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

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 …
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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 f…
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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 ri…
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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, financi…
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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 pr…
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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 …
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How to guides

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 s…
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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 i…
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How to invest in forex

How to invest in forex

What is 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 …
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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.