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  • How much should you put into each CFD trade?
  • If you've decided to give contracts for difference (CFDs) trading a go, you need to think about how you're going to manage your money before you begin. So how much money should you put into each CFD trade you put on? Let's take a closer look… You need to start off trading CFDs conservatively As eager as you may be to make some money trading CFDs, you need to start off putting down... ››› more
  • [17 September 2015]
  • Why controlling your losses is essential to making money investing in shares
  • Investing in shares is all about making money. Ideally, you want the stock market to soar, making you richer along the way. But as the financial crisis of 2008 showed, the stock market can fall and fall hard. That's why it's vital you have a mechanism to control your losses when investing in shares. You need to decide how much you're willing to lose each time you invest in shares. Then yo... ››› more
  • [04 September 2015]
  • Coping with the risks of investing in penny stocks
  • Investing in penny stocks can be extremely profitable. But with the possibility of great gains comes risk. To invest in penny stocks you have to comfortable with the risks you take on. If you want the potential of making money on these shares, you have to accept that you may lose money along the way. Let's take a closer look at the risk side of penny stocks and how to manage it… The ... ››› more
  • [01 September 2015]
  • Why you must control your risks with forex trading or face losing it all
  • Trading the forex market can be very lucrative. But as with trading all geared instruments, there are risks. And these risks mean losing money. One of the most important aspects of forex trading is risk management. If you ignore it, chances are you're not going to be trading for very long. So why is risk management so important? And how can you limit your risks when trading forex? Read on... ››› more
  • [31 August 2015]
  • Use this strategy to offset the risks of investing in penny stocks
  • Whilst investing in penny stocks can be extremely lucrative, it comes with its fair share of risk. Penny stocks are more risky than investing in blue-chip stocks and bonds for instance. So how can you manage this higher risk when investing in penny stocks? You can use the barbell strategy. Read on to find out more… Dealing with the risks of investing in penny stocks Penny stock... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]
  • Why South Africa ranks as the 11th riskiest place in the world to invest
  • The Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently published new data that ranks countries according to how risky they are. The ranking comes from how likely it is that a country will default on its sovereign debt. South Africa ranks just outside the top ten. Let's take a closer look at what this means for SA… The risk of defaulting on sovereign debt Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s ... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Investing offshore 101: Taking on currency risk
  • Investing offshore has its advantages. By investing in offshore markets, you diversify your portfolio. This helps to lower your overall risk. But by investing offshore, you take on currency risk. So what is currency risk? What does it mean for your investments? And can you avoid currency risk? Read on to find out… What is currency risk? Currency risk is a risk you take on wh... ››› more
  • [07 August 2015]
  • The most important reason to invest in penny stocks
  • The equity risk premium is one of the most important reasons why you should invest in penny stocks. If you take advantage of it, you could gain handsome rewards. So what exactly is the equity risk premium? And why should you invest in penny stocks? Read on to find out… What is the equity risk premium? The equity risk premium describes the idea that shares, including penny stocks, ... ››› more
  • [17 July 2015]
  • Why the risk you take investing in shares is worth it…
  • When you decide to invest on the stock market, you take on risk. There's the risk the shares you buy will drop in value. Or, worst case scenario, the company goes bust and you lose your entire investment. But by taking on the risk that comes with investing in shares, you're also putting yourself in a position to gain handsomely from it. It all comes down to the equity risk premium… ... ››› more
  • [13 July 2015]
  • NEW* Forex T-Stats Calculator
  • Click on the image below to download your copy of the brand new Forex T-Stats calculator. If you want to learn exactly how this calculator works, click...  ... ››› more
  • [06 July 2015]
  • Four risks you need to be aware of with your retirement investments
  • When you put money to work for your retirement, you face investment risk. This investment risk will depend on what assets you invest in. It's easy to ignore risk and focus on how much your investments for retirement could return. For example, if you invest in a unit trusts that's shown good performance over the years, there's no guarantee this will continue. So what risks face your retire... ››› more
  • [01 July 2015]
  • Wealth protection strategies uncovered: Three ways to crash proof your portfolio
  • Yesterday, you may have got a fright when you noticed how the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and stock markets across the world fell as worries over the Greek crisis hit. When things like this happen, it brings home the risk of a stock market crash and the impact it could have on your portfolio. So what can you do to minimise the impact of a stock market crash on your portfolio? Read on to f... ››› more
  • [30 June 2015]
  • The rand tumbles against the dollar as worries over the Greek crisis deepen
  • This morning, the rand fell 1% against the dollar as concerns grow over what's happening in Greece. With the Greek government opting to close banks and its stock exchange, and tomorrow's loan payment looking close to default, financial markets around the world are under pressure. The rand is feeling the rush from a move to ‘safer' assets. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… ... ››› more
  • [29 June 2015]
  • How to control your risk trading commodities
  • Thanks to spread trading, it's never been easier to trade commodities. If you want, you can trade gold, coffee, cotton and oil. But the commodities market is notoriously volatile and this underlines the importance of risk management. So how can you control your risk when trading commodities? Read on to find out… How to limit your losses when trading commodities Making hefty pro... ››› more
  • [22 June 2015]
  • Trading strategies uncovered: How to manage your profits and losses
  • You set out to make money from trading. Whether you trade single stock futures, contracts for difference or spread trade, profits are vital to continuing to trade and your overall success. As much as risk management is about looking after the downside to a trade, the upside is also important. So what should you do when a trade you're in does well? Read on to find out… The secret ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • Two sensible risk management rules to apply to your forex trading
  • When you first start trading forex, like most traders, you're likely to be thinking about how much money you can make. In fact, the best thing you can do is think about protecting yourself against losing money. Do this and you have a better chance of being a successful trader. So what are the most important aspects of risk management? Read on to find out… Risk management rule #1: ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • Forex risk management basics: How to limit your downside risk
  • Whilst trading forex gives you the opportunity to make money from the movements of currencies, there's also the chance of making a loss. When you trade forex, you're trading a geared instrument and this means your losses can quickly mount up. This is why risk management is so crucial when you trade forex. So how can you limit your downside risk? Read on to find out… Why stop lo... ››› more
  • [12 June 2015]
  • Three ways to stay ahead at the trading game
  • When you're trading the stock market for short-term gains, you need to be smart about the risks you take on. A successful trading strategy comes down to effectively managing your risks. There are three key things to bear in mind and use in your strategy. Read on to find out what these are… Trading strategy principle #1: Keep your losses small Trading all comes down to making money... ››› more
  • [12 June 2015]
  • Five ways to control your risk trading forex
  • Forex trading can be lucrative, but like all forms of trading, it's risky. You risk losing money. To deal with this risk, you can use a number of different things to combat it. Whilst you cannot remove the risks you take on forex trading, you can do things to minimise the risks. So what can you do to control your risks from trading forex? Read on to find out… Five risk management ... ››› more
  • [10 June 2015]
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