James Barra

James Barra

James is an experienced investment writer with a background in financial services. He was formerly a management consultant in the banking and capital markets sector where he worked with some of the UK and Europe’s largest banks.

James aims to help everyday investors find reliable, affordable platforms with the best trading conditions. He takes an analytical approach to evaluating brokers, having reviewed over 100 trading platforms and investment apps, with a particular focus on forex and CFDs. James contributes to a number of investing websites.

James has a degree in Law and a certificate in Business Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

You can reach James Barra on james.barra@daytrading.com.

Latest articles written by James

  1. ThinkMarkets: Spread Betting Now Available On ThinkTrader
    Blog Post (May 14, 2024)
    Traders can use the broker’s intuitive in-house platform to place spread bets on major currency pairs, stock indices and commodities.
  2. AvaFutures Unleashed: Explore Futures Trading At AvaTrade
    Blog Post (May 13, 2024)
    AvaTrade has expanded its product suite, now offering futures on the MetaTrader 5 platform with low day trading margins.
  3. Best Brokers For Research
    Article (May 10, 2024)
    The top trading platforms with research tools revealed. Explore the brokers offering the best market research to inform trading decisions.
  4. Pepperstone Now Offers 24-Hour Trading On US Shares
    Blog Post (May 8, 2024)
    Access pre-open and post-close trading on US share CFDs at Pepperstone, providing fresh opportunities as news breaks.
  5. Best Forex Trading Platforms For Beginners
    Article (May 3, 2024)
    The best forex brokers for new traders evaluated with ratings and comparisons. Expert practical insights for forex beginners included.

Latest articles edited by James

  1. Best Day Trading Platforms and Brokers in France 2024
    Article (May 19, 2024)
    Expert-compiled list of the best day trading brokers in France with ratings and reviews. Explore the top platforms for active French traders.
  2. Best Day Trading Platforms and Brokers in Hong Kong 2024
    Article (May 19, 2024)
    Discover our pick of the top day trading brokers in Hong Kong. We've compared the best platforms for Hong Kongese short-term traders.
  3. Forex Trading In Hong Kong
    Article (May 19, 2024)
    Forex trading basics explained for investors in Hong Kong. Which currency pairs to trade, key trading sessions, and the role of the FSC.
  4. Forex Trading In Germany
    Article (May 19, 2024)
    Arm yourself with the basics every forex trader in Germany should know. BaFin's role explained and leading EUR currency pairs revealed.
  5. Forex Trading In South Korea
    Article (May 17, 2024)
    The basics of forex trading in South Korea explained: currency pairs containing the Korean won, legal and tax rules, best trading sessions.

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