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Familiarity bias: it’s time to look away from home

The irrational tendency to trade only those securities which are familiar to you is called familiarity bias. Having a strong influence on your trading decisions, it’s a deviation in a trader’s behavior, which is better to be nipped in the bug.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
Investment portfolio: everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask

What assets should be included in a portfolio and what sort of allocation to follow may be a rather tough decision to make, especially for novice investors. Setting yourself up for investment success involves many factors. But don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered: here’s your investment portfolio 101.

Valerie Medleva
Uber stock back within hailing distance of IPO price

The troubled float of shares in transport firm Uber earlier this month confirmed for many the view that this was an over-hyped tech stock. But the price has bounced and Uber shares are trading at close to its offer price.

Dan Atkinson
Call and put options: the differences you need to know

Options may seem quite overwhelming at times. However they're easy to understand once you cover the basics. Learn about the main similarities and differences between call and put options that will help you easily navigate in today's options trading environment.

Valerie Medleva
Familiarity bias
Familiarity bias: how to overcome the fear of the unfamiliar to reach your investing goals

For the vast majority of people, like you and me, trading is not a full-time job. Though you try to do your best and make impactful investment decisions, you tend to make things “easier” (at least, you think you do so) and gravitate towards the familiar.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
Uber
Uber IPO: Everything you need to know about the biggest IPO in years

Uber – the famous international ride-hailing company – is going public. Learn the key facts about the upcoming Uber’s IPO at Capital.com.

Alexandra Pankratyeva


Trading cybersecurity stocks: AI solutions and trendy stocks

Do you know which cybersecurity stocks and shares are leading the industry?

Drew McConville
Uber
Uber eyes a $90 billion valuation as it prepares for IPO

Uber, the company synonymous with ride-hailing technology, is due to float 180 million shares this week, as it hopes to target a valuation of $90 billion. Is the company on track to become the Apple or Amazon of transport, or is it another over-hyped tech stock?

Dan Atkinson
Penny stocks for beginners: a complete guide

Penny stocks can bring great opportunities if chosen wisely. We are here to explain the phenomenon and get you up and running with some tips and tricks on how to trade penny stocks.

Valerie Medleva
Uber
Upcoming IPOs to watch out for in 2019

From Uber to Airbnb, take a look at the upcoming IPOs to watch out for in 2019.

Drew McConville
Your top questions about stock market indices

All you need to know about indices in one place. Read more about the world’s major stock market indices and trade them with Capital.com

Alexandra Pankratyeva
What is shorting?

Usually, when investing, you expect to profit from strong performance. However, there is a whole other class of traders, known as “shorts”, who do just the opposite to receive rather high returns. How? Let’s dive in and figure out what shorting is and how it works.

Valerie Medleva
How to trade in a bear market: use falling stocks to your advantage

Most of us know that we’ll survive a falling market, but few know that you can also prosper from it. In today’s trading, all you really need is movement. It doesn’t really matter if prices fall or rise – there is ample opportunity to make money. Here, we tell you how to stay on top of the next bear market.

Valerie Medleva
Quite contrary: is betting against the trend good sense or sheer arrogance?

The “contrarian” trader, one who takes the view that most market players are likely to be proved wrong, and trade accordingly, has been a familiar figure for a very long time. But are such traders right to ignore “the word from the herd” or is it a fact that, most of the time, “the trend is your friend?

Dan Atkinson
What is carry trading? Today’s trendy technique explained

“What is carry trading?”, we hear you asking. Here, we explain how it works, and how to benefit from it.

Valerie Medleva