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Spread Betting


Money management and stop-losses

It can be very confusing for a novice trader to unscramble how


How to make money spread betting

Spread betting is perhaps the most straightforward (as well as being one of the ...


Charting analysis for beginners

Chart analysis can be a bit daunting for novice traders.


How to choose a spread bet provider

When choosing a spread bet provider you should think like a businessman, and her...


How margin works with spread betting

An important feature of spread betting is that you don’t actually buy the underl...


Spread betting charges - overnight financing

The most obvious cost of spread betting is the spread itself. But there is also ...


How fast can you buy and sell with spread betting?

You can open a spread bet with the click of a mouse. All you have


How to know what to spread bet on

A spread betting account gives you trading access to a huge array of financial m...


What is spread betting?

Spread betting is one of the cheapest and most straightforward ways to speculate...


How Spread Betting Works

Spread betting is a form of derivatives trading.


Relationships between unrelated markets

Diversification is an important issue for anyone who holds a portfolio of stocks...


Fibonacci Retracement extensions

This is a follow-up to the “Fibonacci Retracement - an introduction” trading gui...


Fibonacci Retracement an introduction

The Fibonacci Retracement is an extremely popular drawing tool.


Identifying market tops

It is often said that markets move in ways to inflict the maximum amount of pain...


An introduction to the Relative Strength Index

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum indicator which helps to show wh...


MACD - an overview

MACD stands for Moving Average Convergence Divergence. It is a trend following m...


Trending markets and Andrews’ Pitchfork

We considered the difference between ranging and trending markets in “Charting A...


Bollinger Bands explained

“Bollinger Bands” is a widely-used technical indicator which was invented by Joh...


Technical Indicators Moving Averages

Moving Averages help to smooth out price data so are very useful when interpreti...


An introduction to technical analysis

Technical analysis involves the study of objective and measurable factors, prima...


What is Day Trading?

It’s possible to break down trading strategies into four main types: Day, Trend,...


Spread Betting strategies

Spread betting is a relatively straightforward way of backing your judgement on ...


Fundamentals Developing trading ideas

It’s good to generate your own trading ideas. These don’t


Spread Betting: How to read candlestick charts

Charts display information, and different chart


What is Swing Trading?

There are four main types of trading strategies: Day,


How to use Stop Losses in spread betting

One of the most important things to do before trading with real


Spread Betting Tips

There are so many so-called rules and pieces of advice that can be applied to tr...

Contracts for Difference (CFDs)


Developing trading ideas in CFDs

Every trade starts with an idea. It doesn’t have to be 100% origina


CFD Trading For Beginners

What is CFD trading? The acronym “CFD” stands for Contract for Difference


CFD Trading Tips

If you’re new to CFDs then make sure you only make small trades to begin with.

Forex Trading


Trading Psychology: Risk Management

In our first “Trading Psychology” blog we wrote about the


Forex: Trading Psychology

To the uninitiated, trading can seem like an easy way to


Top Ten Forex Tips

FX is typically traded on margin. This means you only put up a small percentage ...


Trading CFDs on FOREX - a Beginner’s Guide

FOREX is short for “foreign exchange” and is often


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