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Forex Basics For Beginners

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Too often new traders come into the market without getting to know the most fundamental components of foreign exchange and how currencies work. So we decided to make a video that explains the first things traders need to know in an easy and accessible way. Demonstrating them in the Trading 212 platform in a zero spread environment, trading expert David Jones guides you through the meaning of the first terms and actions that you'll come across. These are always at the base of the skills all knowledgeable traders have and need to take on the markets. At Trading 212 we provide an execution only service. This video should not be construed as investment advice. Investments can fall and rise. Capital at risk. CFDs are higher risk because of leverage.
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Oliver Reade (2 days ago)
Thanks for this. I now know what Forex Trading is in simple terms. There is just so much noise in the market it's hard to see the clear picture. Should I wish to learn more there are hundred of advance/complicated videos out there.
Guitar Archives (3 days ago)
I just don’t understand the point of it all. Why bet on how valuable one currency is to another. Can anyone help? Also, where do I bid? I didn’t even know this was a concept until 10 minutes ago, and now I’m very intrigued.
WikiFX APP (4 days ago)
Hi, bro, if you are interested in Forex trading, I think we will become best friends.
Enrique Ferreira (10 days ago)
I think I end up more confused with this video!
starxtravaganza (11 days ago)
What is the platform in which you are trading
Trading 212 (11 days ago)
It is Trading 212. Practice for free with virtual money at www.trading212.com/en/Practice-for-Free-GBP.
DANDAZE (15 days ago)
what are the best platforms to start trading on??
Trading 212 (11 days ago)
You may want to try Trading 212 for free at www.trading212.com/en/Practice-for-Free-GBP.
Matin M (16 days ago)
That's a lot! If we get 30% profit every month ?!
Edwin Ramos (16 days ago)
I’m young I’m starting to find interest in trading I just don’t know where to start I’m almost going to graduate
Joshua Cisneros (16 days ago)
This is the secret to success: pretend to be successful then charge people money to learn your secret, then you are rich and successful. Everyone did it in the 90's with VHS tapes and now they're doing it again with YouTube.
pa1n1san1llus1on (16 days ago)
I don't normally like or subscribe to channels on Youtube but this got both, I'm unemployed but I know I can do this. I have done this with so many things my entire life, I feel this is my calling. Thank you so much for helping inspire me by demonstrating how simple this really can be.
European Bourgeois (5 days ago)
Good luck mate. I trade on about £500 at a time and I only make £20 or £30 here and there....to make real money, you need to buy £millions at a time.
marshil Neville (17 days ago)
what is the correlation between the 2 currencys like how does one fall and one rise... in terms of you saying usd against Japanese yen when the yen falls the dollar goes up
lars titlestad (22 days ago)
What program/website is that?
Trading 212 (10 days ago)
Hi Lars, it is Trading 212. Try it out for free at www.trading212.com/en/Practice-for-Free-GBP.
Sadia Akhtar (23 days ago)
Hi what advice would you give to a new beginner who has no knowledge on this type of trading but would like to learn please?
Trading 212 (9 days ago)
Hi Sadia, you may want to test and practice your trading strategies with virtual money for free - www.trading212.com/en/Practice-for-Free-GBP. All videos on the channel are at your disposal, so you may want to catch up with the tutorials. Fresh content is published every week, so make sure to subscribe and hit the alarm bell icon to never miss out a new video. You may also visit the learning hub at www.trading212.com/en/Learn. If you have any questions, you may instantly get in touch with a customer care representative via the live chat at www.trading212.com/en/Contact?startchat. Wishing you successful trading with Trading 212.
Aneal Maharaj (27 days ago)
Hey I’m new here and very interested in the knowledge. For someone like me who knows nothing when it comes to this, where should I start ? I’d like to get into currency trading
Trading 212 (9 days ago)
Hello Aneal, you may start practicing with virtual money for free at www.trading212.com/en/Practice-for-Free-GBP. You may also watch the video tutorials on the channel. New ones are uploaded every week. The website's Learning Centre is at your disposal anytime - www.trading212.com/en/Learn. Get in touch with a customer care associate instantly by starting a live chat, should any questions arise - www.trading212.com/en/Contact?startchat.
