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  • Looking to trade overseas? Make sure your broker is backed by these authorities
  • Q. “I keep seeing special offers for signing up for Forex and trading brokers. I don't want to make a mistake and choose the wrong one. Do you have a list of requirements to make sure I choose the best broker for me?”   A. I am glad you asked this question.   My social media platforms have also been filled with advertisements from brokers that are offering different ‘Black... ››› more
  • [04 December 2019]
  • How spread trading works in reality
  • If you're looking to trade shares, indices, currencies or commodities, spread trading may be the right trading tool for you. So how does spread trading work? Let's take a closer look… The basics of spread trading   Spread trading allows you to speculate on the movement of a number of different assets. This works by you having to decide how much to risk per point or cent move... ››› more
  • [12 November 2015]
  • Three ways to start trading the stock market
  • Investing for the long-term is a great way to grow your wealth. But what if you want to try to cash in on short-term movements in the stock market? If this interests you, then trading may be for you. As long as you can handle the extra risk it brings, you can potentially make quick, substantial gains. So how can you trade the stock market? Let's take a closer look at three different ways... ››› more
  • [01 October 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 uncovered: CFDs versus spread trading
  • If you've decided that trading is for you, there are a number of different instruments you can use to do it. For example, if you want to trade the price movements of shares you could trade contracts for difference (CFDs) or you could spread trade. So what is the difference between these two forms of trading? Read on to find out… The similarities between CFDs and spread trading ... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • The basics of spread trading explained
  • If you want the opportunity to trade a range of different financial assets, spread trading could be the way to do it. With spread trading, you can trade stocks, commodities, currencies and international indices. So how does spread trading work? Read on to find out… Getting started with spread trading If you want to speculate on the short-term moves of various financial assets, ... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • Want to trade international indices like the FTSE 100? Here's how you can do it…
  • If you want to trade international markets, one way to take advantage of the overall market move is to trade indices. For example, trading the FTSE 100 to gain exposure to the movements of the London Stock Exchange's largest companies. So how can you do it? You can spread trade. Read on to find out how this works… Spread trading international indices Let’s say you’ve been ... ››› more
  • [10 June 2015]
  • How to trade forex: An opportunity to profit from the world's major currencies
  • Trading forex is about trying to profit from currency price fluctuations. As a South African forex trader, if you want to trade the world's major currencies, like the dollar, the euro and the pound, the easiest way to do this is by spread trading. So how does this work? And how can you get started? Read on to find out… How to trade forex with spread trading When you spread trad... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • An easy way to trade international markets
  • Do you want to trade commodities, forex or international indices? The good news for you is it's now easier than ever to trade them. And you can do it without taking your money offshore. Let's take a closer look… The ins and outs of international markets When it comes to trading, you’re not just limited to what the Johannesburg Stock Exchange has to offer. The world is your tradi... ››› more
  • [13 May 2015]
  • If you want to trade forex, you need to know how much it's going to cost you…
  • If you want to start forex trading, you'll have to pay to put on trades. So how much will it cost? It depends on whether you opt to trade currency futures or spread trade currencies. Let's take a closer look… The different types of forex trading account available With forex trading, you have two options when it comes to trading accounts: If you want to trade the rand ... ››› more
  • [22 April 2015]
  • How to trade international currencies without using your offshore allowance
  • If you're looking for an easy way to trade the world's currencies, spread trading is a great option to consider. You don't have to bother about applying for your offshore allowance. And you can open a trading account with as little as R500. So how does spread trading forex work? Read on to find out… How spread trading forex works Spread trading forex means you try to profit fro... ››› more
  • [09 April 2015]
  • 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]
  • Boost your profits by trading on margin with spread trading
  • Like other derivatives, you trade on margin with spread trading. So what exactly is the margin? How does it work? And what effect does it have on your trading? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of the margin The margin is the deposit your spread trading company needs you to put down to open a trade. Depending on what you trade, the margin can be anything from 10% to 25% of you... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • Getting to grips with the spread in spread trading
  • Spread trading gets its name as the spread forms the basis of your trade. The spread is the difference between the buying and selling price of a share. This is where spread trading companies make their money when you trade. So what does the spread mean to you when you trade? Let's take a closer look… What is the spread? The bid offer spread is the difference between buying and... ››› more
  • [25 March 2015]
  • Spread trading uncovered: Getting to grips with ‘rands per point'
  • Unlike many other derivatives, with spread trading you have a bit more control over how much you risk on a trade. This is down to you deciding how much you want to risk per point. You decide how many rands per point you want to trade. So what does rands per point mean? And how does it work when you spread trade? Read on to find out… How spread trading works With spread trading... ››› more
  • [24 March 2015]
  • Four ways to trade shares
  • If you've decided that you want to give trading shares a go, you have a number of options open to you. These options all vary slightly and the level of risk that you take on also varies. But they all offer you a way to gain leverage and potentially multiply your profits. So what instruments can you use to trade shares? Read on to find out… In South Africa, there are four options to pi... ››› more
  • [26 February 2015]
  • Want to trade the world's major currencies? Here's how to do it with spread trading
  • When it comes to trading forex, you have a few options on how you can go about doing it. One of the most cost effective ways and easiest to understand is using spread trading. So what are the advantages of using spread trading as your trading tool of choice? Let's take a closer look… How spread trading forex works Spread trading forex works in the same way as spread trading sha... ››› more
  • [10 February 2015]
  • How to trade forex
  • If you're eager to start trading forex, where do you begin? You have two ways to trade. You can use currency futures or you can spread trade forex. Let's take a closer look… How to trade forex with currency futures If you want to trade forex, one option you have is trading currency futures through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Currency Derivatives Market. If you want to t... ››› more
  • [03 February 2015]
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