Welcome to another week of trading! In today’s article, we’re going to look at the current situation with European energy as gas prices hit record levels. We’ll also go over the key fundamental events to look out for this week. Let’s go!

Record natural gas prices

Strained supplies and increased demand are pushing energy prices through the roof across Europe. They’ve now reached their highest point since 2018. This is raising some eyebrows ahead of the winter.

Prices are up by $1.86 per cubic foot since the start of the year, a rise of just under 50%! …


With the summer sun now slowly setting, it’s time to cast our eyes over the final few months of 2021. There’s plenty for crypto traders to be excited about at the moment. Today, we’re going to run down our top 3 cryptos to keep an eye on for the remainder of the year. Once we’ve covered that, we’ll dip into some of the key fundamental events happening this week. Shall we?

Cryptos to look out for

We’re not going to focus on Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA). These guys are already living their best lives, with monumental daily volumes.

Instead, we’re going to look…


The last few weeks have reminded us of the importance of the Middle East as a central hub of trade and cultural exchange. East-West trade almost exclusively all started with a little thing called the Silk Road. What is it? Why was it important? And what does the future hold? We’ll cover all this and more below. Read on!

What is the Silk Road?

Not to be confused with the banned Bitcoin marketplace of the same name, the original Silk Road has been a network of trade routes connecting the East and West for centuries.

It was established when the Han Dynasty in China officially…


Crude, petroleum, Texas tea, black gold. Oil to you and I. That precious gooey black stuff has been at the top of many trader’s watchlists for a long time. For good reason, too. Today, we’ll explain what the oil landscape looks like in 2021. After that, we’ll give you all the details of what looks like a busy week ahead in the tradesphere.

Trading oil in 2021

If you’re looking into the black stuff as a potential way to pump your fortune, you should probably know a thing or two about it. That’s where the next 5 minutes of reading may help

#1 It’s a super popular commodity

This stuff…


Trading is a funny old game. You’ll often hear people say that there are high and low times to trade and sayings like, “Sell in May and go away”. You may also hear them say that September is a terrible time to trade. But why is that? Today, we’ll unpick the September Effect before giving you an overview of the top tradeable events this week.

The September Effect

Okay, so this is a weird one. No one really knows why, but the stock market typically performs the worst during the month of September. …


Commodities are popular among traders as the range of instruments adds diversification to their portfolio. But what are the top 5 commodities to trade so far this year? Let’s find out, before giving you a run down of the most important tradeable events this week.

Hot Commodities In 2021

Here’s what everyone has been trading this year and why.

#1 Oil

The phased end of Covid lockdowns massively pumped up demand for fuels in the industrial and transportation sectors. Over the coming months, the increased ability for people to travel is expected to lift demand further.

A Reuters survey found that OPEC oil output rose in…


Did you know, the US dollar is involved in more than 50% of all forex trades. Yep. Beyond that, what else do you know about the most popular forex pairs in 2021? If the answer to that question is, “not a lot”, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll go over the 5 most traded forex pairs and their outlook for the rest of the year. Then give you a rundown of the top trading events this week. Let’s get to it!

The hottest pairs of 2021

Here’s our run-down of the top pairs of the year so far.

#1 EURUSD

01.01: 1.2180

24.07: 1.1770


Welcome to another week of trading! In today’s article, we’re going to look at 5 trading forums brokers need to know about. We’ll also go over the key events to look out for this week — which really won’t take long!

#1 Forex Peace Army (FPA)

A different kettle of fish to the other forums on this list, as you’ll soon see. Forex Peace Army is not your regular user-generated content forum. The primary purpose of the forum is as a rating/review site for brokers.

Having been in operation since 2005, the site boasts that it has “the largest collection of forex broker reviews”. …


Ever considered trading Penny Stocks? If not and you’re wondering what they’re all about, you’re in the right place! Alternatively, if you’re just interested in finding out what the key fundamental events of the week are going to be, sit tight, we’ve got you covered too!

Wait, what’s a Penny Stock?

Also known as Micro Caps, Penny stocks are the shares of companies that trade below $5 USD.

As a rule, these stocks have low prices and therefore low barriers to entry. They are seen as being highly volatile instruments and, like all financial assets, should be treated very carefully.

Penny Stocks are typically traded…


We’re into July and that means summer is in full swing. How could that potentially affect your trading? Read on to find out our top tips. We’ll also outline some of the must-watch events of the coming week.

“Sell in May and go away…”

Ah, that classic trading expression. But just how accurate is it in 2021?

The theory goes that when summer comes around, people start to close their laptops and head on holiday. Less people being around means that there’s less news and activity to move the markets.

It’s true, fund managers and big institutional traders often sell some of their shares and other…

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