Learn to Trade Blog

By 30 September 2019

How to Trade Forex: The Fundamentals of a Trade

The first necessary step to having sufficient knowledge of how to trade forex is to ensure you understand the fundamentals of a trade. That’s why today, we’re offering up a complete guide to the basics of the foreign exchange market. Guiding you through both the theory and practice of opening a trade, we’ll ensure that … Continue reading How to Trade Forex: The Fundamentals of a Trade

By 30 September 2019

3 Things to Consider Before Picking a Broker

In the incredibly lucrative and highly competitive forex market, picking a broker that suits both your at-home lifestyle and your personal trading habits can be the key to your success and the potential profitability of your trades. Given the news that the average trading volume on the forex market in 2016 was nearly $5.1 trillion, … Continue reading 3 Things to Consider Before Picking a Broker

By 21 September 2019

3 Handy Habits to Minimise Your Risk Exposure

First and foremost, when it comes to learning about forex – whether you’re a novice on the trading floor or consider yourself an experienced professional – arguably the most important lesson you need to know is how to understand risk. After all, while this market enables you to make big wins, there’s also a high … Continue reading 3 Handy Habits to Minimise Your Risk Exposure

By 29 August 2019

Sentiment Analysis: An Informative Beginner’s Guide

Forex sentiment is the perception held by market participants which is gained when judging the performance of a currency pair. On the basis of this, traders will then make their trading decisions accordingly. Consequently, sentiment is a fundamental driving force of decision-making movements in the forex market. As a forex trader, it’s your responsibility to … Continue reading Sentiment Analysis: An Informative Beginner’s Guide

By 23 July 2019

Managing Your Money: The Whats, Whys and Hows

Like dieting and working out, in the forex trading market, effective money management is something that most traders preach but few practise day-to-day. Why is this? Well, just like picking yourself up from the sofa on a hot summer’s day and taking yourself to the gym, effectively managing your money in forex can often feel … Continue reading Managing Your Money: The Whats, Whys and Hows

By 19 July 2019

Integrating Low Volatility Trading Into Your Strategy

To the veteren trader, incorporating low volatility trading into their forex strategy is often deemed incredibly frustrating, as the opportunity to make what are considered to be ‘good’ trades is reduced. Ultimately though, an integral aspect of knowing how to trade forex successfully is recognising how and when to adapt to constantly changing market conditions. … Continue reading Integrating Low Volatility Trading Into Your Strategy

By 21 June 2019

3 Reasons to Keep a Trading Journal

Amongst all the digital frenzy of the 24/5, globally interconnected forex market, it’s easy to overlook the value of taking it back to basics with a pen and paper. But the fact of the matter is, keeping a trading journal is one of our top forex trading tips for beginners and veterans alike – and … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Keep a Trading Journal

By 19 June 2019

Industry Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y       A Aggressive – If a trader or price action is acting with particular conviction Aggregate risk – The amount of exposure a financial institution has to forex counterparty … Continue reading Industry Glossary

By 9 June 2019

Practice Makes Perfect: 4 Benefits of Demo Trading

Forex trading heavily relies on experience, so demo trading is an essential part of the process for forex trading beginners. A forex demo account enables a trader to start free online trading relatively quickly, so they can practise before risking any real money – helping beginners to get a feel for what trading the currency … Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect: 4 Benefits of Demo Trading

By 31 May 2019

Why Time is Money: Making Time For Forex

As a 24/5 trading platform, traders can enter and exit the forex market at their will. This desirable accessibility means that, for many, forex trading serves as a convenient second source of income worked around their busy schedules. Indeed, for the most advanced forex traders, this can mean spending just 30 minutes a day on … Continue reading Why Time is Money: Making Time For Forex

By 22 May 2019

Reversal Trading: Your Advanced Strategy Guide

Reversal trading is a popular forex strategy that, when executed in the right way, can lead to the potential of major profits. But how and why does this advanced strategy work? Today, we’re delving deeper into the benefits of reversal trading, demonstrating how you can incorporate this trading technique into your forex arsenal. So, what … Continue reading Reversal Trading: Your Advanced Strategy Guide

