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Types Of Markets Part 10: Commodities Part 3

In the last two articles we looked at what commodities are, the categories that they are broken up into, a brief history of commodities and how the commodities market has evolved into what it is today, how investors use commodities to diversify their portfolios, we took a look at some real commodity exchanges (such as […]
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Types Of Markets Part 9: Commodities Part 2

In the last segment we looked at what commodities are and how investors use them to diversify their portfolios. To quickly recap, commodities can be broken down to four major groups: Metals Energies Livestock and Meat Agricultural These four categories have developed over the course of human progression as we have industrialised and streamlined the […]
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Types Of Markets Part 7: An Introduction To Forex

The term “Forex” stands for Foreign Exchange. In short, buying or selling one currency for another. Since businesses, countries and individual people participate in the market, it is such an easy market to get into without a large amount of capital. It is the most heavily traded market in the world with trillions of dollars […]
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Types Of Markets Part 6: Shares Part 4

Dividends A listed company in South Africa has to issue financial results twice a year, once at financial year end and 6 months later. The company has to release these results within 3 months of the last day of the reporting period. I am going to use Coronation Fund Managers (CML) in this example. This […]
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Types Of Markets Part 5: Shares Part 3

Share CFD’s Firstly, CFD stands for “contract for Difference “ which, in English, means the contract is between the trader and the market maker to settle the difference between the entry and exit price in cash. I.e. the trader does not hold any of the rights associated with the stock other than the dividend. If […]
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Types Of Markets Part 4: Shares Part 2

Using technical analysis to identify entry points By applying two moving averages we can quickly identify the trend and trend change without guessing or drawing a ton of lines and creating a messy chart.   Using Tesla as an example we can see clearly that the trend is up while the 21 EMA is above […]
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Types Of Markets Part 3: Shares Part 1

Part 1   Shares, Equities, Stocks all refer to the same thing, the partial or total ownership in a company. For our purpose we are referring to the shares of a PLC (public limited company) meaning that shareholders have a limited obligation towards the debts of a publicly listed business. “listing” refers to the fact […]
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Types Of Markets Part 2: Index vs Shares

Why some traders prefer trading Indexes instead of Shares. An index is a collection of shares that are traded with their cumulative percentages together making up an index. To trade the shares, you would have to trade each share that makes up the index individually in order to outperform that index. That can be quite […]
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