Forex Foundation Course

FREE FX TRAINING from Online Trading Academy

New to Forex or want a refresher course in the key concepts? These lessons from Online Trading Academy will get you off to a fast start.

Learn from Seasoned Traders

The course was created by seasoned traders who want to help other traders.

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What is forex


Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin Rothfeld, who teaches this course, is a 2-time winner of the FXStreet Best Awards.

Online Trading Academy is a leader in financial education, teaching traders for over 20 years.

OTA instructors are required to demonstrate that they are active and successful traders.

What is Forex?

Lesson 1

What is forex

In this session we take a look at what currency is and its uses in society. We also analyze the roles and opportunities of three groups of participants in the currency market. Lastly, we discuss centralized vs. decentralized market structures.

Benefits and Risks of Forex

Lesson 2

Benefits anf Risks of Forex

Forex trading is one of the most exciting and liquid asset classes to trade. In this session we break down the benefits and risks of trading forex based on several factors, including: Leverage, Liquidity, Selection, Fees, Trading Times and Volatility.

Pitfalls of Forex Traders

Lesson 3

Pitfalls of Forex

As with any new skill, there are pitfalls to avoid on the road to mastery. In this session we address some of the common mistakes Forex traders make and offer suggestions to bypass these expensive learning lessons.