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Until the last decade or so, buying shares in computer and technology companies has been deemed a risky business indeed by experts, with both big profits but also big losses being made by even the most informed and experienced traders. However, these days buying tech shares at eToro or other online investment sites does not leave you open to the same levels of risk (or the same levels of potential profit in a lot of cases).

More and more of the markets’ monies are now invested in companies like Apple, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft and at eToro, you can choose whether to open ‘buying’ positions that will profit if the market rises in value or you can open ‘selling’ positions that will generate a profit for you if the market falls.

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Online trading can be a tricky thing to get right, more so for new traders. One of the biggest problems that online traders face is knowing when to close a position. Closing a position requires decisive and confident decision making skills. The last thing you want to creep into your mind is superstition or gut feelings. You can retain profits effectively without missing out on future gains and reduce losses by simply knowing the best time to close your positions.

Whether you’re trading Forex, commodities, indices or stocks and shares, closing at the right time is vital for your quest to maximise your profits. Many traders, especially new kids on the block, tend to hang on to profitable positions for too long, getting worked up in the excitement of the markets going their way but before they know it, the market has swung, their greed has gotten the better of them and the profits have vanished.

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One of the great things about betting on financial markets with leading online providers is the choice – choice of markets, choice of when to trade and choice of bets or contracts as they’re known. This does however mean that things are less straightforward too, so one site offers a solution. There’s a comprehensive guide to contract types at BetOnMarkets that will tell you everything you need to know about financial betting before you start wagering your cash.

BetOnMarkets is a popular trading site that offers choice by the boatload. The popular leading financial betting website offers you many ways to take a punt, including five kinds of bet or contract. These are; Rise/Fall, Higher/Lower, Touch/No Touch, In/Out and Tick Trades and their useful guide will tell you everything you need to know about them.

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Online spread betting is very often touted as a quick and easy way to make money but this isn’t exactly the case. Admittedly, you can make very quick money by placing the right bets but likewise you can also lose your money just as quickly, if not quicker, if you fail to follow some basic rules. Limiting your losses when spread betting isn’t rocket science and it can easily be achieved by using simple, yet effective stop loss functions.

Primarily, you will come across three kinds of stop losses; standard stops, guaranteed stops and trailing stops. Each of these spread betting facilities offers its own pros and cons, as we will explain.

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If you’re a new trader at eToro, there are many ways that you can gain valuable experience including a great new piece of software that offers your tailored and personalised investment advice. The Guardian Angel trading software from eToro is a great tool that’s designed to identify strengths and weaknesses in your trading style.

eToro’s Guardian Angel software delivers feedback that’s designed to correct any wrong decisions you may make during your early investing days at eToro. This great tool provides information on the volatility of markets, while also presenting any relevant fundamental analysis about a market that may help your decision making processes and it is available free of charge to all traders at eToro from the word go!

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In most instances of trading and investment, volatile markets should be approached with caution. This is because, as a rule of thumb, with traditional trading and investment, you can only really make profits when markets are on the up. However, spread betting at companies like BetOnMarkets allows you to profit from both rising and falling markets. This makes volatile spread betting markets much more appealing than volatile stock markets or currency pairs, for example.

One of the most profitable ways for an experienced spread better to make money in a hurry is by short selling volatile markets. Instead of betting that a market will strengthen and improve in value, short-selling or ‘betting the shorty’ as it’s also known requires you to bet that a market will fall in price.

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eToro is quickly taking over the world of online investments, with a wide range of markets to make investments in, ranging from currency pairs and commodities to stocks and indices. Much of eToro’s success can be traced back to the launch of the eToro OpenBook, which allows access to a fully transparent social investment network powered by you!

The eToro OpenBook is a unique investment method that has opened up a once exclusive world to the everyman. Thanks to the fully transparent investing process, you can see what other investors are doing, where they are laying their money and when they are closing. Likewise, other investors at eToro can see each and every position you open and close.

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Spread betting at BetOnMarkets and other leading betting firms is an increasingly popular form of investment for traders in the UK. This is because of the tax free status that betting receives in Britain. With this increase in popularity comes an influx of inexperienced spread bettors and it’s for all of you newbies that we’ve written this Dos and Don’ts of Spread Betting guide, which offers common sense advice that should steer you on the right track.

Spread betting can be a lucrative way to profit from your investments but, as profitable as spread betting can be, it can be equally as expensive when things go wrong and you can lose a huge amount of money in seconds! Therefore, you should take heed of the following tips for successful betting.

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Forex trading can seem like a lonely life, when your trades aren’t going as you’d like them to and everybody else seems to be making all of the right moves at just the right time. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could connect with the best Forex traders, being able to see what they do, ask them questions and copy their trades? Well, that’s exactly what Forex traders can do at eToro, thanks to the revolutionary OpenBook.

OpenBook from eToro allows you to make connections and associations with all other traders using the service. You can see who the most successful traders are, you can watch them open and close positions and, most importantly, you can copy their trades and share in their profits…and losses.

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If you’re a new online Forex trader, you may still be getting your head around some of the concepts and functions of the various markets and trading platforms. There are many rules, techniques, systems and methods that must be understood before you can trade successfully. One such function is leverage. In Forex trading, leverage is a term you will hear regularly and a function that is vital in order to make trades at online Forex brokers such as eToro.

What is leverage? Simply put, leverage works like a loan, allowing you to trade much higher volumes than you can afford to buy with your bankroll. Leverage is displayed in the form of a multiplying factor (x400) and is simply a way of magnifying you position to a large enough size to be able to make the trade you want.

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