Trading Explained

For Beginners

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LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN

What is trading?

To put it simply, trading is the buying and selling of financial assets. However, actually trading yourself isn’t quite as straightforward.

There’s a lot to learn and we want to make things as simple as possible for you. That’s why we’ve created guides covering the most important things to know as a new trader. Don’t worry, you’ll find no overcomplicated jargon here. Just easy-to-understand explanations you’ll get your head around in no time.

Before you get started, you need to be aware of the different ways you can trade, the markets, and the various terms and concepts you’ll come across as you start your trading journey.

WAYS TO TRADE

Learn about the different ways you can trade

Trading isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. There are lots of ways to trade the markets, some of which are easier than others. Read these guides on the main forms of trading so you can identify the approach that works for you.

MARKETS TO TRADE

Or start by exploring the markets you can trade

There are lots of markets to trade and choosing one is not a decision that should be taken lightly. You need to know your market inside out for a chance at trading success, therefore it’s incredibly important you pick one that captures your interest. Learn about some of the most popular options here.

Forex trading – A market to trade.

Also known as foreign exchange or FX, this market allows you to trade global currency pairs.

TRADING TOOLS

Get to know the indicators traders use to make decisions

You can never know for sure which way the market will go, but there are some useful tools you can turn to for guidance. Take a look at these examples which can give you extra insights that may help you establish a position.

Trading signals - A trading tool

Trading signals are suggestions alerting you to trading opportunities, stemming from either human or computer-based analysis.

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Are you excited at the thought of trading the financial markets?

Trade Nation opens up a thrilling world where profits and losses can accumulate very quickly. Trading gives you the opportunity to build financial independence – but you need to be disciplined and only speculate with money you can afford to lose.

Get to know our platform with a free practice account

Our online trading platform is very easy to use, so come and see for yourself by signing up for a risk-free practice account free of charge.

This means you can get to know the platform without spending a penny, which is the perfect way for you to build confidence if you’re a beginner. Explore, learn and make mistakes without any commitment.

Join our nation of traders

Financial spread trading comes with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how spread trading works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.