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stock valuation models

Stock valuation models: everything you need to know

Stock valuation can be a useful way to gauge the worth of an asset or company. But what is stock valuation, and how can you use it to make the most of your trading operations? Read on to find out the basics on stock valuation models, including the various different types and metrics.   What […]
technical analysis

Technical analysis: the basics

In a previous blog post, we covered the basics on fundamental analysis. But what about the other main mode of market analysis- technical analysis? Read on to find out more.   What is technical analysis? Technical analysis is a method of market analysis that examines and predicts using historical data from price charts and market […]

Trading with leverage: Everything you need to know

Leverage can be a valuable tool in your trading operations, and can be used to help you make the most of an unfavourable or unprofitable situation. But what exactly is leverage, and how can you best use it when trading? Read on to find out more.   What is leverage? The clue is in the […]

Types of traders: who’s who in the trading world

As a trader, you’ll come into contact with various other traders, as well as various individuals and bodies; in some cases you may need their services to gain access to the markets. Read on for a look at these market participants, their functions and their motivations – and importantly your relationship with them.   Retail […]
financial instruments

Financial instruments- what they are and how they work

Financial instruments are an essential part of the trading experience, but what are they and how do they work? Read on to find out more.   What are financial instruments? Put simply, financial instruments are monetary contracts between parties- they are the things that are bought and sold in financial trading. People and companies often […]

Stock market indexes- the basics

Stock market indexes are a valuable tool for any trader, allowing traders to get a comprehensive view of sectors and markets in order to make educated and informed trading decisions. But what is a stock market index, and how do they work? Read on to find out the essentials on stock market indexes. What is […]

Types of stocks

The stock market is a complex and multi-faceted place, and there are a number of different ways you can trade stocks as well as a number of different types of stocks. It’s important to be well-informed before you start trading on the stock market, so here are the basics on every type of stock you […]

How to invest in dividend stocks

Dividend stocks are a highly sought after type of security on the stock market, with the potential to provide a great deal of money over a long period of time. But what are dividend stocks, and how should you invest in them to get the most out of them? Read on to find out more. […]

The 11 Sectors of the Stock Market

The stock market is a multi-faceted and diverse site of trading, with 11 sectors classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). Here are the basics on the 11 stock market sectors, to help you make informed decisions about where and what you want to trade.   What is a stock sector? Put simply, a […]