CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 62% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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27 October 2020

A word to the wise for traders over the US election

There are very few things that are guaranteed in life but volatility around the US election is one of them. This election promises to be a memorable one given the disparity of the two front runners, who are so close in the polls, concerns about mail-in ballots, the current unsettled geopolitical/economic landscape and potential foreign interference, to name but a few of the influences. Last election day we saw both t...(Read more)

27 October 2020

What does the recent announcement from ASIC mean for Retail Investors?

The recent announcement from ASIC that they are introducing restrictions on the selling of contracts for difference (CFDs) to retail accounts has been long expected. These rules effectively mean the adoption of the restrictions placed upon retail providers by ESMA in 2018, reducing leverage and forbidding bonuses/incentives for retail clients. The only obvious omission from full adoption of the ESMA rules appears to ...(Read more)

21 October 2020

Trump vs Biden: The Crunch is On

Anna Timone, Chief Compliance Officer of USG UK, was previously the US political reporter for RBC TV. She has shared with us her knowledge of the US political system in her previous blog and here is her latest blog about the US Presidential election. Who is Leading in the Polls? According to recent national polls in the US, Biden has an almost 10-point lead over Trump. As the election is decided based on electoral ...(Read more)

30 September 2020

Trump vs. Biden: Who will be the Victor?

Anna Timone, Chief Compliance Officer of USG UK, was previously the US political reporter for RBC TV. She has kindly shared her knowledge of the US political system in this broad overview of the state of the US Presidential election. The Swing States Around the world, both Americans and the international community follow the Biden and Trump 2020 political campaign with curiosity and anticipation. As it stands right n...(Read more)

28 July 2020

Is there a difference between Education and Advice?

Many trading platforms offer education as part of their service but this will not be in the form of investment advice unless they have the required authorisations and the staff qualified to do so. What is the difference between education/support and investment advice though? Education/support Education and support is often described as ‘Guidance’ by the FCA and is a much broader term which includes more general infor...(Read more)

21 July 2020

Which is best for you: Social, mirror or copy trading?

To decide which of these forms of trading suits best, one needs to understand the subtle differences between them. Social trading To take Social Trading first; This is a form of investing in which investment decisions are influenced by the opinions, and the observation of the trading strategies, held by a peer group. Social traders will pool knowledge, research, trading strategies and experiences with the aim of mutu...(Read more)

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