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    This article aims to explain some of the different types of traders and styles of trading

    There are many types of traders. Each one with his/her own egy. By picking the appropriate type that suits you best, you could increase your chances of success and achieving your goals. Need some examples? You’ll get them right away!

    If you think you're more like the 50 meters sprinter, then the scalper could be your role model. Going further down the line, a day trader is the type of guy fit for the 200 meters races. And what about position traders? Well, if you like marathons, that's the perfect job for you.

    Interested in finding out more about all these three egories of traders? Grab your beer beverage of choice and keep on reading!

    Scalpers – non-stop action & suspense aficionados (or enthusiasts)

    I particularly like the description I saw on babypips.com about scalpers. Quote: “scalping is like those high action thriller movies that keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s fast-paced, exciting, and mind-rattling all at once”. Think about a Scorsese movie combined with one of Nolan’s masterpieces.

    You know what? That definition is entirely accurate. Scalpers don't keep their positions open for more than several minutes. They only want to get in, grab as many pips as they can as fast as they can, and get out. Rinse and repeat—multiple times during a day.

    What’s so enticing about scalping? Well, it’s a hell lotta more exciting to have these small thrills a hundred times/day than only twice or thrice… for some people. But this trading egy is not for everyone, of course. You have to enjoy fast trading. You must think fast, be a competent multi-tasker, and also a competent chart reader!

    I'll tell you to know: if you're easily stressed or only prefer placing several trades/day, don’t think about scalping. I almost forgot, if you cannot maintain a supremely focused mind on what you’re doing, scalping is not for you. It’s a demanding business being involved 100% in possibly hundreds of trades day in and day out.

    Day traders – trading during the day?

    Day trading is a popular trading egy where you buy and sell during a specific timeframe of a single day's trading to capitalize on small price movements.

    Day trading is suitable for traders that have enough time to analyze, execute, and monitor a trade throughout the day. This particular trading egy falls in the middle between scalping and position trading (we’ll talk about the latter next). Why? Unlike scalping, you typically prefer placing one trade/day or maximum a few trades/day on rare occasions.

    How can you know day trading suits you? There are several more signs. First of all, you don't fancy keeping your positions open overnight. Then, you are a fan of monitoring the market long in advance, looking for opportunities to place your trades in the next days. Finally, you don’t like surprises: you prefer knowing the outcome of your decisions at the end of the day.

    Day traders split into several distinctive egories. They can fall into trend traders group, range traders group, breakout traders group, or news traders army. Don’t worry, we’ll cover all of these in future articles. For now, you must have made a clear idea of whether you fall into the day traders' egory or not.

    Position traders – when patience is indeed a virtue

    Position traders are the long runners, the marathon men of the trading world. They like holding positions for the most extended periods, sometimes even months or years. They love chasing longer-term trends, are extraordinarily patient and masters of the fundamental trading egies.

    Position traders are somehow the most skilled of the bunch, possessing a lot of attributes and knowledge. Additionally, they separate themselves from the rest because of one particular trait: vision. Position traders don’t aim for 100 successful trades worth of 10 pips each. No, they target consistent returns. And they try to anticipate market developments before they happen.

    For the reasons above, position traders are usually willing to invest the most significant amount of money out of the bunch. Since their open positions are scarce, they need to have consistent returns, right?

    Lastly, position traders never forget to have their stop loss and take profit orders in place. Their egies heavily rely on them, in fact. Without protecting their positions, things could quickly go wrong. Their trading accounts might be wiped out in a matter of minutes. All that after setting up and preparing for an opportunity for months. Terrible, don’t you think?

    Did you find this helpful? We have more in store for you! Simply follow our featured articles section!

    Sources: babypips.com, Investopedia.com

    This information prepared by za.capex.com is not an offer or a solicitation for the purpose of purchase or sale of any financial products referred to herein or to enter into any legal relations, nor an advice or a recommendation with respect to such financial products.

    This information is prepared for general circulation. It does not regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or the particular needs of any recipient.

    You should independently evaluate each financial product and consider the suitability of such a financial product, by taking into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs, and by consulting an independent financial adviser as needed, before dealing in any financial products mentioned in this document.

