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  • Your essential forex glossary
  • If you're new to forex trading, you'll come across a number of terms and definitions that you may be unfamiliar with. So what are the key terms you need to know? Read on to find out…   ________________________________________   Bank fast gains of 389%, 52%, 32.89%, 37% and 135%... Whether the market goes – DOWN or UP!   Join a select group of private South Afric... ››› more
  • [28 February 2020]
  • Five golden rules to be a successful forex trader
  • The forex market's a $5.3 trillion per day industry. Every day more money than you could ever imagine changes hands. If you know what you're doing, trading forex is a great way to grab a thick, rich slice of this money for yourself. Interested? I bet you are. But don't jump in before you know these five golden rules for forex trading success… __________________________________... ››› more
  • [14 February 2020]
  • The risks of trading forex
  • Trading the foreign exchange market all comes down to speculating on the moves of currencies. By trading a currency pair, you hope that one currency will rise in value and the other currency will fall in value. As the market tends to follow long-term trends, many traders use technical analysis to find trades to their gain. But it comes with risks. So what are the risks of trading forex? ... ››› more
  • [12 November 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]
  • Forex trading a nightmare? Three truths you must accept before you take another trade
  • Do you find Forex trading to be a constant struggle? Do you battle to sleep if you leave your trades open overnight? If so, you might be making the same mistakes thousands of other Forex traders also make every day. I know, I've been there. But, I've done the research and I believe the biggest problem traders face is that they have a false understanding of what Forex trading really is. ... ››› more
  • [15 January 2015]
  • Six reasons why trading the Forex market is safer than trading shares
  • A few days ago I was quietly sitting and looking at the Forex market when I received a call from my friend, Frank, who is a share trader. Frank is a day trader which means he always closes his trades before the end of the trading day to minimise any potential overnight risks. One day before Frank closed his trades, he quickly went to the kitchen to grab a snack. But, there he got distracted by ... ››› more
  • [29 October 2014]
  • Is this the single most important key to Forex profit?
  • It's been said that the single most important influence in building equity in your trading account is the size of the position you take in your trades. I disagree. Let me explain why diversification will keep you poor and the one surprising key you should focus on instead for real trading profits. Learn from the successful investors in the world   In the book "The Zurich Axioms" (2... ››› more
  • [14 August 2014]
  • Spread trading 101: Where leverage and the margin come in
  • It's leverage that magnifies you gains, and losses, when you spread trade. In simple terms, leverage is borrowing money from your spread trading company when you put on trades. Leverage means you strictly manage your risks. Otherwise you could lose a lot of money. Let's take a closer look at how leverage works with spread trading… The margin When you put on a spread trade, the first thing yo... ››› more
  • [08 May 2014]
  • Forex trading basics: Six reasons why you should trade forex
  • Over the years, South Africans have come to accept the strict foreign exchange control that come with living in the country. But this doesn't mean that you can't take advantage of the most traded market in the world… The forex market. As a South African you can easily trade the forex market through currency futures and spread trading. Let's take a closer look at why trading forex could be for yo... ››› more
  • [23 April 2014]
  • How gearing works when you trade contracts for difference (CFDs)
  • When you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), one of the major motivating factors for this is the money multiplier effect that's at work. This money multiplier effect is gearing. But how can you calculate the gearing of your trade? Let's take a closer look at how gearing works with CFD trading… Contracts for difference (CFDs) are geared products, the research team at FSP Invest in The Ultima... ››› more
  • [22 January 2014]
  • Revealed: Warren Buffett hidden ingredient to his investing success
  • Some new academic research on Buffett has revealed a hidden ingredient to his success. He's actually taken on a good bit more risk - and been a lot less 'boring' - than many people realise, all in order to juice up his returns. So what's the secret sauce? And can you use it to help you boost your returns? Read on to find out… You might believe that Warren Buffett has succeeded because he inves... ››› more
  • [17 December 2013]
  • The real secret of Warren Buffett's investing success
  • It's no secret that Warren Buffett has an outstanding investment track record. And if you have much more than a vague interest in investment, you probably think you already know a fair bit about Buffett's approach to buying stocks. But a recent study shows that Warren Buffett likes to take on a bit more risk than first thought. Let's take a closer look at the real secret of Warren Buffett's invest... ››› more
  • [17 December 2013]
  • Forex trader alert: Why you must understand the leverage effect
  • It's not unheard of for retail traders to take on such high leverage that their positions put them way out of their depth in terms of risk exposure. So it's crucial that you always trade within your means. Read on to uncover the leverage effect… The fact is, people often get confused on leverage due to the various tips and hints out there, Max Munroe in Forex Round-Up explains... Some peopl... ››› more
  • [11 December 2013]
  • How the margin works when you spread trade
  • Spread trading involves leverage. That means that you ‘borrow' money from your spread trading provider when you put on trades. Leverage magnifies your gains, but it also magnifies your losses. Let's take a closer look at how the margin works when you spread trade… The leverage in spread trading makes it important to manage your risks, Cris Sholto Heaton explains in MoneyWeek. This is both fo... ››› more
  • [10 September 2013]
  • Make sure you understand how your ETF works
  • ETFs are a very useful type of passive fund. But you need to make sure you know exactly how the ETF you're investing in works before you invest. Read on to find out what you need to know about ETFs… Since launching in South Africa, ETFs have been very successful. And the number available to invest in is growing. But as the market grows, the products become more complicated, John Stepek expl... ››› more
  • [26 August 2013]
  • Four golden rules to make you a better forex trader
  • Trading the fast paced, exciting world of forex is not for the faint hearted. But it can be very profitable if you stick to some guidelines. To improve your chances of success, here are some golden rules you should stick to… Trading forex can be risky. Four ways to reduce your risk when you trade forex By sticking to these rules, you’ll reduce your risk and increase your chances of tra... ››› more
  • [07 August 2013]
  • Five golden rules to massive forex gains
  • 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 profits… 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 follow… Rule #1. Use a ... ››› more
  • [13 June 2013]


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