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What is commodity trading?

What is commodity trading? Discover more about commodity trading, its history and how similar types of commodities perform relative to one another.

Drew McConville
Gold – right back where it started from

Gold prices have swung round during the past 12 months in a trading range of more than $170. But at the end of the period, they were pretty much where they started, perhaps underlining bullion’s reputation for stability.

Dan Atkinson
What causes volatility in the market?

If someone has ever been interested in the stock market and the way it works then, most likely, he or she knows how volatile it can be.

Valerie Medleva
Litecoin price history: Where is Litecoin heading in 2019?

Find out more about Litecoin price history and the LTC evolution. Follow the LTC performance in real-time to make thoughtful cryptocurrency investment decisions.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
How to trade commodities

Learn how to trade commodities as well as the associated benefits and various ways to mitigate the risks.

Drew McConville
Swiss stocks riding high as economic sun shines

Switzerland’s top stock index has climbed steadily for the past year, helped by a more competitive currency and strong economic growth. But challenges remain for the Zurich market, not least the possibility of a trade war hitting the country’s export sector.

Dan Atkinson


Crude oil trading: CFDs vs futures
Crude oil trading: CFDs vs futures

Crude oil trading is the most popular type of investment in energy commodities. Read more and learn how to trade crude oil with CFDs.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
Markets mixed as Brexit endgame looms

Share prices have started the week with a spring in their step despite huge uncertainties surrounding the course of Brexit. The pound was weaker on foreign exchanges as Prime Minister Theresa May sought to rally support for her withdrawal deal.

Dan Atkinson
How to invest in commodities

Want to know how to invest in commodities? We cover everything you need to know.

Drew McConville
Cryptocurrencies: good times, bad times
Cryptocurrencies in the Spring: good times, bad times

News has been mixed in the world of cryptocurrencies, with scandal in Sweden and a cold shoulder from Mexico’s authorities balanced by newfound signs of an asset class that has come of age. So will 2019 see a repeat of the price slump of last year or a return to the glory days of 2017?

Dan Atkinson
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Commodity trading: an introduction to the commodities market

Learn more about what a commodity is, different types of commodity markets and the difference between hard and soft commodities.

Drew McConville
Stocks on the rise: Hot stocks in 2019

Take a look at this analysis of the big trends that are set to continue flourishing this year, with mentions of various hot stocks and numerous stocks on the rise.

Drew McConville
Crude prices stuck on 12-month merry-go-round

Oil prices have barely budged from 12 months ago until today, although there have been ups and downs in between. Anxiety about global growth and optimism about price-bolstering output cuts balance each other out – for now.

Dan Atkinson
Rock-steady performance from China’s carefully managed money

Currency traders with a taste for roller-coaster price swings had better steer clear of China’s currency.

Dan Atkinson
At a glance: the Japanese stock market today

Many traders choose to invest in the Japanese stock market owing to the Japanese government’s success in building a market renowned for its transparency, integrity and stability.

Valerie Medleva

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Today, 21 March, 2019
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High Employment Change s.a. 39.10K
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High SNB Interest Rate Decision -0.0075
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High BoE Asset Purchase Facility £435.00B
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High Markit Manufacturing PMI 51.5
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