    This information may not be published, circulated, reproduced or distributed in whole or in part to any other person without the Company’s prior written consent. Past performance is not always indiive of likely or future performance. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of za.capex.com

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    Trading the news is an integral component of today’s financial markets. But do you know why there’s so much hype surrounding it? Time to find out.

    Learning to #trade the news could prove an essential skill for your #investment #egies, if you develop an appropriate trading system. Before we get into more details, let’s see what the concept of trading the news means.

    Definition

    Trading the news is a common form of fundamental trading, as certain events can cause price fluctuations and momentum swings. Essentially, trading the news refers to making good use of market announcements for opening short or long positions.

    However, analysts recommend carefully picking what kind of news to follow, depending on your preferences and knowledge, as some can be more difficult to approach than others.

    Now comes the question: how many types of news can there be?

    Types of news

    According to investopedia.com, there are two major types of financial news:

    Periodic

    News typically scheduled in advance and that repeats at a given interval. Examples: earnings reports from companies such as #Tesla, #Apple, #Microsoft, economic data reports such as Consumer Price Index, U.S jobs report (#NFP), and others.

    Periodic news comes with several advantages. For instance, you can predict their market outcome more accurately, and they work best as short-term trading options. Additionally, when following up on recurrent events, you can quickly build up a track record of past performances if you use a trading agenda.

    One-time

    These are news that comes unexpectedly. For instance, the economic crisis from 2008-2009, or the terrorist attack from 2001. Note that their impact is much stronger than recurring news due to the intensity and surprise factor involved.

    As for the unexpected developments, there’s a less degree of predictability in them, and thus trading becomes a bit more challenging. Still, if you adapt your trading egies on these, they have the potential to be remarkable events for your trading portfolio.

    How do traders approach news?

    Recurring news

    For recurring news, such as the examples from above, there are two critical things that market experts recommend keeping in check:

    Using a calendar

    Keeping a calendar will ensure you always know when the events that interest you are scheduled. You can also use a trading agenda to see what worked for you, how individual decisions affected your trades, and what needs improving in your approach.

    Monitoring your daily trades is essential if you aspire to become a disciplined and efficient trader. Recording your every move should be part of your trading plan.

    On the other hand, recording your trading activity helps you figure out potential patterns for your successful trades. Therefore, you could improve your trading egies by fine-tuning what seems to work very well.

    Adopting a reliable trading system

    Once you figured out what news you want to trade and how you want to do it, you need to settle upon a specific trading egy. Keep in mind that some egies might be better for trading market events such as the U.S Jobs Report than for trading the Consumer Price Index (#CPI), for example.

    Take your time to analyze your options before choosing a trading system. It’s critical to define your goals and how you plan to achieve them. No matter whether you like long-term trading or short-term trading, you have multiple possibilities! Just make sure you do not forget about risk management orders!

    To learn more about trading egies and types of traders, visit our article here!

    One-time news

    As for one-time news, experts advise reacting promptly, but not irrationally. In the case of black swan events, it’s all about momentum: blink, and you'll miss your chance! However, do not ignore your trading plan and your tested egies. If you don’t feel comfortable venturing into this territory, you might be better staying back.

    The dangers of trading the news – what to avoid.

    Impulsive reactions

    Try and make rational trading decisions, considering your risk tolerance and goals. This egy could work better for the unexpected events that shake the markets.

    Not keeping your eyes on the big picture.

    Sometimes things can be different than they look. Always try learning all the facts before making a trading decision. If a company slashes its dividends, it can be a cost-saving measure that lifts stock prices, not vice versa. Here at CAPEX.com we always offer you the latest market developments so that you can trade with all information at hand!

    Paying too much attention to the market sentiment

    If you rely too much on market sentiment, you could easily find yourself buying high because everyone else is doing it and selling low when the market buzz fades out. Instead, try and adapt your egies to what might be going on in the markets!

    Conclusion

    Global economic variables act as alysts that cause market movements. Financial news events lead to price movements, and they are the ones worth monitoring. Experts advise to learn, effective, and repetitive price action patterns and incorporate them into your egies for maximum results.

    Sources: investopedia.com, babypips.com, thebalance.com.

    This information prepared by za.capex.com is not an offer or a solicitation for the purpose of purchase or sale of any financial products referred to herein or to enter into any legal relations, nor an advice or a recommendation with respect to such financial products.

