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11 12, 2019

UK General Election – Broker Update

2021-02-04T16:24:52+00:00December 11th, 2019|

The UK general election on Thursday 12 December may lead to uncertainty in the markets. As a result, spread betting, CFD and forex brokers may be required temporarily to increase some of their margin requirements around the election date. What does this mean? Uncertainty around the election result, and its [...]

24 12, 2014

Bitcoin: Not a financial commodity

2014-12-24T07:30:05+00:00December 24th, 2014|

In its latest submission to the ongoing Australian Senate inquiry, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) came into a final decision that bitcoin and similar other cryptocurrencies are not financial products. ASIC, which maintains Australian organisations, financial markets and services, and finance sector professionals have made a conclusion that [...]

28 11, 2014

ETFs, CFDs grow as investors move out of their security blanket

2021-12-22T20:34:08+00:00November 28th, 2014|

The Australian contract for difference and exchange-traded fund markets continued in its expansion this year as more and more investors are searching for much greater or at least more predictable returns that can be created by traditional equities. Investors have been seemingly ensnared to these two very distinct products since [...]

20 11, 2014

What is market timing and why should it be considered?

2014-11-20T07:11:26+00:00November 20th, 2014|

What is market timing? The most sought after advice in the book is to purchase and sell high and market timing is an attempt to do the same old thing once more which is to sell when the market is high and buy when it is low. Obviously, it is [...]

24 10, 2014

Spread Betting – If it moves you can bet on it

2022-04-02T16:50:43+00:00October 24th, 2014|

Spread betting is an option to conventional investing in which the goal is to profit from movements in the value of financial product. The rewards and the risks are much more higher than traditional trading. Spread betting came a long way over the past two decades, wherein it is seen [...]

23 10, 2014

Why Use Spread Betting Companies for Market Exposure

2021-10-09T22:12:18+00:00October 23rd, 2014|

Spread betting companies are now providing exposure to financial markets that are often asked with a very straightforward question, "why should investors utilise them in order to derive exposure instead of investing in the markets directly"? There are several number of answers to this query, which if collated explains why [...]

15 08, 2014

FSB contemplate broader window for foreign-exchange benchmarks

2014-08-15T07:53:22+00:00August 15th, 2014|

The global regulators published details of its preparations to fix foreign-exchange benchmarks in response to assertions that traders are in conspiracy to manipulate rates in the $5.3 trillion-a-day currency market. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) suggested making changes to how the most popular rates from WM/Reuters are being calculated by [...]

8 07, 2014

Reason why interest rates are important

2014-07-08T07:46:52+00:00July 8th, 2014|

Points for consideration Capital flows estimates money moving in and out of a currency Changing rates will result in money flow between currencies Traders adhere to rates to maximise yields There are several fundamental factors to mull over when trading Forex pairs. While many traders may quickly dismiss fundamentals under [...]

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