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Lesson 1 - What is Forex and how does It work?
Know your forex terms Before we delve any deeper into the possibilities that exist in the Forex market, we need to go over some basic Forex market terms. Pip: A pip (percentage in point) or point, is usually the smallest unit of measurement in the Forex market. Most currency pair quotes are carried out four decimal places—i.e. 1.4500. When you work with Alpari quotes are carried out to the 5th decimal place to provide better pricing. The 5th decimal place represents fractional pips. If the exchange rate of a currency pair moved from 1.45000 to 1.45100, we would say that the price moved up 10 pips. You make money when the pips move your way in a trade. Note: Any exchange rate that contains the Japanese yen as one of the currencies will only be carried out three decimal places. Currency Pair: We wouldn't have a Forex market if we weren't able to compare the value of one currency against the value of another currency. It is this comparison that drives prices. Forex contracts are always quoted in pairs. The Euro vs. the U.S. dollar (EUR/USD) is the most heavily traded currency pair. The U.S. dollar vs. the Japanese yen (USD/JPY) is another popular pair. The following is a list of the most common currency pairs, their trading symbols and their nicknames: Euro vs. U.S. dollar (EUR/USD): "The Euro" Great Britain Pound vs. U.S. dollar (GBP/USD): "Pound," "Sterling," or "The Cable." U.S. dollar vs. Swiss franc (USD/CHF): "The Swissie U.S. dollar vs. Japanese yen (USD/JPY): "The Yen" U.S. dollar vs. Canadian dollar (USD/CAD): "The CAD," or "Loonie" Australian dollar vs. U.S. dollar (AUD/USD): "The Aussie" New Zealand dollar vs. U.S. dollar (NZD/USD): "The Kiwi"
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Lesson 2 - Pair characteristics (the majors and the crosses)
Understanding Forex Pairs Forex pairs are divided into two broad categories. There are the majors that include the most frequently traded and most liquid currency pairs and the crosses. The majors all include the USD as either the base or quote currency. The cross currency pairs do not include the dollar because they "cross" two other currencies with each other. The Majors The most actively traded currency pairs are the majors. These are all crossed with the USD and make up the majority of annual trading volume in the forex market. For example, according to the Bank for International Settlements the EUR/USD makes 27% of all forex trading alone. If you combined the trading volume of the EUR/USD with the GBP/USD and the USD/JPY you would have captured 52% of annual trading volume. Most traders start their forex career by becoming familiar with the most popular majors before beginning to trade the crosses or smaller major pairs.
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Lesson 5 - Position sizing
Position Sizing and Stops in the Forex Position sizing is the process of determining how much to invest, or risk, in any single trade. Position sizing is different for active trading, versus longer-term investing. In the case of short-term trading, it is usually a function of how much you could lose if the trade went bad. In longer-term investing strategies, position sizing is a bit more complicated and may depend on the strategy at play. In this section, we will focus on sizing positions for short-term trades.
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Lesson 5 - Inherent risks of off exchange Forex trading
There are a lot of great things about trading in the forex but there are a few, easy to understand risks inherent in trading in the off-exchange or "spot" forex market. While there is little that can be done to eliminate these risks being forewarned is forearmed and can help you manage expectations. The risks I am referring to typically fall into the two categories listed below. Make sure you understand what these risks mean before you make a trade in the forex. 1. Leveraged or "Geared" Products Forex is a leveraged product. This leverage or gearing allows you to control a very large amount of currency with very little margin. This means that a very small movement in the market may result in a large loss in your account. Because forex trading is a leveraged product, it is possible to lose more than you have invested. 2. Risk Reduction Strategies May Have Limited Effect While it is generally accepted to be a good practice to use stop losses, they are not guaranteed. If market conditions prevent a stop loss or stop limit order from being executed you could be liable for those additional losses. In addition, because trading the forex is a leveraged product you may lose more that your account balance and could be responsible for those additional losses. Action Items: 1. Read the Risk Warnings Consider these risks carefully and make sure that you understand them before you start trading. Take the time to read the risk disclosures and warnings provided by your dealer. Ask your dealer if you have questions about what you have read. 2. Get Educated There is no satisfactory substitute for education. Make sure you have taken advantage of all the educational resources available to you. There are no shortcuts in this process and it will take some work and effort. Provided by Learning Marke
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Lesson 1 - Using technical indicators
Technical Indicators in the Forex A typical technical indicator applied to a chart uses one to three pieces of information: time, price and/or volume. The indicator takes that information and creates a visual representation of the data to give you insight into where a pair is headed. Because Forex is a distributed market, there is very little volume information. That usually leaves just price and time. There are a lot of ways to analyze that information and the potential variables are endless. Understanding how to wade through this data is vital. Technical indicators are designed to help.
