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What can be traded: Forex

The second major instrument to be traded is called Forex, which stands for Foreign Exchange. This involves buying and selling currencies similar to how you’d do it in the post office. Currencies are traded in currency pairs and a currency is denoted by the three...

What can be traded: Shares

Currently we’ve covered What a stock market is, and why the prices move on the stock market. In this article we’ll quickly cover the different types of instruments that can be traded on the stock market. The most common instrument traded is a share. A...


Where to start?

The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. “Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?” he asked. “Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 12) Good advice if ever one...


Why does the price move?

When a symbol is initially posted on an exchange it’s called an IPO or ‘Initial Public Offering’, which is essentially the bosses of the company saying, “I think a share of my company is worth this much!”. If nobody bought or sold the shares at that...