Trading Guides

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At LCG, we are dedicated to providing traders of all experience levels with comprehensive educational material to help them further expand their knowledge of the financial markets.

Introduction to trading

How do financial markets work?

How do financial markets work?

The five important elements to understand how financial markets work are market structure, market participants, liquidity, pricing and the spread.
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The Advantages of Spread Betting

The Advantages of Spread Betting

Financial spread betting is a flexible form of derivatives trading that enables investors to speculate on a wide range of markets. As with CFD trading…
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An Introduction to Forex Signals

An Introduction to Forex Signals

When trading currency pairs on the foreign exchange market, forex traders often use trade signals to help them determine the best time to buy or sell …
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What is forex?

What is forex?

Foreign exchange, often abbreviated as forex or simply FX, refers to the exchange of global currencies on a decentralised market place – also known as…
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The advantages and disadvantages of CFD

The advantages and disadvantages of CFD trading

Contracts for Difference or CFDs, as they are commonly referred to, are derivative instruments that enable traders to speculate on a wide range of fin…
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What is Financial Spread Betting?

What is Financial Spread Betting?

Financial spread betting is a flexible form of derivatives trading which allows investors to speculate on whether the value of an instrument will rise…
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What is Leverage in Forex?

What is Leverage in Forex?

Financial Leverage enables retail Forex traders to control market positions that are much larger than their initial investment. Effectively, financial…
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What is day trading?

What is day trading?

Day trading is the practice of buying and selling a financial asset within a single trading day. Known as day traders, investors that follow this prac…
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Introduction to trading

What are CFDs?

What are CFDs?

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are financial derivatives that allow investors to speculate on whether the price of a specific instrument will rise or…
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How to guides

How to Trade Gold

How to Trade Gold

Gold is amongst the oldest forms of currency and has been viewed as a store of value for thousands of years. Traditionally, buying gold was a more com…
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How to invest in shares

How to invest in shares

Share trading refers to investing in a publicly listed company or corporation by purchasing a number of that company’s shares, also referred to as sto…
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How to trade options

How to trade options

An option is a financial derivative representing a contract wherein a buyer is given the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a financial ins…
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How to invest in forex

How to invest in forex

The Foreign Exchange market, often referred to as the Forex or FX market, is considered to be the largest and most liquid market in the world. With an…
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Customer Support

Why use LCG VIP Technical Analysis

Why use LCG VIP Technical Analysis

Every day the markets offer a great deal of trading opportunities but finding them can be time-consuming and takes a lot of practise. Typical problems…
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How to Open a Demo Account

How to Open a Demo Account

If you are new to trading and want to test your strategies in a risk-free environment or if you want to try our range of platforms and services, a Dem…
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How to Open a Live Account

How to Open a Live Account

If you are an experienced trader or if you have already spent time on a Demo account and are now looking to transition to Live trading, you can open a…
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How to open Corporate & Premium accounts

How to open Corporate & Premium accounts

At LCG, we provide a Premium account to our VIP clients that deposit a minimum of £25,000. Premium account holders benefit from access to a dedicated …
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How to Open and Close a Position

How to Open and Close a Position

There are numerous ways to open a new position on the LCG Trader platform.
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What is an order?

What is an order?

Assuming you decided to place a trade on one of the many financial markets available, how would you go about it?
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How to Apply Indicators to a Chart

How to Apply Indicators to a Chart

LCG Trader includes a full suite of technical indicators that can be applied to your charts to assist you in identifying the best time to enter the ma…
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How to Set Stop Loss and Take Profit

How to Set Stop Loss and Take Profit

Stop loss and take profit levels are useful risk management tools that allow you to limit potential losses if the market moves against you and secure …
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What is the Spread in Trading?

What is the Spread in Trading?

The difference between the bid (sell) and ask (buy) prices of any instrument is known as the spread.
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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.