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    Advanced technical analysis

    Advanced
    9 Lessons
    Find technical indicators for expert traders.
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    • Pivot points

      2.5-minute read
      Welcome to the Advanced technical analysis course. In these lessons, we're going to cover some additional indicators, tools and patterns you can use to find opportunities. Let’s start with a useful way of finding support and resistance levels: pivot points.
    • Andrew's pitchfork

      2.5-minute read
      Andrew’s pitchfork provides a useful method to identify and outline any deviations from the main path of a trend – as well as providing a channel that offers support, resistance and a median line.
    • Average true range (ATR)

      2.5-minute read
      Popular among technical traders as a means of quickly identifying market volatility, learn how ATR can help you spot trading opportunities.
    • Ichimoku cloud

      2.5-minute read
      The final indicator we’re going to look at in this course is the Ichimoku cloud, which is useful for getting a quick idea of trends and directions – as well helping to gauge momentum.
    • Fibonacci theory

      4-minute read
      The principles of Fibonacci theory provide the basis for multiple different technical analysis tools, indicators, and strategies.
    • ABCD pattern

      3-minute read
      Fibonacci ratios aren't just useful for identifying support and resistance levels. They also form the basis of some key chart patterns, including the ABCD pattern.
    • Three-drive pattern

      2.5-minute read
      If you see an ABCD that forms another retracement leg instead of reversing, then you could have a three-drive pattern on your hands.
    • Gartley pattern

      2-minute read
      Let’s take a look at another pattern based on Fibonacci ratios. The bearish or bullish Gartley pattern is a useful one to know, offering insight of potential upcoming continuations.
    • Our favorite fib

      3.5-minute read
      Here's how to build a trading strategy around Fibonacci ratios, using our favorite fib.
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    How to trade

    Beginner
    5 Lessons
    Learn the key concepts behind trading.
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    • Buying and selling explained

      2.5-minute read
      Buying and selling is trading at its most fundamental. It determines your profit, and the price of an asset at any given time.
    • Tips for forex trading beginners

      3-minute read
      Before you start something new, begin with the fundamentals. Let’s look at trading tips every trader should consider before trading currency pairs.
    • Introduction to leverage in trading

      4.5-minute read
      One of the main features of forex trading is the ability to utilize leverage. But before you get started, it’s important to learn exactly how leverage and margin work, and to understand that increased leverage increases risk.
    • Using orders to open positions

      4-minute read
      An order is an instruction to execute a trade. You use them to tell your broker or trading provider when you want to open or close positions.
    • Take profits and stop losses

      4-minute read
      As well as manually closing trades at their current price using market orders, you can use exit orders to set maximum levels of profit or loss.
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    Introduction to financial markets

    Beginner
    6 Lessons
    Start here if you're new to the markets.
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    • Introduction to financial markets

      4.5-minute read
      Financial markets are how people and companies buy and sell assets: shares, indices, currencies, commodities and more.
    • What is forex?

      4-minute read
      The foreign exchange market – also known as forex or FX – is the world’s most traded market.
    • Trading forex

      7.5-minute read
      When you trade forex, you’re buying or selling a currency pair – such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD or USD/JPY. Let’s take a closer look at the anatomy of forex pairs.
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    • What are commodities?

      3.5-minute read
      Commodities are essential to the global economy – and humankind overall. Let’s take a closer look at how companies and traders buy and sell energies, agricultural products, precious metals and more.
    • Trading gold and silver

      4.5-minute read
      Trading oil, gold or silver doesn’t require unloading and offloading huge amounts of physical assets. Let’s take a look at how futures and options exchanges enable commodity trading on a global scale.
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    Techniques of successful traders

    Intermediate
    6 Lessons
    What separates winning traders from losing ones?
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    • How to create a forex trading plan

      4.5-minute read
      A comprehensive plan is crucial to successful trading – without one, you won’t have a strategy to guide you or the means to measure your success.
    • Optimizing your trade entry

      3-minute read
      Getting your entries right is crucial to successful trading. In this lesson, we cover three techniques to improve your timing as you enter positions.
    • Risk-reward ratios

      3.5-minute read
      Successful traders won’t enter a position unless they know precisely where they are going to exit it, whether profitable or not.
    • Running profits

      3.5-minute read
      One of the first rules of trading is to cut losses early while letting profits run. But how do successful traders put this into practice?
    • Volatility trading tips

      3-minute read
      Volatility is an enticing prospect for traders – offering the opportunity of fast returns, if you’re willing to take on additional risk.
    • Six common forex trading mistakes

      2 minute read
      Trading forex can be a rewarding and exciting challenge, but it can also be discouraging if you are not careful. Whether you’re new to forex trading or an experienced veteran, avoiding these common mistakes can help keep your trades on the right track.
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    Advanced risk management

    Advanced
    3 Lessons
    New techniques for managing risk.
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    • Scaling in and out of trades

      4.5-minute read
      Instead of entering and exiting entire positions in one go, many traders use scaling to manage their risk.
    • How to handle news events with an open trade

      4-minute read
      Learning how to deal with news events is a key part of trading successfully. In this lesson, we're going to cover four steps to follow to mitigate risk from the news – plus a few useful tips.
    • Currency correlation in forex trading

