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stochastic oscillator fast and slow

18 March 2021

ADVANCED
The stochastic oscillator: fast and slow

The stochastic oscillator is one of the most popular indicators for finding conditions of saturation. Learn more about how it works with this article.

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Trading-the-rand

11 March 2021

ADVANCED
Case study: trading the rand

This article takes a quick look at how traders in 2018 used a combination of different approaches to analysis to trade South Africa's currency, the rand (ZAR), against majors.

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 • 7 min read
Strategic-trading

11 March 2021

ADVANCED
Strategic trading

The main reason for trading with a strategy is making results more consistent and repeatable. This article introduces strategic trading and how to design your strategy.

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fundamental analysis article

10 March 2021

ADVANCED
Fundamental analysis

Fundamental analysis is an important complement to TA for most traders of CFDs. Find out the essentials of how news, data and more affect markets in this article.

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technical analysis article

10 March 2021

ADVANCED
Technical analysis

Technical analysis is the essential approach used by most traders, helping them find trends and appropriate places to enter and exit trades.

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 • 8 min read
Diversification

03 March 2021

INTERMEDIATE
Diversification

While diversification as an element of strategies to manage risk is less common for CFDs than deliverable assets, it can still help many traders to increase their likelihood of success.

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 • 5 min read
choosing-a-CFD-to-trade

03 March 2021

INTERMEDIATE
Choosing a CFD to trade

There can be many potential factors that affect which CFDs you trade. Read this article to learn more about how symbols are categorised and what can affect your decisions on what to trade.

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trading platforms MT4 and MT5

25 February 2021

INTRODUCTORY
Trading platforms: MT4 and MT5

For average trader, MT5 mobile is much more useful and informative than MT4. Find out about this and other differences between the two platforms in this article.

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global CFD markets

25 February 2021

INTRODUCTORY
Global CFD markets

Much of the time, you can trade currencies 24 hours a day, five days a week, but for various other instruments hours are more limited. Find out more in this article.

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