• The Risks of Trading Shares and How to Mitigate Them

    The Risks of Trading Shares and How to Mitigate Them

    • April 1, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes What are Shares? Boasting a long and colourful history, trading in shares remains popular among retail traders and investors. Often referred to as stocks or equity, shares represent units of ownership within a company. Dividend payments are common with some companies, a method of sharing company profits with shareholders. In addition

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  • The Complete Risk-Reward Ratio Guide for Forex Traders

    The Complete Risk-Reward Ratio Guide for Forex Traders

    • February 28, 2021

    Reading time: 10 minutes ‘It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong’—George Soros ‘Frankly, I don’t see markets; I see risks, rewards, and money’—Larry Hite A key factor behind Forex trading success is an appropriate balance between

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  • Trading Tools that Will Help You Make More Informed Trading Decisions in Forex

    Trading Tools that Will Help You Make More Informed Trading Decisions in Forex

    • February 23, 2021

    Reading time: 9 minutes The foreign exchange market—known by most as the Forex market or currency market— is unique in many ways. The Forex market’s gargantuan presence, boasting a global daily currency turnover of US$6.6 trillion per day, is enough to leave most open-mouthed. Until the 1990s, Forex trading, or currency trading, was a practice

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  • Forward Trends That Will Influence the Future of the Metals Trading Industry

    Forward Trends That Will Influence the Future of the Metals Trading Industry

    • February 8, 2021

    Reading time: 7 minutes ‘What are the most brilliant of our chemical discoveries compared with the invention of fire and the metals?’ – Benjamin Disraeli, UK Prime Minister (1874 – 1880) Over the past two decades, metal prices experienced notable price volatility. The World Bank’s Metals and Minerals Price Index trades at 90.28, as of

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  • A Crash Course on Fibonacci Calculators: How to Calculate Retracements and Extensions

    A Crash Course on Fibonacci Calculators: How to Calculate Retracements and Extensions

    • February 8, 2021

    Reading time: 7 minutes Updated September 2021 Fibonacci levels—often referred to as Fibs—represent horizontal percentage ratios that can (and do) interact with price movement. (Shutterstock_1758681446) Introduced by Italian mathematician Leonardo Pisano Bigollo in the 13th century[1], or better known as ‘Leonardo of Pisa’ or ‘Leonardo Fibonacci’, Fibonacci studies signify unique mathematical ratios found in everyday

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  • How Social Media is Influencing the Rise in Popularity of Cryptocurrencies

    How Social Media is Influencing the Rise in Popularity of Cryptocurrencies

    • February 8, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes According to reports, we spend more than 2 hours a day engaging with social media platforms and messaging apps. In 2020, over 3.6 billion people used social media worldwide, a number projected to increase by almost 4.41 billion in 2025.   For many of us, social media is an integral part

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  • Crucial Things to Consider When Selecting a Great Forex Broker

    Crucial Things to Consider When Selecting a Great Forex Broker

    • February 8, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes   According to the Forex Peace Army website, recognised for extensive Forex broker reviews since 2005, approximately 1,600 brokers exist. This—on top of long-winded jargon and unclear statistics—can make hunting for the right Forex broker challenging, not to mention time consuming. To help navigate the ever-changing brokerage landscape, the research team

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  • Evaluating Commodity Markets in the Post-COVID-19 Era

    Evaluating Commodity Markets in the Post-COVID-19 Era

    • January 18, 2021

    Reading time: 7 minutes In mid-October 2019, the IMF forecasted 3.4 percent global growth in 2020 from 3.0 percent in 2019. Prior to COVID-19, global economic growth was humming along at a respectable pace. As a result, financial markets were largely vibrant for most of 2019. A number of commodity markets in particular outperformed benchmark

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  • 5 Precious Metals Stock Trades That Add Some Shine to Your Portfolio

    5 Precious Metals Stock Trades That Add Some Shine to Your Portfolio

    • January 8, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes Demand for industrial applications, investment portfolio diversification and safe-haven bidding, witnessed precious metals prices soar in 2020, a year governed largely on the back of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Despite strong bullish gains, primary precious metals such as gold and silver concluded in a corrective phase (figure 1.A). An interesting issue

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  • What is Forex Trade ‘Volume’?

    What is Forex Trade ‘Volume’?

    • January 8, 2021

    Reading time: 7 minutes The Forex market is made up of several commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and individual traders. Its fragmented nature operates through electronic platforms on a twenty-four-hour basis, five days a week. Absent of a primary exchange and clearing house, measuring real-time foreign exchange volume is impossible. Unlike other financial

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  • How to Trade Cryptocurrency on the MT4 Platform?

    How to Trade Cryptocurrency on the MT4 Platform?

    • January 8, 2021

    Reading time: 7 minutes Gone are the days where traders focused on one financial market. Retail investors trading Forex on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform often monitor and trade other financial instruments, including the cryptocurrency market in the form of cryptocurrency CFDs (contracts for difference). CFDs are a derivatives product that’s readily accessible on the

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency CFD trading

    Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency CFD trading

    • January 8, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes Although fiat currencies claim centre stage in the financial markets, the cryptocurrencies bandwagon has been calling. A cryptocurrency is a digital asset, a virtual currency liquid enough to function as money. According to CoinMarketCap at the time of writing, the total cryptocurrency market capitalisation (market cap) stands at an eye popping 730

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