael Burry is. He's the guy who figured out a bubble was forming in the US housing markets pre-2008. He also correctly predicted a market crash would ensue and made a ton of money shorting the housing market.
This week, he noted there are correlations between the bubble which formed in the housing market and Exchange Traded Fund... ››› more
The EasyEquities platform is the perfect way for you to start managing your own investment portfolio.
I've been using the platform to manage my investment portfolio since the beginning of the year and I must say it's quite fulfilling to see my money grow. I've been telling most of my friends and family about it.
The one question I've heard over and over again is, how am I supposed to know w... ››› more
So, you've never invested before but you want to cut your teeth on the markets.
Well, a good degree of caution is necessary in the investment markets. However, after months of a bear market, I believe the markets will soon start turning.
By getting in early and snapping up the bargains, you stand to benefit.
Fantastic rewards await you if you get it right. But beware of the risk involved... ››› more
Investing in the stock market is a learning curve. From the first investment you make, you start learning more and more. But there are a few golden rules that can stand you in good stead for when you invest. Some of them may seem common sense, but it's surprising how you can forget some crucial aspects when an investment opportunity presents itself. Read on to uncover what these areâ€¦
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To his credit, David Ricardo (1772-1823) discovered a number of economic truths. Some consider him the most important economic thinker since Adam Smith. Yet what most people don't know is that he discovered the most important rule of investing and speculating. His simple rule for investing made him extraordinarily rich. And it can help you as well. Read on to discover David Ricardo's simple ruleâ€... ››› more
When you trade, it's crucial that you don't let rumours, gossip and new stories sway you. In the majority of cases, there is no real substance to back them up. It's essential you stick to your trading plan and don't deviate. Read on to find out some tips to keep you on the trading straight and narrowâ€¦
If you jump on your trades due to the 'news' and gossip and this isn't in your pl... ››› more
As an investor, you keep up with all the latest news, strategies and breakthroughs in the world of finance. When your portfolio struggles, fight the temptation to find a new, experimental solution. Go back to basics and apply these five golden rules of investing. You'll be back on top in no time!
No matter how long youâ€™ve been investing, you should never forget to practice these golden rules, ... ››› more
Trading currencies can be a nerve wracking experience. Don't leave yourself open to wiping out your trading account with novice mistakes. Follow these golden rules to trading currencies for handsome profitsâ€¦
To get you well on your way to banking healthy gains trading currencies, Gavin Fourie author of Ultimate Secrets to Forex Trading reveals five rules for you to followâ€¦
Rule #1. Use a ... ››› more
If you've dabbled with trading you'll know the importance of discipline. And spread trading is no different. While spread trading lures you in with the prospect of quick gains, quick losses can be just as easy to make but are more difficult to swallow. Read on to uncover the seven golden rules of spread trading that'll get you on the right path to profitsâ€¦
Before leaping in and starting to tra... ››› more
Volatility equals opportunity. And the volatility of today's financial markets creates the opportunity for anyone to make substantial gains through spread trading. Although this is the case, you still need to play by the rules. Read on to discover four spread trading rules to improve your trading success.
The main attitude with successful spread trading is you have to dare to think differently.... ››› more
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