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How to Trade Charts and Chart Patterns

June 6, 2017admin No Comments »

How to Trade Charts and Chart Patterns Analysis of chart patterns is still one of the most highly used strategies by traders to gauge future price direction. Specific patterns, when combined with other factors such as technical indicators, trading volume and macroeconomic releases, can provide high accuracy forecasts and good opportunities to trade. Patterns can fall into one of two categories; continuation patterns, i.e. patterns that signal that a trend will continue and reversal patterns, […]

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Primary Order Types

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Primary Order Types Before going out and trading CFDs, it’s important to understand the order types used to open and close positions. There are 3 primary order types: market, limit and stop orders; and 2 advanced (but regularly used) order types: OCO and trailing stop orders. This page will cover all 5 of these order types and how they can be used in your CFD trading account. Primary Order Types Market Order The most common […]

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Who Trades CFDs?

June 3, 2017admin No Comments »

Who Trades CFDs? CFD trading attracts the vast majority of people ranging from the scalper, intraday and long term traders, even major banks, hedge funds and the person on the street dabble with CFDs. The reason why many different people trade this instrument is on the back of its many advantages. One key reason is that CFD trading provides a much higher leverage than traditional trading. One can trade with up to 200 times leverage […]

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A Brief History of CFDs

June 2, 2017admin No Comments »

A Brief History of CFDs Although the actual creator of the CFD is still debated, it is believed that this financial tool’s history can be traced back to a financial services firm in London that is believed to have created CFDs in the early 1990s for hedging purposes. CFDs were initially used to offset risk of loss from stocks traded on the London Stock Exchange. CFDs were seen as favourable financial tools since they required […]

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Forex CFDs

June 2, 2017admin No Comments »

Forex CFDs Foreign Exchange, FX or forex for short, is the buying and selling of currencies. The forex market is traded 24 hours a day, 5 days a week with an extraordinarily large liquidity traded daily at over 4 trillion dollars exchanging hands every day. Forex offers high leverage, liquidity, and is the largest OTC exchange-free trading market. Forex CFDs are exciting and offer traders excellent opportunities. There is some terminology and basics to learn […]

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Commodity CFDs

June 2, 2017admin No Comments »

Commodity CFDs Whenever you hear the term commodity, you probably think of the futures market. Trading commodities using CFDs has some advantages for a speculator. Many commodity CFDs have the futures market as the underlying, rather than the commodity itself. This means that there is an expiration date associated with the underlying which your broker will deal with in one of two ways — either he will automatically roll it into the next month contract, […]

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What is a Stop Loss Order?

June 2, 2017admin No Comments »

Stop Loss Orders The stop order, known as stop loss, works in a similar fashion to limit orders. It allows a trader to decide on the level that they think that their trade will not go according to plan and close the position before incurring further losses. The stop order is a command to the broker to execute a buy or sell, depending on your position, at a specified market price. Stop loss orders reduce […]

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Limit Orders

June 2, 2017admin No Comments »

What is a Limit Order? Contracts for Difference can be executed with a variety of types of orders. Orders can be thought of as commands to brokers for the trades you want to make. The easiest type to understand is the market order, which is simply a long or short position in the underlying asset. The limit order is a command to the broker to either buy (or sell) when the price is higher (or […]

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What are Bollinger Bands?

December 12, 2016admin No Comments »

Bollinger Bands Explained “Bollinger Bands” is a widely-used technical indicator which was invented by John Bollinger in the 1980s. Bollinger Bands appear as an overlay on a chart and are plotted a number of standard deviations above and below a moving average. The standard setting is 2 standard deviations either side of a 20-day simple moving average (SMA). This is the default setting on the Spread Co trading platform although these parameters can be changed […]

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Learn from your Mistakes

September 13, 2016admin No Comments »

Learn from your Mistakes Neophytes think their trading flaws will vanish after they get a few years of experience under their belts. But nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, even market professionals make costly mistakes that could have been avoided. On Wednesday I made 17 trades and cashed in a series of big winners. It was a good day, but it would have been better if I didn’t throw money away with […]

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