Educational articles to keep your investment knowledge fresh

Appropriateness Test Explained

By CCTrader - November 12, 2019 | comment/s

When raising BUY orders for complex instruments on CCTrader you will be required to undergo an Appropriateness test. What is a complex instrument? Complex instruments are those instruments as categorised under MIFID II rules (Investment services legislation) as having complex features which make it more difficult for a retail client to understand. For instance: ETF’s […]

READ MORE

Green Investment

By CCTrader - April 14, 2016 | comment/s

In recent years you have undoubtedly come across areas within your daily living that are linked to helping the environment; perhaps you recycle your household rubbish or even you may use bags that can be re-cycled when you visit the supermarket. If you are a supporter of environmental issues then you may have had solar […]

READ MORE

Investing a Lump Sum- 6 things to consider

By CCTrader - | comment/s

Whether you are a seasoned investor, or simply a stock market novice, below are a few basic things to consider before deciding on how to best invest your new found wealth.

READ MORE

Investment Strategy – Risk vs Return

By CCTrader - | comment/s

Risk vs Return Risks and potential returns vary greatly from investment to investment. Shares (also called Stocks or Equities) offer you growth, but they can be volatile. Bonds provide you with a steady income and can also provide you with some growth although they come in varying risks which are usually proportionate to return. Collective investment schemes (Funds) can […]

READ MORE

Understanding Investment Ratios

By CCTrader - April 13, 2016 | comment/s

Investors will come across a wide variety of financial ratios when reading reports that concern companies listed on a stock exchange. At first, these ratios can seem complicated to those new to stock market investing but it is important to understand what the main ratios mean to be able to gauge a company and make the right investment […]

READ MORE