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Forex education with AllFxbrokers gives you a structured course to learn about forex markets. Start as a novice and graduate as an expert in forex trading with our online forex learning course.

Forex trading is all about speculating the currency markets.

You cannot expect to master forex trading overnight, or even over a few years. Just as with any field of study or profession, forex trading requires time and constant efforts.

But as you can imagine, the forex markets are vast and there are many aspects that you should learn.

AllFxbrokers’ forex trading school gives you the chance to understand the concepts of trading before you can jump in. At the end of this course, you would be fairly confident in your trading and be able to start on a firm footing.

Trading can be simple, but there is a lot of work that goes behind the scenes.

Just like we all learn to walk before we can run, our course is structured along the same lines. Below is a quick summary of what you can expect from the AllFxbrokers forex trading school.


Novice Level1. Novice Level


Starting with the very basic, the Novice section outlines the concept of the forex or the currency markets.

Starting with an introduction to the forex markets we explain how it is different from other financial market structures.

You will learn important basics such as:

  • What is the forex market all about and how it is different from other markets
  • How your trades are executed in the market and the costs associated with trading forex
  • The role of regulation in the forex markets
  • Choosing the right forex broker
  • How to protect yourself from forex broker scams

By the end of this section you would be able to give a fair explanation of the forex markets, the difference to other financial markets and how you can avoid the traps of online forex trading.


Advanced Beginner Level2. Advanced Beginner Level


The Advanced Beginner section builds upon the knowledge gained from the Novice section. Here, we will walk you through the various technical jargons that are used. From understanding the meaning of a Pip to introducing you to the MT4 trading platform, this level brings closer to the action.

This section ties the concepts outlined in the Novice and prepares you for what’s to come. The articles are still basic, but we move from a more general approach to focusing on the forex markets.

In this section we cover:

  • How to read the price charts in forex
  • Introduction to the economic calendar and why it is important for forex traders
  • A basic introduction to the MT4 trading platform
  • Margin call and leverage in forex

At the end of this article, you will be ready to take on the more advanced concepts of trading. You will be familiar with the different types or orders and the MT4 trading platform, which is the most widely used forex trading platform.


Competent Level3. Competent Level


In the Competent section, you will learn everything about how to analyze the markets and how to trade. We explain concepts such as trading signals, building a routine and a lot more.

The Competent section allows you to dive into the forex markets as we cover topics such as:

  • Fundamental and technical analysis in forex
  • Introduction to trend lines, support and resistance levels
  • Forex managed accounts and automated trading systems
  • Using the MT4 platform to run expert advisors and using indicators

At the end of this section you should be able to read and analyze the price charts on your own. You would also be able to make your own trade. Unlike others, you would be able to differentiate between forex managed accounts or building your own trading strategies and automating them.


Proficient Level4. Proficient Level


The Proficient section dives into the more advanced concepts in forex. You will find these in your day to day trading. This is where the action happens! At the proficient level, we introduce you to the following:

  • Understand the meaning of reversals and retracements
  • The concept of divergence in the forex markets
  • Trading based on Fibonacci levels
  • Measuring volatility

And of course, a lot more!

At the end of this section you will be able to independently analyze the charts and identify potential trading opportunities. You will gain a strong understanding of the various concepts in technical analysis and use these in your trading.


The Expert Level5. The Expert Level


The Expert level is where ends!

Here, we introduce you to the concepts of using tools that will help you to fine tune your trading. This will give you an edge as it enhances your existing knowledge already.

In "The Expert" level some of the things you will learn about include:

  • Carry trades and reading and understanding market sentiment
  • Picking tops and bottoms with the CoT report
  • Correlations in the markets and much more.

The concepts in this section will be the last set before we can remove the training wheels for you.

At the end you should be very well versed with the forex markets and be able to start building your own trading strategies and trade with confidence.

Ready to start your journey as a forex trader?