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Lesson 3 - Introduction to charting
Charting in the Forex Charting is a primary tool of use by the forex trader. Combined with solid fundamental analysis, it give traders insight into trade timing and potential profitability. Reading and analyzing charts is something that you get better at with time and experience. But it's also easy to abuse, as it's a highly subjective exercise that you must learn to adapt to your trading style. Be sure to understand whether you're long- or short-term focused, and decide if you're aggressive or more conservative, as those factors impact your use of charting and technical analysis. We will assume for this section that you understand that a chart plots a currency pair's price movements over time.
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Lesson 3 - Introduction to Fibonacci analysis
Fibonacci analysis is a technical method for forecasting levels of support and resistance and projecting price targets. It can be used to set stops as well as timing entries, however, the most valuable information is what it can tell us about risk.
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Lesson 2 - Earning interest in Forex and other portfolio strategies
Another unique factor in forex trading is Interest, or carry. Each currency pair has an interest payment or charge associated with holding the position long or short. For instance, on some pairs, a payment may be made if you are in a long position, and a charge is made if you are short the pair. That charge or payment is the interest or carry for that particular pair. "Interest," and "carry" are terms used by your dealer to describe this interest premium paid or charged on each forex pair. The amount charged or received on each of your forex positions can be seen on the MetaTrader 4 application in the "Terminal." The premium can change on a daily basis but typically not dramatically. This interest premium is derived from the difference in short term interest rates between the two economies represented by the currencies in the pair you are trading. The short term interest rates used are the overnight LIBOR rates. These are typically set by the British Banker's Association and are changed on a daily basis. Interest on Wednesdays A surprising fact for many new forex traders is that the interest payment or charge is tripled on Wednesdays. This extra payment is to cover the interest that would normally have been paid on Saturday and Sunday when the market is unavailable for trading.
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Lesson 4 - Money management
Risk, Consistency and Diversification A common mistake of forex traders is failure to understand, accept and manage risk. These are principles applied to investing in the forex market in general, as well as in each trade. Once risk is assessed, you can use consistency and diversification to smooth returns and control risk.
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Lesson 4 - Economic indicators and their affect on Forex prices
Economic indicators are important to forex traders, as they represent vital data in evaluating the underlying strength or weakness of a currency's economy. While their use short-term is highly subjective, using them as a gauge for long-term trends can be very effective. These indicators usually fall into two categories: Trade Indicators and Capital (cash) flow indicators. From an economic perspective this should make sense. Trade and capital flows are two sides of the balance of payments for an economy. The balance of payments for any economy tracks all the money moving in or out of an economy. An increase of money moving out of an economy will be bad for the currency while an increase in the money coming into the economy will be good for a currency. Trade indicators tell us what is going on with the current account or first half of the balance of payments. Capital flows report what is going on in the capital account or the second half of the balance of payments. All economic indicators will provide information about one side of the balance of payments or the other and sometimes both.
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Lesson 1 - Understanding and trading the news
The news in the forex is mostly related to economic events and announcements. Aside from central bankers, there are very few "personalities" that can move the market very much. Unlike the stock market, where each company represents its own micro-economy, currency prices reflect economy as a whole. Because forex news comes mostly from government and association sources, it can seem a little boring, and all the acronyms and dates are tough to keep straight. Utilizing the news correctly can help with those issues and help you turn it into a productive tool you can use in your trading.
