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Learn to Trade

Learn Trading Online

By Louis H-P on March 13, 2019

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To learn trading online is the obvious place to start. There is a great deal of material freely available for you to do some initial research as to whether Forex trading is for you. Once you have satisfied yourself that the risk and excitement is for you, then you can progress to more advanced teaching courses. These will help develop your cutting edge required to become a consistently profitable Forex trader.

Why it works for you

Learn trading online...Even When There Are No TradesIn a world where learning online has become the acceptable norm, the advantage for retail Forex traders is speed. Markets move fast. Strategies which work now will not work tomorrow, or at least will no longer work for a period of time. If you plan to learn through a workbook, it will take months to assemble and by the time it reaches you, some of it will be out of date. As one who took many financial exams in my time, I got used to regularly being told at the start of a course that I should ‘check online’ for recent updates. Or in other words, the information in the book is wrong!  Basically, Go and spend your hard earned free time searching for the correct information on a page somewhere hidden away on their website. Not fun.

Learn trading online

Learn trading online can be good fun

Even just a cursory glance across YouTube will highlight many Forex learn-to-trade videos worth watching. We have included one of our own at the end of this paragraph as an example. The advantage of free material, is that it allows you to ‘try before you buy’. Not every tutor is worth a subscription, indeed be wary of those who make fantastic claims of easy money‘. It’s also worth realising that every trader is not the same. What will work for some, will not work for others. This will apply to who you learn from. You may find you respond better to some tutors over others.

The world at your fingers

Imagine being able to trade the Kiwi Dollar one minute, the Euro another or indeed the Japanese Yen. The world is literally a click away. This ability to trade online is why learn trading online can be so useful. The ability to trade currency pairs from completely different parts of the world online allows you to diversify your positions. If one does badly it’s unlikely another in a completely different currency pairing will be similarly affected. 

Learn trading online when you want

Learn trading online will give you a work life balance

To learn trading online will mean choosing the time when you want to study. Many of you will have day jobs which only gives you time in the evening. This allows you to pick up when you left off. Those dreaded commutes will also become more interesting for those who want to learn how to trade Forex. Another added benefit, is the time you study are home, will often be the time when we recommend you place trades. We would recommend not trading actual money initially. Yet watching markets and testing theories you have learnt will be done at the time when you will likely be trading! In effect, once ready to take the plunge you will already have a good idea of what is required!

Practice online through a demo account

Learn trading online means practicingTo learn to trade online also means to learn to practice online! Once you have taken those basic steps to identify the trading patterns worth following it is a good idea to test them out. It is also a good chance to identify your own trading style and build a Forex trading plan. Trading on a demo account through an online trading platform will allow you to make the cheapest mistakes you will ever make. Analysing how these mistakes were made will ensure you do not make costly ones once you start trading.


Learn trading online is the opportunity to earn a second income from the warmth of your home! You can to limit the downside risk by mastering risk management techniques. Forex trading doesn’t have to be risky, if you can learn to manage your expectations. Listen to the lessons you will pick up when you learn trading online!

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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 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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