AuthorAuthor: Alison HeyerdahlPublished: March 28, 2016
EditorEditor: Chris CammackUpdated: November 7, 2023

Last Updated On November 7, 2023

Alison Heyerdahl

Trading for Beginners

These articles include how the Forex market works, what hours the market operates, how to find a reliable Forex broker, and an introduction to the different trading platforms.



Trading for Intermediate Level



Fundamental Analysis



Technical Analysis



Risk Management



Understanding Trading Costs



Trading Strategy

These articles will introduce a beginner to the basic trading strategies used in Forex trading. They cover the basics of creating a trading plan, an introduction to common strategies, and how to perform analysis for these strategies.



Advanced Trading Strategy

Extra reading for experienced traders. Here, we cover more advanced trading strategies and concepts.



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  • Florence Mofokeng says:

    where south African;s can attend for training?

    • Chris Cammack says:

      Hi Florence, there are a few brokers in SA who run live workshops, but this requires that you live close to their offices. A better idea would be to take advantage of the live webinars that many brokers offer – have a look through our list of the best brokers for beginners, they all have excellent educational setups: https://fxscouts.co.za/forex-brokers-south-africa/brokers-for-beginners/

      • richard says:

        Mr I need to know where can I get a trading robot for my self

        • Chris Cammack says:

          Hi Richard, it depends on what trading platform you use. MT4 and MT5 both have a marketplace for indicators and robots, as does cTrader. If you are using a broker’s own platform you will have to discuss with them what they offer.

  • patetheks says:

    I really enjoy your article – i will definitely recommend to many Namibians here. Keep it up

  • Siphokazi Mbomvu says:

    Good Day, I would like to get in touch with you, i need an account manager please? I am Siphokazi from South Africa, Cape Town, my email address is: [blocked] and my contact number is [blocked], I would very much appreciate your response. Thank You!

  • Mzwandile shongwe says:

    If u join around South Africa,with R500 how much is ur profit in 30 days? and how can register online

    • Chris Cammack says:

      Hi Mzwandile, Forex trading does not guarantee profit and there is a real danger of losing all your investment if you don’t manage your risk correctly. The best thing to do as a beginner is open a demo account with a good broker to learn how the Forex market works and how your trading platform works. You can find the best demo accounts here: https://fxscouts.co.za/forex-brokers-south-africa/demo-accounts/. Registering a demo account online is easy and only takes a few minutes. To open a real account with a broker you will need to provide proof of identity and proof of residence in South Africa, this process can all be done online but may take a few days. Hope that helps!

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