Author: Nilsa Blumer

What are the differences between CFDs and spread-betting?

Most of us are familiar with the stock market – whereby investors buy shares in a company and then make or lose money depending on the company’s performance as well as other factors such as the economic situation. There are many ways of using the stock market to get a return on your money, the most familiar and traditional of which is share-trading. This is where you buy shares (or get a broker to do so on your behalf) then sell them when – hopefully – their value has gone up.   Two less familiar ways of making money on the stock market are CFD trading (‘Contract for Difference’) and spread-betting. Because the two have many similarities, one of which is relative complexity when compared to share-trading, we’ve written this straightforward guide which should help you decide which one is right for you. Both CFDs and spread-betting allow you to invest in the movement of a stock without actually buying shares. They are very useful when the market’s volatile as the more movement there is, the more potential profit for traders. You can earn when the market goes down as well as when it goes up. With CFDs, you can gain access to the profit-making potential of many more shares than you could afford to buy outright.   However, they also expose you to much greater losses. Although the...

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Gi2C How-to Guide: How to travel around China

Traveling around China is easier than ever before. A myriad of transport options, such as high-speed trains, a growing number of flight routes and even private car await to get you to your travel destination. Don’t let your time as a Gi2C intern be all work and no play. During your China internship, take advantage of your stay in the Middle Kingdom and travel! Train  One of the most exciting things to watch unfold in China’s development is the expansion of its high-speed rail network. Every year, more and more routes open up, whisking passengers to their destinations in...

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Traveling to Singapore on a Budget

Traveling abroad can be an expensive endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be. If you can settle for less and sacrifice luxuries for decency, then you can easily cut corners and keep more money in your pocket. At least this way, you can have more spending money for your trip to Singapore. Here are a couple of tips to help keep your trip overseas to a minimum. Find a Hotel with a Kitchen   Rather than eating out throughout your entire stay, you can find an affordable hotel that has a kitchen. This way, you can shop at a...

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Fine Dining in Singapore

Note to self…while in Singapore, dine in some of the finest restaurants! From street cafes to exclusive restaurants, food is at the very heart and soul of the Singaporean lifestyle! The following seven descriptions provide a taste of some of the finest dining to be found anywhere!   One – Shinji, Singapore: Renowned for world-class sushi, premier Tokyo chef, Shinji Kanesaka, was the inspiration behind Shinji Kanesaka. With a couple Michelin stars under his belt, the understated menu offers seafood and fresh fish to diners who truly appreciate gourmet delicacies. Under the watchful eye of the master-chef, the Japanese...

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KLM: The Orange Experience

To celebrate King’s Day each year, the Dutch deck out in orange and turn the city streets of Amsterdam into a street party, festival and market all rolled into one. It’s an experience not to be missed- and this year, KLM and Heineken partnered up to bring 10 lucky winners right into the mix.   The competition began right on Amsterdam Avenue in New York City, where KLM and Heineken set up a mini replica of King’s Day. They pulled in random passers-by from the street, who had no idea they were in the running for the ultimate Orange...

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