    This information is prepared for general circulation. It does not regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or the particular needs of any recipient.

    You should independently evaluate each financial product and consider the suitability of such a financial product, by taking into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs, and by consulting an independent financial adviser as needed, before dealing in any financial products mentioned in this document.

    This information may not be published, circulated, reproduced or distributed in whole or in part to any other person without the Company’s prior written consent. Past performance is not always indiive of likely or future performance. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of za.capex.com

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    Capex.com in South Africa.

    Johannesburg, South Africa – South Africa has become a key trading hub for many brokers worldwide. CAPEX.com, a leading international online trading platform, has obtained the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) license which has granted the company the right to operate in the country.

    “Our decision to launch in South Africa is based on certain indiors that we believe will help bring new opportunities to CAPEX.com, from a local and regional perspective. The market picture, which has grown over the last few years, will see new customers convert to traders in the South African market,” says Jack Edwards, Head of Marketing for the region. As a fully regulated and licensed broker, CAPEX.com offers clients - through world-class technology - unique products, proprietary trading platforms, client fund security, as well as extensive eduional resources alongside the use of world-class technology.

    In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, research conducted by various finance brokers has found that people are more cautious with their money as they are uncertain about what the future may hold for themselves and their families. It is also an undeniable fact that the wealth distribution ratio in South Africa is disproportionate and that financial literacy is an integral aspect of managing money effectively. CAPEX.com aims to give South Africans the principles, the eduion and the chance to make well-informed decisions regarding investments and improve accessibility to them.

    CAPEX.com provides the know-how, as well as the tools and resources necessary to make the markets available to a global audience. Additionally, its trading platforms and transparent trading conditions have propelled it to become one of the most respectable brokers globally. Their robust technology boasts a user-friendly interface, incorporating various web and mobile trading and analysis tools. “We strive to offer the best technology package to our clients, bringing in the most respected 3rd party partners and developing our offering to better suit a highly dynamic and changing world,” Edwards says.

    CAPEX.com prides itself on its inherent focus on client security and eduion. “We strongly believe that eduing people on the financial markets is key in them taking control of their own financial goals and destinies.” The CAPEX Academy offers clients the ability to improve their financial market knowledge from anywhere and on the go. It provides them with step-by-step online trading courses such as, but not limited to: Introduction to forex, forex indiors, forex candlestick guides, understanding and using Fibonacci and an array of integrated tools in CFDs and forex that are crucial for all traders.

    To supplement its existing product offering, CAPEX.com also offers trading in cryptocurrencies through Contract for Difference (CFDs) making it significantly different from other trading brokers. Clients, therefore, have trading access to CFDs on Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Spot, Ethereum USD, Ethereum EUR, Litecoin USD, Litecoin EUR and Ripple. In addition, they provide more than 2100 tradable assets through CFDs which is a beneficial tool for traders.

    With a client-centric global approach, CAPEX.com wants to grow its presence in South Africa and eventually expand into Africa. “We would like CAPEX.com to be seen as the go-to trustworthy broker to South Africans because we hold our customer's interest at the core of our business,” concludes Edwards.

    Risk Warning: Contracts for Difference (‘CFDs’) are leveraged products, incur a high level of risk and can result in the loss of all of your invested capital. As a result, CFDs may not be suitable for all individuals. You should not risk more than you are prepared to lose. Before deciding to trade, you should ensure that you understand the risks involved and take into account your level of experience. You are encouraged to seek advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit that conforms to your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular financial needs before making a commnt to invest.

    The value of financial products can increase as well as decrease over time, depending on the value of the underlying securities and market conditions. Illuions, forecasts or hypothetical data are not guaranteed and are provided for illuive purposes only. JME Financial Services (Pty) Ltd trading as ZA.CAPEX.COM does not render advice in respect of the CFDs offered on this website. The Company’s disclaimer, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Costs and Charges are available here.

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    Who is Capex.com

    CAPEX.com is a multi-licensed and multi-product company that provides clients with convenient access to forex markets through CFDs. As a prominent brand in the foreign exchange market, CAPEX.com is dedied to making forex accessible through CFD trading.

    Since its inception in 2016, CAPEX.com has been committed to offering clients a trading experience that goes above and beyond. It has since expanded its global presence and currently provides services across South Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South-East Asia and Latin America. As a multi-award winning fintech company, CAPEX.com is committed to maintaining its customer-centric approach by incorporating technology and a diverse array of eduional products into its robust offerings.

