trading for beginners

Our Trading for Beginners section gives you all the information you need to start trading forex and CFDs with confidence.This should be your first stop to find out about currency pairs, how the forex market works, market analysis and CFD instruments.

What is forex?

Learn about the global FX market, currency pairs and how a trade works. Here you’ll also find descriptions of some of the common online forex trading concepts such as order types, rollovers and hedging.

What is MetaTrader?

MetaTrader is a platform provided by MetaQuotes Software that allows online trading in the CFD, Futures and forex markets. The software is licensed to AvaTrade for your convenience. There are two types of platforms known in the trading world today MT4 and MT5.

Technical analysis

Technical analysis is an important factor in making smart trading decisions, whether you’re trading forex, commodities, stocks or indices. Find out more about the tools and techniques you need to understand and analyse live charts so that you stand the best possible chance of succeeding in the markets.

What are CFDs?

Contracts for Difference – more commonly known as CFDs – are an important financial instrument that allows traders to speculate on the rising and falling value of currencies, indices, commodities and stocks without owning the underlying asset. Here you can find out more about the various features of CFDs and how they work.

Keep on learning

You can check out our glossary to find useful definitions of all the new terms you will encounter as you begin your education in trading.

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