European regulators have vilified the short seller as the root cause of the recent volatility in the markets. Here, Tim Bennett gives three reasons why a ban on short selling is complete nonsense – and why you should be prepared to trade both ways.
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When stock markets fall, it is often a good time to buy shares – and a good way to do this is via an investment trust. Tim Bennett explains how to find the best investment trusts, and tips one trust to buy now.
Tim Bennett explains the practice of short selling shares – and why a ban may do more harm than good.
To make sure your first few spread betting trades don’t put you off for good, you should limber up with some warm up exercises, says Tim Bennett. Here are three to get you started.
Spread betting is short-term, high-risk investing – you can win big profits and incur equally large losses. It isn’t for everyone so how do you know whether it’s for you? Tim Bennett lists the three questions you should ask yourself before you try your hand at spread betting.
Tim Bennett explains the one number you need to look at in these volatile times to be sure you’re buying the right investments.
Tim Bennett explains how spread betters can use a pairs trade to profit from the difference in price between Brent crude oil and West Texas Intermediate oil.
For investors in equities, these are frustrating times as markets turn down. But for spread betters, a falling market can be played as easily as a rising one. Tim Bennett explains how.
The writing was on the wall for carehomes provider Southern Cross long before it went bust. Tim Bennett explains the four key signs that should have told investors the business was on the rocks.
Tim Bennett explains the six key numbers that every investor should know when buying shares.