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The 8 Habits of Top Traders

The 8 Habits of Top Traders

At easyMarkets we know that human beings are creatures of habit. We perform at our best when we follow a structured routine that maximizes our productivity. As the great French writer Andre Maurois once said, “If you can create a habit, you can create a character.” It is therefore no …

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The Hidden Costs of Trading

The Hidden Costs of Trading

Traders often look at their bottom line profit and loss on their account to gauge their performance, but what’s usually overlooked are the hidden costs of trading such as commissions, spread, interest, or negative carry. Costs associated with education, signal services, and even missed opportunities should be factored in as …

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Ways to Invest 101

Ways to Invest 101

From the desk of Nikolas Xenofontos, Director of Risk at easyMarkets. Are you looking for possible ways to invest your hard-earned money? Everyone wants to put their money to work, but understanding the different options to build your investment portfolio can be daunting. It’s important to understand what your investment …

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What to Do When You Win a Trade

What to Do When You Win a Trade

Mercedes Pantazis, Customer Support Manager, easyMarkets Trading psychology articles usually focus on what you should do next when you encounter a losing trade or a huge drawdown. However, it’s also just as important to be aware of how you typically react to winning trades and how to keep your emotions …

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How Will You Trade This Summer?

How Will You Trade This Summer

Now that the much-anticipated EU referendum has passed, summer brings a fresh opportunity to look for new market catalysts. But while summer months are typically characterized by low liquidity and range-bound conditions, the next few months this year might see a different market environment. Events to Watch For one, the …

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5 Heroes of the Finance World

5 Heroes of the Finance World

It’s easy to picture legends in the financial industry as multi-billionaires living lavish lifestyles, dating supermodels, living in luxurious mansions, and swimming in bathtubs full of dollar bills. However, some of the folks that’ve actually made it big decided to channel their earnings to more noble endeavors. Here are five …

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Facts and Myths about Vanilla Options

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Known for their simplicity and ease of execution, vanilla options have quickly emerged as one of the most popular financial instruments in the world today. As the market for vanilla options has grown, so too has the marketing hype. As a result, many new and inexperienced traders are having a …

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Famous Commodity Traders of the Last Decade

Famous Commodity Traders of the Last Decade

With commodities taking center stage in the financial markets for the past few months, it’s time we take a look at the legends who have conquered this arena. Here’s a quick roundup of the famous commodity traders in the last decade. Jim Rogers Jim Rogers is best-known as the co-founder …

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Dealing Wisely with Forex Bonuses

Dealing Wisely with Forex Bonuses

One of the greatest advantages of forex trading is the sheer variety of online brokers competing for your business. As a trader, this is a very good thing because it means you can carefully pick and choose the right platform for you. Many forex brokers will try to sell you …

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Binary Options Trading: A Closer Look at this Emerging Trend

Binary Options Trading A Closer Look at this Emerging Trend

Binary options trading has grown in popularity over the years for its apparent simplicity. By essentially removing the grunt work from trading (like technical and fundamental analysis), binary options are spreading like wild fire throughout the online trading world, especially among new and inexperienced traders looking to make quick money. …

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Summer Trading Problems

Summer Trading Problems

As the markets are open across different regions around the globe, they can see a great deal of volatility and movement based on all manner of different factors. Although there are different hours of the day and even days of the week that are optimal for certain types of trading, …

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Top 4 Trading Frustrations

Top 4 Trading Frustrations

Trading can be a frustrating experience if certain things are not going well. Some of these issues could be on the trader’s side or they could be as a result of issues from the broker’s end of the rope. Either way, they could lead to real frustrating situations in the …

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Six Smart Time-Saving Tips for Part-Time Traders

Six Smart Time-Saving Tips for Part-Time Traders

The information age has made investing accessible to everyone. Each day, millions of traders access the financial markets to build wealth and sharpen their skills with little more than an internet connection and the enthusiasm to make money buying and selling securities. However, if you’re like most online traders, you …

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10 Weird Facts About Wall Street

10 Weird Facts About Wall Street

Quite too often, Wall Street has been depicted as a fast-paced arena of wealth and ludicrous lifestyles, and here are some mind-blowing facts that could set the record straight. A number of movies such as Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Wolf of Wall Street, Margin Call, Too …

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