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  • How to profit from falling share prices using CFDs
  • By trading contracts for difference (CFDs) you can magnify your potential gains. But you don't just have to hope a share price rises, you can profit from a falling share price too. So how does this work? Let's take a look… How to trade CFDs on falling share prices If you think the price of a share or the value of an index is going to fall, you can short it using CFDs. Shorting... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • How trading CFDs works whether you're going long or going short
  • CFDs (contracts for difference) are a financial derivative that you can use to trade underlying assets such as shares and currencies. So how do CFDs work when you trade them? How can you make money? How does the daily funding charge work? And what if a company you're trading CFDs in pays a dividend? Let's take a closer look… The difference going long or going short CFDs m... ››› more
  • [03 September 2015]
  • I warned you about this gold crash two years ago. And now I'm warning you again!
  • Dear trader, On 27 November 2013 I wrote an article saying. . “Gold is definitely not your safe haven in South Africa”. I told you that a sideways range had formed between (3,282 and 1,376), and the next target was for the JSE-GOLD index to drop to 800… And that’s exactly the level it hit last month. But just because it hit that level, doesn’t mean you should just buy gold now b... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
  • How gold helped fund Marko's European holiday - even as the gold price dipped 8%
  • If you've been reading the news for the past month or so, you'd have seen the significant drop in the gold price. If you'd invested in gold at the beginning of 2015, you'd be 8% down now. In fact, gold has dropped almost 10% is the past month alone. Not to mention, the gold companies on the JSE have taken a huge knock due to the decreased gold prices. So, many gold-loving investors are curr... ››› more
  • [28 July 2015]
  • How to spot profitable short forex trades by using this pattern
  • If you're looking for a useful and potential profitable chart pattern, the head and shoulders pattern is just that. It can help you spot when an upward trend is about to change to a downward trend. This means you know when it's time to exit a long forex trade. And it shows you that it could be time to put on a short forex trade. So how does the head and shoulders pattern work? And how can... ››› more
  • [03 July 2015]
  • Going short: How to profit from a sliding share price
  • When you invest in shares, you do so with the hope that the underlying share price will rise. Many traders also follow this strategy, buying low with the hope of selling at a higher price. In trading lingo, this is going long. But with trading, you can also sell high and buy low. In other words, go short. So what does a short trade entail? Read on to find out… The ins and outs ... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • How to make money from falling share prices with CFDs
  • One of the benefits of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is you can put short trades on. This means if you think the price of a share is going to fall in value, you can potentially profit from this move by selling CFDs instead of buying them. But short selling has its risks. So how can you improve your chances of success? Read on to find out… Follow these six rules to impro... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • What happens when you get a short CFD trade wrong?
  • One of the benefits of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is you can potentially profit from the drop in the price of a share. This is known as going short or short selling. The problem with shorting a share is that if it doesn't go your way, it has the potential to keep rising, increasing your losses. So what happens in you put a short CFD trade on and it goes wrong? Read on to find... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • How CFD trading works: The ins and outs of a profitable short trade
  • One of the advantages of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is you can put on short trades if you think a share price is going to fall. So how does this work? Read on to find out… The workings of a short CFD trade After conducting some analysis, you think shares in Company ABC are due a fall. So you decide to put a short CFD trade on. Let’s say that Company ABC is tradin... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • What difference going long and going short makes to your CFD positions
  • When you enter a contracts for difference (CFDs) trade, you enter an agreement to exchange the difference between the closing price of a contract and the opening price of a contract. So how does this work in practice? And what other factors do you need to consider when you trade CFDs? Read on to find out… The different outcomes of trading CFDs As with other derivatives, when you t... ››› more
  • [22 May 2015]
  • Delving into property investing: Should you consider a short-term let?
  • If you have property to rent out, the tendency is to opt for a longer-term rent, anything from six-months upwards. But have you considered opting for a short-term let? It can be potentially more lucrative, but it does have its downfalls. Read on to find out more… What is a short-term let? As the term suggests, a short-term let is when you opt to rent your property out for a short ... ››› more
  • [13 May 2015]
  • The difference between going long and going short CFDs
  • As with other derivative products, when you trade contracts for difference (CFDs) you can go long or you can go short. So what does this actually mean? And what difference does it make when you trade CFDs? Read on to find out… A quick introduction to CFDs When you trade CFDs, you enter an arrangement between two parties to exchange the difference between the closing price of the c... ››› more
  • [11 May 2015]
  • Working out the costs of trading CFDs
  • When you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), there's a daily financing charge involved. If you put on a long trade, you pay a daily financing charge. If you put on a short trade, you receive a daily financing charge. But, if you don't hold your position overnight, you don't have to worry about the daily financing charge. So how does it work when you trade? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [07 May 2015]
  • How to use single stock futures to profit from the slide in a share price
  • If you stick to traditional investing methods, you can only profit if the price of the share you buy rises in value over time. But with single stock futures and other derivative instruments, you have the opportunity to profit from a share price's fall. So how does this work? Let's take a closer look… Trading single stock futures when a share price rises and falls If you think a s... ››› more
  • [13 March 2015]
  • How to decide what stocks to short if you trade using fundamental analysis
  • One of the advantages of trading is that as well as potentially profiting from the rise of a company's share price, you can also make money on a falling share price. But the key thing here is, what stocks to short? Let's take a closer look at how selecting which stocks to short can produce the best results… Shorting stocks based on fundamentals When trading, you need to decide how... ››› more
  • [05 February 2015]
  • Trading uncovered: The risks involved with shorting
  • When you start trading, unlike investing, you have the option to sell a stock as well as buy. You can do this if you think a share or other security is going to fall in value. This is known as shorting. But shorting is a risky business. So why is shorting so risky? And how can you short a stock? Read on to find out why… What is shorting? Shorting involves selling shares or ... ››› more
  • [02 February 2015]
  • How to pick a trading timeframe that suits you
  • When you decide to trade, one of the first things you'll need to consider is what timeframe you'll trade over. Are you better suited to very short-term or intraday trading? Or is a longer timeframe more your thing? So how can you work out what timeframe suits your style of trading best? Read on to find out… How to work out the best trading timeframe for you To work out the trad... ››› more
  • [21 January 2015]
  • How to use timeframes as part of your forex strategy to find trades
  • Using charts can be a great way to unearth potential forex trades. And you can use charts to see what's going on in the market. If you want to see what's going on in the overall market and the current market trend, use larger timeframes. But when it comes to finding trades, you need to zoom in and use shorter timeframes. So how can you do this? Read on to find out… How to use s... ››› more
  • [15 January 2015]
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