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Lords defeat will not derail Brexit, vow ministers

The horrific nerve agent on attack Yulia and Sergei Skripal in Salisbury could spell the start of a new cold war – but it may be the catalyst for warmer relations between the UK and EU on Brexit.

Richard Reed

Banking revolution can be good news for developing countries

World Bank welcomes upheaval in banking landscape but urges developing countries to upgrade legal and regulatory systems. Those that rise to the challenge will benefit the most, it says.

Dan Atkinson

Syrian crisis puts political risk back on the agenda

Traders factor in rising tensions as they await the outcome of western intervention in the Middle East. Political risk adds to market uncertainty and changes the relative attractions of different asset classes.

Dan Atkinson

Parabolic SAR: what is it and how to use it

Parabolic SAR, or parabolic stop and reverse, is a technical analysis tool developed by the prolific J Welles Wilder

Claire Veares
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Stemming losses: reasonable approach to setting stop loss orders

Stop loss is a key risk management tool. It closes an unfavourable position when a specified price is reached. However, to make stop loss orders work for you as efficiently as possible, you have to rely on common sense rather than gut instinct. Here are three sensible ways to cap losses in trading. News

Commodity trading principles

To an outside observer, trading in commodities can seem daunting, an activity that has its own language and customs. But with solid preparation beforehand and observance of some key principles, commodities can prove to be an engaging and rewarding line of investment.

Dan Atkinson

Why is it so important to learn to invest for yourself?

In today’s economic climate, good money management needs to go beyond budgeting, clearing debt and saving. As the population is living longer and with financial provision from the state falling, it has never been more important to learn about investment to build wealth for the future.

Alison Bloomer

Stop-loss efficiency: how to make stops work for you

Explore some basic steps on how to use stop-losses effectively, limit trading risks and cut your losses. Learn more about risk-per-trade, volatility and ATR method. Find out your own strategy and use stops smart. News
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Could anchoring bias wreck your trading strategy?

We all have our anchor points and not all will be in good nick.

Adrian Holliday

Spotify IPO: is the stock listing music to investors' ears?

Having never made an annual profit, Spotify – the music streaming service – launched on Nasdaq this week to great acclaim and a share price pop that quickly overshadowed the company's initial listing price

Neil Dennis

ZigZag indicator: what is it and how to use it?

The ZigZag indicator is a technical analysis tool that can be used to identify classic charting patterns in trading. It is designed to highlight important trends and confirm possible price reversals. It eliminates price noise that is not significant for the trader's analysis.

Alison Bloomer
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Williams Alligator: what is it and how to use it

The Williams Alligator is a real trading technique, not a vicious reptile. Though, as with any financial trading, if you don’t do your homework thoroughly, it could well turn around and bite you.

Richard Reed
5 books to make investors more informed traders

5 books to make investors more informed traders

Before you trade, read. There are plenty of gurus and must-read sources. Here are just a few important books to whet your appetite. Remember: knowledge is power – in markets too.

Brian Bollen

The risks of cryptocurrencies laid bare

Cryptocurrencies are so new to the world of investment that debate still rages – as it does around foreign exchange – about whether we call them an asset class. But one thing was made perfectly clear at the end of 2017: they belong at the riskier end of the investment spectrum

Neil Dennis

Williams %R: big trading opportunities uncovered

Williams %R (Williams Percent Range), or Percent R as it is also known, is a technical indicator that can help traders to identify when an asset is oversold or overbought.

James Hester

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