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  • How to use CFDs to protect your portfolio
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs) aren't just for speculative trading. You can also use them to protect your portfolio. So how does this work? Read on to find out… What are CFDs? CFDs are arrangements between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening price and the closing price of a contract. For example, the buyer of CFDs receives the difference in the value of ... ››› more
  • [19 May 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 CFDs to hedge your portfolio
  • You may believe that trading financial instruments like contracts for difference (CFDs) is all about trying to make a quick profit. But there is more to trading CFDs than that. You can actually use CFDs to hedge your investment portfolio. By using CFDs to hedge your portfolio, you can use them to act like a kind of insurance. Let's take a closer look at using CFDs to hedge your investment portfoli... ››› more
  • [13 January 2014]
  • Revealed: The wonders of spread trading
  • There are many ways you can trade. One popular way is by spread trading. Spread trading is a great way to trade shares on the JSE, indices and even commodities. Read on to find out exactly what spread trading is… If you want to start trading, you should consider spread trading. Spread trading involves placing a trade on an index or share price movement. There are also a number of other unde... ››› more
  • [25 July 2013]
  • Three reasons why every investor should have exposure to ETFs
  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a great, but simple investment vehicle. ETFs basically “shadow” the performance of a particular market, index or sector. Here are three reasons why you should have exposure to them… Before we go any further, an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is a basket of shares that, like unit trusts, allows you to buy or sell a portfolio of securities (such as shares, major ... ››› more
  • [03 July 2013]
  • Revealed: Five advantages of spread trading
  • If you're considering dipping your toe into spread trading, here's why you should. Not only does spread trading allow you to short the market, it can also protect your existing investment portfolio from market hiccups… Before we go any further, let’s have a quick look at what spread trading is… Spread trading is a trading instrument that allows you to profit from the movement of the und... ››› more
  • [20 June 2013]


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