      3.5-minute read
      Understanding market correlation can help you with diversification and mitigate your overall risk.
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  • Advanced strategies

    Advanced trading strategies

    Advanced
    3 Lessons
    A few unique strategies to give you an edge.
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    • How to trade non-farm payrolls: the V-shaped reversal

      4-minute read
      The non-farm payroll V-shaped recovery strategy is a popular method of trading the monthly NFP report. Learn how it works with this step-by-step guide.
    • Open range breakout trade

      3-minute read
      Learn how to trade forex breakouts here, with the European opening range breakout strategy. Including how the trade works, plus what to watch for.
    • Interest rate trading

      3-minute read
      Learn how interest rates can be an impactful indicator of market movement.
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    Fundamental analysis

    Intermediate
    6 Lessons
    Empower your decisions by knowing the fundamentals.
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    • Introduction to fundamental analysis

      4-minute read
      In this course, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about fundamental analysis – one of the two main methods of researching opportunities, alongside technical analysis.
    • Central banks

      4.5-minute read
      Whether you’re trading stocks, forex, commodities, indices or something else entirely, it’s likely that the prices of your chosen markets will be affected by the actions of central banks.
    • Inflation and CPI

      2.5-minute read
      Inflation is a crucial factor in economics and plays a key part in fundamental analysis. Let’s take a closer look at what inflation, hyperinflation, and deflation all really mean, and how inflation is measured.
    • Gross domestic product (GDP)

      2.5 minute read
      Let’s take a closer look at some of the key economic indicators and announcements that forex traders should look out for. Starting with one of the biggest of all, gross domestic product (GDP).
    • Non-farm payrolls (NFP)

      2.5 minute read
      The non-farm payrolls report (NFP) is a significant market event each month. Here we examine what it is and how it can affect your forex trading.
    • Key factors that affect the forex markets

      4-minute read
      This FOREX.com Academy lesson covers how fundamental analysis works in forex – including how central banks affect EUR, USD, GBP and JPY.
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    Trading Styles

    Beginner
    5 Lessons
    Discover the different ways to trade forex and employ the strategy that matches your trading preferences.
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    • Forex day trading

      4-minute read
      Day trading is a popular way to speculate on financial markets. Here we look at what day trading is and which markets you can day trade on – plus two handy strategies.
    • Forex scalping

      4 minute read
      Scalp trading forex is a way to trade currencies on the shortest timeframe charts. It’s a quick and potentially exciting way to trade – that comes with upsides but also with risks.
    • Swing trading forex

      4 minute read
      You don’t have to stick to the shortest timeframes when trading forex. Let’s take a look at an approach that has horizons over multiple days: swing trading.
    • Position trading

      3.5-minute read
      Position trading explained. There are lots of trading strategies to know, but here we’re going to focus on one of the most common: position trading.
    • Commodity trading strategies

      2-minute read
      Finally, let’s examine some of the most popular commodity trading strategies – including how trend, range, and breakout strategies work with commodities.
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    Technical analysis

    Intermediate
    8 Lessons
    Learn all about technical indicators. Including how they work, and how to use them in your trading.
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    • Understanding technical analysis

      4-minute read
      Some traders define themselves by how they find their opportunities. In this course, we’re going to cover one of the most popular methods – technical analysis.
    • Introduction to technical analysis charts

      3-minute read
      Charts are an essential part of any technical trader’s toolkit. Let’s examine how they work, the key types of chart and how to read price action at a glance. 
    • Support and resistance

      3-minute read
      Support and resistance levels are a core part of technical analysis, providing crucial insight into possible future price reversals.
    • Trading the trend

      4.5-minute read
      ‘The trend is your friend’. You’ll often hear it said by traders – and for very good reason. Here, we take a look at how trends work in technical analysis, how to identify them and more.
    • Chart and candlestick patterns

      6.5-minute read
      Let’s examine how technical traders use the patterns created by candlesticks on a chart to understand and predict market movements.
    • Technical indicators explained

      5-minute read
      The final part of the technical traders’ toolkit that we’re going to cover in this course is the technical indicator.
    • Moving averages (MAs)

      5-minute read
      As some of the more common technical indicators, moving averages smooth out a market’s price movements over a given period so you can see through the noise and spot general trends.
    • 3 key technical indicators

      4-minute read
      Technical indicators don’t begin and end with MAs. Here are three more commonly used indicators that are a bit more complex but still widely used and easy to learn on your FOREX.com demo.
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    Managing risk

    Beginner
    4 Lessons
    Explore how to create a risk management plan.
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    • Risk management

      4.5-minute read
      Risk is an essential part of day-to-day trading – without risking capital, you can’t achieve any returns. Traders today have a suite of tools to help them control risk as they manage their positions.
    • Using orders to manage risk

      3.5-minute read
      Order types are a crucial part of your risk-management arsenal – and should always be considered as part of your overall strategy. However, it is important to note that using orders alone won’t necessarily limit your losses. Rather, they must be part of a wider plan.
    • Six steps to manage risk efficiently

      3.5-minute read
      Developing a risk management plan can seem like a daunting task. But by following these six tips, you can get started with a strategy that suits your trading style.
    • Understanding market gaps and slippage

      6 minute read
      Market gaps and slippage are two of the biggest risks you’ll regularly encounter when trading.
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