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FX and CFD terminology and ways of doing things
Charts and other tools
The essentials of risk management
Example trading ideas
Major traded instruments
How to use Metatrader (MT4)
Some popular trading styles
Losing trade post mortems
Introduction to the course
Welcome! You've arrived at the world's best trading course. We will start at the absolute beginning for people who have no experience whatsoever but also provide clear examples and overviews of advanced topics that will benefit professional money managers.
Forex market overview for absolute beginners
Where and how and why do people trade forex? How big is the market? Everything you need to know in a single overview.
How do you trade forex?
How do you read a forex quote? What is the bid, offer and spread? How do you buy and sell? What is margin and leverage? Calculate profit and loss together with an example trade.
What on earth are CFDs and spread-betting?
You've heard about CFDs and spread-betting so here we'll look at how they work and the difference between the two.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the most popular forex and CFD products
In this article we are going to explore ten of the most popular trading instruments across retail traders from FX to CFDs and crypto.
Position sizes, stop losses and take profits
How to effectively set positions sizes and use stop losses and take profits within your trading system.
Balancing risk and reward, volatility and correlation
Here we'll learn about balancing risk and reward and the two essential inputs into risk management systems: volatility and correlation.
Short squeezes and crowded trades
In this article we'll examine the dangerous phenomenon of short squeezes and crowded trades.
Economic data, scaling and pyramiding
This will explore the economic calendar and events as well as the techniques of scaling and pyramiding in and out of positions
Cognitive biases: the psychology of trading
Cognitive biases and the psychology of trading will examine all the ways in which our human nature may affect our trading decisions and performance.
Having a trading plan or journal and the discipline to stick to it
Trading plans and journals and how these can be used to learn and improve your trading performance.
Good risk and bad risk : Sharpe ratio and performance metrics
The Sharpe ratio and how to measure the performance of strategies, adjusting for the amount of risk they have taken.
How do the professionals do it?
How professional funds approach risk management when trading forex and equities.
Rookie mistakes to avoid
The typical risk management mistakes made by newbie traders which lead to account blow-ups.
Trading styles and systems
Introduction to trading styles, starting with the classic factor: momentum
We'll explain what a trading style is and how to pick one as well as evaluate one of the most famous styles of all, from which many trading systems derive their alpha: momentum.
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