CFDs - An introduction
In this module we’ll explore Contracts for Difference, better known as CFDs, and learn what they are and how they work. You’ll see the difference between a CFD trade and a stock trade and get an insight into the pros and cons of CFD trading.
Equities - An introduction
Equities, or stocks, are one of the simplest ways to trade. You’ll be introduced to the basics of what they are, what owning them means and how you can buy and sell as a trader. Because the principles of stock trading are simple and this is usually where novice traders like to start.
Equities - Why do investors buy shares?
Dividend income and capital growth are the two major reasons investors buy shares. These two groups have different investment objectives. In this module we’ll explore the rationale and objectives of different types of investors.
Equities - How do investors choose shares?
In this module we’ll explore the reasons why investors choose to buy or sell shares. In particular we’ll focus on the differences between fundamental and technical analysis and factors that may impact a decision for both.
Forex - Margin and leverage
In this module, we’ll explore the concept of margin and leverage in more depth. It is not only a key part of forex trading, it can potentially make a huge difference to your trades – positively and negatively – so we assess the various aspects here.
Forex Options - An introduction
In this introduction to you’ll be taken through the basics of trading forex options. ‘Options’ may sound like a complicated and complex financial term but in reality they don’t have to be. We’ll introduce you to the key concepts and look at what’s involved.
Futures - An introduction
This module is all about futures trading, what futures contracts actually are, how they work in the marketplace and why you might want to start trading them. Though not a preferred instrument for risk-averse investors, the futures market is extremely liquid and is therefore highly attractive to the more enterprising trader.
Options - Long vs short, assignment, exercise & ‘moneyness’
In this module, you’ll learn the difference between being long and being short on an options contract. And, in addition, we’ll explain the process of assignment and exercise and also look at the ‘moneyness’ in an option contract.
Options - Trading long calls and puts
In this module, you’ll learn how to trade a 'long call' and a 'long put' through a couple of real examples. We’ll walk you through the process looking at the background of the trade, the market outlook, choosing an expiration date and so on. And you’ll see how a trade develops.
Bonds - How is a bond structured?
In this module, we'll describe what happens when a bond first comes into existence. This is called the bond’s ‘issuance’ and there are a number of decisions that have to be made around this process. We'll look at how bonds are structured to make them attractive to investors and how the end-to-end process works.
Bonds - The price of a bond (part 2)
Following on from part 1, we now need to understand the market influences that can change the price of a bond. This second tutorial on bond prices will explore the primary market factors that can cause prices to change.