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An Introduction to Bonds

Bonds are one the most important categories of financial asset, yet they are sometimes neglected by traders. In 2020, the total outstanding value of all current bonds was over $120 trillion, considerably more than global GDP.

Beginner
Investing
Day Trading
Equities

What is the difference between trading and investing?

CFD trading involves entering and exiting positions quickly, normally on an intraday basis, a characteristic that differentiates it from long-term investing.

Beginner
Value Investing
Stock Valuation
Return on Equity

Equities: how do traders evaluate shares?

When selecting stocks for an equity CFD, traders employ a mixture of technical and fundamental methods to assess the value and potential of shares within the market.

Beginner
Fundamental Analysis
CFD Trading
Equities

An introduction to fundamental analysis

Fundamental analysis involves looking at economic, industry, and company-specific data to evaluate the intrinsic value of an asset, such as a currency or stock.

Beginner
Trading
Charts
Technical Analysis

An introduction to technical analysis

Technical analysis is the study of publicly available price information to predict future moves.

Beginner
Stock Trading
Markets
Strategy

What moves stock prices?

Stocks are traded on public markets, organised as exchanges. Like any market, in a stock exchange the actions of individual buyers and sellers determine prices.

Beginner
Markets
Risk mgmt
Strategy

Introduction to risk management

Financial markets are systems for allocating risk. This is true regardless of the asset being traded.

Beginner
Markets
Strategy

Introducing the forex market

The forex market is the world’s most globally active marketplace, where trillions of dollars are exchanged daily between different national currencies. Forex transactions are essential to the daily functioning of international trade and the financing of government and corporate expenditure, so moves in forex prices are closely followed around the world.

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Technical Analysis

The Difference Between Technical And Fundamental Analysis

Technical Analysis and Fundamental Analysis are the main methods to identify trading opportunities in the financial markets. Both have a common goal – to help you predict future price movements of an asset. But the two differ in the tools they employ to draw conclusions and the way they are applied to various financial instruments.

Beginner
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The Beginner’s Guide To Charts In Trading

A huge assortment of market information is available for traders to find, understand, analyse and predict future market movements. All this info can get confusing.

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Markets
Risk mgmt
Strategy
Technical Analysis
Trading Platforms

Things To Know Before Placing A Trade On MT4

Ready to start your trading journey with our bespoke version of the award-winning platform?

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Charts
Fundamentals
Macro Themes
Markets
Strategy
Technical Analysis

How Does CFD Trading Actually Work?

Why is CFD trading so popular? Learn how to use Contracts for Difference for trading equities, FX and more.

Beginner
Charts
Macro Themes
Markets
Strategy
Trading Platforms

What Are Indices And How Do You Trade Them?

Not sure what stocks to trade? Start with an index such as the Dax instead and trade a variety of them at the same time.

Beginner
Fundamentals
Markets
Strategy
Technical Analysis

The Basics Of FX: Six Things To Know When You Start

Want to trade CFDs on forex pairs? Not sure where to start? Check out our beginner’s guide.

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Charts
Fundamentals
Macro Themes
Markets
Strategy

Apple? Tesla? Meta? How To Start Trading Stocks

Want to know how to trade equities? Check out our simple guide on trading CFDs on some of the biggest companies in the world.

Beginner
Charts
Fundamentals
Macro Themes
Markets
Strategy

The Beginner’s Guide to Trading Commodities

Interested in trading gold, oil, silver and more? Learn about safe haven assets and more with our guide.

Beginner
Charts
Fundamentals
Macro Themes
Markets
Strategy

Four Things to Consider Before You Begin Crypto Trading

Planning on adding cryptos to your portfolio? Here’s our guide to navigating those notoriously volatile digital coins.

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Charts
Fundamentals
Risk mgmt
Strategy
Technical Analysis
Trader Psychology

The Ultimate Trading Checklist: Pro tips to save you time

Ready to start trading? Learn about investing responsibly with our comprehensive guide.

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Candlestick Charts
Charts
Technical Analysis

Understanding candlestick charts

Candlestick charts were first introduced by a Japanese rice trader, Honma Munehisa, in the early eighteenth century. Still sometimes referred to as Japanese candlestick patterns, this versatile charting method has long outgrown its original use in rice futures markets, with candlestick charts now used worldwide to give a clear visual signal of trading session performance in multiple asset classes.

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Cryptos Trading
Digital Assets
Cryptocurrencies
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An introduction to Bitcoin

Bitcoin was one of the biggest stories of the 2010s and has provided some of the most dramatic price action ever seen in any market. In fact, no asset has ever undergone price rises as significant as Bitcoin and other digital assets.

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Bitcoin
CFD Trading

What is Bitcoin halving?

Each four years, the reward for ‘mining’ a new block of Bitcoin decreases by half.

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What is scalping

Scalping is a day trading strategy that involves entering and exiting positions at great speed, profiting off very small price moves and using technical analysis to generate signals.

