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  • Have you considered index trading? Here's how you can use it to your advantage…
  • Instead of picking individual shares to trade, you can opt to trade indexes instead. If you think an index is going to rise, you can place a long trade. If you think an index is going to fall, you can place a short trade. And you can use index trading to hedge your portfolio against a market fall. Let's take a closer look at index trading using spread trading… Why trade an index? ... ››› more
  • [27 March 2015]
  • Ever thought about trading international indexes? The FTSE 100 could be the one for you…
  • Across the world, stock markets have been in a sustained upward trend. And this includes the FTSE 100, the index of the London Stock Exchange's top 100 companies. With this global bull market comes worries about when the end will come. But it looks like this bull market has legs for more. Read on to uncover why the FTSE 100 looks set for more gains and how you can profit from its move higher... ››› more
  • [16 July 2014]
  • Want to start index trading? Here's how to start…
  • Index trading can be very attractive if you're thinking about giving trading a go. Instead of picking a particular share or commodity, you can go with the market majority on which way the market's going to go. And not just that, you can trade the major overseas indices too. So how can you trade indices? Let's take a closer look… When you trade an index, you trade an ETF Index trading is avai... ››› more
  • [11 June 2014]
  • Index trading: How to get started
  • When many people try trading for the first time, they turn to index trading. It allows you to stick with the overall trend of the market instead of having to focus on one particular share, commodity or currency pair. So how can you trade indexes? What instruments can you use for index trading? And how does it work? Let's take a closer look… You can use two financial instruments for index trad... ››› more
  • [23 May 2014]
  • Finally, you can trade the world! And it's all thanks to the JSE's new eCFDs
  • For months, traders have been patiently waiting for JSE to list some international exchange traded Contracts for Difference (eCFDs). And boy have they come to the party. Because I'm passionate about index trading, I've often envied the offshore managers who can choose from thousands of ETFs to trader. Not anymore! Your trading universe has just gotten a little bigger, in fact, it's gone... ››› more
  • [13 May 2014]
  • Use my different levels of bearishness index to minimise your risk
  • I’m sure you’ve heard the market maxim: ‘It’s not about how much you win but how much you don’t lose’. Now there are many ways you can make sure you don’t lose too much money on a trade. One of the ways I like to use in a bullish market, when I get a bearish signal to go short, is my bearishness index. ‘It’s not about how much you win but how much you don’t lose’ ... ››› more
  • [06 December 2012]

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