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Spread Betting


Spread Betting Money Management

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...


Overnight financing explained

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


How to know what to spread bet on

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


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...


What Is The Relative Strength Index?

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


What does MACD stand for?

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


Analysing Trending Markets

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...


Moving averages as a technical indicator

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 ...


Developing Spread Betting Ideas

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


How to Read Candlestick Charts

Charts display information, and different chart


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)


Trading Guides - Reversal patterns

head and shoulders, double tops, double bottoms, triple tops and triple bottoms...


CFD Trading Guides - Equity fundamentals

Every trade starts with an idea. The next stage is to carry out some analysis on...


How to know which CFDs to trade

Contracts for Difference (or CFDs) are financial derivatives


Trading Guide - How CFD trading works

CFDs, or Contract for Differences, are derivatives. This means the price of a CF...


Developing CFD Trading Ideas

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


Using the RSI in FX

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


FX fundamentals

It doesn’t matter if you’re trading FX outright, spread betting on it or emplo...


How to use Stop Losses in FX

A stop loss (or stop) is an order to trade at a price level that is less favoura...


How to make money trading FOREX

It is often the case that the first experience many traders have of leveraged fi...


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 ...


Forex Trading For Beginners

FOREX is short for “foreign exchange” and is often


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