Ahmed Alhassan Kassim (1 month ago)
please how do i sign up to trade
Trading 212 (1 month ago)
Hello Ahmed, you may want to practice for free with virtual money at www.trading212.com/en/Practice-for-Free-GBP.
Malik Nico (1 month ago)
thanks for the lecture just want to start trading so would need more of this lecture thanks
Laura Richie (1 month ago)
wow this is amazing but its hard for me to say am having doubting mindset
Juliana Wills (1 month ago)
really need more videos to go deep about it because am having doubts
Jack Pedro (1 month ago)
wow this video is really amazing kudos to you sir
Austin jeremy (1 month ago)
Trading is getting so interesting
A 1 (1 month ago)
Surely bitcoin would be the best to go for
Joe Smith (6 days ago)
naix nas Dropping like a madman lately
naix nas (24 days ago)
I wouldn't invest in bitcoins in this moment, i would use a bearish approach because I think it'll go down even more, anyway I don't think that investing one crypto currency is actually Forex trading but maybe I'm wrong
Rodney Davis (1 month ago)
So can you lose more money than you put in?
Trading 212 (1 month ago)
No, the maximum potential permissible loss is limited to the amount on the trading account balance, Rodney.
brent clarke (1 month ago)
Thank you for the Info. Keep up the good work :)
YeaZyMaH (1 month ago)
wow, I never knew anything about forex market. I have been educating myself lately on the stock market and i came across forex. This guy does a really good job at explaining things and I've gained soo much knowledge, he just earned himself a subscriber
Sadia Akhtar (23 days ago)
+Jamison Brock Hi Jamison would you please be willing to explain to a newcomer exactly how stock trading works? I really want to learn but wouldn't know where to start..
Jamison Brock (1 month ago)
I'll always prefer stock trading. It's more fun. Have you already started the forex trading?
This is so cool 😭
maurice eburo (1 month ago)
I want to learn strategies for forex thanks
Sashank Singh (2 months ago)
suppose I reside in the European Union and I buy 1000 units of EUR/USD at the rate of 1.2030 and after sometimes, it reaches 1.3046 and I decide to sell, How is it profitable for me? I will still be paying in Euro?????
Sashank Singh (1 month ago)
+Trading 212 lol
Trading 212 (1 month ago)
Sashank, please note that Trading 212 offers an execution only service. Due to the regulations, trading advise cannot be provided.
Sashank Singh (1 month ago)
@UCfWQuGYMfhZk9qq5x00sb9w got it. Thanks. Out of context, so China knowingly manipulates its currency and with an ongoing trade war, if you were to trade USD/RMB or RMB/USD, what would you do and why?
Trading 212 (1 month ago)
Hi Sashank, in relation to CFDs trading, traders benefit from the difference between the prices at which they have opened and closed the position. In your particular example with EUR/USD, the result when trading currency pairs is measured in the quote currency (the second one), hence in USD. Please note that in case the currency of your trading account is different than the one in which the result from a particular position is measured, it will be converted to the currency of your trading account. So, for instance, in case your trading account's currency is GBP, the result from the position will be automatically converted from USD to GBP.
Chika Okolo (2 months ago)
ferdo Vicenteno (2 months ago)
can you go to jail for doing this??
Nig (2 months ago)
I'm a 16 year old boy trying to learn this ... I mean Going to learn this any tips ??
Azri Rich 88 (2 months ago)
Amazing tips! Thank you!
Tx Victor (2 months ago)
Awesome video huge thanks! I now have a purpose!
Wesley Van (2 months ago)
Forex is a really difficult business. To make money with forex, you have to know the technique and have enough experience or you lose more than what you make.
Patricia Cleveland (12 days ago)
Patricia Cleveland (12 days ago)
Very true Westley, very true. The experience part is really disturbing. You must be willing to lose alot of money. We begginers can't really afford to take such risks
Anna Danesi (16 days ago)
Are you trader?
junaid khalid (1 month ago)
its not risky if you manage your risk and educate yourself regarding the market, how it moves and works, and practice using indicators to better predict the future of the market. all u need is YouTube to learn whatever u want or need to, and ur on ur way to making some big bucks
Allen mery (2 months ago)
I think what he's trying to say is The key to creating a successful carry trade strategy is not simply to pair up the currency with the highest interest rate against a currency with the lowest rate. Rather, far more important than the absolute spread itself is the direction of the spread. In order for carry trades to work best, you need to be long in a currency with an interest rate that is in the process of expanding against a currency with a stationary or contracting interest rate.
