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Trading

The trading of any asset is in itself a form of investment. In order to carry out the trade, it will involve the speculation of whether the price of the asset you’re trading with will go up or down in the future.


THE PROCESS OF FINANCIAL TRADING

During the financial trading process, the speculator would make an informed judgment about whether or not the price of an asset he is looking to trade is likely to rise or fall in the future.

There are two main methods of speculation:

  1. If a speculator deems an asset to have the potential of generating a profit in the future, he will then try to obtain this profit by purchasing the asset when the prices are low and selling the asset when the prices are high. This is otherwise known as going long.
  2. Likewise, if he owns the asset, he would try to sell when the prices are high and buy back when the prices are low. This is otherwise known as going short.

BENEFITS OF TRADING FUTURES

  • For speculators, futures have significant important advantages over other investments.  You can make short-term profits by readily exploiting an increase or decrease in the market by taking advantage of price movements, whether they are falling or rising.
  • Unlike share trading, Futures trading enables investors to short (sell) the underlying share without owning the share, therefore enabling an investor to exploit the market when prices are decreasing and not only increasing.
  • Futures are highly leveraged investments. For example, the trader will put up a small fraction of the value of the underlying contract (usually 10%-15%) as margin, yet he can ride on the full value of the contract as it moves up and down. The money he puts up is not a down payment on the underlying contract, but a performance bond. The actual value of the contract is only exchanged on those rare occasions when delivery takes place. The commodity futures investor is not charged interest on the difference between the margin and the full contract value.
  • Commission charges on futures trades are small compared to other investments, and at Intrepid Capital, traders are only charged brokerage fees.
  • By trading though Intrepid Capital, there are no administration or management costs.  
  • The markets are very broad and liquid.
  • Transactions can be completed quickly, lowering the risk of adverse market moves between the time of the decision to trade and the trade's execution.

TRADING MADE EASY THROUGH OUR DMA PLATFORM  

At Intrepid Capital we provide a DMA (Direct Market Access) platform that allows real time trading and can cope with dynamic risk management on a real time basis. Our DMA is a user-friendly web-based platform which means you are able to access your portfolio from any device or location which allows for convenient control of your trading, hedging and investment decision-making. All SAFEX products are traded on the WebTrader Pro platform provided by Nutcracker.

You can choose from a wide range of instruments to suit your risk profile, with a consolidated view to manage your overall exposure across assets.


OUR CLIENTS HAVE ACCESS TO MULTIPLE MARKETS AND ASSET CLASSES 

  • Equity Market (EDM)
  • Interest Rate and Currency Market
  • Agricultural Product Derivative market (APD)