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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?

"In this section, we will cover one of the most basic things that you will need to know when trading forex, or for that matter any type of financial markets. A price chart basically shows what price a security is trading and at what point in time. You might have heard about technical analysis in forex. Well, technical analysis basically…
"As you evolve as a trader, over a period of time you might switch between short term trading and long term trading. If you have any experience in investing, you will know that investors tend to hold their investments over longer periods of time. This is the same with forex as well. If you are trading the smaller timeframes, you…
"The forex markets, despite being open throughout the day still adheres to the concepts of trading session. A trading session is where one particular market is open. Due to the fact that the forex markets operate globally, depending on the geographical location, at any point, you can see one or at most two trading sessions operating. As a trader, you…
"When it comes to trading, the first thing that comes your mind is buying and selling. This might seem simple as it looks. But if you dig deeper, you will find that this simple concept has many different variations. This article takes a closer look into the forex market orders. You will learn the main types of trading orders that…
"It is often said that death and taxes cannot be avoid. But did you know that spreads are another thing that cannot be avoided? This is especially true when you trade the financial markets, or forex in our context. Spread is one of the essential frameworks in the world of trading. Some see it as brokers being greedy, but this…
"Understanding what is a pip in forex forms the very basic of understanding how prices move in the forex markets. Depending on the type of the financial market that you trade, every market instrument has its own unit of change. With the forex or the currency markets, pips are the smallest units of change that you will see. Based on…
"In trading, you will always have to start by purchasing a standard unit of the currency pair. The standard unit is nothing but the contract size. Contract sizes are important because they are standardized. This is one of the unique features of the forex markets. Typically, standardized contracts are available only in exchange traded instruments. But forex is an exception.…
"Leverage and margin are important when it comes to the financial markets. It is not just limited to the forex markets. You can find leverage and margin even in stocks and in futures too. Therefore, having a good understanding of how leverage and margin works is important for you as a trader to manage your money. Both these concepts are…
"Leverage is probably one of the least understood things in forex. For many traders, leverage is all about increasing their exposure to the market. This means having to trade on borrowed money or trading on margin. While the potential to make larger profits are the common goal, there are also other aspects that traders need to consider. For example, did…
"Margin call is a term used in trading to depict a scenario where your trading account falls below a certain threshold when you are trading on margin or leveraged. Because trading on margin means trading on borrowed money from your forex broker, you are required to maintain a minimum amount in margin when you have open trades. When your account…
"Position sizing is something you will come across when you start to trade. Position sizing is a type of risk management that is used by traders. It is important that traders understand the importance of position sizing. It will help to preserve your trading capital longer and gives you more chances at trading. Most importantly, position sizing will stop your…
"Risk management is perhaps one of the essential topics that you should get familiarized with. To quote the famous Warren Buffet, the first rule of investing (or trading for that matter) is not to lose money. His second rule is to follow rule #1. As you can see, risk management is something that is applied across all levels of the…
"Stop losses are generally trading orders that you place with your broker. When you place a stop loss, you are telling your broker to stop your losses beyond the price level that you set. When price falls to your stop loss level, the stop loss order triggers and exits you from the market. Stop loss orders are a way to…
"There are different ways you can use stop loss orders as we outlined in the previous article. But there are still some basic rules that should be followed. These “best practices” of using stop loss orders will eventually be for your own benefit. Trading is not as simple as buying low and selling high. You need to pay attention to…
"A calendar as you know is a schedule of events. In the financial markets, an economic calendar has the same meaning. The only difference is that an economic calendar is a schedule of all the important economic events that are due to come out over a period of time. A forex economic calendar is basically one such calendar that forex…
"Trading forex based on news releases allows traders to profit within a short span of time. This is because news events bring a lot of volatility to the currency markets. This can lead to profitable trading opportunities. While news based trading is profitable, it is not for everyone. For starters, you will be looking at the smaller time frame charts…
"The MetaTrader 4 or the MT4 trading platform is one of the most widely used trading platform in forex and CFD’s. You can use the MT4 on your desktop (Windows and Mac), mobile apps and via the browser as well. The reasons behind the popularity of the MT4 trading platform is that it is free of cost. But of course,…
"As a trader, one of the important things that you should learn is how to place orders. Depending on the market analysis that you have done, price can behave differently. This leads to setting up either a market order or a pending limit or a stop order. In this article, we give you the insights into the different ways you…
"A demo trading account is an important toolkit in the journey of a trader. While traders usually start their journey into forex trading using a demo trading account, this is often discarded as a trader becomes more confident. Therefore, many think that a demo trading account is just a crutch to get rid of after one learns how to run.…
"Risk capital is something that you will often hear when it comes to the financial markets. No matter whether you are trading stocks or some kind of derivatives including forex, risk capital is an important topic of discussion. Simply put, this is the amount of money that you are using to trade. As you might already know, trading with money…
"As someone who is just getting started with forex trading, one of things that comes to mind is the amount of time you need to dedicate to trade the forex markets. Given the fact that the forex markets operate almost 24 hours a day and five days a week, this question is asked even more. But the truth is that…
"Traders often ask the amount of returns that they can make from the forex markets. The main thing to note is that with the exception of a few changes, the forex markets behave the same way as stocks do. The same principles that affects one asset tends to also play a similar role affecting the price of the other assets.…
"Whether you are playing a game, or going on a road trip, chances are that you will do your research first and come up with a plan rather than just go on a whim. A plan essentially is a strategy that tells you what you should do and also prepares you for handling any unforeseen risks or surprises that may…
"Even before you get ready to trade, there are some things that you should be aware of about the markets. As a trader, it is your job to understand the price of the security. The price of a security moves not because of buying and selling but rather on certain factors. These factors can be determined based on applying two…
"Technical analysis is one of the most commonly used methods to understand what price of a security is doing. Using technical analysis, traders try to figure out when to buy or sell the security or the forex currency pair. Technical analysis is an umbrella term. There are many different ways of using technical analysis, which will be explore in this…
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