By 30 April 2019

Forex Currency Pairs 101

Forex currency pairings form the fundamental foundation of all trades placed on the forex market, serving as the indicators of any profits or losses made from a trade. That’s why in today’s post, we’re offering a comprehensive guide on currency pairings to better explain how currency trading works, ensuring you have all the basic knowledge … Continue reading Forex Currency Pairs 101

By 18 April 2019

Hedging Forex: What Does It Mean? (And How to Use it)

Risk management is of fundamental importance to a trader’s success on the forex market. In a risky and volatile trading environment, the ability to minimise the likelihood of losses can make all the difference, often being the defining factor that separates the expert from the novice. That’s where hedging comes in. In today’s post, we’re … Continue reading Hedging Forex: What Does It Mean? (And How to Use it)

By 10 April 2019

Wreaking Havoc on the Majors? Brexit’s Impact on ...

Following the recent news that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has been further prolonged in attempts to negotiate an exit deal, it’s starting to feel like nobody really knows what’s going on in the crazy world of Brexit. One thing we do know is, whether the UK eventually leaves with a deal or … Continue reading Wreaking Havoc on the Majors? Brexit’s Impact on Forex Trading

By 30 March 2019

Timing Can Be Everything: When to Trade Forex

As an ‘open all hours’ trading platform, the forex market is readily accessible as and when you want it to be. However, this can easily be just as much of a curse as it is a blessing. So, before you go delving into your next trade at all hours of the day and night, we’re … Continue reading Timing Can Be Everything: When to Trade Forex

By 28 March 2019

Forex Trading: A Brief History

Due to the interconnected, digital nature of the international global forex market, it may come as as a surprise that foreign exchange trading is no recent development. On the contrary, the history of currency trading can be traced as far back as the 19th century – though not quite in the same format we know … Continue reading Forex Trading: A Brief History

By 28 February 2019

Mind Over Matter: The Psychological Aspects of Forex

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a rookie looking to learn to trade forex or a seasoned professional with years of experience, a comprehensive understanding of the psychological aspects of forex trading is imperative to success. That’s why, in today’s post, we’re going beyond forex technical analysis to delve deeper into the characteristics and skill sets … Continue reading Mind Over Matter: The Psychological Aspects of Forex

By 25 February 2019

Currency Trading Apps For Market Monitoring On The Go

Part of the undeniable appeal of foreign exchange trading is the 24/5 ‘open all hours’ aspect of the market. Necessary to accommodate all of the global time zones, this exciting dynamic means that, to be a successful currency trader, you must keep your ear to the ground at all times – so staying up-to-date on … Continue reading Currency Trading Apps For Market Monitoring On The Go

By 21 February 2019

3 Unforgettable Days In the History of Foreign Exchange ...

As an international 24/5 currency market, foreign exchange trading is heavily influenced by a range of geopolitical factors that have significant impact on the valuation of any given currency. Subsequently, the occurrence of major world events has the ability to cause chaos across the world of forex trading. Today, we’re running through three of the … Continue reading 3 Unforgettable Days In the History of Foreign Exchange Trading

By 21 February 2019

Creating an At-Home Currency Trading Suite in 3 Easy St ...

