Trading in Ireland: everything you need to know
New to the world of trading? From how trading works to the markets you can speculate on, here you'll discover all the trading need-to-knows to start you off on the right foot.
Trading is the act of buying and selling financial assets for the purpose of making profit. You predict the price movement of the underlying asset by going long or short; and make a profit if your prediction is accurate. Trading is seldom used interchangeably with investing, but there’s a difference.
Investing is when you buy and own an asset outright. Trading is when you use a financial instrument called a derivative – like exchange-traded products (ETPs), CFDs and options – to speculate on an asset’s price movement – without owning the asset.
Trading products in Ireland
Trade ETPs like Turbo24, constant leverage certificates and covered warrants that enable you to go long or short on the price direction of an underlying asset, tracking your position day to day and intraday.
Explore barriers and vanilla options trading where you’ll buy contracts that enable you to speculate on the future value of a market, giving you the right – but not the obligation – to trade the market at a set price on or before a set date.
Markets to trade in the Ireland
Commodities are physical goods bought and sold on exchanges, like stocks. There are different types of categories of commodities, from agriculture and energy to minerals.
An initial public offering is a process for private companies to be traded publicly. You can trade the shares of the company once they’re listed on the stock exchange.
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Live market prices for Ireland traders
Trade what you want, when you want, with us. Our innovative platform enables you to set alerts on the most popular markets and receive notifications about market events – as they happen. We offer more than 13,000 markets to trade. You won’t find that anywhere else.
Out of hours market prices
Get access to a range of trading opportunities after hours when the market has closed. We offer the longest trading hours for key markets like US stocks, the FTSE 100, Dow Jones, DAX, Hang Seng, GBP/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY.
This period generally features a lot of volatility in prices because trading volumes after hours tend to be modest.
While there exists the potential to make a profit when other investors and traders are not active, there’s risk in trading after hours due to reduced liquidity, a wider spread and volatility in the market.
Trading strategies and styles you need to know
Trading strategies guide
Discover several trading strategies and styles you can use when speculating on price movements. Analyse the market and track emerging trends to tailor your position for a particular strategy to get the best results.
Day trading strategies
Choose the best strategy to buy and sell stocks within a short timeframe, usually in a single trading day. Traders speculate on asset prices, executing trades multiple times to take advantage of market movements in a day.
Scalping trading strategies
Learn more about four scalping strategies that take advantage of small price changes. You open a trade and close it the moment that profit is made to lower exposure to risk.
Swing trading strategies
A swing trading strategy involves taking a position that lasts for a couple of days. You’ll make profit or potential loss depending on how much the price moves in line with the prevailing trend.
Buy and hold trading strategy
Position trading involves taking a long-term position on an asset and keeping it open for long. You can trade or invest using position trading strategies when you spot a trend developing.
Free trading resources for Ireland traders
- You can open a free demo account to practise and discover the best trading strategies that work before you move to a live account
- Beginners and seasoned traders can act on trading signals that describe emerging chart patterns and key levels on a range of markets
- You can customise trading alerts to receive automatic notifications when prices reach your specified targets
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