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Category: Forex (page 1 of 12)

The best no deposit forex bonus in 2018

While many different brokers offer no deposit promotions, not all of them can be trusted.  So over the past few weeks, I’ve gone through the sign up process for a number of different forex brokers offering no deposit bonuses to see if I could find out which is best.

No deposit bonuses are a great way to try out a forex broker, without having to part with any cash.  You’ll be test drive the software and practice your trading.

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How to become a popular investor on eToro

eToro is the worlds largest copy trading platform.  Investors can copy the trades made by popular investors and in return etoro rewards these traders.

Becoming a popular investor on eToro can be very profitable.  So here’s a guide for the talented traders out there who are looking to earn a little more from their forex, stock or crypto trading.

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How to Short Bitcoin

During 2017, the price of Bitcoin went up and up.  Most people speculated that at some point, there would need to be some type of correction.  And that correction happened during early 2018.

It shouldn’t be all doom and gloom for bitcoin traders though – the long term outlook is still bullish.  And if you play your cards right, you can still profit when the price of Bitcoin falls.

Here’s a quick guide on some options for shorting Bitcoin:

Shorting Bitcoin with CFDs

Contracts for Difference, are currently the most popular method for shorting bitcoin.  A CFD is a contract between you and your broker to settle the difference in price when the contract expires.  While that may sounds complicated, in practice, buying and selling Bitcoin using a CFD is as easy as buying or selling actual Bitcoin (if not much easier).

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Top resources for Forex trading in 2018

Getting started in Forex trading can seem daunting, so I’ve put together a list of my recommended resources for forex trading. There are tools for beginners right through to pro traders.

It’s always important to remember that forex education is a never ending journey.  Just like any skill, you have to put the hours in.  If you want to become one of the worlds best and most profitable trader, then do yourself a favour and start learning!

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Trading Bitcoin on Plus500

Plus500 is a popular CFD trading platform.   As well as stocks and forex, Plus500 also offers cryptocurrency cfd trading including in Bitcoin.

Bitcoin has been gaining more and more attention over the past 12 months.  There has also been a huge amount of price volatility.  If you managed to get in at the right time, there was potential for huge profits.  Here is my short guide on trading Bitcoin on Plus500:

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Plus500 Minimum Deposit

This has to be one of the most common questions I get asked – what’s the minimum amount required to start trading on Plus500.   Plus500 is a popular online broker that offers CFD trading in a number of different markets including Stocks, Forex and Cryptocurrencies.

Surprisingly this information is a little hard to find,  I ended up having to log into my account to find out.

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2018 Guide to Making Money on eToro

eToro copytrading tipsHere is my guide for making money on eToro in 2018.

A lot has changed on eToro over the past year – and a lot has changed in financial markets in the past 12 months.  eToro has also experienced unprecedented growth.  This year, I’m going to round up the best ways to use the platform, the pitfalls to avoid and how to take advantage of new features. Continue reading

Give yourself an Investment this Christmas

Every year I like to give myself a little gift for fun.  And it’s usually an investment.   So why not give yourself an investment gift this year as well.  It’ll set you in good stead for the year ahead.  Here are some of the different investments you could get into as the year comes to a close:


We really are living in good times right now.   As I’m writing this post, Bitcoin has increased in value by another $1000.  If you blink you’ll miss these milestones!  If you had invested just $1000 a year ago, you would have made a 1877% return!   And your Christmas would have been a whole lot different (Lambo anyone?)

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How to trade Bitcoin when it’s extremely volatile

After Bitcoin crossed the $10k mark, it went into an extreme period of volatility diving below 10k and up and down again numerous times.

This is nothing new.  Bitcoin has always been extremely volatile.  So if you’re thinking about trading the cryptocurrency I’ve together some useful tips on how you can avoid losing your money and also hopefully make a profit.

This post is for Bitcoin traders – i.e people who are trading the price of Bitcoin.  If you’re a Bitcoin investor then this isn’t for you.  You can safely hold onto your coins and sit out the price movements (don’t panic sell!).  But if you’re trading here are some tips:

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The eToro CryptoFund Delivered a 100% return this year

This is insane!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you already know how well cryptocurrency has been performing this year.  There has been a crash here and there, but overall it’s been a super profitable year for those invested in cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin has been the major success story.  But Ethereum has been a run away success as well as many of the other smaller coins.

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