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Investment basics

Before you start to invest, make sure you know all the ins and outs so you can make an informed decision

  • What is a return on investment?

    A positive return on investment (ROI) is the holy grail of investing. It’s what all investors are after when they place their confidence and money in a certain asset, and has come to be a universally accepted measure of profitability. 

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  • What is an asset?

    An asset is any item, either physical (tangible) or non-physical (intangible) that holds value and can be of benefit to the owner in the future. A house, a vehicle, gold, money and art are all examples of tangible assets, while…

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  • Trading strategies

    A trading strategy is an approach for longing or shorting financial markets with the aim to earn a profit as consistently as possible. There are lots of different approaches for trading that depend on a trader’s objectives

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  • What is profit?

    Profit is essentially what’s left over in revenue once expenses, costs and taxes involved have been deducted.

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  • What is a long?

    A long is when a trader buys an asset with the hope of selling it at a later time for a higher price.

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  • What is a short?

    A short is when a trader borrows an asset at the current market price with the hope that prices will fall.

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  • What is a scalp?

    Scalping is when traders enter and exit trading positions quickly based on relatively small price movements in order to make a profit.

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