Benefits of online investingOnline investing can be quick and easy.  Educate yourself on investment options, decide what you’re going to buy and then sell it for a considerably higher amount of money shortly after.

OK, it’s not as easy as that and it comes with some risk.  But more and more people are playing the market through online trading and spread betting because there is money to be made.

Years ago you need to meet or at least call your broker to make a trade.  These days it can be done with a few clicks of your computer’s mouse. Or at the press of a few buttons on your mobile phone.

Online traders can buy and sell without every needing to speak to their broker.  That makes it cheaper.

Having a broke to execute trades for you costs money.  Therefore playing online won’t cost as much.  With more and more brokerages allowing online access the price continues to drop.  Many of the popular brokerages now offer trades for less than $10 each.

This gives you greater control over your money.  It means you can trade when you want.  Conventionally, you would have to work with a delay depending on when you could get through to your broker and when they were available to place the order.

Online trading eliminates such delays as it is nearly instantaneous these days.  Your control is much greater too as you can review all of your options instead of depending on a broker to tell you what the best bets are for your money.

Monitoring your investments in real time is also available online.  Advanced interfaces allow the ability for your to see how your money is performing throughout the day.  You can login through your computer or phone to see the gains or losses in real time.

Brokerages also offer more tools for all levels of traders.  Not only financial news, but analytical platforms and research reports are available too.  Many of the top sites offer this.

So you may be interested in investing online or spread betting online because there is potential for much larger investment returns than there is with companies or banks.  On top of this you don’t need to deposit large sums of money each time or pay a broker to execute your trades.

What are you waiting for?!


On the beach- or on vacation from the Death Star by Kristina Alexanderson, on FlickrThe lack of cohesion between developed and emerging economies has been a feature of the global economy in recent times, as while established nations such as the U.S. and UK faltered during the great recession those with minimal resources like India and China began to thrive. This has trend has reversed in line with global economic expansion, with developed economies rebounding and emerging markets experiencing significant decline.

The GITEX Event and the drive to attract a Global Business Audience

It is with this in mind that the scheduled GITEX event offers huge opportunity to emerging economies around the world. Set to be hosted in Nigeria later this year, it will showcase a minimum of 20 innovative businesses in the technology sector and is expected to host a global business audience. This annual technology event has breathed life into emerging economies around the world, while it regularly draws participation from more than 150 countries and last year attracted a staggering 450,000 international trade visitors.

These figures cannot be ignored, and the upcoming event offers emerging (and even frontier) economies the opportunity to create a profitable commercial infrastructure. As a result of this, the NITDA has begun promoting local and innovative technology start-ups through the event, with the ultimate goal of entering into offshore partnerships and securing international investment. This is the primary theme of the 2015 GITEX event, as officials look to drive long-term growth in Nigeria and create a diverse, profitable private sector.

Will Nigeria Succeed in its Endeavours?

The brains behind the event have already formed a proactive committee, which has commenced work on securing meetings with experienced investors from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This marks the event as more of a showcase, where the nation’s leading technology firms will be able to pitch their proposition and promote themselves to an international pool for potential collaborators. In addition to creating immediate business partnership, this will plant the seeds of potentially fruitful relationships in the longer-term.

The benefits of this are not only far reaching, but they also offer a host of additional, less obvious opportunities. The rise of global business and collaboration generates income for existing international service providers, with insurance brand Catlin offering a relevant case in point. There is also the creation of jobs in regions that are less economically developed which increases the existing standard of living and enables consumers to reinvest more into their national economy.

This is why we should all get behind the upcoming GITEX event, and support the notion of global business growth.

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Q4 in the World of Forex: What are the Expert Tips?

October 27, 2015 Personal Finance

We’re just a couple of weeks into the fourth quarter of 2015, with 2016 just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to make the next three month period a profitable one. In this post we’re going to round up as many of the tips and advice as we can, with guidance from […]

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