Forex Education

FXCM Free Online Forex Trading University

Trading is a journey that can last a lifetime. While the idea of ‘buying low, and selling high,’ might sound simple enough; in actuality, profitable trading is considerably more difficult than just buying when price moves down, or selling when price moves higher. A trader’s Forex education can traverse a variety of market conditions and trading styles.

In the FXCM Free Online Forex Trading University, we go over a litany of the factors that impact price movements in the Forex market. We’ve organized the content by level of difficulty, starting with the freshman year, and ending with senior year graduation. Click through the articles of the sections below to go directly to the curriculum, and you can follow the curriculum simply by clicking  to the next lesson at the bottom of each article at your own pace. This curriculum can provide a large portion of your forex education at any level of experience.


This is the time to get the basics set for the foundation of your forex trading education. During this year, we introduce the Foreign Exchange Market, the most popular currency pairs and asset classes, along with some extremely important concepts in the Forex market such as leverage and margin, order types, and available trading sessions.

This is the time to get the foundation set for the rest of your forex education, and its absolutely pivotal that new traders are familiar with and comfortable with the concepts taught during the Freshman year.

Sophomore Year

During the Sophomore year, traders begin to learn how they can navigate in a world in which an endless amount of information is flowing at them from multiple directions. This is when we begin learning about the role of Economics and Economic data announcements in the Forex market. This is also where we introduce indicators, and sentiment analysis that can be pivotal in the Forex trader’s career.

Junior Year

The Junior Year is when the student starts to learn how the education and concepts from the Freshman and Sophomore years can be utilized in the real world. Concepts such as Candlestick analysis, Psychology, and meshing Technical and Fundamental vantage points are at the forefront. This is all in preparation of preparing traders for the Senior Year.

Senior Year

The Senior Year is the most important part of a trader’s education; this is where the trader will begin to get prepared to go out and trade in the real world, on their own. We teach traders how to compose their trading plan, how to trade in differing market conditions, and how to integrate advanced fundamental concepts into their analysis.

An important emphasis is placed on risk management during the senior year, as this is often considered the most important thing for new traders to learn before they can find continuous and consistent success in financial markets.