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Trading 101

Financial Instruments

Get familiar with the different financial instruments


Equities 101

Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments

Index funds

Index Funds 101; learn what is an index fund and who are they for?

Source: Marko - WhiteBoard Finance

Charles Schwab explains how index funds work, including how they are different from investing in individual stocks, what you can expect to pay, and how index funds help lower the risk to your portfolio.

Source: Charles Schwab


Find out what commodities are and how they make part of your daily life. Shape a rounded insight on the many ways you can gain exposure to commodity prices and how including commodities into your portfolio may influence its volatility. Take a look at the pros and cons of entering the commodity market with futures contacts, CFDs, or investment pooled funds.

Source: Capital.com


Every day, trillions of dollars are traded on the forex market, which influences other asset classes. To get a big picture of the global economy, learn more about how currencies are bought and sold on the largest financial market in the world.

Source: TD Ameritrade


We dive into the future of finance and talk about cryptocurrencies! What they are, how they work, and their implications for the future.

Source: Political Juice


Discussing the benefit of trading options, which is the ability to leverage returns and potentially have lower loss potential compared to simply trading stocks. 

Source: projectoption


Introducing you to key visuals used in trading, the history.


Originated in Japan over 100 years before the West developed the bar and point-and-figure charts. In the 1700s, a Japanese man Homma discovered that, while there was a link between price and the supply and demand of rice, the markets were strongly influenced by the emotions of traders.

Candlesticks show that emotion by visually representing the size of price moves with different colors. Traders use the candlesticks to make trading decisions based on regularly occurring patterns that help forecast the short-term direction of the price.


The Basics of Candlesticks

Learn how to understand candlestick charts for beginners

This video will teach beginners how to understand the information on a candlestick chart. It will take you through every part of the candlestick, step-by-step.

The information in this video is key for anyone interested in price action trading.

Source: Decisive Trading

Price Action

Why you need to understand price action when trading.

Source: Wise Wisdom

Bid vs Ask Prices

Explaining the basics of bid and ask prices and the spread. - What is the Bid?
- What is the Ask?
- What is the Bid and Ask Spread?
- Who determines the price of Bid and Ask prices?

Source: UKspreadbetting

Candlesticks - history and development

Part 1
The history and development of Japanese candlesticks and the proper set up of candles on your charts. We will look at adding trendlines to and support and resistance to candlestick charts. Then we will learn how to interpret price action with candlesticks.

Part 2
Learn the 32 different interpretations of candlestick patterns and how to apply them to your trading and lastly how you can easily incorporate these into your trading strategy.

Part 3
Candlestick patterns have become the single most accurate means of identifying the ever obscure current state of price action. Using the investing.com candlestick monitor and candlestick patterns we will learn how to make powerful trading decisions.

Source: Barry Norman

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