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Understanding Forex - The ABC's

The foreign exchange market (forex) has evolved into the world’s largest market by dollar volume. Learn why retail traders are being drawn to the market that was formerly the exclusive preserve of institutions and professionals.

  • Learn about the key characteristics of this dynamic market that trades 24 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Identify the major market participants and what makes forex prices move
  • Review the benefits and risks of trading forex
  • Understand why working with the right broker is critical for forex traders





    Trading Forex: Technical Analysis vs Trading Strategy

    Traders, both new and old, often fail because they don’t recognize the need for systematic trading strategies. This webinar reviews the various approaches to trading, and highlights the critical difference between utilizing elements of technical or fundamental analysis and trading with an actual strategy.

  • Fundamental vs. Technical approaches to trading
  • The distinction between fundamental and technical trading approaches
  • Differences between day trading, swing trading and investing – The many options to incorporate trading into your lifestyle
  • The critical role of risk management in trading success




    Getting Started in Trading

    This educational session helps newer traders identify key factors that determine their trading style and the steps they can take to further their growth as traders. In this interactive webinar, we will discuss:

  • Managing your learning curve as a new trader
  • The difference between ingredients and a recipe, and why you need both
  • Essential concepts in technical analysis and how they can be combined into a strategy
  • Developing your trading skills through further education




    Avoiding Commonplace Trading Errors

    This practical session, highlights common errors that can make it harder for traders to achieve their trading goals. Traders of all levels will benefit from insights and practical tips to identify and reduce these common errors. Content focuses on trading mindset rather than specific trading strategies.

  • Review common trading errors and understand how they can affect your financial results
  • Recognize these errors in your trading and learn practical approaches to reducing them
  • Distinguish between a winning trade and flawless execution
  • Implement a process of self-review to continuously identify and reduce trading errors




    Avoiding False Breakouts

    Breakouts of support and resistance levels in the market occur when buying and selling activity builds up at very specific price points and subsequently breaks above or below that level. These potential setups can occur over both short and long timeframes; there is also the possibility of a “false” breakout.

    In this webinar we discuss how you can spot these potential breakout levels and develop a strategy for trading them.

  • Understand the meaning of support and resistance levels
  • Discover why sloping trend lines are subjective and largely unreliable
  • Develop your own criteria for potential entry and stop placement when solid breakout levels appear in a trend
  • Enhance your knowledge in identifying additional technical elements that indicate trend strength





    Risk Management: A Key Component of Your Trading Plan

    Risk management is a key skill and discipline that is vital to the success and survival of traders with all levels of experience. The anticipation and management of risk should be a key component of a trading plan and not an afterthought. In this session we review:

  • Common sources of trading risk, as well as symptoms that should make you re-evaluate your approach
  • Techniques to reduce, avoid, or transfer risks when you identify them
  • Develop your own criteria for potential entry and stop placement when solid breakout levels appear in a trend
  • Comments from well-known traders on achieving success in the markets





    Fibonacci Retracements and Clusters: An Advanced Look at Trend Formation

    This well known, but often misused tool, can identify areas where traders might consider joining trends and placing stops. When a Fibonacci level is combined with sources of price support and resistance, it can become a powerful technical analysis tool. This advanced level session covers:

  • Methods for applying Fibonacci techniques in chart analysis
  • How a solid understanding of trends can minimize the need to remember chart pattern names
  • Utilizing Fibonacci retracements to anticipate trend turning points
  • Gauging the strength of price support and resistance areas through cluster analysis





    Session 1: A Modern Approach to Technical Analysis

    In this first session, you are introduced to two technical trading strategies which we will explore in more detail through the course, as well as some of the elements of these strategies.

    Clients will learn about these topics and much more:

  • A modern approach to identifying and interpreting trends
  • Test your knowledge of trends
  • How technical traders locate charts with ‘optimal’ chart structure before they begin looking for potential trading opportunities
  • Common characteristics of some of the world’s most successful traders
  • Explore the meaning and importance of developing a “trader’s mindset”



    Platform Training

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    OANDA Technical Analysis

    Powered by Autochartist, OANDA Technical Analysis provides automated chart pattern recognition and automated alerts. This service is available for all OANDA account holders and can help identify potential trading opportunities by alerting you to emerging or completed chart pattern and key level formations. OANDA Technical Analysis advantages include:

  • Continuous intraday market scanning to help you stay on top of market movements
  • Automated alerts when chart patterns you specify emerge or complete
  • Performance statistics – allows you to perform your own analysis of potential trading opportunities
  • Customizable market activity summaries delivered to your inbox.


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    Risk Declaration

    Leveraged trading carries a high degree of risk and may not be suitable for all - You can lose more than you invest. Seek independent advice if necessary and carefully consider your financial objectives, level of experience, and appetite for risk prior to entering this market. Most importantly, do not invest money that you are not in a position to lose.

    This presentation is for general information purposes only and does not take into account your personal circumstances. It is not investment advice or an inducement to trade. Examples shown are for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect current prices, offers, or products from OANDA.

    You are solely responsible for determining whether trading or entering into a particular transaction are suitable for you and for seeking professional advice.

    Contracts for Difference (CFDs) or Precious Metals are NOT available to residents of the United States.

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) limits leverage available to retail forex traders in the United States to 50:1 on major currency pairs and 20:1 for all others. OANDA Asia Pacific offers maximum leverage of 50:1 on FX products and limits to leverage offered on CFDs apply. Maximum leverage for OANDA Canada clients is determined by IIROC and is subject to change. For more information refer to our regulatory and financial compliance section.

    Trading FX and/or CFDs on margin is high risk and not suitable for everyone. Losses can exceed investment.