Our Trading for Beginners section gives you all the information you need to start trading forex and CFDs with confidence. This should be your first stop to find out about currency pairs, how the forex market works, market analysis and CFD instruments.
What is forex?
Learn about the global FX market, currency pairs and how a trade works. Here you’ll also find descriptions of some of the common trading concepts such as order types, rollovers and hedging.
In this section we go a little deeper into how different currencies interact together in currency pairs – the basis of forex trading. You’ll also learn about the difference between major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
How to trade stocks
The rise in popularity of online CFD trading has made it simpler and more convenient to trade the rise and fall of major global companies, such as Apple, Google and Alibaba. In this section you can read an overview of how CFD share trading works and learn more about the factors to consider when trading stocks.
Technical analysis is an important factor in making smart trading decisions, whether you’re trading forex, commodities, stocks or indices. Find out more about the tools and techniques you need to understand and analyse live charts so that you stand the best possible chance of succeeding in the markets.
What are CFDs?
Contracts for Difference – more commonly known as CFDs – are an important financial instrument that allows traders to speculate on the rising and falling value of currencies, indices, commodities and stocks without owning the underlying asset. Here you can find out more about the various features of CFDs and how they work.
What is paper trading?
The various trading markets constantly attract new traders, some of them stay for a few years and others are looking to make a short term trade with large benefits and then stop trading. Common to all new traders is some understandable hesitation mixed with concerns to lose money. While any type of trading has its risks, brokers offer a variety of tools to help first time traders to master their skills and methods. One of them is called “paper trading”, although you are less likely to hear the term. It is another term for what is known to online traders as a Demo accounts.
What Are Options?
Vanilla options are contracts giving traders the right to buy or sell a specified amount of an instrument, at a certain price on a pre-defined time. When trading vanilla options, the trader has the power to control not only the instrument and the amount he trades, but also when and at what price. Options can be traded for a day, a week, a few months or even a year.
Keep on learning
Get deeper into trading concepts, analysis and using our trading platforms with our collection of free forex tutorial videos.
You can also check out our glossary to find useful definitions of all the new terms you will encounter as you begin your education in trading.
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