There’s no doubt about it: an optimised workspace plays a fundamental role in achieving forex trading success. The ‘open all hours’ aspect of the 24/5 forex market means that, for many traders, their workspace is actually situated in the comfort of their own home – and while this work-from-home mentality may sound like the dream … Continue reading Creating an At-Home Currency Trading Suite in 3 Easy Steps

By 21 February 2019

A Typical Day On The Foreign Exchange Market

The fast-paced life of a successful forex trader can be an exciting and potentially profitable experience, but it shouldn’t be said that it’s an easy ride. On the contrary, any long-term success in forex investing requires a thorough commitment, through the continuous refinement of forex trading strategies and a consistent awareness of the wider contextual … Continue reading A Typical Day On The Foreign Exchange Market

By 28 January 2020

Forex Trading Strategies: How to Manage Your Emotions

  While acquiring a thorough technical understanding of how the forex market operates (including how social, political and economic factors impact the volatility of the market) forms a vital part of any trader’s education, there is arguably no forex trading strategy more important than that of managing one’s own emotions. Given the size of the … Continue reading Forex Trading Strategies: How to Manage Your Emotions

By 28 January 2020

How to Learn Forex Trading: A Beginner’s Guide

  Given that you’ve landed on this page, we can confidently assume that you’re curious about finding out more about the world of foreign exchange – more importantly, how to learn forex trading with little to no previous trading experience. Before you dive in, it’s important to consider not only how to trade, but also … Continue reading How to Learn Forex Trading: A Beginner’s Guide

By 28 January 2020

3 Steps to Achieve Financial Independence in The New Ye ...

  Financial independence is defined by Investopedia as a program of extreme savings and investing, giving someone the ability to retire at an age earlier than traditional budgets and retirement plans permit. To do this effectively, this would require you to dedicate around 70% of your total income to separate saving, naturally requiring a thorough … Continue reading 3 Steps to Achieve Financial Independence in The New Year

By 28 January 2020

3 Reasons Online Education Really Works

  In today’s increasingly digital world, we have become all but reliant on the technological advances that allow us to improve both our lives and the ones of those around us – and never has this been more true than in the education sector. With tablets and interactive whiteboards now being a popular classroom staple … Continue reading 3 Reasons Online Education Really Works

By 28 January 2020

3 New Year Forex Trading Resolutions

  With the new year now well and truly underway, it’s possible your swanky new exercise mat still hasn’t been rolled out, it’s been six drinks since you gave up on dry January and your bike’s flat tyre still hasn’t been pumped up yet, let alone hit the road – but after all, there’re always … Continue reading 3 New Year Forex Trading Resolutions

By 28 January 2020

From Pocket Money to Pensions: Financial Education From ...

  Having a solid set of financial skills and a thorough comprehension of how finances operate is fundamental to our ability to navigate life day-to-day and, as such, it’s never too early to start teaching your children about money. So in today’s post, we’re depicting financial education throughout the years to highlight how important it … Continue reading From Pocket Money to Pensions: Financial Education From Young to Old

By 19 December 2019

Contextual Factors That Affect Currency Valuation

Given its long-standing reputation as the world’s largest and most active financial market, it should come as little surprise that there are numerous factors that can affect how the forex market operates on a daily basis. No factor is arguably more important than changes in currency exchange rates – which, as a result, can considerably … Continue reading Contextual Factors That Affect Currency Valuation

By 2 December 2019

A Guide to Understanding Forex Market Legalities

With an average daily turnover estimated at $5.1 trillion in 2016, it should come as little surprise that the foreign exchange market is recognised to be the largest and most liquid financial market in the world – however, given its status and size, this doesn’t come without its challenges. Due to the forex market’s 24/5 … Continue reading A Guide to Understanding Forex Market Legalities

By 27 November 2019

Safe Trading: Understanding, Managing & Minimising ...

As the world’s most liquid market, it may come as a surprise to you that there is no one international supervisory body monitoring the daily activity of currency trades placed on the forex market. Instead, there are multiple governing bodies across the globe managing brokers and traders at a national level. While this form of … Continue reading Safe Trading: Understanding, Managing & Minimising Risk in Forex

By 30 October 2019

A Brief History of the Rand

Established as the official South African currency on 14th February 1961, the rand has now become a liquid emerging market currency. In forex trading, the rand is referred to as an exotic pair which trades alongside an emerging market economy currency, carrying less liquidity than other developed market currencies and often traded against the US … Continue reading A Brief History of the Rand