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  • Forex Trading Q&A for the day
  • Q. "Trader X recently sent out a Forex trade to short (sell) the EUR/ZAR. I am currently trading Forex CFDs and would like to ask how I can calculate the minimum rands risked per pip movement if I traded 5 CFDs. Do you have a formula to help with this?” A. Hi John S, yes I can absolutely help with this. ... ››› more
  • [19 May 2022]
  • How to start trading currencies
  • If you've decided that you want to start trading forex, you'll need to find a way to trade currencies. You have a couple of options. It all comes down to what currencies you want to trade. Let's take a closer look… Trading forex with currency futures   You need to decide which currencies you want to trade.   If you want to trade the rand against a number of internat... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]
  • Want to start trading? You'll need to decide what to trade first…
  • Short-term trading can be very profitable. You can potentially make money from the rises and falls in the price of many different assets. So if you want to give trading a go, the first thing you need to decide is what you're going to trade. Here are your options… Trading option #1: Shares This is perhaps one of the most common forms of trading. Using a wide variety of trading t... ››› more
  • [02 October 2015]
  • Are CFDs for you?
  • If you want to start trading, there are a number of different instruments that you can use. One of the popular ones is contracts for difference (CFDs). So how can you find out whether or not CFDs are for you? Read on to find out… What are CFDs? When you trade CFDs, you enter an agreement with a trading company or stock broker to exchange the difference between the closing price of... ››› more
  • [21 September 2015]
  • What is the difference between eCFDs and CFDs?
  • Most traders are familiar with trading contracts for difference (CFDs) through a trading company and stock brokers. But do you know there is another type of CFD you can trade in South Africa? These are exchange traded CFDs or eCFDs. So what makes eCFDs different from ‘normal' CFDs? Let's take a look… What are eCFDs? eCFDs are contracts for difference that trade through an... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]
  • The best currencies to trade
  • If you want to trade forex, you'll find out there are a huge number of currencies that you can trade. But when it comes to actually trading yourself, you should only concentrate on a select few. So what are these currencies? And why should you trade them? Read on to find out… What currencies you should trade With forex trading, you want to trade the currencies that are the most... ››› more
  • [26 August 2015]
  • Want to trade currencies? Here's how to select the right instrument for you…
  • If you want to trade the world's currencies, there are a number of ways you can go about it. The first thing you need to decide is what currencies you want to trade. Once you know this, you can pick the right instrument for you. There are essentially three different instruments you can use to trade forex. Read on to find out more… Using currency futures to trade forex   If you ... ››› more
  • [17 August 2015]
  • Lower your risk by trading currency CFDs
  • If you opt to trade forex, you can obtain gearing of up to 500 times. This is great if your trades all work out as planned. But if you're just starting out or don't like this high level of gearing, you can opt for a less risky method. So what is this less risky way of trading currencies? It's currency CFDs. Read on to find out more… What are currency CFDs? Currency CFDs (co... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]
  • Forex CFDs: A new way to trade the forex market
  • Until recently, you only had two ways to trade currencies in South Africa. You could use currency futures to trade the rand against major currencies or you could spread trade international currencies. But now, forex CFDs (contracts for difference) are available through some trading companies. So what exactly are forex CFDs? Let's take a closer look… What are CFDs? Before we loo... ››› more
  • [13 August 2015]
  • An introduction to forex trading for beginners
  • If trading forex appeals to you, you need to have a firm grasp of how the market works before you can even think about starting to trade. So what are the basics you need to know about forex trading as a beginner? Read on to find out… The appeal of the forex market The forex market is a very large, liquid financial market. Around $4 trillion trades on the market each day. Forex ... ››› more
  • [23 June 2015]
  • How currency pair trading works
  • When you trade currencies, you can't just decide to trade one currency, for example the dollar. Currencies trade in pairs, for instance, the dollar/euro. This means you buy and sell a currency pair simultaneously. So how does this work? Read on to find out more… How to read a currency pair quote A currency trade means you trade two currencies. One is the base currency and the o... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • How you can trade international currencies in South Africa
  • If you're interested in trading international currencies, the good news is it's never been easier. And you don't need to use your offshore allowance. You have a couple of options. It all depends on what currencies you want to trade. Let's take a closer look at how you can get started… What is currency trading? Currency trading involves trading the foreign exchange market. This is ... ››› more
  • [22 May 2015]
  • How to start forex trading in three steps
  • If you want to start forex trading, where do you start? You need to know how forex trading works, how best to select trades and how to get a trading account up and running. Read on to find out more… Step one: How forex trading works Forex trading involves trading different currency pairs. You can either opt to trade the rand against different major currencies or opt to trade inter... ››› more
  • [24 April 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]
  • What you need to know to start trading currencies
  • If you want to trade currencies, you'll need to know a few basics before you get started. This includes how the currencies market work. How currencies are quoted. And how to measure their price movements. Read on to find out more… The ins and outs of the currencies market The currencies market (otherwise known as the forex market) is the market where you can buy, sell, exchange or... ››› more
  • [26 January 2015]
  • Forex trading for beginners: How forex trading works
  • If you want to trade forex, you need to know how it all works. When you trade forex, you take a view on how one currency will perform against another one. And that's why you trade currencies in pairs. So how does it all work? Let's take a closer look… A look at how forex trading works Let’s see how forex trading works with the help of an example… You decide to speculate ... ››› more
  • [05 December 2014]
  • Ready to start trading forex? Here's how to open a trading account
  • Once you've decided to trade forex, you'll need a trading account to do this from. You have two choices when it comes to trading forex. You can trade currency futures or your can spread trade currencies. The process for opening either of these accounts is similar. Let's take a closer look at what you need to do… Decide on how you’re going to trade forex The two different ways... ››› more
  • [18 November 2014]
  • How to short currencies with spread trading
  • If you decide to trade forex, you have two ways to do it. You can use currency futures or spread trading. The type of instrument you pick will depend on the currencies you're trading. If you want to trade the rand against major currencies, you need to use currency futures. If you want to trade major currencies, you need to use spread trading. So if you want to short a major currency, how doe... ››› more
  • [07 November 2014]
  • Four compelling reasons why you should trade forex
  • If you're thinking about trading forex but you're not quite sure, then read on. Forex trading has a number of advantages over trading and investing on the stock market. And it can be a welcome addition to your current investment strategy. So what are these advantages? Let's take a closer look… Why forex trading may be perfect for you Trade forex reason #1: The market is very ... ››› more
  • [06 November 2014]
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