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March 8, 2019
Top 5 Women in Trading

Top 5 Women in Trading

Women are excelling across all sectors. Whether it is research, medicine, law or sports, they are carving out a unique place for themselves. But, one arena […]
March 7, 2019
What are Financial Derivatives and Their Advantages?

What are Financial Derivatives and Their Advantages?

There are three main categories of financial instruments: stocks (equities and shares), debt (mortgages and bonds) and derivatives. In the financial markets, derivatives are contracts, the […]
March 1, 2019
The History of Cable

The History of Cable

The word “cable” is slang, used by forex traders, to denote the GBP/USD currency pair, where the Great British Pound (GBP) is priced in terms of […]
March 1, 2019
Euro to Dollar History

Euro to Dollar History

Economists define money as something that fulfills three main roles for an economy – a store of value, a unit of account and a medium of […]
February 27, 2019
How Nick Leeson Caused the Collapse of Barings Bank?

How Nick Leeson Caused the Collapse of Barings Bank?

In 1995, the fraudulent actions of a 28-year-old, named Nick Leeson, brought down the world’s second oldest merchant bank situated in London, Barings Bank. The bank […]
February 27, 2019
Calculating Maintenance Margin

Calculating Maintenance Margin

In the trading arena, you need to deposit some collateral with the counterparty; in this case, a broker or an exchange; in order to cover the […]
February 27, 2019
What are Dark Pools?

What are Dark Pools?

Traditional trading in securities originated on the exchange floors, where traders would buy and sell orders amongst themselves, or on behalf of their clients, through telephonic […]
February 27, 2019
Top 10 Biggest Trading Exchanges in the World

Top 10 Biggest Trading Exchanges in the World

Trading exchanges were established over 400 years ago, with the first one set up in Amsterdam in 1602, with the aim to trade shares of the […]
February 21, 2019
Unsystematic vs. Systematic Risk

Unsystematic vs. Systematic Risk

Risk is an unavoidable part of trading. People who succeed in the financial markets are those who know how to manage risks effectively. And, risk management […]
February 21, 2019
What are the Major World Indices?

What are the Major World Indices?

When you hear that “the market has hit all time highs” or the “lowest point in the last quarter,” it refers to the value of an […]
February 21, 2019
What is Indirect Finance?

What is Indirect Finance?

The transfer of funds from primary lenders to primary borrowers by converting the borrower’s securities into indirect securities and the lender’s funds into indirect funds is […]
February 21, 2019
Internal Financing Definition

Internal Financing Definition

When a firm looks to raise capital to finance a project, it has two options, to seek internal financing or to find external financing. External funds […]
February 15, 2019
Risk Diversification in Forex

Risk Diversification in Forex

As the age-old adage goes, never keep all your eggs in one basket. In the same way, forex traders should look to diversify their trades, instead […]
February 6, 2019
How is Investor Sentiment Calculated?

How is Investor Sentiment Calculated?

The financial markets are guided by a multitude of factors ranging from economic to socio-political dynamics in participating countries. Another very important factor that drives the […]
February 6, 2019
What is an Equity Stake?

What is an Equity Stake?

We often come across news of mergers and acquisitions, where one company acquires a significant equity stake in another. Equity stake represent the percentage of the […]
January 30, 2019
Tools Proprietary Traders Utilise

Tools Proprietary Traders Utilise

Proprietary or institutional traders have different needs to retail traders. Institutional traders work at the behest of big financial institutions, such as big banks, insurance companies, […]
January 29, 2019
Are Liquidity Providers Important?

Are Liquidity Providers Important?

Liquidity providers in the financial markets are generally “market makers” or underwriters, who hold a substantial amount of a financial asset. Ideally, they bring price stability […]
January 29, 2019
Trading Monitor Setups

Trading Monitor Setups

There are many elements that come together to make for a successful trader. One is understanding the markets, and another is having access to excellent technology […]
January 21, 2019
Fitness: Is it Important When Trading?

Fitness: Is it Important When Trading?

Active traders in the financial markets around the world are increasingly suffering from cardio-vascular ailments and poor psychological health. We have seen frequent instances of high-income, […]
January 21, 2019
Currency Exchange vs Forex Broker

Currency Exchange vs Forex Broker

According to the triennial report of 2016, released by the Bank for International Settlements, the average forex market size is $5.1 trillion per day. This makes […]