January 22, 2019

Why trade cryptocurrency CFDs with AvaTrade

Why trade cryptocurrencies - Infographic

On our site you can find additional usefull information on the following topics: Cryptocurrency trading with AvaTrade; A guide on how to trade cryptocurrencies; Cryptocurrency trading conditions; Deposits and Withdrawals FAQ.

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January 22, 2019

What is Slippage, Why it Happens and How to Avoid It

What is Slippage, Why it Happens and How to Avoid It

In financial trading, slippage is a term that refers to the difference between a trade’s expected price and the actual price at which the trade is executed. It is a phenomenon that occurs when market orders are placed during periods of elevated volatility, as well as when large orders are placed at a time when…

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January 22, 2019

What is Liquidity and Why Should You Care?

What is Liquidity and Why Should You Care?

What is Liquidity? The Liquidity definition refers to the extent to which a particular asset can be bought or sold quickly on the market without having a significant effect on its price. Liquidity is an important factor that investors assess when making their trading decisions since it has an effect on their trades. It lets…

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January 22, 2019

Warren Buffett’s Risk Taking Experience

Warren Buffett’s Risk Taking Experience

People look at the rich and powerful and sometimes feel that they’ve always been that way. What many don’t see are the struggles and failures endured in the early years, and sometimes even in the middle years, of these wealthy traders’ careers. It is understood that there are bumps in the road when you consider…

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January 22, 2019

Unicorn Companies and Their Magical Touch

Unicorn Companies and Their Magical Touch

People tend to appreciate rare objects, and the rarer they get the more valuable they become. Unicorn companies obtain their status by following one criterion. As simple as it may seem, it’s not an easy one to achieve. In order to become a Unicorn, the privately held company needs to be valued at over $1…

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January 22, 2019

Trading: back to the roots

Trading: back to the roots

Trading goes back further than 3000 BC when we began to trade goods and services with each other. It can be as simple as trading a piece of wood for a gallon of water. Let’s see how the building blocks for modern trade began. Open your trading account at AvaTrade or try our risk-free demo…

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January 22, 2019

Contrarian Views in Trading

Contrarian Views in Trading

Sir John Templeton was arguably one of the greatest investors to ever walk the earth. A true contrarian, he knew well what it was to take on risk and manage that risk successfully. One of his famous quotes is: “To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are avidly buying requires…

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January 22, 2019

Facebook: The Fall of Giants

Facebook: The Fall of Giants

Facebook belongs to an exclusive group of companies, often referred to as FANG (short for Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google). Until recently, the group effortlessly maintained its stable global domination; but cracks are starting to show. On July 25th Facebook endured a fall when its revenues fell short of expectations by $322 million, causing shares…

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January 22, 2019

Robin Hood and Black Monday

Robin Hood and Black Monday

Paul Tudor Jones is an American investor and founder of ‘The Robin Hood Foundation’, a foundation that has donated over $3 billion for various causes aimed at poverty reduction. The foundation was formed in 1988, and while its philanthropic efforts have been appreciated, its founder is perhaps more famous for what he did only a…

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January 22, 2019

OPEC – A Hidden Message

OPEC - A Hidden Message

In 1960, at a conference in Baghdad, the countries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq and Venezuela resolved to form The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Today, OPEC has grown to encompass a total of 14 oil-producing states. The organisation possesses 80% of the world’s known oil reserves and, as a result, they have…

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January 22, 2019

The BackRub That Could

The BackRub That Could

Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the co-founders of Google, are definitely big fans of wordplay. They seem to be attracted to company names which are ‘goofy’ but still hugely significant at the same time. An example of this came in the summer of 2015 when they rolled out Google’s new operational structure under a new…

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January 22, 2019

Amazon and the Mystery ‘Cadaver’

Amazon and the Mystery ‘Cadaver’

If you’re a parent, then you know just how hard it is to name your kids – You don’t want them to be made fun of by other kids or constantly tell people how to correctly pronounce their name. Naming a company can sometimes be just as tricky: You don’t want to confuse your customers…

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January 22, 2019

Short on Stocks, But Not on Funds!

Short on Stocks, But Not on Funds!

Jesse Lauriston Livermore is probably the most famous stock trader in the history of the business. This is because, early in the 20th century, he single-handedly made and lost millions of dollars by shorting the stock market. Today, many traders know the name ‘Jesse Livermore’ thanks to the similarly-named Twitter account. Although the modern “Livermore”…

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January 22, 2019

Global Companies CEOs – Elon Musk (Tesla)

Global Companies CEOs - Elon Musk (Tesla)

While the fictional Marvel Universe has Tony Stark, there is a real-world equivalent: Elon Musk. In fact, after Time Magazine named Musk in its ‘Time 100 List of 2010’, the director of the Iron Man film, Jon Favreau, claimed that Stark’s character was based on Elon Musk. This wealthy tech enthusiast, entrepreneur and philanthropist has…

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January 22, 2019

Bill Gates – The Birth of Microsoft

Bill Gates – The Birth of Microsoft

Sometimes, it all starts with a name; Bill Gates literally means: ‘the gate of money.’ Bill Gates has been one of the wealthiest people on earth for some time now and has ranked as number one for more than half of the years Forbes has been tracking and ranking the wealthiest individuals of the planet….