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Lesson 4 - Introduction to technical analysis
Price patterns A chart for a currency pair will begin to form predictable patterns during trends. A pattern usually forms when a pair is in the process of changing: slowing down, reversing trend, etc. When that happens, it's a signal to take a step back and evaluate what may happen. Proper understanding of price patterns on a chart will help you better determine the probability of the currency pair continuing the trend it was in, or reversing to develop a new trend. This helps you determine whether to buy, sell or hold. Price patterns are an underutilized and extremely valuable tool in your forex trading arsenal. It may take a little while to get comfortable dealing with the subtle nuances and occasional ambiguity that are a part of price pattern analysis, but once you get the basics figured out, you will be able to confidently make informed trading decisions. It's also important to understand that price patterns are visual representations of market psychology. They tell you when traders in the market are excited and moving, when they need to take a moment and catch their breath and regroup and when they are ready to get moving again. All price patterns are made of the following four pieces: Old trend: the trend that the currency pair is in as it starts to form the price pattern Consolidation zone: a constrained area where the pair isn't clearly continuing the trend or forming a new one Breakout point: the point which the currency pair breaks the consolidation zone New trend: the trend the currency pair enters coming out of the consolidation zone
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Tutorial 2 - MetaTrader 4 Trade Window
Entering a trade is the most critical function a forex investor can perform on the MetaTrader 4 platform. This video presentation will provide all the background you need to make sure you understand how the trade tab works and some tips for making the most efficient use of the platform. I will cover the following topcis. 1. How to adjust your trade size from micro to full 100K lots. 2. Monitoring your pending orders and advanced order entry functionality including trailing stops, stop losses and take profit levels. 3. What the "maximum deviation" function is and how to use it during extreme market volatility. Provided by Learning Markets
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Lesson 2 - Introduction to fundamental analysis
We have found that forex traders tend to focus on one type of analysis or the other (fundamental or technical) in their trading and will often completely dismiss other types. We encourage traders to spend the time it takes to understand the underlying forces moving the market (fundamental analysis) as well as what is happening in price, volume and volatility (technical analysis). We separate fundamental forces into two categories: Trade Fundamentals Of course trade number themselves are obviously the key announcement that we pay attention to when analyzing this fundamental. Trade data is released in most economies once a month and the trend of that information is important. If exports are increasing over time, we would expect the currency to appreciate versus other currencies whose, exports or net exports are shrinking. Other announcements will affect trade numbers indirectly. For example, if producer prices are increasing, it can make an country's exports more expensive and therefore could hurt trade export numbers. Similarly, falling commodity prices could damage exporter profitability and in turn hurt a currency's value. Whether you are looking at the actual trade numbers from an economy or supplemental trade information like producer prices and commodity values, trade fundamentals will have a bigger impact on the commodity currencies. Make sure you place the right fundamental emphasis on the right currencies. Capital Flow Fundamentals Capital flows are a measure of the pace of investment in an economy. The US traditionally attracts the most investment in government debt amongst the major economies and is therefore sensitive to relative interest rate yields from one economy to another. If rates and other yields are high in one economy compared to others then that currency is likely to appreciate in value. Besides the benchmark interest rates, stock market performance and market volatility will also affect capital flows. These factors will impact currencies most sensitive to capital flows. Provided by Learning Markets
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Tutorial 3 - MetaTrader 4 Platform Management
Monitoring your account over the long term is a critical way to understand what you are doing well as a trader and what you may need to work on. The account reporting tools in MetaTrader 4 are easy to access and to use. This presentation will answer some of the most important questions users have about the account management and reporting tools including the following topics. 1. Using the trade reports and account history tabs and customizing the information to suit your own personal style. 2. Changing system passwords for your security and convenience. 3. How to make your work more efficent by creating and using chart templates and platform profiles. Provided by Learning Markets
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What is rollover
When you trade forex (fx), you need to be aware of rollover or swap charges/gains. Here we tell you about rollover costs and how they're calculated.
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Top tips for traders
You want to be the best trader you can be but there are some obstacles and pitfalls along the way. Hear our top tips, based on what other traders have experienced.