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"In the previous article/unit we explained the basics of forex. That forms the fundamental basis in your journey to understanding the currency markets. By now, you have already gained the knowledge of what is the forex markets all about and how it comes to other markets. While the previous article gives you a foothold into the currency markets, we take…
"Congratulations! You have completed the first two elementary courses of what the currency markets is all about. By now you have a fair understanding of what the forex markets are all about and most importantly, you know what instruments are traded in forex. But you know that there are other types of markets that you can trade too. So, which…
"When someone talks about the markets in general, the first thing that comes to mind is of course the stock markets. This is because stocks are so widely covered in the mass media. Whether it is on the internet or in your local newspaper. But the forex markets also are equally massive. They are just as important for the financial…
"At some point, every forex trader asks the question whether they should trade forex or futures? The markets look the same for the layman, but there are some subtle differences. Some might prefer to trade futures, while others prefer the forex markets. In this article we explain to you the difference between the forex markets and the futures markets. You…
"Now that we have progressed quite a bit in our beginner’s section, it is time to dive deeper into the world of the foreign exchange markets. In this article, we start with explaining to you how the forex markets are traded. The financial markets in general trade based on the same principles. However, the forex markets are traded a bit…
"The forex currency pair is one of the most basic things you should understand when it comes to the forex markets. Regardless of whether you have traded stocks or other markets in the past, when it comes to the forex markets, the convention and naming terminology is quite different. Understanding what is a currency pair, and the pricing convention is…
"When one talks about the forex markets, the general assumption is that it is an isolated market. But in reality, stocks and forex are part of the whole economic cycle. Therefore, what happens in the stock markets affects the forex markets and vice versa. At the end, the global economy transacts in their local currencies. There are a number of…
"We have been learning about the forex markets and covered concepts such as what are traded in the forex markets and how they are different compared to other markets such as stocks and futures. We also touched upon the inter market relationships between forex stocks. Now, when it comes to actual trading, how do you do it? In this article,…
"Trading forex can be lucrative for reasons which we covered in one of the previous sections. But now comes the question of how traders make money in the forex markets. We have already discussed some basic concepts about what is traded in forex. In this article, we build upon the concepts even further we explain in a step by step…
"Market size and liquidity are two essential aspects for trading. If there is no liquidity in the markets, it can be difficult for you to trade. You will observe abnormal prices and your limit orders won’t get filled at the price you want. Therefore, before you trade any market, it is important to assess the market size and the liquidity…
"In the previous section we introduced you to the concept of the forex execution model. In this article, we go into more detail to explain to you the two main types of forex brokers that you will come across. There are a lot of myths that surround each of these forex broker execution model. But the truth is that each…
"When you talk about trading, chances are that you will most likely focus on the markets that you are trading, perhaps a bit of trading systems and the fundamental and technical analysis. Traders often think that their job is done after they have placed their trades. But did you know that there is a whole different operation behind the scenes?…
"Having the right kind of a forex broker is all the difference between a successful trading journey and an unsuccessful one. Due to the sheer magnitude of forex trading, there are many forex brokers available now a days. It can get confusing when choosing a forex broker because there are too many choices. Therefore, it is important that you as…
"A good forex trading platform is essential to your success as a trader. You are only limited by the functionality that is available from the forex trading platform. Not many traders pay a lot of attention to the forex trading platform when they start trading, but this is something very important. A good forex broker and a good forex trading…
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"The derivatives markets are one of the largest. They are also the most volatile because they are primarily used as hedging products. It is not just speculators and day traders but also consumers and suppliers who make use of the derivative markets. Among the many types of derivative products, options are one of the most widely used hedging contracts. An…
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"A Forex Regulatory agency is an important institution that maintains the integrity of the market. This is essential because when there is no confidence in the markets, it can wreak havoc. Therefore, a forex regulatory agency is an important element in the ecosystem of forex trading. In this article, we will walk you through the role of a forex regulatory…
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"Welcome to the second section of this forex trading course. From here on, we jump into the more advanced concepts of forex trading. We start this second section with the most basic of all, how to open a forex trading account. Many traders will find it a bit intimidating and at times frustrating when they first open a trading account.…
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