Your guide to trading the commodities markets

Naturally occurring commodities such as gold and oil and even agricultural ones like sugar and coffee are indispensable for global trade and the world’s economy. While the prices of commodities can fluctuate greatly depending on the season and the market sentiment, investors can find favorable opportunities in this diverse asset class all year round.

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Trading the US dollar: latest moves and forecasts for Q3 2019

Most commodities including oil and gold are priced in USD to facilitate global trade. As a result, any developments that have an impact on the US dollar will ripple across the world and affect other economies and their currencies as well. Let’s have a look at what’s next in store for the world’s reserve currency of the global economy.

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Big Tech under the microscope of the U.S Department of Justice

Following several complaints of monopolistic business dealings and concerns regarding the misuse of private user information - a congressional committee in the U.S is launching a full-blown antitrust investigation into Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple. Representatives from these companies have been summoned to appear before Capitol Hill where the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice

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How to approach stock trading in the FTSE 100

The London Stock exchange (LSE) is the premier stock exchange in the UK and the largest stock exchange in Europe. If you are interested in trading the stocks of a diverse range of publicly traded companies situated across 60 different countries from all over the world, the LSE provides a great source of market liquidity.

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Everything you need to know about the booming cannabis industry

The meteoric rise of recreational and medical cannabis has been labeled the green rush. Unlike the gold rush era, however, the potential for the green gold is limitless due to the insatiable global demand and virtually unlimited applications and derivatives from the highly controversial cannabis plant.

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Boris Johnson succeeds May as UK Prime Minister and the pound takes a tumble

The pound can’t get a break these days it seems and as if the whole Brexit debacle wasn’t enough, further uncertainties regarding the new Tory PM’s policies could send the pound to the euro exchange rate to the red once again.

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Discover the benefits and secrets of trading gold

Gold is the holy grail of safe-haven assets and while it can be quite volatile, it has proven that, over the long term, it tends to appreciate further in value. Trading gold is without a doubt a lucrative investment and during times of economic uncertainty and political turmoil, gold is arguably one of the soundest investments you can make in terms of risk management.

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Is the JSE All Share Index still a viable investment for South African traders?

The JSE All Share is the best-known and most valuable index in the JSE, however, sound investments are a result of comprehensive research and sometimes the most obvious choice may not be the best one at hand. 

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CFD trading or Forex: Discover which is the better market to trade

While CFD trading comprises a range of financial instruments including commodities, stocks, cryptocurrencies and indices – most traders still prefer trading forex. Let’s see how these two asset classes differ and which is the better one to trade.

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Trade popular tech stocks including Amazon in South Africa

Amazon is considered the largest e-commerce company worldwide but in reality, that’s only just one part of Amazon’s scope of business and your average Joe and Jane have no idea about the massive scale and actual reach of this multinational colossus. If you are wondering why Amazon in South Africa is one of the most sought-after stock offerings, keep reading to find out.  

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