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Basics of Trading

An Introduction to Online Trading
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Basics of Trading course is for beginners eager to enter the trading world and looking for opportunities to earn money in active and dynamic financial markets.

It is designed to teach students the basic principles of financial markets and successful trading.

What You Will Learn

  • The “True" definition of Trading
  • What are Long and Short trades
  • How to trade when market is going up or down
  • How Short Selling works
  • Using Leverage to increase profit potential
  • How Margin Account works
  • How a Broker executes your trades and makes money
  • What is the Direct Market Access (DMA)
  • What are Market and Limit orders
  • How to control risk using Stop-Loss Orders
  • What are Set and Forget orders
  • What is Liquidity and why are some markets better for trading
  • What are Bid, Ask and Spread
  • Who are Retail and Institutional traders
  • How Institutional/Big Money trade
  • Trader Types and Trading Styles
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in learning about trading
  • Beginners and intermediate level traders
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the basic principles of financial markets and successful trading
Learn how to make money when the market is trending up or down
Learn how to control risk and maximize revenue potential
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  • No additional materials/software needed.
  • No brokerage account required
Curriculum For This Course
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Long and Short Trades
4 Lectures 08:12
What are Long and Short Trades?

Examples of Long and Short Trades

How Short Selling Works

Risk of Short vs. Long Trades
Margin and Leverage
8 Lectures 21:54
Margin and Leverage

Buying on Margin

Example of Buying on Margin

Selling on Margin

Example of Short Selling on Margin

What is Short Squeeze?

Margin Call Price Formulas
Order Types
4 Lectures 05:39
Market & Limit Orders

Limit vs Market Orders

Stop-Loss Order

Set and Forget Order
Price and Liquidity
2 Lectures 03:17
What are Bid, Ask and Spread?

Market Access & Order Execution
2 Lectures 05:49
Where Trading Takes Place

Market Participants
5 Lectures 12:40
Market Participants

Characteristics of Institutional Investors

Big Money Trading Examples

Trading for Retail Investors

Types of Retail Traders
About the Instructor
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Our Story

There are significant opportunities to earn money in active and dynamic financial markets, but the complexity of these markets can lead to significant losses. The winners are usually knowledgeable and experienced traders who know and follow the rules of the market. Inexperienced traders tend to lose.

MARKETS KHOW-HOW offers a simple and comprehensive way to learn trading. The more MARKETS KHOW-HOW students understand the nature of financial markets, the better they are at recognizing the risks and identifying trading opportunities.

MARKETS KNOW-HOW is a team of professionals with knowledge and expertise in financial markets, trading and education. The education programs of MARKETS KNOW-HOW are based on experiences of active, successful traders from around the world. It's educational content is delivered in a straightforward, structured, and pragmatic way for those that want to learn best practices in financial markets.

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