What is an options contract?

Options contracts are popular derivative products that are used to speculate on markets and hedge against risk. Find out how they work and how you can trade options contracts.



How to create an automated forex trading system

An automated forex trading system executes trades on your behalf using the exact parameters that you have set. Learn how to create, backtest and run an automated forex trading system for platforms, including MT4 and ProRealTime.


Aviva shares

How to buy, sell and short Aviva shares

Aviva plc is a leading retirement, savings and insurance business – one of the largest of its type in the UK. Find out how to buy, sell and short Aviva shares in this step-by-step guide.


IG Spread betting and CFD Trading

CFDs vs options: what are the differences?

CFDs and options are both financial derivatives that enable you to speculate on the markets, but they operate in very different ways. Here's a complete guide to the differences between the two.