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High-conviction trading: a narrow focus searching for big gains

High-conviction traders select a small number of assets and back them with meaningful stakes. But they fly in the face of diversification and take bigger risks in search of higher returns.

Dan Atkinson

US prices are on the rise

America’s inflation rate is heading upwards, even when food and energy costs are excluded. The cost-of-living increases may trigger a further interest-rate rise.

Dan Atkinson

DeMarker indicator

The DeMarker indicator, also known simply as DeM, is a technical analysis oscillator devised by Tom DeMark. It is a common sight on many trading platforms.

Claire Veares

EU finance ministers to discuss growth, budgets and tax

Two days of meetings in Brussels on Thursday and Friday will see EU finance ministers tackle an agenda headed by latest estimates for growth prospects. But they will also be looking at each other’s budget plans and discuss measures to fine-tune VAT.

Dan Atkinson

The market overview with David Jones

Could Bitcoin be set to rise again? Is oil on the up? Learn more about the latest market highlights with’s David Jones.

David Jones

Germany shaves €2.1 billion from trade surplus

Germany’s trade surplus narrowed in May, with exports down and imports up. But it remains the world’s largest in dollar terms and the target of constant criticism.

Dan Atkinson

Weekly financial market analysis by David Jones

This week David Jones,’s Chief Market Strategist, reveals the impact of Brexit on the UK’s stock markets. He also discusses Trump’s UK visit, oil prices, US earnings season and more.

David Jones

Behavioural trading: turning psychological insights into profit

Behavioural trading is much talked about, a way of spotting and benefiting from behavioural finance biases. But what are these biases and how do they manifest themselves?

Dan Atkinson

Trading CFDs on indices: let’s get started

To learn the basics of trading indices, and CFDs on indices in particular, first we should get a clearer idea of what they really are. Generally, an index is usually referred to as a portfolio of stocks of different companies that represent a certain market or its sector. News

UK “economic wellbeing” report shows patchy results

British statisticians have given the economy a health check and found sluggish economic growth per capita. But household income figures were the best for more than two years.

Dan Atkinson

Independence Day: Fourth of July in numbers

America takes a day off today to celebrate the nation’s birthday. It is a day for friends, families, barbecues and the beach, but what is the impact on the economy?

Dan Atkinson

High-frequency trading: the case for and against

High-frequency trading uses computer programmes to deal in huge volumes of securities in the blink of an eye. But is it a blessing – or a curse?

Dan Atkinson

What you should know before trading commodities

Commodities present a wide variety of trading opportunities, with platforms offering CFDs in energy markets such as crude oil and a variety of precious metals, from gold to palladium. The interaction of supply and demand is key to price discovery in the key commodity markets.

James Hester

Hedging basics: what is a hedge?

Think of hedging like insurance. Insurance doesn’t prevent something bad from happening, but, it does reduce the financial impact if and when it does. News

Profits flat at beer group Greene King

Greene King, the brewer and pub operator, saw shares drop today after reporting a fall in full-year profits. The company reported “positive momentum” in the current financial year.

Dan Atkinson