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XTB is the latest broker to jump on the zero commission CFDs bandwagon

CFD broker XTB has introduced commission-free CFDs on more than 2000 stocks from around the world. XTB zero commission CFDs Unlike Spread Bets, which are often priced as that futures contracts. That is, with the cost of carry, spreads and other factors included at the outset. CFDs have typically been priced at the spot, or …

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How To Use Volatility ETNs (VXX & VXZ) To Protect Your Stock Portfolios

When asked what he thought of the stock market, JP Morgan quipped: ‘It will fluctuate’. Indeed. Markets go up and down – and when prices are down, investor fear increase and volatility spikes. This is simply because of higher market uncertainty. Given volatility’s inverse behaviour to prices, volatility indices are usually known as the ‘fear …

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How to trade US midterm elections – a handy guide from XTB

Next week (6th November) sees US voters head to the polls is what is expected to be the most highly-anticipated midterm elections for US financial markets in recent memory. The consequences of the vote could be considerable given the fact they come amidst one of the strongest bull markets in recent times and as asset …

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What could a Hard Brexit mean for the markets? Plus how to trade the opportunity

Brexit talk has come back to the forefront of traders minds in recent weeks as politicians return from their summer recess and the pressure to reach a compromise in the not too distant future ramps up even further. To underline how important this could be for the markets, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently …

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The Pros and Cons of buying into high profile IPOs like Aston Martin (courtesy of Joshua Raymond from XTB)

Every year, there’s a vast amount of interest in Initial Public Offerings in which private companies decide to go public by selling a certain amount of its stock on the open market. Some IPOs are much bigger than others depending on the market value the company obtains in its placing – and of course, the …

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