    In 2018, it was lauded as the Fastest-Growing Provider at the Forex Awards, and in the same year, it was nominated for the Most Transparent Broker and the Best Dealing Room. Giving clients access to resources they can utilise to expand their financial knowledge is paramount to CAPEX.com. The CAPEX Academy boasts six modules that its clients can use of to familiarise themselves with the world of the foreign exchange market.

    Another eduional resource that CAPEX.com offers is Trading Central. It is a 3rd party leading technical analysis tool that provides traders with a broad range of technical indiors and helps them make better trading decisions. Its ability to render eduional resources and prioritise its clients safety was recognised by the Forex Expo and saw them win the Best Forex Eduional Broker in 2020.

    In its global expansion efforts, CAPEX.com announced in 2020 that it became the official trading partner of highly-esteemed Italian football club Juventus, with a multi-seasonal sponsorship deal. It also highlights that unique content will be developed during the season to engage the loyal Juventus fans.

    CAPEX.com is significantly different from other trading brokers because it offers trading in cryptocurrencies through Contract for Difference (CFD). Clients, therefore, have trading access to CFDs on Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Spot, Ethereum USD, Ethereum EUR, Litecoin USD, Litecoin EUR, Ripple and many more major or minor cryptocurrencies.

    CAPEX.com is currently offering a 40% bonus for new traders on their first deposit. This promotion is only available to fully registered clients that have deposited the required minimum amount.

    Find out more about CAPEX.com here: Start Online Trading with CAPEX.com - CFD Trading Platforms | CAPEX.com

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    Risk Warning: Contracts for Difference (‘CFDs’) are leveraged products, incur a high level of risk and can result in the loss of all of your invested capital. As a result, CFDs may not be suitable for all individuals. You should not risk more than you are prepared to lose. Before deciding to trade, you should ensure that you understand the risks involved and take into account your level of experience. You are encouraged to seek advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit that conforms to your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular financial needs before making a commnt to invest.

    The value of financial products can increase as well as decrease over time, depending on the value of the underlying securities and market conditions. Illuions, forecasts or hypothetical data are not guaranteed and are provided for illuive purposes only. JME Financial Services (Pty) Ltd trading as ZA.CAPEX.COM does not render advice in respect of the CFDs offered on this website. The Company’s disclaimer, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Costs and Charges are available here.

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    What is CAC 40, and why you should consider trading it

    We're here to give you the key information about the CAC 40 index, including why you might want to consider trading it.

    CAC 40 – what’s this all about?


    The CAC 40 is the most famous stock market index in France, a crucial indior for measuring the country’s economic performance.

    CAC 40 saw the light of day in December 1987. It includes the top 40 most liquid French stocks listed on the Euronext Paris - the primary securities market* in France, and Europe’s biggest exchange in terms of market value, according to investopedia.com.

    *On the securities market, you can buy or sell assets such as stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies etc.

    How does CAC 40 work?

    The overall value of the index depends on the fluctuation of individual share prices listed within it. Those with the highest market value hold the biggest weight. It’s the same principle that other popular national stock market indices such as the FTSE 100 and the S&P 500 use.

    The composition of the companies in the Euronext CAC 40 is calculated quarterly by the Index Steering Committee for the Euronext indices. The Conseil Scientifique reviews the CAC 40 stocks to rank their overall performance within the Euronext Paris Exchange. Each stock is then graded based on market value and share turnover** from the previous 12-month trading window.

    ** Share turnover is calculated by dividing the volume of shares traded during the measurement period by the average number of shares available for sale.

    What are the CAC 40 members?



    The CAC 40 index covers many different industries within the French economy, such as pharmaceuticals, banking, industrial materials, telecommuniions, insurance, media and entertainment, retail, and more.

    Here are some resounding names from the index:

    Sanofi – French multinational pharmaceutical corporation based in Paris - a global leader in healthcare.

    BNP Paribas – financial giant, focused on retail, investment, and corporate banking services; boasts operations in 72 countries across five continents.

    ArcelorMittal – the second-largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal is also a member of Fortune Global 500.

