Many top brokers offer excellent learning and educational resources. The advantage of broker webinars is that they give traders real-time access to industry experts; enabling them to get thorough answers to specific questions, invaluable support, and detailed visual demonstrations. Furthermore, the training can be enjoyed from any location; as webinars do not need to be attended in person, they are a more convenient way to learn.
With a comprehensive range of topics covered, it is possible to find something to suit every training need; including developing basic knowledge and confidence, mastering new skills and taking trading to the next level.
Here are just some of the best webinars on offer.
1. CMC Markets
CMC Markets offer their own in-house webinars and work with the professional training company, Trade with Precision, to deliver online training events that cover everything from the basics through to more advanced trading strategies.
In addition to trading platform workshops, there are also regular charting analysis webinars, one off webinars to cover current news events that may be affecting the markets, commodity trends training, and global market opportunities webinars, amongst other topics.
2. ETX Capital
ETX Capital have a suite of live online webinars covering a wide range of subjects related to spread betting, forex and CFD trading etc.; from basic charts and graphs, to early investment techniques such as Japanese candlestick charts. Regular webinars are also available offering support on the ETX trading platforms, and the impact of current events on key markets. Traders without an ETX Capital account will be required to create one in order to attend the training events, and this will be associated with the appropriate platform, which will be determined by the course subject.
3. FX Primus
FX Primus offer a suite of successful FX trading webinars which are exclusively available to holders of live FXPRIMUS accounts.
Traders can learn the basics of forex trading, financial markets, dealing desks, technical analysis, channels and trend lines, and an introduction to more advanced techniques, such as moving averages, the Fibonacci indicator, and candlestick charts.
The advanced successful FX trading webinar series is only available to clients with USD 1000 or equivalent currency value in their account. Topics covered include how to create and stick to a trading plan, how to trade the NFP, and how to gain an insight and understanding into market sentiment, amongst other more complex topics.
XM offer interactive video learning in 18 different languages for forex traders around the globe. Their comprehensive learning program delivered by skilled professionals from international training firm, Tradepedia, includes topics such as money management, trader psychology, Gann trading techniques, chart construction, trend reversals and continuation patterns.
FXCM have a free online live classroom with access to top instructors.
Just some of the subjects covered are methods used by FXCM account holders that separate successful from unsuccessful traders, effective ways to mitigate risk, using stops and limits, and how to use leverage.
A regular walk-through of the FXCM trading platform is also available, as well as training on how to create orders and charts, and how to work with tiered margins.
More advanced traders wishing to develop their skills further can learn about the Fibonacci golden ratio and how it can relate to trading, or how directional bias works, amongst other things.
6. IG Markets
IG Markets offer 20-minute ‘lunch bites’, as well as 30-minute ‘evening take aways’. These are bite-sized training sessions that are convenient to attend, interactive, and give a quick insight into current markets, how to use the trading platforms, as well as a more in-depth look at how to use specific tools, such as the drawing tools. For traders with a little more experience, sessions on how to trade the DAX, how to trade volatility, how to think like a trader, and other topics are also available, again in the 20-minute or 30-minute format.
Frequent webinars are offered by guest speakers and include topics such as the psychology of financial trading, technical market analysis, working with stop losses and volatility trading. The archive of previous webinars is also available to view for free, although are obviously no longer interactive.
GKFX offer regular free forex webinars, covering market news, trading strategies, the economic calendar, and technical analysis, amongst other topics.
The live webinars from HotForex include tips from their senior analyst, including a regular live market analysis, introduction to algorithmic trading, how to create a system, and more. Other webinar topics include advanced forex strategies and charting patterns.
10. Interactive Brokers
Interactive Brokers have webinars available to join on a daily basis covering a comprehensive range of subjects. The training is broken down into various categories, including Trading, Introductory, Products, and Accounts/Accounts Management. Many of the webinars are either introductory, or more advanced courses, regarding their trading platforms.