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Trading Basics

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Trade Forex

At Trade Nation you can back your judgement and look to profit by correctly predicting how one currency will move relative to another.

Forex, or FX, is the world’s biggest financial market. It can also be one of the fastest moving with prices fluctuating quickly as the market reacts to global events and economic data.

With Trade Nation you have the choice of over 30 of the most popular currency pairs. This means you can back your judgement on anything from the euro against the US dollar, to something more exotic like the New Zealand dollar against the Japanese yen.

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Trade Shares

The most visible measure of how investors feel about a company is how its share price performs.

At Trade Nation you can speculate on the rise or fall of a company’s share price without having to buy or sell the shares themselves.

You can spread trade on giant tech corporations like Apple, Google and Facebook. In addition, there are hundreds of companies from all over the world on the Trade Nation platform.


Trade Indices

A stock index measures the performance of a group of shares. This could be the largest 100 companies in the UK, or the most valuable 500 in the US.

The performance of a stock index gives an indication of investor sentiment towards a country or even a specific sector of industry.

At Trade Nation we offer a wide range of global Indices which are all available to trade with low fixed costs. For example, with us the UK 100 can be traded on a spread of just 0.4 points.


Trade Commodities

Commodities are the raw materials that form the basis of our modern world.

At Trade Nation you can spread trade on gold, silver, crude oil and base metals - some of the most actively traded commodities in the world.

Commodity prices fluctuate on changes in supply and demand. In the last decade the price of oil slumped as technological innovation opened up new supply, and then rose sharply after key producers agreed to limit output.

Financial spread trading comes with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how spread trading works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.