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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?

"Fundamental analysis is a form of studying the financial markets. As the name suggests, fundamental analysis deals with the underlying reasons behind the price of the security being analysis. Depending on what markets you are trading, fundamental analysis can vary. In forex, fundamental analysis is simply the study of the economy for the currency in question. By studying the economy,…
"When you look at the general price of a security, what you see is not just price but also the sentiment among the investors. Typically, when investors are optimistic, this is reflected by higher asset prices. Conversely, when investor sentiment is pessimistic, this is reflected by weaker or lower asset prices. In the same way, assets tend to behave differently…
"Fundamental analysis and technical analysis might seem two entirely different approaches to understand what the market is doing. However, both these types of study of the financial markets derive to the same conclusion. They both answer the question whether price is currently reflecting all the news that there is currently available. Fundamental analysis or technical analysis is often used in…
"Forex trading signals have been making the buzz in recent years. It is a rather new concept where a forex signals provider offers to sell their trading signals. Traders who wish to sign up for this service are able to pay a subscription fee following which they receive the signals which they can use on their trading accounts. As the…
"No matter what type of technical analysis that you use, support and resistance is something that you cannot get away from. This is because of the nature of the way the markets work. Generally, support and resistance as the name suggests offers support or resists price. Identifying support and resistance levels before time can potentially give you trading opportunities. Many…
"Trend lines, as they indicate are lines drawn on the price chart to depict the trend in the price of a security. Within price action trading, trend line is the most simplest of all forms of technical drawings However, traders do not focus much on understanding how trend lines work. Using automated tools, traders simply look for a trend line…
"Among the different methods of technical analysis, analyzing the markets using price channels is one way. The channels, as indicative by the name sits on the price chart and is drawn over price. They indicate the price action rather accurately as they tend to change direction. Understanding what price channels are and how they work is important. Using price channels,…
"Support and resistance levels are two concepts in technical analysis that you cannot ignore. Regardless of what markets you are trading, if your approach to trading is based off technical analysis, then support and resistance levels are something that you cannot avoid. While there are many automated tools to assist you in drawing the support and resistance levels, understanding how…
"Pivot points are some of the tools used by traders when it comes to technical analysis. Using pivot points, traders project the potential price levels. These levels are calculated by analyzing the price action or the price behavior from the previous day or the previous session. There are many types of pivot points and the time frames that they are…
"Pivot points are simple price levels derived from the previous day or week’s price action. The pivot points act as reference points for the markets. There is a good chance that price will react to one of the pivot points. There is nothing mystical about pivot points. These are values that are mathematically derived based on key price points such…
"Forex managed accounts are a type of service that allows you to invest money with a forex manager. The forex fund manager in turn uses the investor’s capital to trade on their behalf. Of course, for providing this service, the forex fund manager takes a fee. For investors who do not have the time or the knowledge to actively trade…
"Forex robots is a name given to algorithm based trading strategies. These are simple pieces of technical codes that trade based on the set of rules that are coded into the program. Whether you are trading on the MT4 platform or the cTrader trading platform; two of the most popular trading platforms in retail forex, you have the option to…
"Expert advisors are automated trading strategies coded into a file. They have the file extension of .ex4 when it is compiled or .mql4 when the file’s code is open. Installing EA’s on your MT4 trading platform is the first step before you can start to use the expert advisor file. Therefore, it is essential that you get your basics right.…
"The MT4 trading platform offers traders with a preselected list of technical indicators. Technical indicators as you might know are required if you are trading based on technical analysis. The indicators show you how price is behaving and potentially alert you to trading set ups. As a beginner to forex trading, you need to have a good understanding of how…
"Whether it is trading or playing a game of chess or just planning your life, there has to be a plan in the first place. A plan is like a general guideline that is drawn upon to help you achieve your objective. In the same context, a trading plan is a guide that will help you to stay focused to…
"Just as there are different ways to bell a cat, the same goes with forex trading as well. Depending on a number of factors, forex trading is broadly classified into four main trading styles. Traders often make the mistake of thinking if one trading style is better than the other. The fact however is that a trading style simply reflects…
"Forex scalping is way to trade the markets by taking advantage of the volatility in the markets. With forex scalping profits and losses are realized quickly. Traders of course need to pay attention their charts. Do not expect to become successful with forex scalping immediately. You will probably need a lot of experience and chart time if you want to…
"Among the different styles of trading, day trading is probably something that many will recognize. As the name suggests, day trading is all about trading during the normal business hours within your geographical location. With day trading, profits and losses can quickly rack up. Therefore, you need to be very skilled in managing your risk and get enough practice trading…
"Swing trading is the art of trading in the long term. As the name suggests, this style of trading focuses on the swing movements in the price. Long term trends are formed as price tends to retrace and bounce back and forth. Most of the swing trading strategies are based on capturing the underlying trends. But you can also find…
"Just like stock markets have the buy and hold strategy, the same is applicable for the forex markets as well. Known as position trading, this is a style of trading where traders hold their positions for longer periods of time. Similar to stock investing, in forex, traders can either go long (or even go short) and hold on to that…
"For many traders, trading is all about buying and selling when their trading system tells them to. But did you know that the markets do not always remain in the same environment? You might have heard about the fact that the markets trend only 20% of the time. The remainder of the time, the markets tend to move in a…
"A ranging market is a term given to a market condition where price typically does nothing, but drift. This phase is also known as the accumulation phase. In this phase, price tends to build up momentum. In other terms it is also known as a period where institutional players are buying and selling and building up positions in the markets.…
"The markets, as you might know move in a zig zag fashion. It is very rare to see price move in a parabolic fashion. This zig zag movement of price is something called retracements in the markets. Price tends to retrace as it corrects itself over a period of time, while maintaining the prevailing trend. As a result, retracement strategies…
"Divergence is probably one of the most sought after method of trading. It is a phenomenon and a widely used method by traders to spot potential retracements or reversals in the trends. Divergence is most adept when used in the context of the trend and support and resistance based methods. The concept of divergences is very old and was initially…
"Divergences are leading indicators which can signal a potential correction in price. It is due to this feature that divergence based trading methods are so popular. Another fact is that divergences are formed in the context of a trend, making it popular among trend traders as well. But divergences, simple as they sound are not always that easy to trade.…
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