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Tutorial 1 - MetaTrader 4 Tips and Tricks
MetaTrader 4 is an extremely robust and efficient way to manage your investing. This video will demonstrate some of the platform features and will help you understand how you can start to customize the platform for your own trading. I will cover the following topics in the video. 1. Exchange rates are quoted to the 5th decimal for most forex pairs and to the third decimal place on JPY quoted pairs. This allows Alpari to offer tight spreads and to increase pricing transparency. The market watch window, account reports, order entry screens and charts will all display quote information this way. 2. The charts in MetaTrader 4 will auto scroll by default to show the most recent price action. However, when you are doing specialized analysis, you may want to turn this feature on and off. In the video I will show you how to adjust this feature. 3. The bid price is shown on the charts but depending on the pair and your trading style you may want to be able to see the ask price as well. In the video I will show you how to add the ask price to any forex pair's chart. 4. Alpari offers a wide selection of pairs to trade. Depending on your trading style and interests you may want to expand or restrict the list of symbols displayed in the MetaTrader 4 application. In this video I will demonstrate how to expand or shrink the list of forex pairs listed in the platform. Provided by Learning Markets
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How to trade forex (fx)
Learn how to trade currency pairs in the forex (fx) market. Understand the terms "base currency" and "quote currency".
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Alpari UK "Never Stand Still" Ad
Traders never stand still. So neither do we.... Introducing Alpari UK's dedicated MT4 service. The emotive commercial was created by independent creative agency Atomic-London and directed by award winning director Ben Liam Jones, winner of Best Short Film at the CFP-E Shots Young Director Awards and a Cannes Lion at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Completing the captivating film is music composed and produced by fellow Cannes award winners, Finger Music.
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Elliot wave Theory
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Tutorial 5 - Alpari Research Technical Reports
Alpari (UK) account holders have unlimited access to a daily forex newsletters and technical reports from Trading Central a leading forex investment research provider. The information and analysis covers the major forex pairs, equities, indexes, commodities and bonds. Access to this depth of inter-market information from Alpari (UK) and Trading Central gives any forex trader the edge that they need to succeed in the market every day. In the video we will show you how to access all of this information on the Alpari (UK) website. You will learn how to sort and search for information specific to the currency pairs, trading signals and markets you are interested in. You will also learn how to use each component of the research reports including support and resistance, pivot points, charting analysis, candlesticks, technical breakouts and trend strength.
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West Ham United on the Alpari trading floor
Sam Allardyce, Kevin Nolan, Matt Jarvis and Joe Cole competing in a currency trading contest to mark Alpari's new sponsorship of this iconic east London football club. The association of Alpari companies worldwide signed a historic partnership agreement with West Ham United in February 2013. This three-year, multimillion-pound deal will see Alpari become the club's new Principal Sponsor from the start of the 2013/14 season. You'll see "Alpari FX Trading" on the front of the famous claret and blue shirt.
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Start trading on MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Here you can find out how easy it is to start trading on MetaTrader 4 (MT4). You can learn about highlighting opportunities, placing a trade and basic charting functions.
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How to change your password in MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Here we're guiding you through the process of changing the master password for your MetaTrader 4 (MT4) account on the platform.
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Tutorial 4 - MetaTrader 4   Indicators and EAs
Two of the most exciting features on the MetaTrader 4 application, especially for advanced users, is the ability to create and install custom indicators and expert advisors. This presentation will cover some of the basics for installing an indicator or expert advisor and how to make sure they are applied correctly. I will cover the following topics in the video. 1. Downloading and installing a custom indicator. 2. Downloading and installing an expert advisor. 3. How to tell if your expert advisor or custom indicator is attached to the chart correctly and activated. Provided by Learning Markets
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Lesson 3 - Gold and silver
Trading Gold and Silver is a great way to increase your portfolio diversification by including exposure to another asset class. Gold and silver have long been effective stores of value and are heavily influenced by macro-economic fundamentals. Precious metals can be analyzed with the same technical and fundamental methods forex traders use on the major currency pairs. This means it is a great market to trade in today's global economy. Access to gold and silver in a spot platform makes trading these instruments much more convenient and flexible than the traditional formats on the futures market. Alpari UK offers both spot metals within the MetaTrader 4 platform. Order entry and system design is similar to the individual forex pairs already offered on MetaTrader 4 which simplifies the learning process. The gold and silver products benefit from enhanced leverage, adjustable lot sizes and speed of execution that you expect from all of Alpari UK's trading products. In the video you will learn more about how to access precious metals within the platform, how to execute an order and some fundamental and technical analysis basics. Provided by Learning Markets
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WHUFC Player Awards - Andy Carroll & Stewart Downing
Andy Carroll & Stewart Downing answer fans' Twitter questions live from the Alpari Reaction Pod.
