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How to invest in the technologies of the future

How to invest in the technologies of the future

Magazine | 28 May 2014

Technology is changing our lives, but it will it bring us life-changing investment returns?

What is Black Friday and how does it influence the US economy?

What is Black Friday and how does it influence the US economy?

Opinion | 6 Dec 2013

Black Friday is the Friday that comes after Thanksgiving Day in the US. It is named Black Friday because of the long-standing myth that most US retailers never hit profit before this point in the calendar.

Reflections on the Royal Mail IPO… Twitter is up next

Reflections on the Royal Mail IPO… Twitter is up next

Feature | 22 Oct 2013

Ever since the UK government announced that it wanted to sell a minimum 52% stake in Royal Mail and a further 10% to its staff, interest in the Royal Mail IPO has been high.

How to use stop-losses and take-profits

How to use stop-losses and take-profits

Guides | 26 Feb 2013

What are stop-losses and how can they prevent you losing money when share dealing? What Investment explains.
 

The top ten rules of CFD trading

The top ten rules of CFD trading

Guides | 19 Nov 2012

Everyone thinks they know the golden rules of CFD trading, but still most novice traders make so many mistakes that only a few go on to make a success of their trading careers.

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Rationalising ratios

Rationalising ratios

Magazine | 1 Jul 2012

Take a more mathematical approach to markets with the help of this article explaining share valuation metrics: from price-to-earnings ratios to dividend cover.

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How to choose a share dealing service

How to choose a share dealing service

Magazine | 1 Apr 2012

We consider what the different share trading platforms offer in terms of value for money and ease of use.

Twitter and Global Stock Markets

Twitter and Global Stock Markets

Opinion | 22 Aug 2011

Online marketing consultant and SIPP investor Matthew Peskett takes a look at the relationship between Twitter and the global stock markets in this guest blog.

UK trading trends: commodities and banking

UK trading trends: commodities and banking

Opinion | 26 Jul 2011

With many investors looking for ways to use market volatility to their advantage, Geoff Ho asks why the commodities and banking sectors have become so popular...

Seeking spreadbetting success

Seeking spreadbetting success

Magazine | 26 Jun 2011

As the UK spreadbetting industry begins to mature, Jenny Lowe asks what novice traders have learnt during turbulent markets...

Alternative trading strategies

Alternative trading strategies

Feature | 9 Jun 2009

Jenny Lowe shows how a range of derivative-based instruments can improve your trading strategies

Handle with care: the case for CFDs

Feature | 10 Nov 2008

Harvey Jones investigates the risks and rewards of using contracts for difference (CFDs).

Why are we seeing wider spreads in forex?

Opinion | 30 Sep 2008

Betsy Walters, global director of dbFX sales at Deutsche Bank, takes a closer look at how the recent volatility has affected foreign currency trading.

Stopping the losses

Opinion | 13 Sep 2008

I have a small portfolio of investment trusts, which I trade fairly actively. I do use some charting to help stock purchase timing, but I’m having trouble determining a satisfactory ‘stop-loss’ strategy. I have set ‘trailing stop-losses’ but seem to either sell too early as a result of a small perturbation or sell at, or very close to, the bottom of a larger correction. Is there any technique I should be using? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

P Perry,
Via e-mail

Brokers on your doorstep

Feature | 20 Aug 2008

Keiron Root shows you how to track down your local private client broker

Trading using contracts for difference

Feature | 5 Jun 2008

Keiron Root discovers why contracts for difference (CFDs) are becoming a popular mechanism for active investors.