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Forex Trading Basics

Improve your knowledge of trading forex with spreads, leverage and margin, and the advantages of using entry orders.

Navigating the Market

Familiarize yourself with the most basic concepts of the forex market: short selling, forex spreads, and the best forex spread trading strategies.
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How to Short Forex: Short Selling Currency Explained

Find out how short selling is used in a down trending market or to hedge currency exposure.
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What Does a Forex Spread Tell Traders?

Improve your knowledge of the spread, which is based on the buy and sell price of a currency pair.
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Forex Spreads Trading Strategies & Tips

Learn how to master the forex spread and keep your trading costs low with our strategies and tips.
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Engaging with the Market

Take your understanding of currency trading basics to the next level, with our in-depth guides to leverage, margin, margin calls, forex orders and entry orders.
1

What is Leverage in Forex? Forex Leverage Explained

Find out how leverage works and how to manage your risk when trading FX with leverage.
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Using Margin in Forex Trading

Learn the importance of margin in forex trading and how to apply it.
3

What is Margin Call in Forex and How to Avoid One?

Traders aim to avoid margin call. Knowing how margin call arises is key to successful trading.
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Types of Forex Orders

Explore the many different types of forex orders, which traders use to manage their trades.
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Top 5 Benefits of Using Entry Orders in Forex Trading

Entry orders can increase risk reward potential, save time and money, and keep traders accountable.
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Using Stop Loss Orders in Forex Trading

Market movements can be unpredictable. The stop loss can provide protection against losses.
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What is Slippage? Slippage in Forex Explained

Learn the mechanics of slippage in forex, and how traders can mitigate its adverse effects.