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eToro raises $100 million from investors

Copy trading platform eToro has announced they’ve raised $100 million in private financing.    This brings the total raised to $162 million.

eToro says it’s going to use the money to expand into new markets and develop blockchain assets – possibly a decentralized digital asset exchange.

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Making money with FXCM

FXCM is a popular forex broker.  But is it possible to make money trading forex on FXCM?  I decided to sign up and give it proper test and here are my results.  I deposited $50 into my account – which is what the numerous ads for FXCM was advertising (get started with as little as $50).

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5 Places to Practice Trade Forex for Free

Practice Trading is where you use virtual money to trade under real market conditions.  The platforms are usually identical to the real trading platform the only difference is the money you’re using is opening simulated positions and not real trades.

In my opinion, practice trading is the best way to learn about forex and trading.  So i’ve put together 5 places where you can practice trade forex completely free.  You don’t need to spend any money to use these platforms.

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Step by Step Guide to becoming a Popular Investor on eToro

eToro is a copy trading network where investors and automatically copy the trades of guru traders.  In return for sharing their trades, eToro rewards them with various perks including cash.    eToro calls this program “Popular Investor”.

Becoming a popular investor on eToro can be a great way to earn a second income.  Here is my step by step guide to becoming a popular investor on eToro.

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This is why you lost money trading forex

Succeeding in forex is as much about reducing mistakes as it is making winning trades.  Forex attracts a lot of new investors and traders.  And many of them make basic mistakes, lose their money and never trade again.  I hate seeing this – especially as it is entirely possible to make good money from forex.

So here is my guide on why you may lost your money trading forex.  These are the top mistakes I see newer traders make.

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5 Alternative Investments for 2018

Looking for something more than the measly returns you’re getting with your traditional investments?   Looking to diversify into something new?  I’ve put together different options for alternative investments.

These alternative investments do carry different degrees of risk and like all investments make sure you do your own research and never invest more than you can afford to lose. Continue reading

The Top Copy Trading platforms in 2018

If you’re new to trading and investing, then one of the best ways to trade is copy trading.  When you copy trade, you automatically copy the trades of a more experienced and profitable trader.  It’s a good way to reduce risk and a great way to learn about trading.

Copy Trading has been getting more and more popular and now there are many different platforms.  These are my top picks for 2018.

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The best web trader platforms for forex

I prefer to use web based platforms over desktop or mobile apps for trading.  I love having my entire workflow in chrome and there is nothing to install (and no need to worry about constant updates :/ )

Here’s my rundown on some of the different web trader platforms I use – the one’s I love and the one’s you should steer clear of.

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How to make money investing in stocks using eToro

Getting into stocks can seem a bit daunting.  That changed when I started using the social trading platform – eToro.  I’ve been using it for the past few years with great success.

eToro has a made a business of making trading as approachable as possible allowing anyone to being trading online.

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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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