It is big business in the UK, with 72,000 people playing the FX market as retail traders. Elizabeth Pfeuti reports
Trading Strategies 2014
With the Eurozone’s rate of inflation at only 0.4 per cent, a fifth of the European Central Bank target, economic uncertainty continues to present trade challenges – both for private and institutional investors. But traders have never had so much choice in terms of products, markets and platforms. This report examines global equities, spread betting and CFDs, commodity supply versus demand, high-frequency trading and the opportunities presented by new technologies and emerging economies.
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Social media has become a force for radical change in business practice and behaviour as sharing news, ideas and views online is increasingly forming trading opinion, writes Kevin Rose
It has come under regulatory scrutiny, but high-speed, high-frequency trading has transformed markets, as Rob Langston reports
They have hit a rough patch, but canny commodities investors could take a shine to diamonds, platinum and palladium, writes Fiona Bond