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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 61.3% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money
June 19, 2019
The Importance of Trading with a Regulated Broker

The Importance of Trading with a Regulated Broker

If you have been thinking of taking the plunge into the financial markets, the support of a regulated broker could prove invaluable in ensuring the safety […]
June 19, 2019
How Dependent is the Canadian Dollar on the US Economy?

How Dependent is the Canadian Dollar on the US Economy?

The Canadian Dollar (CAD), popularly called the Loonie, is one of the seven major global currencies, in terms of transaction volume, and the fifth largest reserve […]
June 19, 2019

Theresa May’s Resignation Might Not Be Good for GBP

A country’s leader defined and defeated by Brexit, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation in May 2019, bringing a new surge of uncertainty to […]
June 19, 2019

What is the Petrodollar?

No, this isn’t yet another cryptocurrency. Petrodollars are US dollars that are paid to oil exporting countries for the sale of crude oil. In other words, […]
June 7, 2019
What Does IMF’s Special Drawing Rights Mean?

What Does IMF’s Special Drawing Rights Mean?

Special Drawing Rights are a type of international monetary reserve currency that was created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1969 to act as a […]
June 7, 2019
Understanding the Special Relationship between Oil and the Stock Market

Understanding the Special Relationship between Oil and the Stock Market

The relationship between oil prices and the stock market has been a topic of discussion among academics, economists and traders alike for decades now. The complexity […]
June 7, 2019
What Cryptocurrency Traders Need to Know About Fake Trading Volumes

What Cryptocurrency Traders Need to Know About Fake Trading Volumes

A recent report by Bitwise Asset Management claimed that 95% of the trading volume listed on CoinMarketCap was fake, findings that the bitcoin exchange finally accepted. […]
June 5, 2019

Change of Trading Hours for June Holidays

Please be aware that due to the Dragon Boat Festival and Queen’s Birthday holidays, there will be a change in trading hours for the following products: […]
June 1, 2019
Why are Cryptocurrencies so Volatile?

Why are Cryptocurrencies so Volatile?

The cryptocurrency market is like no other financial market. While it might resemble commodities in that crypto valuations are determined by the principles of supply and […]
June 1, 2019
The Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks of Q1 2019

The Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks of Q1 2019

It’s been a good year so far in 2019 for the stock market. The head start was given in January, when the S&P 500 rose about […]
June 1, 2019
Global Trade Growth Continues to Slide in 2019. What Does it Mean for the Global Economy?

Global Trade Growth Continues to Slide in 2019. What Does it Mean for the Global Economy?

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) expects global trade growth to slow down further in 2019, following a disappointing 2018. In fact, in September 2018, the WTO […]
June 1, 2019
5 Things You Need to Know About the UK Economy

5 Things You Need to Know About the UK Economy

The economy of the UK has faced tumultuous times, even more so since the 2016 Brexit referendum. And yet, the nation continues to be viewed as […]
June 1, 2019
What is the Difference Between Trading Futures and ETFs?

What is the Difference Between Trading Futures and ETFs?

Both futures contracts and ETFs are popular financial instruments that allow investors to fulfil a wide variety of investment objectives, including execution of hedging strategies and […]
May 23, 2019

Trading Hour Changes Due to US Memorial Day & UK Spring Bank Holiday

Please be aware that due to the US Memorial Day and UK Spring Bank Holiday, there will be a change in trading hours for the following […]
May 23, 2019
Is JP Morgan Cryptocurrency a Sign of Crypto Adoption?

Is JP Morgan Cryptocurrency a Sign of Crypto Adoption?

Despite all the social media hype surrounding blockchain technology and other distributed ledger technologies, the CEO of JP Morgan, Jamie Dalton, called Bitcoin a fraud in […]
May 22, 2019
Understanding Forex Rollover

Understanding Forex Rollover

Forex Rollover is when interest is either earned or paid for holding a currency position overnight. Whether a debit or credit will be applied to your […]
May 22, 2019
The US Q1 GDP Report is Out: Will it Alleviate Recession Fears?

The US Q1 GDP Report is Out: Will it Alleviate Recession Fears?

Recently the news has been rife with reports and predictions that the US economy is fast approaching a recession. The ongoing trade war with China is […]
May 20, 2019

The Next British PM And The Fate of GBP

The fate of the British Prime Minister Theresa May has been sealed. In the coming months, it’s likely that a new prime minister will be in […]
May 18, 2019
Manage Risk Through Portfolio Diversification

Manage Risk Through Portfolio Diversification

Portfolio diversification is a good way to manage trading risk by ensuring that you invest in a variety of instruments. The logic behind this is that […]
May 18, 2019
Is the UK Economy at Risk of a Slowdown Due to Brexit Chaos?

Is the UK Economy at Risk of a Slowdown Due to Brexit Chaos?

The meeting of European Union leaders on April 11, 2019, has given new direction to the future of Brexit. The Brexit deadline has been extended until […]