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Stock market volatility: how to calculate the beta of a stock

Stock market volatility is measured using a measurement known as beta. It’s a useful metric for both traders and investors looking to make decisions about the risk and reward of a company’s shares. Find out what a stock’s beta is and how to calculate beta.

April 21, 2022 09:00 PM
    • Volatility
    • Equities
    • Stocks
    • Insights

    How to trade low volatility: strategies for quiet markets

    We talk a lot about how volatility creates opportunities for traders. But what happens when there’s only a little market movement to take advantage of? Find out what to trade when there’s low volatility and what the best low volatility trading strategies are.

    April 12, 2022 06:45 PM
      • Volatility
      • Stocks
      • Forex
      • Insights

      A guide to volatility trading, its causes and the most volatile markets

      Markets are always on the move, but the speed and size of price changes is what creates excitement (and risk) for traders. So, let’s take a look at how to trade volatility, and which markets experience the highest levels of volatility.

      April 2, 2022 03:00 AM
        • Volatility
        • Equities
        • Forex
        • Commodities
        • Insights

        Why trade with City Index?

        Tight spreads from 0.5 pts on FX and 1 pt on indices.


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        What is scalping? A beginners’ guide to scalping trading strategies

        Scalping is a popular short-term trading style that involves taking small, but frequent, profits. Discover what scalping is and how you can start to scalp financial markets – including forex and stocks.

        March 18, 2022 10:00 PM
          • Volatility
          • Financial market insight
          • Stocks
          • Equities
          • Forex

          Index in Focus: S&P 500

          The S&P 500 has been extremely volatile over the last few weeks, primarily due to rising interest rates and the Russian/Ukraine war.

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          March 15, 2022 07:41 AM
            • Trade Ideas
            • Stock indices
            • SPX 500
            • Volatility

            Short squeezes: why do they happen and how do they work?

            A short squeeze is a phenomenon in financial markets when prices rise sharply, forcing short sellers to close their trades. Take a look at what defines a short squeeze, the causes of the dramatic price move and how you can find the next short squeeze.

            February 15, 2022 08:50 PM
              • Insights
              • Stocks
              • Volatility

              Asian Open: Conflicting headlines around Russian Invasion sparks volatility

              It was another volatile day’s trade on Wall Street with the US closing its embassy in Kyiv and Ukraine President announcing a Russian invasion could be on Wednesday.

              February 15, 2022 08:59 AM
                • Trade Ideas
                • Forex
                • Commodities
                • Indices
                • Volatility
                • Russia
                • ASX
                • NZD CAD

                A guide to trading stock market corrections

                Stock market corrections can sound scary – but with preparation and research, they become just another part of the trading cycle. Here, we’ll talk you through everything you should know about a correction and how you can be ready when one hits.

                February 11, 2022 02:30 AM
                  • Stocks
                  • Volatility
                  • Indices
                  • Insights

                  The ‘Aw Shucks’ 200 braces itself for the open

                  Whilst many were celebrating Australia day on Wednesday, investors were likely filled with trepidation given the ASX 200 was in free-fall leading into the public holiday.

                  January 27, 2022 07:29 AM
                    • Trade Ideas
                    • Indices
                    • ASX
                    • Australia 200
                    • Australia
                    • Vix
                    • Volatility

                    What’s in store for EUR/USD into yearend?

                    EUR/USD posted a false breakdown at the bottom trendline of the channel in late November near the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level

                    December 23, 2021 03:32 AM
                      • Forex
                      • Trade Ideas
                      • EUR USD
                      • Volatility

                      The impact of market volatility on performance for retail traders

                      Do traders perform better when markets are moving, or when they’re calm? We studied over 10,000 retail traders to uncover any trends when volatility was high – and when it wasn’t.

                      December 8, 2021 09:30 PM
                        • Trading psychology
                        • Insights
                        • Volatility

                        Asian Open: Volatility Erupts as US Inflation Hits a Multi-Decade High

                        There were some big moves across all major asset classes overnight as US inflation rose to its highest level in 30-years.

                        November 11, 2021 09:31 AM
                          • Trade Ideas
                          • Forex
                          • Commodities
                          • Indices
                          • USD/CAD
                          • Inflation
                          • CPI
                          • US
                          • Volatility
                          • USD

                          What are defensive stocks: definition, advantages and stocks to watch

                          Defensive stocks are thought of as stable investments during periods of economic downturn, so they’re bought as a form of hedging in portfolios. Discover what defensive stocks are and how to use them.

                          June 30, 2021 08:38 PM
                            • Stocks
                            • Volatility
                            • Safe haven
                            • Insights

                            What is the VIX? How to use the volatility index in your trades

                            The VIX is one of the most widely-used measures of market volatility, for both the S&P 500 and wider stock market. So, what is the VIX, how is it calculated and how can you take your first position on volatility? Find out below.

                            June 16, 2021 08:08 PM
                              • SPX 500
                              • Indices
                              • Insights
                              • Volatility

                              What is a triple witching and how can you trade it?

                              The next triple witching – when stock options and futures expiries collide – happens on June 18. Learn about what triple witching is and how you can trade a triple witching in the build-up to the next event.

                              June 9, 2021 08:56 PM
                                • Indices
                                • Stocks
                                • Insights
                                • Volatility

                                What is a triple witching and how can you trade it?

                                The next triple witching – when stock options and futures expiries collide – happens on June 18. Learn about what triple witching is and how you can trade a triple witching in the build-up to the next event.

                                June 9, 2021 08:56 PM
                                  • Indices
                                  • Stocks
                                  • Insights
                                  • Volatility

                                  What is a reverse split?

                                  A reverse split is the process whereby a listed company reduces the amount of its tradable stock. If you’re an investor or stock trader, it’s essential to know what’s involved and how a share price can be affected. Read on to find out more.

                                  May 10, 2021 02:35 PM
                                    • Equities
                                    • Stocks
                                    • Insights
                                    • Volatility

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                                    Options terms explained: the definitions to know before you trade

                                    Discover the meaning of the most commonly used options terminology with our options glossary.

                                    March 10, 2021 05:01 PM
                                      • Insights
                                      • Volatility
                                      • Commodities
                                      • Indices

                                      End-of-day trading: what is the best end-of-day strategy?

                                      End-of-day trading is a popular way of taking advantage of market movements right before close, or even overnight. Learn more about end-of-day trading or ‘power hour’ and how you can trade it.

                                      March 8, 2021 11:09 PM
                                        • Stocks
                                        • Insights
                                        • Volatility

                                        Are Chinese Stocks due a rebound?

                                        The sell-off in Chinese stocks in recent weeks makes the volatility in European and US indices look like a walk in the park. For example, […]

                                        July 8, 2015 09:10 PM
                                          • China
                                          • Stocks
                                          • Technical Analysis
                                          • Vix
                                          • Volatility