My account

Financial Articles Page 1

Ten reasons why trading beats investing

Investing sounds solid and respectable, while trading sounds too much like speculation to a lot of people. But it can be argued that trading is better suited to an unpredictable world than investing, which assumes a long-term stability that cannot be relied upon.

Dan Atkinson

Pound steadies after biggest sell-off since 2016

Sterling rose against the US dollar and euro, but FTSE 100 financial stocks remained under pressure. News

Crypto bloodbath as market sheds $8 billion in a day

The crypto market shed more than $8 billion yesterday, raising questions about the long-term volatility of several of the market’s biggest names.

Alexandra Pankratyeva

Big swings in silver price on slower world growth

The gold price is continuing to trade in a narrow range, but more intriguing is the action in its “little sister” in the world of bullion, silver.

Dan Atkinson

Government resignations spark pound sell-off

Sterling fell sharply against most major currencies, dropping 1.5% to 1.28 US dollars and 1.4% to 1.13 euro. News

Japanese stocks stall on the road to recovery

Japan’s main stock-market index is lower today than it was a year ago, and a stronger yen may have played a part. But share prices are higher over the longer term, with a 44% increase in five years.

Dan Atkinson

Oil price slump weighs on FTSE 100 as Trump urges against supply cut

The blue-chip index was also put under pressure by a rally in the pound. News

Top 5 Misunderstandings About Cryptocurrencies

Thinking of trading crypto but are concerned about the risks? Read on to uncover the top 5 misunderstandings about digital currencies. News

Pound and shares up on Brexit talks optimism

Reports that the UK was “almost within touching distance” of a Brexit deal buoyed sterling and London stock prices this morning. But sticking points remain and the clock is ticking ahead of the 14 November deadline.

Dan Atkinson

How much energy does Bitcoin use?

Take a closer look on exactly how much power is needed to support the Bitcoin network and join the age of the resource revolution.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
Moving average


Envelopes are percentage-based bands that are plotted in a parallel relationship above and below a baseline that is either a simple moving average or an exponential moving average to follow price action. They are often used in trading to highlight two technical patterns.

Alison Bloomer

Oil prices down as Trump eases sanctions

Oil prices were weaker today after President Donald Trump gave limited waivers to eight countries to continue importing Iranian crude without violating US sanctions. But the price remains higher than a year ago, thanks to production curbs by oil producers.

Dan Atkinson

UK growth to rise in third quarter but summer boost cools off

New GDP figures are expected to show growth of 0.6%. News

Asset selection: which are right for you?

Novice traders face a bewildering array of asset classes from which to choose. Selection depends very much on an individual’s temperament, so self-knowledge is the key to making the right choice.

Dan Atkinson

Market outlook: what does this week have in store for traders?

Get the latest economic news and learn what to watch in the financial markets this week

David Jones