Risk management

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.

Top risk management strategies in forex trading

Volatility within the FX market presents a range of opportunities for profit, but this also comes with added risk. Learn about the risks associated with forex trading, and find out how to manage them.

What is margin in trading?

Did you know that you could speculate on financial markets with just a small deposit? This is called margin trading, and it could make your capital go further. Learn more about margin in trading and find out how to get started.

Trading vs investing: what’s the difference?

The terms 'trading' and 'investing' are often used interchangeably, but there are key differences between these two methods of attempting to profit from financial markets. Explore both trading and investing in our in-depth guide.

How to trade financial markets

Financial markets offer a variety of opportunities to traders who prefer to take short-term, speculative positions. Discover how to trade, which markets are available to you and the steps you should take before opening a position.

How to short commodities

If you have a keen interest in trading commodities, you’ll know that markets are easily affected by unpredictable events. That’s when many traders look for short-selling opportunities. Read on to learn about shorting commodities.

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.