Daddy Raj (2 months ago)
What are the basics of trading Forex for beginners?
fillsgarage (2 months ago)
Great video thank you
Arnie Vincent (2 months ago)
never believe i could make such profit .
Damari Moland (1 month ago)
Dave Flacko (2 months ago)
Arnie Vincent what did you use ?? Is there a website or something to download ?
nick gagnon (2 months ago)
Didn’t know Seth McFarlane traded forex
joe afu (2 months ago)
How do you even get paid from forex??
NettiBongo (16 days ago)
buy a currency if you believe its going up. and when it goes up you sell it. just like any business buy cheap sell high. or buy high sell higher.
* (25 days ago)
Forex doesn't pay you, it's up to you to make a profit trading currency If you make money you can add it to your balance
JACKSON BAGENZI (2 months ago)
This video is useful and i'm a bit confused. I wish to see how is done in reality.
redEYEfight (2 months ago)
I have a basic stock portfolio i dont really mess with i just put money into. Im curious tho about getting into the forex market hut have no idea where to start, what software, apps, or websites do i need to look at and how do I actually get into the market.
Trading 212 (2 months ago)
You may want to learn by doing and practice your trading strategies for free with virtual money. Start with Trading 212's Practice Mode in seconds at www.trading212.com/en/Practice-for-Free-GBP. Take a look at the Learning hub at www.trading212.com/en/Learn. Subscribe to this channel, catch up with the tutorials and stick around for fresh content every week. Any questions? Begin a live chat with a customer care associate and receive help in real time - www.trading212.com/en/Contact?startchat.
Sai Prasad (2 months ago)
Watching form india thankqqq
G. Lee Ferguson (2 months ago)
I have heard great things about the Somaliland Schilling being a great investment.
Abdelle Ahmed (15 days ago)
Really, where did you hear it from. Lol
Randy Adan (3 months ago)
Why do so many people complain or are scared of scams how can we know anyone ???
Tinye John (3 months ago)
Hey Hope u a well I am really new I need to know which site would be a good one to do forex trading n how u actually pay or get paid for a trade
Trading 212 (3 months ago)
Hello Tinye, you may want to try Trading 212 for free with virtual money - www.trading212.com/en/Practice-for-Free-GBP. The trading conditions are listed at www.trading212.com/en/Trading-Conditions. General information about the deposits and withdrawals is provided on the FAQ section at www.trading212.com/en/Frequently-asked-questions?cId=3. Any questions? Just begin a live chat to get instant assistance in real time - www.trading212.com/en/Contact?startchat.
Tshepo Moilwe (3 months ago)
how do you look for trends in the market?
Trading 212 (3 months ago)
Hello Tshepo, this video on how to identify and follow trends may shed light on your question - https://youtu.be/-PPkTLov6VY.
Simplified. Thanks
Micheal Richard (3 months ago)
I don't even know what strategy to use again everything keeps failing.
Comment (2 months ago)
Short sell.
Ben Dover (4 months ago)
Is that THE David Jones?
Yazan Hanif (4 months ago)
I’m so confused
Top MasterClass (4 months ago)
great. very clear
Eric B FXion (4 months ago)
How do you make this video; how can i record the platform?
asbury collins (4 months ago)
amazing amount of information on this channel 10/10
tia ra (4 months ago)
When you are gaining in forex trading, does that mean that somebody out there is losing?
Jeff Moss (4 months ago)
tia ra not at all :)
Top MasterClass (4 months ago)
nice. thank you
bays bays haji (4 months ago)
How much money do i start this F.X
Trading 212 (4 months ago)
The current minimum deposit on Trading 212 is GBP 100, EUR 100 or USD 150. Local currencies are available in certain areas.
bays bays haji (4 months ago)
Hi sir
joe (4 months ago)
Thanks for this video Mr. Jones.My country's currency is weaker against the major trading currencies. Please how can I buy a foreign currency to start a forex trading and get maximum returns since I can only get a local currency but not a foreign currency after trading? What is the best strategy to adopt? Thank you.
Trading 212 (4 months ago)
Hey Joe, you may want to try Trading 212. Start now with virtual money for free at www.trading212.com/en/Open-Practice-Account-GBP.
