Forex Trading

The foreign exchange market (also known as forex or FX) is one of the most exciting, fast-paced markets in the financial world. Though historically, forex has been the domain of large institutions, central banks, and high wealth individuals, the growth of the Internet has allowed the average individual to become involved with and profit from trading currencies. Online Trading Academy offers Forex Trading workshops as well as weeklong courses to traders of all levels. Learn to trade the currency market using the latest tools and software, and make predictions based on careful training from the pros.

About the Forex Trading Market

The foreign exchange market is the virtual location where global currencies are traded. Though the total volume ebbs and flows, the Bank for International Settlements reported that the forex market trades in excess of $4.9 trillion U.S. per day. This makes it the largest electronic market, essentially dwarfing the stock market.

What is Currency Trading?

Trading currencies is the act of making predictions based on minuscule variations in the global economy and buying and selling accordingly. The exchange rate between two currencies is the rate at which one currency will be exchanged for another. Forex traders use available data to analyze currencies and countries like you would companies, thereby using economic forecasts to gain an idea of the currency's true value.

The Benefits of Forex Trading

Unlike stocks, forex trades have low, if any, commissions and fees. Even so, new forex traders are always advised to take a conservative approach and use orders, like stop-loss, to minimize losses. High leverage, which should be prudently applied, gives traders the opportunity to achieve dramatic results with far less capital than necessary for other markets. Forex trading requires training and strategy, but can be a profitable field for individuals looking for a lower risk endeavor.


Learn Forex Trading with Online Trading Academy

At Online Trading Academy, we break down the forex trading experience into multiple courses based on your level of expertise. We can help establish the fundamentals of currency trading for the new trader, or refresh advanced principles with a more experienced investor. Trade on your own schedule with markets open 24 hours a day, five days a week. Our expert educators can help you implement your own forex trading strategy based on live streaming data and analysis.

“I'm really happy that I found Online Trading Academy because now I can take control of my financial future.”

Steve Atwater, Two-Time Superbowl Champion

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To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Power Trading Workshop.

Additional Student Benefits

Get a Lifetime of Learning with Unlimited Retakes

We don’t expect you to learn it all the first time around. That’s why each Online Trading Academy on-location class comes with unlimited retakes for life.

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Pay For Your Education Through Tuition Rebates

Our broker/dealer partners offer tuition rebates in the form of reduced commissions when you trade through them. For active traders and investors, your eventual cost of education could be $0.

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Financial Education Solutions

This path outlines your steps to financial success with Online Trading Academy education. See what courses we recommend as you pursue a solution for generating income, optimizing wealth, or both. Get started on your path today!

Financial Education Solutions
Income Solution
  1. 1
    Power Trading Workshop

    Power Trading Workshop Begin your education with a free class where you'll learn how to apply our rules-based strategy and how to build a trading plan.

  2. 2
    Professional Trader Course

    Professional Trader Course Learn a simple, rules-based strategy which is designed to keep you on the winning side of trades.

  3. 3
    XLT Stock Trading
    + Pro Picks

    XLT Stock Trading See how to anticipate market moves and learn live by sharing an instructor's virtual desktop.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  4. 4
    Futures Course (and/or)
    Forex Course + Pro Picks

    Futures CourseLearn the unique language and rules of futures trading and how to apply the core strategy for maximum advantage.

    (and/or)

    Forex CourseUnderstand how to analyze the global market and choose the right currency pairs for your trading objectives.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  5. 5
    XLT: Futures (and/or)
    XLT: Forex + Pro Picks

    XLT: FuturesGet instructor reviews of your own futures trades through live trading and daily online time at your workstation.

    (and/or)

    XLT: ForexTransform the theory learned in your earlier Forex education into real world currency trading in this advanced course.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  6. 6
    Total Solution

    Receive a comprehensive education with strategies for both generating income and optimizing wealth.

  7. 7
    Mastermind Community

    Mastermind CommunityJoin once you have completed three XLT courses and get access to our most exclusive and advanced educational offerings.

Wealth Solution
  1. 1
    Power Trading Workshop

    Power Trading Workshop Begin your education with a free class where you'll learn how to apply our rules-based strategy and how to build a trading plan.

  2. 2
    ProActive Investor Course

    ProActive Investor Course Immerse yourself into investing across all major asset classes and learn to think like a professional money manager.

  3. 3
    XLT: ProActive Investing
    + Pro Picks

    XLT: ProActive Investing Learn advanced strategic wealth management skills that build on the strategies delivered in ProActive Investor.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  4. 4
    Options Course

    Options CourseLearn how trading and writing options can be used to ensure your portfolio, manage risk, and generate an income stream.

  5. 5
    XLT: Options Trading
    + Pro Picks

    XLT: Options TradingUnderstand more advanced options theory and then apply it as you share a virtual desktop with an expert instructor.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  6. 6
    Total Solution

    Receive a comprehensive education with strategies for both generating income and optimizing wealth.

  7. 7
    Mastermind Community

    Mastermind CommunityJoin once you have completed three XLT courses and get access to our most exclusive and advanced educational offerings.

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