Beginner Trading

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  • Physical Vs Synthetic ETFs

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are pooled investment vehicles that track an underlying asset class or security. Physical ETFs have a direct ownership interest in the asset or security in question, while synthetic ETFs use derivative products in lieu of ownership.

  • What Is A Hedge Ratio?

    The hedge ratio is a calculation that quantifies an investment or asset's risk exposure. Learn why hedge ratios are commonly used by producers, banks, funds and traders.

  • Who Makes Money Online?

    Internet technology has connected the world in an unprecedented fashion. The ability to transfer information at near light-speeds has revolutionised communication creating an exclusively digital space. Perhaps the largest application of this technology has been in the arena of commerce. Producers, retailers and consumers can now interact via online platforms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Given that more than 3 billion people worldwide access the internet regularly,…

  • Who Trades Forex?

    Forex traders come in all shapes and sizes from diverse walks of life. No matter if one is a retail trader or large institution, opportunity may be found through trading forex.

  • Anatomy Of A Bubble

    Learn more about exactly what a "bubble" is, how it forms in a marketplace, and why learning its phases can potentially help your investment strategy.

  • Risk Vs. Reward Ratios

    The realisation of long-term profitability is the primary goal of every trader and investor. There are many different philosophies regarding the "correct" way to achieve this objective, a vast majority of which involve minimising losses while maximising returns. Perhaps the most basic method of defining capital allocation is through the use of a risk vs reward ratio. Calculating Risk Vs Reward The risk vs reward ratio (R/R) is a direct…

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