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Tue, 2 February 2021

A guide to short selling

Short selling offers traders and investors another way to potentially make profit – but it’s not for the faint hearted. Despite this, like all trading strategies, you could stand to make some big gains by short trading stocks.

Tue, 2 February 2021

Trading & buying US shares in the UK

The US stock market is where mega-caps like Apple, Google, and Amazon call home. Interested in buying or trading US shares in the UK? Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to do just that.

Fri, 22 January 2021

What are ETFs and how to invest in them

New to trading? You might be asking yourself “what are ETFs”? Here, we take a look at these financial products to give you some idea of how they work, and how they might fit into an investment or trading strategy. 

Fri, 22 January 2021

How to trade oil

Crude oil trading is a popular activity for commodity traders. Here’s how you can get started with oil trading. 

Fri, 15 January 2021

Explaining cryptocurrencies: What is Polkadot?

Polkadot (DOT) is one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrencies in the world. By market capitalisation, DOT has already become the 6th largest crypto in the world, with market cap totalling $7bn. That puts it ahead of established cryptos like EOS, Bitcoin Cash, and Cardano.

Thu, 14 January 2021

Explaining cryptocurrencies: What is Dash?

Dash is the most well-known of the group of cryptocurrencies known as “privacy coins”. As their name suggests, these are cryptos that place a higher degree of importance of users’ anonymity and privacy when making transactions. 

Thu, 14 January 2021

Explaining cryptocurrencies: What is Bitcoin Cash?

Bitcoin Cash is a newer, more user-friendly version of Bitcoin. It has been available since 2017 and is the third most valuable cryptocurrency worldwide in terms of market capitalisation.  

Wed, 13 January 2021

Explaining cryptocurrencies: What is Gas?

If you’re investing or trading cryptocurrencies you are probably familiar with Ethereum and its associated crypto ether (ETH).  But what about gas? It’s a key concept necessary in understanding how the Ethereum platform works and how the ether currency is used. 

Wed, 13 January 2021

Explaining cryptocurrencies: What is Litecoin?

Litecoin is, in terms of market capitalisation, the third-largest cryptocurrency in the world, behind only Bitcoin and XRP.  Like its rivals, it is a digital currency, mined and generated using blockchain technology, that can be used to facilitate online payments.

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