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WHUFC Player Awards - Mark Noble
Mark Noble tells us how it feels to be voted Hammer of the Year 2014, live from the Alpari Reaction Pod.
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Why trade forex (fx)
You'll find trading opportunities in both rising and falling markets and with us you'll get everything you need to get started.
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Market Watch window
In this video, you can learn about features of the market watch window and how to use this when you trade.
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Pivot Points
Education Videos - course 3
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The Sailing Lesson: E4 magician Troy | Unseen yacht trick
http://www.alpari.com/sailinglesson Magician Troy stuns professional sailors Team Alpari FX by pushing the boundaries of reality during this sailing lesson with a difference. Visit http://www.alpari.com/sailinglesson for more. #SailingLesson
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Forex (fx) trading strategies
Here you will find out that trading strategies are an important part of forex (fx) trading. They can help you make better-informed trading decisions.
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Trading essentials with James Hughes - 1. Introduction to Forex
The first webinar in the series will give you all the basic information you need when starting out in Forex trading, looking at how to use margin and leverage and basic trading strategies. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G2TVRTY
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How to log in to MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
In this video, we're giving you a step-by-step guide on how to log into your MetaTrader 4 (MT4) account once you've downloaded the platform.
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Onboard with Team Alpari FX
Ever wondered what it feels like to be one of the crew during a highly-charged match race? Here's your chance! Check out this video of professional sailors Team Alpari FX as they take on the competition during stage-three Alpari World Match Racing Tour event, the Stena Match Cup Sweden 2013. Don't forget to follow the team and all their antics on Twitter @TeamAlpariFX #getonboard
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Setting profiles in Metatrader 4 (MT4)
Here we'll teach you how to save profiles on your platform and how to use these on your charts.
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Multiple Time Frame
Education Videos - course 3
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Alpari WMRT - Simone Ferrarese
Exclusive Q&A video interview with Alpari Skipper Trading Challenge 2012 winner, Italy's Simone Ferrarese. Simone was crowned contest champion by dressing as both trader and sailor to demonstrate the parallels between the activities. In both you have to spot the opportunity to get ahead in the game, calculate the risk and then react with lightning speed to see the move through.
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Get in the game: West Ham United & Alpari collaborate for kit unveiling
www.alpari.com/getinthegame Our unique collaboration with West Ham United offers a first glimpse of the new 2014/15 home kit in action and demonstrates what it means to be in the game -- whether it's hammering home a winning goal or finding opportunities in the FX market. Visit http://www.alpari.com/getinthegame for more. #GetInTheGame
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Trading Help - Common Trading Mistakes - Alpari (UK)
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Bollinger Bands
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Penalty shoot-out: West Ham United takes on Team Alpari FX
Before the end of last season West Ham United played host to Australian sailing team Team Alpari FX and challenged them to a penalty shoot-out. http://www.alpari.com/west-ham-united/news/posts/west-ham-united-takes-on-team-alpari-fx
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Daily Market Update - 15 January 2015 - Alpari UK
It’s been an extremely turbulent day in the financial markets after the Swiss National Bank (SNB) removed the 1.20 floor on the EURCHF pair sending it spiralling lower. Market Analyst Craig Erlam provides an update on the event that rocked the markets on Thursday and why he believes the SNB dramatically changed its stance. For further news and analysis, check out the Alpari newsroom at http://www.alpari.co.uk/newsroom/ Follow Alpari (UK) on twitter: @AlpariUKForex Follow James Hughes on twitter: @James_AlpariUK Follow Craig Erlam on twitter: @Craig_AlpariUK Follow Joshua Mahony on twitter: @Joshua_AlpariUK
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