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In our learn to trade section you will find easy-to-understand information on how trading works, fundamental and technical analysis, simple explanations on technical indicators and key components you will need to get started.
Our What is Forex section will give you insight into the global FX market, some of the advantages, risks and which currencies are traded. Here you will also find details on How Forex Works along with key terms to help you become fluent in trading terminology.
The Fundamental and Technical Analysis sections discuss the concepts of trading using various news elements and an introduction to the different chart types and understanding trends. We continue with our section on What is a Technical Indicator whereby we discuss and explain the four main types of technical indicators used by traders.
How does Forex Work?
Forex trading is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another.
Before trading currencies, an investor has to understand the basic terminology of the forex market.
Fundamental analysis is the study of the overall economic, financial, political.
Technical analysis is the study of prices over time, with charts being the primary tool.
The term ‘trend’ describes the current direction of the financial instrument.
What is a Technical Indicator
Technical Indicators are a result of mathematical calculations/algorithms.
As an investment, gold is the most popular of the precious metals.
A market order is an order to open a buy or sell position at.
We complete our education centre with a breakdown of Gold Trading and details of the different Order Types.
You can also review our glossary to find brief definitions of various trading and financial terms you may encounter.
Once you have familiarised yourself with the information and concepts, you can open a Demo Trading Account to practice what you have learnt and build on your knowledge and understanding of how to trade successfully. Treat your demo account as you would your real account.
Risk Warning: Leveraged trading in forex, derivatives, precious metals, CFDs or other off-exchange products on margin carries a high level of risk to your capital. You do not own, or have any rights to, the underlying assets. Trading is not suitable for everyone and may result in losses greater than your deposits. You should only trade with money you can afford to lose. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance and tax laws may be subject to change. Pepperstone is not a financial advisor and all services are provided on an execution only basis. Please consider our Risk Disclosure Statement and legal documentation and ensure that you fully understand the risks involved in light of your personal circumstances before you decide whether to acquire our services. We encourage you to seek independent advice if necessary.
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