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Gold trading: is gold a good investment?
Gold trading: is gold a good investment?

Read this short introduction to one of the world’s most popular commodities: gold. Why do investors buy gold, and is gold a good investment?

Drew McConville
50 women investors
50 women investors with enviable investment portfolios (updated)

Learn about 50 female investors who have built a winning investment portfolio and the different ways they achieved their goals.

Claire Hunte
Multiple fears stall Wall Street rally

The Dow Jones index rallied strongly after taking a dive on 24 December. But concerns over global growth, a deadlock in Washington and US-China trade relations have sent shares lower.

Dan Atkinson
Leverage
How much money do you need to trade?

Leveraged trading renders the financial markets more accessible, meaning the amount of money you need for trading can be lower than ever.

Drew McConville
Brexit
Shares and sterling ride out latest Brexit turmoil

As Parliament debates amendments to the government’s European Union withdrawal legislation, the pound and domestic shares held their own on financial markets. But that could quickly change if legislative deadlock turns into a constitutional crisis.

Dan Atkinson
What are undervalued stocks, and how do you spot them?
What are undervalued stocks, and how do you spot them?

This article explores what factors determine the value of shares on the stock market, how to spot undervalued and overvalued shares and methods to ascertain their intrinsic value.

Drew McConville


Oil on upward trend
Oil on upward trend as production cuts kick in

Oil has pulled out of its price nosedive as output curbs agreed last month come into effect. But in the longer term, the prospects for crude are bound up with the extent of any global economic downturn.

Dan Atkinson
Canada’s currency
Which way next for Canada’s currency?

The Canadian dollar made a strong start to the year but has been buffeted by claims that it is due a correction. Now Brexit turbulence in the UK and a possible global slowdown threaten to turn those claims into reality.

Dan Atkinson
Top 5 most common trading fallacies and delusions
Top 5 most common trading fallacies and delusions

Common market fallacies can cost financial traders dearly, and the fact they are largely subconscious makes them particularly dangerous. Here we’ll explore five of the most common and explain why they are irrational and wrong.

Dan Atkinson
Brexit
Markets mixed ahead of crunch Brexit vote

Shares and the pound sent mixed signals this morning ahead of a critical Brexit vote in Parliament later today. There are fears that the expected rejection by MPs of the government’s proposed Brexit deal could spark a constitutional crisis.

Dan Atkinson
Hedging
Top 3 hedging strategies: how to hedge your portfolio with CFDs?

What is hedging? Learn more about simple and effective hedging strategies, and explore how to use CFDs to hedge your portfolio.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
How many trades at any one time?
How many trades at any one time?

Diversification is an accepted aspect of investment strategy, but does it have a role for traders? There are arguments both for pursuing one trade at a time and for spreading risk among a number of different plays.

Dan Atkinson
New Year gold rally loses steam
New Year gold rally loses steam

Gold entered 2019 on an upward trend but there are signs that the rally could be losing momentum. Good economic news in continental Europe and a stronger dollar make paper assets more attractive.

Dan Atkinson
Trading risk: how is it measured and how much is too much?

Financial trading is risky by definition, and the hazards of playing the market may seem daunting. But there are tried and trusted methods for assessing the riskiness of a trade and for deciding how much risk is right for each trader.

Dan Atkinson
Brexit impact on financial markets

With Britain set to leave the European Union on 29 March, with or without a deal, only one thing is clear: there is much uncertainty surrounding financial markets.

Drew McConville

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Today, 21 March, 2019
01:30 AUD
Australia
High Employment Change s.a. 39.10K
01:30 AUD
Australia
High Unemployment Rate s.a. 0.05
07:30 CHF
Switzerland
High SNB Interest Rate Decision -0.0075
07:30 CHF
Switzerland
High SNB monetary policy assessment
12:00 GBP
United Kingdom
High BoE Asset Purchase Facility £435.00B
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United Kingdom
High BoE Interest Rate Decision 0.0075
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High Bank of England Minutes
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High BoE MPC Vote Hike 0
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High BoE MPC Vote Unchanged 9
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High BoE MPC Vote Cut 0
12:30 USD
United States
High Initial Jobless Claims
14:30 USD
United States
High Natural Gas Storage
22 March, 2019
08:15 EUR
France
High Markit Manufacturing PMI 51.5
08:30 EUR
Germany
High Markit Manufacturing PMI 47.6
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High Markit PMI Composite 51.9
12:30 CAD
Canada
High Retail Sales MoM -0.001
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High BoC Consumer Price Index Core YoY 0.015
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United States
High Existing Home Sales MoM 4.94M