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Which trading style are you?

Here’s a look at some of the most popular trading styles and the pros and cons of each. Day trading is when a trader performs multiple trades a day. Day traders often trade with different instruments and on different markets to generate as many tarding opportunities as they can.  They typically don’t hold trades overnight.

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The Unique Advantage of Equity Investment

Terry Smith, Chief Executive of Fundsmith, recently wrote an article featured in the Financial Times about how equity investment has a unique advantage in the investment world and we can’t agree more. Have a read below and let us know your thoughts! The Unique Advantage of Equity Investment Investment in stocks and shares — equities

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How to start investing: The first steps

The JSE is not a casino. Investing and trading is not gambling. To be a successful investor you need to do the hard yards, which means educating yourself and reading a lot. You can start by taking the Shares Made Simple educational course at no cost on the Sanlam iTrade website. There are modules on the

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The Value of Stop-Loss Orders

This is a real example of the value of stop-loss orders. When we bought Amgen for a family member at $150 we placed a 10% trailing stop-loss order. The share price moved up nicely to $175, causing the sop-loss level to move up to $157.50. Last Friday the 28th of October, Amgen reported decent results

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Online Trading Tools For You

Investing or trading without help can seem daunting to most people. Before the internet, there was very little information available to assist when investing online. The wealth of information and tools now available have placed online trading and investment within the reach of many individuals. Here are some highlights of what is available. Where can

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Technical Pick of the Week – Gold Fields

Sanlam iTrade Online offers Technical Analysis ideas from award winning Trading Central to our clients at no extra cost. (To see how to use the program, click on the “Exclusive Seminar” image for a video tutorial, once logged in.) This week we look at a sell signal on Gold Fields. The RSI is falling and

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Free subscriptions with iTradeGlobal

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there’s loads for free with iTradeGlobal, our global trading platform. On top of a great trading platform where you can trade or invest on 20 global markets in more than 11,000 shares there are so much that you can subscribe to at no cost. 1. Free

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Share Data – Shares

Sanlam iTrade Online provides a wealth of information and data on every listed JSE share. Every week we will highlight another section of the Share Data pages. Accessing Share Information After logging in on www.SanlamiTrade.co.za click on Markets/Data/Research in the top menu. Then click on Share Data. Click on Shares in the top menu of

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Share Data – Markets

Sanlam iTrade Online provides a wealth of information and data on every listed JSE share. Every week we will highlight another section of the Share Data pages. After logging in on www.SanlamiTrade.co.za click on Markets/Data/Research in the top menu. Then click on Share Data. The Markets page gives a great overview of the movements of

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Technical Analysis Pick of the Week: Anglo American Plc

Technical analysis research from award winning international company, Trading Central, is available to Sanlam iTrade clients at no extra cost. This week we highlight Anglo American Plc, code AGL on the JSE or AAL:xlon for the London Stock Exchange listed version on our iTradeGlobal platform. When you click on Trading Central Research under Markets/Data/Research you