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Are Trading Courses for Beginners Useful?

By Louis H-P on March 21, 2019

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You are betting on the horses regularly and often see headlines about the stock markets. The temptation becomes too great and you decide to trade Forex for yourself. So what do you do? Jump in without knowing what you are doing with your life savings, or actually learn how it works? Trading courses for beginners can help you avoid many landmines!

Why sign up to a trading course?

Trading Courses for Beginners are a place to start for aspiring tradersInstitutional traders often belittle retail Forex retail traders as easy prey. That’s because many aspiring Forex traders start trading without knowing the basics! Would you start driving without knowing how to change the gears or correctly navigate a roundabout? Unlikely. So why would you commit $$$ without knowing the ‘rules of the game’?Dumb money‘ is generally meant to describe traders who let more experienced savvy traders take their money away. They succeed by letting novice traders enter into trades that no profitable trader would. Such warnings should be enough to get you to learn the basics of currency trading! 

What to look for in a trading courses for beginners?

Know what to look for in Trading Courses for Beginners With so much free content online, why not sample before you buy? Watch a few videos from different Forex tutors to find one whose style you like. Ignore tutors who make fantastical claims, these can rarely be substantiated. Every person is different and this applies to every wannabe trader. One tutor’s style may appeal less than another. Ideally you want a tutor with whom you can interact with so as to bounce theories off. In this way you check whether you have understood concepts. A tutor who comes in with a hard and fast sales chat and whose website features Ferraris and helicopters is unlikely to cut it. It’s probably best to ask them where they get their marketing from! Finally can you verify the historical performance of your tutor? Ones who can provide independently verifiable results are worth their weight in gold!

Learn the basic chart patterns

Some chart patterns are more important than others. Trading courses for beginners will cover all the basic trading patterns which you will need to know. Some will be simple such as how to use trendlines, which will soon become second nature to you. Others such as fibonacci retracements may appear at first look to be more advanced, but will soon become second nature!

Your first lesson should be about…

Currency Pairs should be one of the first things to learn in Trading Courses for Beginners Your first lesson will be about something as basic as currency correlations. Many with a passing interest in currency trading will be aware that in times of crisis the US dollar tends to rise as it is seen as a safe heaven. Did you realise that other currencies have distinct roles such as the Comdolls? Also how would you trade the Euro and Pound Sterling in light of Brexit? All of these are currencies are commonly traded by retail Forex traders but not necessarily understood! Your first lesson should of given you the appetite for more trading courses for beginners. Why not sign up to a course where each of the basic areas needed to trade Forex are covered? This would ensure that you do make a mistake trading due to a lack of understanding which is the cardinal sin!


Trading courses for beginners are designed to give you the confidence and knowledge to become a consistently profitable trader. Any Forex trader, aspiring or experienced will make mistakes. The one who has taken trading courses for beginners will make small mistakes that they can recover from, rather the costly ones which can blow up your account!

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Louis H-P

Louis is a portfolio manager and a trader who brings a wealth of experience in private banking to The Lazy Trader. A fundamentalist and a trouble-shooter, Louis makes a firm contribution to the trading team.

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Louis is a portfolio manager and a trader who brings a wealth of experience in private banking to The Lazy Trader. A fundamentalist and a trouble-shooter, Louis makes a firm contribution to the trading team.

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