Intermediate
Oil Trading
Commodities
Technical Analysis

Top 5 technical indicators for commodity trading

The commodities market joins together hedgers and speculators, with both types of traders looking to share in the price action of industrial and agricultural commodities, motivated by very different reasons.

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Precious metals
Commodities
Forex
Gold

How to invest in gold and silver

Precious metals are some of the most important assets for traders, and considered a safe haven during times of market stress. Both gold and silver are quite similar in their market characteristics, but their price per weight is significantly different and their uses vary subtly.

Intermediate
Indices
VIX
Volatility Trading

What is the VIX and how do you trade it?

The VIX, commonly known as the volatility index or ‘fear index’, is a headline metric used by traders to predict market volatility. The VIX measures expected future volatility in the US stock market and is the responsibility of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) who update the index daily.

Intermediate
Fundamentals
Risk mgmt

How To Master Your Mind To Take Your Trading To The Next Level

All traders lose at times, the key is to accept that & learn how to improve. Get tips from the pros on how to discipline your mind and fine tune your strategy.

Intermediate
Fundamentals
Markets
Risk mgmt
Strategy
Technical Analysis
Trader Psychology

Top 10 Trading Mistakes to Avoid

Trading effectively requires consistency in action and mindset. However, persistence alone cannot yield results, and having a robust trading strategy is critical as markets can change unexpectedly. To create a sound trading strategy, it’s important to also know the common mistakes to avoid.

Intermediate
Fundamentals
Markets
Risk mgmt
Strategy
Technical Analysis
Trader Psychology

Words of Wisdom Shared by Leading Traders to Help You Stay in the Game

Trading is the art of making timely decisions, without letting emotions get in the way. Pick the brains of the pros to improve your strategy.

Intermediate
Fundamentals
Markets
Strategy

Best Instruments for Hedging During Market Volatility

Market volatility presents attractive trading opportunities, but traders need to hedge their positions for risk management. Here are the best hedging techniques.

Intermediate
Charts
Markets
Strategy
Technical Analysis

The Most Common Trend Reversal Patterns

Timely and correct identification of trend reversals can help traders enter positions at the right time or exit positions before the market moves against them.

Intermediate
Fundamentals
Markets
Technical Analysis

Understanding the Difference Between Currency Swaps and Interest Rate Swaps

Confused with the various swap rates in forex trading? Here’s what you need to know about currency swaps and interest rate swaps.

Intermediate
Fundamentals
Markets
Risk mgmt
Strategy
Trader Psychology

Golden Rules for Advanced Trading

Are you looking for tips from expert traders? Here are some golden rules followed by the pros to take your trading to the next level.

Intermediate
Risk mgmt
Strategy
Technical Analysis
Trader Psychology
Trading Platforms

Using a Combination of Stop Loss and Trailing Stops

How do you make sure you are using strong risk management while trading? One smart way is to combine your stop loss order with a trailing stop loss, and more.

Intermediate
Fundamentals
Markets
Strategy

Top 5 Dividend Stocks That Investors Love

Dividend investing provides stability to your portfolio. You can choose some of the top dividend aristocrats to balance risks associated with growth stocks.

Intermediate
Fundamentals
Macro Themes
Risk mgmt
Strategy
Trader Psychology

How to Trade the NFP Release

Want to know how to trade the economic release that leads to the highest volatility in the forex market? Here’s all you need to know about trading the NFP.

Advanced
Charts
Fundamentals
Risk mgmt
Strategy
Technical Analysis
Trading Platforms

Best Risk Management Techniques For Leveraged Trading Strategies

Here’s a look at how to calculate stop loss and trailing stop and how to combine them for powerful risk management.

Advanced
Fundamentals
Macro Themes
Markets
Strategy

22 Recession Resistant Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio in 2023

Social media was buzzing with recession related conversation in 2022. Recession fears continue to loom large, but the global economy has worked hard to thwart the threat.

Advanced
Fundamentals
Markets
Strategy
Technical Analysis

Top 3 Scalping Strategies for Intra Day Traders

Scalping involves placing numerous small trades within minutes, so it needs a strong trading strategy. Here are some of the scalping strategies used by pro traders.

Advanced
Fundamentals
Markets
Strategy
Technical Analysis

How to Trade the Bear Markets Like A Pro

Bear markets are likely to persist well into 2023. Are you ready with your trading strategy to not just survive but thrive a downturn? Here’s how the pros do it

Advanced
Charts
Fundamentals
Risk mgmt
Strategy
Technical Analysis

A Guide to Expert Advisors – The Dos and The Don’ts

A brief guide to using Expert Advisors. Know their pros and cons. Learn techniques to make the most of EAs.

Advanced
Charts
Technical Analysis

How to Use Fibonacci as a Research Tool for Trading

Have you used Fibonacci levels to make trading decisions? If you master the Fibonacci tool, it can help you make informed decisions when you go long or short. Here's what you need to know.

