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6 rules for successful speculation

Financial speculation suffered a bad reputation during the last half of the 20th Century and many continue to see it as a disreputable activity. But if you take the view that speculators help to make the world of money go around, then what is the best way to join them?

Dan Atkinson
Investing in crude oil: 5 ways to get into the oil market

What do you know about crude oil investing? Get into the liquid gold market with one of the five major ways to invest in crude oil.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
In the bullion market, every silver lining has a cloud

Events in the gold market have given a whole new twist to the old adage that “no news is good news.”

Dan Atkinson
The NASDAQ 100
Steady growth for tech-rich NASDAQ 100 index

The NASDAQ 100 index boasts a who’s who of high-tech companies, and prices have risen steadily during the past year. But it’s not all computers and super-fast connections: the index is home also to giant companies in the hotel, food and fizzy-drinks businesses.

Dan Atkinson
Sterling and shares pepped up by Brexit optimism

The prospect of an agreement in Parliament on the British government’s Brexit deal seems to have cheered markets. Sterling and share prices are trading higher than they were a month ago, despite short-term ups and downs.

Dan Atkinson
Your guide to the best cryptocurrencies to invest in

After a turbulent year, anyone thinking of returning to the cyber-money market will be asking: what is the best cryptocurrency to invest in? The market is showing signs of recovery, so here we look at the top cryptocurrencies to invest in during 2019.

Dan Atkinson


Brent vs WTI crude oil
Brent vs WTI crude oil: Top 5 differences between the world’s major oil benchmarks

Brent vs WTI: what is the difference? Let’s find out the key facts about the world’s top oil benchmarks.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
Oil rally powers on as December slump is forgotten

Crude prices bounce as oil traders cheer hopes of US-China trade talks and back production-cuts package. Even geopolitical tension could be good news, say oil producers.

Dan Atkinson
4 major types of crude oil
4 major types of crude oil

What are the 4 major types of crude oil? Let’s find out the key oil features and take a quick look at the 4 primary oil types traded on the market.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
Swedish krona defies attempts to kill it off

Sweden’s rock-steady currency was supposed to have given way to the euro by now. But by declining to grant central bank independence, the Swedes have kept their monetary options open.

Dan Atkinson
Crude Oil
History of crude oil trading: from 19th century to the present day and beyond

Curious about the history of crude oil trading? Let’s find out what the key oil price drivers were throughout the centuries and take a quick look at the latest analysts’ forecasts.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
Is silver a good investment?
Is silver a good investment?

To determine whether silver is a good investment, we first have to ask: what is it that makes precious metals so ‘precious’?

Valerie Medleva
3 facts you need to know about the European stock market
3 facts you need to know about the European stock market

Find out more about the European stock market. Follow the major European indices and catch up with the market’s outlook for 2019.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
Gold surges into 2018 as US authorities signal easier monetary stance

It wasn’t meant to be happen – gold and the US dollar doing well at one and the same time. But these rivals for “safe haven” status have both enjoyed market support recently, with bullion putting in an appropriately glittering performance.

Dan Atkinson
natural gas
Natural gas trading: all you need to know

To some, trading natural gas may seem daunting, to others rather dull compared with the excitements of oil. But it is a vital component of the world’s energy mixture and provides major scope for profitable trading activity.

Dan Atkinson

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