    LVMH - short for Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, the French corporation specializes in luxury goods including fashion, cosmetics and fine wines and spirits; LVMH manages a total of 75 renowned brands.

    L’Oreal – for more than 100 years, L’Oreal has been in the top influential cosmetics companies on the planet; its subsidiaries like Maybelline, Garnier and Lancôme are world-renowned brands in all four corners of the globe.

    Société Generale – European leader in financial services for over 150 years, Societe Generale is present in 85 different countries.

    Hermes - a high fashion brand for the elite, Hermes was ranked by Forbes as the 32nd most valuable brand on the planet in 2020.

    Finding the roots of CAC 40



    CAC 40 was launched on December 31, 1987, with the base value of 1.000 points. The index hit an all-time high close to 7.000 points (6922) in September 2000, while its lowest points were recorded in the first years of existence.

    Initially, the acronym "CAC" meant "Compagnie des Agents de Change”, representing a group of brokers from the Paris Stock Exchange in the early 19th century. Nowadays, the term “CAC” stands for “Cotation Assistée en Continu” – Continuous Assisted Quotation, derived from the same name of an electronic trading system used at the Paris Bourse.

    The CAC's officially licensed brokers undertook trading activities on the Paris Stock Exchange for centuries until the dissolution of the original CAC due to the new Stock Market Reform Act, passed in January 1988.

    The old CAC was quickly replaced by the Societe des Bourses Francaises, created to monitor and operate the Paris Stock Exchange. The latter merged with other leading European stock exchanges in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Lisbon, making room for the Euronext N.V.

    Nevertheless, the tradition of the CAC in French financial trading endured in the form of a new national index dubbed the CAC 40 – our main topic for this article.

    What influences the price of CAC 40?

    Investors often look to stay informed on several essential factors before trading the CAC 40 index, including but not limited to:

    - The opening of the trading sessions in France.
    - French central bank press conferences, interest rate decisions, presidential elections etc.
    - Earnings Reports of the French companies included in the index.
    - Global economic events (surrounding international politics, related indices and more).

    Why do traders care about CAC 40?

    As it is the world’s fifth-largest economy, any tool used to analyze France’s financial performance can only be in high demand.

    CAC 40 ranks high on investors’ list because they’re looking to trade liquid companies and industries that are representative for a top country’s economy, and to the economy of the European Union. Plus, the diverse and multinational reach of the blue-chip companies listed on the CAC 40 makes the index an incredibly popular European asset for foreign traders.

    Think about it this way: CAC 40 is as important for France as Dow Jones is for the United States, FTSE100 is for Great Britain or Nikkei 225 is for Japan. It’s the most commonly used index showing the overall level and direction of the market in France.

    How can you trade CAC 40?



    You cannot buy indices, including CAC 40, as they are just statistical measures for an economy. Instead, you can use CFDs (contracts for difference) – an increasingly popular way of trading.

    When you trade CFDs, you are not buying the financial instrument directly, and you don't own it like you would own a company’s stock you bought on an exchange, for example. You simply predict whether its price will either go up or fall. The big upside here? CFDs can be viable trading options in both possible market directions: when prices drop or when they go up!

    Start trading CFDs with CAPEX.com on CAC 40 or pick another from our list of over 2.100 other financial instruments and enjoy the following benefits:

    - Large variety of resources and eduional tools to make your trading easier
    - Ultimate security - we are licensed by 4 of the most prestigious regulators
    - 0 commissions for deposits and withdrawals
    - Seamless trading from wherever you are - powerful platform and mobile app for instant trading on the go

    Sources: investopedia.com, thebalance.com, babypips.com.

    This information prepared by za.capex.com is not an offer or a solicitation for the purpose of purchase or sale of any financial products referred to herein or to enter into any legal relations, nor an advice or a recommendation with respect to such financial products.

    This information is prepared for general circulation. It does not regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or the particular needs of any recipient.

    You should independently evaluate each financial product and consider the suitability of such a financial product, by taking into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs, and by consulting an independent financial adviser as needed, before dealing in any financial products mentioned in this document.

    This information may not be published, circulated, reproduced or distributed in whole or in part to any other person without the Company’s prior written consent. Past performance is not always indiive of likely or future performance. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of za.capex.com
    Last edited by Capex; 19-10-21 at 12:02 PM.

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