Forex Trading for Beginners
Become a Foreign Exchange Trader through learning the basics of currency trading on the Forex market

Led by John Jagerson View Instructor Bio

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$199.00 $199 USD
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  • Over 60 lessons with videos, exercises and interactive content
  • Live examples of forex trades with downloadable worksheets
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What will I learn?

  • Examine how the Forex market works and how economic factors, commodities, and interest rates move currency values.
  • Analyze Forex pairs, indexes and commodities to capitalize on trading opportunities.
  • Build strategies to take advantage of long and short-term Forex trades.
  • Take advantage of the Forex’s low commissions and fees and how to open and close trades in minutes.
  • Evaluate the quality of a Forex dealer and use advanced order types to control risk.

This course includes:

  • Over 60 lessons of on-demand video, exercises, and interactive content.
  • Lifetime access to every one of the videos in this course.

This course is designed for: beginner traders looking to actively trade currency in the Forex market.

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Course Curriculum

Getting Started in Forex
  • Introduction
  • Pip Values Part 1
  • Pip Values Part 2
  • Lots, Long and Short
  • Bid - Ask Spread
  • Pending Orders
  • Conclusion
  • Excercises
Leverage, Margin & Risk Control
  • Introduction
  • Leverage and Margin
  • Stop Losses
  • Hedging
  • Conclusion
  • Excercises
Fundamental Market Forces
  • Introduction
  • Interest Rates
  • Economic Growth
  • Candlesticks and Moving Averages
  • Breaking Down 'Moving Average'
  • Conclusion
  • Knowledge Check
Safe-Havens, Support, and Resistance
  • Introduction
  • Global Event Risk
  • Support and Resistance: Moving Averages
  • Support and Resistance: Horizontal
  • Conclusion
Intermarket Analysis
  • Introduction
  • Stock Indexes
  • Commodities Currencies
  • Intermarket Analysis
  • Conclusion
Technical Strategy: Price Patterns
  • Introduction
  • Price Patterns
  • Building Price Pattern Rules
  • Estimating Price Targets
  • Conclusion
Technical Strategy: Oscillator Divergences
  • Introduction
  • Technical Indicators
  • Divergences
  • Estimating Price Targets
  • Conclusion
Position Sizing & Money Management
  • Introduction
  • Position Size
  • Position Size Example
  • Problems of Correlation and Volatility
  • Solutions of Correlation and Volatility
  • Spreadsheet
  • Conclusion

About the Instructor

John Jagerson
John Jagerson CFA

John Jagerson is a CFA and CMT charter holder and a founder of Learning Markets, which provides analysis and education for individual and professional investors. He is an author or co-author of five books on investing, currencies, bonds, and stocks. John has appeared in outlets like, BBC Radio,, and CBS for his financial strategy expertise. After graduating with a B.S. in Business from Utah Valley University, John completed the PLD program at Harvard Business School. Once the markets close each day, he can be found back on his mountain bike or in his running shoes on the trails of the Wasatch Mountains near his home.

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