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FX Trading for Beginners

Provides beginning forex traders with the essential tools and market knowledge in order to build winning FX strategies.
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FX Trading for Beginners is a course for new traders interested in gaining immediate forex market knowledge.

Written by experienced traders, students will benefit from insights and strategies designed to apply online learning to the individual trading platform.

The course is structured in a progressive, easy to follow format.

All materials for learning forex trading are included.

Who is the target audience?
  • New and beginning forex traders.
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Jump start and improve your trading approach, execution and strategies.
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Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 01:32:04
Course Introduction
2 Lectures 05:57

Our course, FX Trading for Beginners, starts with an instructor introduction and discussion of the main course goal for forex students.

Instructor Introduction and Course Goal

The FX Trading for Beginners Course Syllabus is reviewed along with general expectations for FX students.

Course Syllabus

Section I Quiz
3 questions
Trading 101
6 Lectures 24:14

The introductory lecture of Trading 101 examines the characteristics of forex and compares trading with other financial assets in an investors portfolio.


How is margin calculated in a trader's account? Why and how the conservative use of margin should be used by new traders.


Margin and leverage go together. Planning your trading strategy wisely with these concepts will help you to become a consistent trader.


Several types of risk factors are examined, such as information risk and event risk.

Types of Risk

How risk management techniques and tools are applied to achieve consistent forex trading goals.

Risk Management

A financial case study of the 2011 earthquake in Japan and the reaction by the yen, governments and financial markets.

Case Study Japan 2011
Be a Great Trader
6 Lectures 17:30

Who Are You?

What is a Trader?

Goals for Traders

Questions for You

FX Rules to Live By

Be a Great Trader Quiz
2 questions
The FX Market
2 Lectures 15:10

FX market stakeholders, price determination and the role of fiat currencies are examined.

Players, Prices and Paper

Why trade forex? Where does trading occur? When are the prime trading times in each region of the world?

Why, Where and When?

A quiz on material from Section 4: The FX Market

The FX Market Quiz
8 questions
FX Tools
6 Lectures 29:13

An introduction to FX Tools. Commentary on FX decision making and fundamental and technical forex analysis.

FX Decisions

How reacting to business news and being ready for interest rate decisions helps with FX fundamental trading.

Fundamental Trading

Forex traders need a basic understanding of economic terms, concepts and market opportunities.


Economic Challenge Quiz
11 questions

An economic, financial and currency analysis of the country of Australia.

Preview 11:29

An overview of technical trading: Candlestick charts, Ichimoku Cloud and Bollinger Bands.

Technical Trading

Concluding comments and suggestions for students enrolled in FX Trading for Beginners.

About the Instructor
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Lawrence Jakows is a Director for azLearning and is presently involved in private equity. Lawrence is currently focused on the intersection of technology, learning and global finance. He has led several product launches and worldwide marketing campaigns.

Prior to founding azLearning, he held positions at Merrill Lynch as a CFM and with Harris Corporation in financial analysis.

Lawrence speaks at industry events.

Lawrence received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and his BS from Villanova University.

He currently lives in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.

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