Advanced
Charts
Fundamentals
Markets
Strategy
Technical Analysis
Trader Psychology
Trading Platforms

Learn How to Spot a Short Squeeze

A short squeeze can trigger sudden and steep price movements providing attractive trading opportunities. Read on to learn how to identify and trade short squeezes.

Advanced
Fundamentals
Risk mgmt
Strategy

How to Hedge Risks Like a Pro

Risk management techniques may not be enough in uncertain times. Learn how to effectively hedge your portfolio to manage risks better.

Advanced
Charts
Technical Analysis

How to Use Ichimoku Cloud to Identify Trading Opportunities

The Ichimoku Cloud strategy uses several datapoints to indicate the direction and momentum of the markets and is used for identifying support and resistance levels.

Advanced
Charts
Fundamentals
Strategy
Technical Analysis
Trader Psychology

How to Use Heikin-Ashi to Spot Trading Opportunities

Heikin-Ashi charts filter out market noise and help traders identify the trend and its strength as well as when the trend is ripe for a reversal.

FAQs

At what level will my position be stopped-out?

When your margin level percentage drops to 50% or equity drops to half of required margin.

What account types do you offer?

We offer both conventional trading accounts and Islamic swap-free accounts. You can find more information about accounts here.

What are your fees/charges/overnight fees?

Apart from spreads we apply a withdrawal charge and overnight financing fees depending on the product. More information can be found on our Cost Disclosures Sheet or you can view our Market Information Sheets here.

How do I deposit and withdraw funds?

You can fund your account in multiple ways including: bank wire transfer, credit card, online bank transfer, Skrill, Neteller and Cash U. We are also the only broker in the UAE to offer funding via UAEPGS.  You can request to withdraw funds via the same options.

What is UAEPGS funding method?

UAEPGS is a wire transfer payment gateway introduced by the Central Bank of the UAE, providing a safe and secure way for you to fund your account within 30 minutes.  This funding method is for UAE customers only.

How do I open and close a position?

You can open and close trades directly in the trading platform. Check out our platform user guide to see how. Alternatively, you can call our support team, who will be happy to assist.

What is stop-loss and take profit?

A stop- loss order is an order set to trade a particular instrument once the instruments hits at a specific price. A stop-loss is an important risk management tool that can help limit losses on trades. For instance, you could request a stop-loss is set 10% beneath the price at which you bought an instrument – this, in normal market situations will limit your potential loss to 10%.

 

A take profit order is an order set to trade a specific instrument once the instrument hits at a specific price. Take profit orders give traders the opportunity to lock in profit by closing a trade as soon as the market is at a target price.

 

Kindly note that take profit and stop loss orders are subject to the best price available in the market and therefore your desirable limit order may not necessarily be filled at the exact price.

When are the markets open?

Market opening times depend on the product.  You can trade 24×5 with ADSS, Monday to Friday.

How safe is my money with ADSS?

ADSS is a secure and well capitalised broker and we adhere to the strictest of regulation. We are regulated by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) in the Middle East and by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

How much do I need to fund my account (what is the minimum amount?)

Our minimum deposit is $100.

How old do I need to be to trade with ADSS?

The minimum age to open an account with ADSS is 21.

How do I change my account details, for example my passwords?

You can manage your account through the Client Portal here

or via the Forgotten Password page here.

What documents do you require when I apply for an account?

To open an account with ADSS you will need to provide Proof of Identity and Proof of Residential Address. For more information, please visit our individual application page.

How do I close my account?

If you would like to request to close your account, please email ts@adss.com from the email address associated with your account.  You will need to close down any open positions and withdraw your funds before we are able to process your request.

How long can I have an MT4 demo account?

Our MT4 demo accounts are valid for 60 days, but you are welcome to open more than one. Our in-house ADSS platform is currently only available to account holders, not on a demo basis.

How do I use MT4?

Please visit our MT4 video tutorial page to learn more about how to use the platform.

What does ADSS do with all my personal information?

Our commitment to cybersecurity means your personal data (including credit card information) is safe. We’re proud to have been accredited with the ISO/IEC 27001 certificate for the management of information security and the protection of sensitive information.

Please visit our privacy policy page to know more about your personal information with ADSS.

How do I make a complaint? 

If you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, please email us at complaints@adss.com or call us on T: +971 2 657 2414.

Can I access the ADSS Trading App when I go abroad?

If you’re using our Android or iOS app, geo-restriction functionality may result in problems accessing your account while located in one of the territories listed below.

 

Access to the app from these locations may be blocked due to regulation or operating system restrictions. If you travel to one of these locations, the app may prevent you from accessing your account. ADSS will not be liable for any loss arising from an inability to access the application in these territories.

 

If you’re denied access to your account from our iOS app, please attempt to access your account via the ADSS web platform trader.adss.com, or contact us by phone at +971 2 657 2414, or email the Trading Services team at ts@adss.com.

 

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