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28 October 2016

Choosing The Right CFDs For You – XTrade Europe

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CFD’s are an existing way to trade. Contracts for difference, or CFD’s as they are more generally known; let you go long or short on thousands of markets, without needing large amounts of money to get started. Quite simply a CFD, is an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening price and closing price of a contract. Many professional online trading platforms, such as XTrade Europe, offer CFDs – which are derivatives products that allow you to trade on live market price movements without actually owning the underlying instrument on which your contract is based.

10 October 2016

A Guide to CFD Trading

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Everybody assumes that they know every rule of CFD trading, but even the most novice CFD traders still make so many errors that only a few proceed to have a successful trading profession. The following are some of rules that CMC Markets supports – if well adhered to, a successful trading career will follow.

21 September 2016

XTrade Explains Why Commodity Trading is so Cool

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Commodities are everywhere. From crude oil energy to the agricultural products we use for food. If it can be delivered and has liquidity, you can buy and sell it; you can trade it on XTrade!

14 March 2016

A Short Guide On Trading Online

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Trading online is a form of investing online and it is the process by which individual traders buy or sell the assets like stocks, Forex, commodities etc. over an electronic network with the use of a Forex broker. Since late 1990s this form of financial trading has become a norm for the individual traders with […]

26 June 2015

Thinking of trading online? Choose the best company for you!

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Stock trading is a popular source of income among people, and indeed it is the primary source of income for many. In the past investors would go to brokerage houses in order to trade shares. However, stock trading has reached the next level ever since it met the internet. Investors can now buy, sell and trade shares – all from the comfort of their homes. Stock brokers who were necessary in order to complete transactions in the traditional way are no longer required. What is required for online trading, however, is an online stock trading company.

1 April 2015

Why Index Funds are Bad Investments

The entire personal finance blogosphere is in love with index funds, and I’m here to tell you why they’re bad for your investment portfolio. This should go over well.  Black sheep anyone? I realize this thesis will not be a popular one, but from my perspective as an active investor and stock picker, I’m here […]

30 March 2015

Discussing Retirement with Parents: Is a Comfortable Retirement No Longer an Option?

Yesterday, I had one of the most unpleasant conversations I’ve ever had on the subject of money. I had to tell a close friend of my family that, in all likelihood, he has not saved enough money for his retirement. This is a man I’ve known since I was a kid.  The same man who […]

18 February 2013

Mutual Funds: What Are They? Are They Safe? How Do I Choose?

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I want to provide you an overview to help you decide if mutual funds merit further investigation as an investment option for your portfolio by addressing the following questions: What are mutual funds? Are mutual funds a good investment vehicle? How safe is this type of investment? How do I choose a mutual fund company?

27 January 2013

9 Things Every New Graduate Must Buy

As you transition from the college campus to the working world, it is inevitable that you would need to spend some money on necessary items. Rather than think of what it is costing you, consider it an investment for your career and your future. Here are nine things that any new graduate like you must buy to be a professional and advance your career. Don’t get these confused with items you shouldn’t buy.

10 December 2012

5 Tips for Spending your First Paycheck

Payday has finally come and you are staring and your first ever paycheck. This is probably one of the most unforgettable moments of your life. Yes, it is very tempting to go wild and spend it all in one go. After all, it is what tradition dictates that you do. However, is it really the smartest way to go about enjoying your paycheck?

12 November 2012

4 Bond Strategies You Can Use To Grow Your Portfolio

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Investing in bonds is just one way to diversify your investment portfolio. After all you should not put all your eggs in one basket. Bonds are a great investment if you want a regular income stream. Many people enjoy receiving the added income while preserving their initial investment. When it comes to investing in bonds, there are actually many different strategies that you can employ.

27 September 2012

How Four Types of Financial Agents are Paid

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It is hard to avoid. At some point, you need to work with a banker, broker, agent or realtor to obtain the financial products that can help make you wealthier. The Fed’s Survey of Consumer Finances showed that nearly 40 percent of families will consult a banker or a broker for financial and investment advice. Aside from friends and family, financial agents are the second or third most common source of financial information.

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