The Armchair Trader

The Armchair Trader is an independent website dedicated to providing education resources for novice to intermediate traders. Established in 2010 to provide jargon-free intelligence on what is happening in the global online broking industry, its coverage is tailored to the requirements of private individuals, especially those with no track record in the financial industry that wish to learn more about trading financial markets. The Armchair Trader’s mission is to help traders make sense of the often complex and opaque world of online derivatives and stock trading, and to hopefully avoid some of the costly early mistakes.

Press releases

SEC Bitcoin ETF Decision: More Transparency Needed Before Major Regulator Will Sign Off

March 15, 2017

The SEC’s concerns relate to some of the fundamental requirements for the regulation and transparency of the Bitcoin market

The Armchair Trader re-launches with new tools for self-directed investors and traders

January 23, 2017

LONDON, 23 January 2017: The Armchair Trader, the information and education website for active investors and traders, has completely re-launched its user interface. The new look website has been tailored to the needs of beginning to intermediate traders and investors.

UK FCA proposes to bring in stricter rules for CFDs and spread betting companies, but investors can also do more to help themselves

December 09, 2016

LONDON: 9th December 2016 – This week the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) became the latest European regulator to introduce stricter rules to govern CFD (Contracts For Difference) providers and their onboarding of new clients. This represents a wider trend to bring more restrictions on the marketing and sale of margin trading accounts to the retail market.

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