Forex trading

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This simple method just made me 350 points of profit

John C Burford's Australian dollar trade is throwing up some great tramlines, pinpointing a textbook low-risk trade.
17 Sep 2012
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Why euro bulls may stay lucky

With the eurozone in such a mess, everyone is expecting the single currency to plummet at any moment. But there are still some good reasons to stay l…
17 Apr 2012

Spread betters should short the euro

The euro is riding high on the euphoria from the latest deal to save Greece. But the package comes at quite a price, says Tim Bennett. And it's certai…
21 Feb 2012
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Is the euro now in a bull market?

Despite the turmoil in Europe, the euro is rallying against the dollar. John C Burford thinks this could just be part of something big. Here, he expla…
20 Jan 2012

Buy the greenback and sell the Aussie dollar

The forex market promises to be a volatile trading ground this year. So, what will be the best bets in the months ahead?
6 Jan 2012
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How to play a short, sharp rise in the Indian rupee

India's rupee is down 18% against the US dollar since March. But smart spread betters might want to position themselves for a short-term bounce, says …
12 Dec 2011
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Why I think the euro has one year left

The collapse of Europe's single currency is inevitable, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here, he outlines a simple trade to profit from the breakup of the eu…
12 Dec 2011
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Why the euro is still a short bet

Markets reacted to the Federal Reserve's European 'rescue' deal may have given the euro a temporary boost, but don't be fooled, says Tim Bennett.
5 Dec 2011
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Three things to remember before spread betting the euro

The euro is a tempting target for spread betters at the moment. But before you dive in, there are three things you must remember, says Tim Bennett.
10 Nov 2011
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The powerful waves washing over the euro market

Right now, the euro/dollar market is displaying some powerful and exciting Elliott waves, says John C Burford. Played well, they could lead to some ve…
12 Sep 2011
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Three tips for new forex spread betters

Spread betting on currencies in the foreign exchange markets can be a great way to make profits fast. But it can also mean heavy losses. Here, Tim Ben…
25 Aug 2011
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Are CFDs better than spread bets?

According to a recent survey, 62% of contract for difference (CFD) traders claim gains in the last twelve month, compared to just 50% of spread better…
12 Apr 2011
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Why timing is so important when trading currencies

Currency markets can move extremely quickly, and traders have to be on their toes to spot profit opportunities. Here, John C Burford illustrates the i…
21 Mar 2011
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Six vital numbers for a forex spread better

What should spread betters keep an eye on to spot the next move in their favourite currency? Here are six vital numbers that can all influence an exch…
18 Mar 2011

Why sterling could conquer the Aussie dollar in 2011

Tim Bennett explains why this may not be a great year for the Aussie dollar.
7 Jan 2011
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Three tips for forex spread betters

With the major currencies bouncing around all over the place, many spread betters will be tempted to try their hand in the forex markets. But before y…
16 Nov 2010
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Spread betting: profit from eurozone chaos

The economic mess that Europe is in means that now could be a great time for spread betters to short the euro. But against what?
12 Nov 2010
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Three numbers all currency spread betters should watch

Currency trades can be done quickly, cheaply and 24 hours a day, five days a week. So what are the key economic indicators that a currency trader shou…
26 Oct 2010

Prepare to short the euro

The threat of a double-dip is hanging over the global economy. European banks, among the weakest links in the financial sector, remain over-stretched.…
17 Sep 2010
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Profit from volatility with forex

While markets hate uncertainty, it can also present opportunities. And the extra volatility it has created in the foreign-exchange market recently has…
21 May 2010
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Why now's a good time to buy the Canadian dollar

Canada, with its wealth of natural resources, is bouncing back nicely from the global recession, with interest rates set to rise. That means it's a go…
26 Apr 2010
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Fast and furious: how to play currencies

Sooner or later many spread betters are tempted by the biggest market in the world – foreign exchange. It's fast, furious and vast sums are won and lo…
20 Apr 2010

Where to place your bets in the currency markets

It's never been easier to invest in foreign currencies. But it is an extremely risky business. Here, John Stepek looks at the state of the world's maj…
19 Mar 2010

Sterling: the start of the collapse?

Sterling hit the deck this week and it's hard to imagine it recovering any time soon. So are we seeing the beginning of its collapse?
5 Mar 2010