Short selling is still aiming to buy low and sell high but just in the reverse order to traditional investing
Short trading enables investors to profit from potential falls in an asset price, though without even having to buy the given asset in the first place. The advent of trading through Contracts for Difference (CFDs) means short trading is now easy and accessible.
Growth and value investing are two of the most popular investment styles around. So, what exactly are they, and what are the pros and cons?
Scroll through the opening pages of a company annual report and you will find glossy pictures of the company’s best features, happy smiling customers and slightly awkwardly posed shots of the company’s key personnel.
What’s the most important factor when you’re trading stocks – making £1,000, or not losing £1,000?
Nothing creates a split camp more in gambling circles than the Martingale system. One side will say it is amongst the oldest and simplest ways to ensure a profit, whilst the other will mutter darkly about it being one of the most expensive ways to learn a lesson.
Essentially a cryptocurrency is a digital currency. Think of it as electricity converted into lines of code with monetary value. The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is with little doubt the biggest disruption to the monetary system for centuries.
Securities lending is when an owner of a fixed income stock or other security lends it to someone else. The borrower must stump up collateral while they hold the borrowed security – this might be in cash but it might be another security or a mix of securities.
Hot Hand thinking can often be linked with what is termed averaging up. Often referred to as ‘pyramiding’ this is when, after buying shares in a company, you buy some more as the price gets higher.
Averaging up or averaging down means buying more shares in a stock you already own, sometimes known a pyramiding. Here’s how it works and what to consider.
Imagine a future where you ask your smartwatch to order a driverless cab for your ride home. As it arrives, it ‘talks’ to your watch and unlocks the doors. On the way back, you switch on the lights and heating and run a bath. Welcome to the Internet of Things.
One of the hardest things to do in investing is knowing when to buy stocks and shares and when to sell them.
Savvy investors looking for safe, reliable long-term growth should take a serious look at including infrastructure funds in their portfolio.
It was Elon Musk who turbocharged green investing. His vision of fast, exotic electric cars grabbed the public’s imagination like nothing else – young and old alike.