One of the main advantages of margin trading such as spread betting and CFDs is the ability to make large gains through a process known as leverage. Leverage or gearing means that using a small stake, can lead to relatively large profits (or losses). As opposed to margin trading, conventional share dealing, does not … Continue Reading... about The Workings of Leverage
The dynamic and volatile nature of spread betting and financial instruments means that it is very important to choose the right spread betting company with which you have researched, and believe carries the least level of counterparty risk. When referring to counterparty risk, think Lehman Brothers, and all the trades … Continue Reading... about Choosing a Spread Betting firm – What to look for?
Most successful spread betting converts swear that once you get the hang of spread betting and get used to the process of buying and selling, spread betting is actually easier than dealing in the conventional way. We will assess some of the main advantages of spread betting first, and then take a look at the … Continue Reading... about Advantages and Disadvantages
1. Don’t buy on analysts recommendations These analysts would appear to be doing the investment world a great service by giving ratings on different stocks. In fact, these analysts often have hidden agendas that the average investor is not aware of. Ever notice how analysts issue buy recommendations when a stock is at … Continue Reading... about Trading Tips
So...I've been away for a while (it is a long story), but now it’s time to get back to business and get spread betting again. Rather than do things half arsed I made the decision to wait until I could give trading the full attention if not only deserves, but also requires. One of the hardest things I’ve found is … Continue Reading... about Spread betting hiatus: Time to get back on it
'Understanding the Risks of Spread betting UK Shares' is a free ebook that will help you become a better trader of UK listed shares with spread betting. I don't want to make you feel bad, but it took me 6 months to complete, simply because I work full time, spread betting takes ages to explain to a respectable level … Continue Reading... about Understanding the Risks of Spread Betting UK Shares by Trading Simply
If you've read my articles you should be on your way to understanding spread betting. Spread betting is a relatively simple concept, but of course if it were that simple everyone would be doing it and making lots of money. The key is to start small and practice and practice again using leverage very conservatively in … Continue Reading... about Excuse Me! – which platform is that?
Firstly - Trading is not a one size fits all...everyone has their own objectives, time frame, risk profile, profit objectives etc. etc. There is immense benefit in seeing how others trade, but ensure that you establish a trading plan that suits your trading personality. My trading outline - I am predominantly a … Continue Reading... about What kind of trader am I?
One of the key characteristics your trading plan definitely needs to have is the ability to match your personality and lifestyle. If you like quick “in-and-out” trades then your trading plan should have rules in place to make sure you scalp safely. If you can only trade certain hours during the day, then the trading … Continue Reading... about My New Trading Plan
Technical analysis of the markets and opinions of what stage the markets are in are always available to you. My advice is always to just trade your plan. The plan must have rules that are absolute and can be followed and understood by anyone. When I speak to traders, I always tell them how important it is to wait … Continue Reading... about The Advantage of an Indicator and Rules