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 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 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 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 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

By 11 October 2019

How To (Safely) Experiment With Your Trading Strategy

The key to becoming a well-rounded and experienced forex trader is having the ability to confidently experiment with forex strategies. Having a good sense of assurance and calculated determination in trades will make traders well-equipped to tackle many circumstances which the turbulent market may present before them. In today’s blog post, we’ll outline some ways … Continue reading How To (Safely) Experiment With Your Trading Strategy

By 10 October 2019

Gut Feeling: When To Go With Your Instincts

Trusting your gut feelings towards a trade means so much more than simply making a trade because you feel as though you should – actually, it means quite the opposite. Trusting your gut in forex trading means acting on an impulse that has only occurred due to your previous experience, understanding of forex strategies and … Continue reading Gut Feeling: When To Go With Your Instincts

By 14 October 2019

Facebook Libra: 3 Things to Bear in Mind

To facilitate the ease of making payments and transferring money between users, Libra is a digital currency which could well be one of the best currencies to trade following its launch in 2020. The app was created on a mission to streamline the way in which users transfer money over many social media platforms and … Continue reading Facebook Libra: 3 Things to Bear in Mind

By 9 October 2019

What is Forex Trading? All You Need to Know

Commonly accepted as the largest financial market in the world, it’s for good reason that the extremely lucrative forex market appeals to so many across the globe. What’s more, due to its online appeal and flexible market hours (24 hours a day, 5 days a week), no longer is this incredibly accessible market exclusively traded … Continue reading What is Forex Trading? All You Need to Know