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If you think a specific market is going to go up in value, you go long or ‘buy’. If you think a specific market is going to go down in value, you short or ‘sell’ it. Ready to start trading now? Get started with your application.
What are bonds?
Discover how to speculate on government-issued debt notes such as Euro Bund, UK Long Gilt and US T-Notes with our guide to bond trading.
What are interest rates?
Interest rates are one of the financial world's most trusted safe havens in times of volatility, with competitive spreads from just 0.02pts.
What are options?
Want to trade options but don’t know where to start? Discover what options are and how to open your first position with our complete guide to options trading.
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Other markets FAQ
What moves interest rate markets?
Interest rate market prices reflect where traders think interest rates will be in the near future. For example, if Short Sterling is at 95 then it means that the markets expect the Bank of England base rate to be at 5%.
So, anything that makes it more likely that a central bank will move interest rates will usually play out on its relevant market. That can include guidance by central banks, economic health, inflation, employment and business confidence.
Why trade bonds?
Bonds are a hugely popular market among investors – can offer some powerful opportunities for traders too. Here are a few reasons to start trading bonds:
- The high number of trades means bond markets have deep liquidity
- With CFD trading and spread betting, you can short bonds if you think their prices will fall
- Take your position on economic performance and geopolitical risk
- Diversify your portfolio to spread out your overall risk
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Which market is best for trading?
There’s no best market for trading overall, it all depends on your unique preferences, skills and goals. If you want 24-hour trading with high liquidity, for example, forex might be the best option for you. If you want to trade some of the most-watched markets on the planet, you’d be better off with indices.
For an introduction to all the markets you can trade, head over to the City Index Academy.