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January 22, 2019

Jeff Bezos – The Man Behind Amazon

Jeff Bezos – The Man Behind Amazon

Jeff Bezos is the CEO and founder of Amazon, the world’s largest retailer. He owns 16% of the company, and as of November 2018, Jeff remains the richest man alive. In 2018 he became the world’s first centre-billionaire as well as the only person to surpass the $150 billion mark in net worth, since Forbes…

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January 22, 2019

Tim Cook – An Apple A Day

Tim Cook – An Apple A Day

Tim Cook is the man behind Apple, the world’s largest company in market capitalisation and actually the first US-based firm to hit $1 trillion, a feat it achieved only in 2018. Tim was born in 1960 in Alabama. His upbringing was a modest one; his father was a shipyard worker whereas his mother worked at…

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January 22, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg – Head of the Facebook Giant

Mark Zuckerberg – Head of the Facebook Giant

Born on May 14th, 1984, Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder and CEO of the social media behemoth, Facebook. Only founded in 2004, Facebook has now simply grown too big to ignore. As of Q3 2018, Facebook averaged 2.27 billion active monthly users. Throughout Facebook’s existence and meteoric rise, Mark has remained the company’s product visionary…

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January 22, 2019

John C. Bogle – An Investment Genius

John C. Bogle – An Investment Genius

If you asked most people who they thought was the world’s most successful investor, you could expect many of them to say, Warren Buffett. However, there is someone else who has had a more profound effect on the investment world than anyone else, and his name is John C. Bogle. As founder of Vanguard, the…

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January 22, 2019

The World’s Biggest Traders Series – George Soros

The World’s Biggest Traders Series - George Soros

George Soros is a world-renowned Hungarian-American stock investor, currency speculator, businessman, social activist and philanthropist. He is also one of the wealthiest living individuals in the world. With his net worth currently estimated at $24 billion, Soros can exert a tremendous amount of political influence. He is also able to sway both stock and currency…

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January 22, 2019

Carl Icahn – One of the World’s Biggest Traders

Carl Icahn – One of the World’s Biggest Traders

You need to be a very tenacious individual in order to muscle your way into the most exclusive group in the world – the Billionaires’ Club. Seventy-eight-year-old investment guru Carl Icahn is someone who has exhibited this trait from an early age, and it is one of the key reasons for his success. In interviews,…

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January 22, 2019

Warren Buffett – Little Known Facts

Little known facts about Warren Buffet

Warren Buffett is one of the shrewdest and most successful investors in the world. As a result, he has managed to amass an enormous fortune, making him one of the wealthiest people in the world. His success has also made him one of the most influential voices in the investment world, with millions of people…

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December 31, 2018

What is Currency Peg?

What is Currency Peg (Fixed exchange rate)

Currency pegging is when a country attaches, or pegs, its exchange rate to another currency, or basket of currencies, or another measure of value, such as gold. Pegging is sometimes referred to as a fixed exchange rate. A currency peg is primarily used to provide stability to a currency by attaching its value, in a…

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December 31, 2018

What is a Currency Swap?

What is a Currency Swap?

In finance, a currency swap, also known as cross-currency swap, is a legal contract between two parties to exchange two currencies at a later date, but at a predetermined exchange rate. Usually, global banks operate as the facilitators or middlemen in a currency swap deal; but they can also be counterparties in currency swaps as…

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December 31, 2018

What is Arbitrage?

What is Arbitrage in Financial Markets (and how to use it)

At its most basic, arbitrage can be defined as the concurrent purchase and sale of similar assets in different markets in order to take advantage of price differentials. When a trader uses arbitrage, they are essentially buying a cheaper asset and selling it at a higher price in a different market, thereby taking a profit…

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December 31, 2018

What Is Correlation and How to Trade It

What Is Correlation and How to Trade It

In the world of financial trading, asset correlation establishes how and when the prices of different financial instruments move in relation to each other. With regards to currencies and forex trading, correlation is the behaviour that certain currency pairs exhibit where they either move in one direction or in different directions, simultaneously: A currency pair…

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December 31, 2018

What is a Market Cycle and Why is it Important?

What is a Market Cycle and Why is it Important

While asset prices may appear to move randomly up and down, technical analysis shows that there are distinct repetitive cycles that occur. These are predominantly driven by the market moves made by large institutional investors, and in order to trade successfully, individual traders should watch these market moves, or market cycles, closely. Join financial markets…

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December 31, 2018

Different Approaches to Cryptocurrency Regulation

Different Approaches to Cryptocurrency Regulation

The demand for digital currencies globally has continued to rise ever since their introduction in 2008. However, with more than 1500 types of cryptocurrencies, capped at trillions of dollars being traded globally, and with the expansion of the underlying blockchain ledger system, there is an increasing awareness by regulators and governments across the globe about…

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December 31, 2018

What is Carry Trade?

What is carry trade in forex

One of the most popular investments in the financial markets today is the carry trade. This involves selling or borrowing an asset with a low-interest rate, with the aim of using the proceeds to fund the purchase of another asset with a higher interest rate. By paying a low interest rate on one asset and…

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December 31, 2018

Top 10 Cryptos (That Are Not Bitcoin)

Top 10 cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin

Since its launch in 2009, Bitcoin has dominated the cryptocurrency scene. To this date, it remains the poster child of the crypto world, the gold standard. But it has also inspired many spinoffs or crypto projects, and there are now over 1500 crypto coins on the market. Apart from Bitcoin, here are 10 of the…

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