Siyabonga Ndlazi (5 months ago)
How much do you need to start trading on your website?
Trading 212 (5 months ago)
The current minimum deposit is GBP 100, EUR 100 or USD 150. Local currencies also available in certain areas.
THE CRYPTOS (5 months ago)
Ryan Steen (5 months ago)
Would i loose anymore then i have bought so would I loose more money then i have put on to the account
Ryan Steen (5 months ago)
Trading 212 brilliant gonna give it a go.
Trading 212 (5 months ago)
You may want to take your time on the Practice Money Mode first. It's exactly the same as the Real Money Mode, except for the virtual funds and the Weekend trading feature.
Ryan Steen (5 months ago)
Trading 212 thanks for the reply i really want to do this just scared hahahah
Trading 212 (5 months ago)
Hello Ryan, all trading accounts with Trading 212 have a Negative Balance Protection. That means the maximum potential loss is limited to the account balance.
Adeyemi Sunkanmi (5 months ago)
Great video and clear point of discussion. How do I get started? I have no pre knowledge about forex before this watching this video. Thanks.
Trading 212 (5 months ago)
Hello Adeyemi, you may take a look at the educational materials at www.trading212.com/en/Learn. Make sure to watch the videos in the channel and stay tuned for new tutorials - fresh content every week. You may trade for free with virtual money at www.trading212.com/en/Open-Practice-Account-GBP. In case of questions, simply chat with a team member to clear it all out - www.trading212.com/en/Contact?startchat. Wishing you successful trading with Trading 212.
Bhseeker01 (5 months ago)
As a newbie, I am gonna ask a very important question:. WHERE do you trade Forex? That would be like basic of the basics, at least IMO.
Trading 212 (5 months ago)
You may want to try Trading 212's free Practice Money Mode - www.trading212.com/en/Open-Practice-Account-GBP.
#Savage Movement (5 months ago)
I want to give this a try
Pqeo (5 months ago)
Good clear video, thank you
GeorgiePhilly (5 months ago)
Stocks seem like scams to me lol I can't trust anyone
Kaiser Jin (2 months ago)
how is this scamming??, u need to do some research before u give names to stuff u dont know about
Malbz0r (2 months ago)
you sound retarded
You cant Give up (2 months ago)
Its like gambling. Well it is gambling.
Yuma Tsukyimo (3 months ago)
+Chris Rodriguez lol
Catalina Trophy (4 months ago)
This is Forex thou🤔
Postee Motsh (6 months ago)
wow very clear indeed
Mithat Can Yaman (6 months ago)
so simple and clear explanation, thank you
Kith Elliot (6 months ago)
I want too learn how to trade from scratch... where can i get appropriate material to go over and guidance
Trading 212 (5 months ago)
The Practice Mode enables you to trade for free with virtual money in a risk-free environment. The quotes are real. You get the real market experience, however, there are no risks involved.
Doogs (5 months ago)
For the virtual trading strategies. Is it like a free trial where you get to try it out and dont lose money or gain money?
Trading 212 (6 months ago)
Hello Kith, you may subscribe to the channel and watch the tutorials. Make sure to hit the alarm bell in order not to miss a new video, because fresh content is published every week. You may also check out the educational materials at www.trading212.com/en/Learn. Test your trading strategies for free by using virtual money at www.trading212.com/en/Open-Practice-Account-GBP. Start a live chat in case any questions arise - www.trading212.com/en/Contact?startchat. Successful trading from everyone at Trading 212.
Christian Edwards (6 months ago)
Need to get a better understanding of trading
Conor Williams (6 months ago)
This has explained alot to me because i want to start trading but im only 15 so can you put any amount of money in like £5
Trading 212 (6 months ago)
Hi Conor, you have to be at least 18 years old to trade with real money on Trading 212. Currently, the minimum deposit amount is GBP 100, EUR 100 or USD 150. Local currencies are also supported in certain countries.
Can i hold a stock for as long as i like. For example if im losing money could i hold these currencies e.g. 6months until i'll be making a profit and then sell. Or do i always need to sell before the end of the week
xAndrzej42 (23 days ago)
It's very risky tactic. You might lose a lot of money by doing so. It's better to just use "stop on lose" function, along with the "take money if". These are the safest options you have, and with them you can go away do something else
Trading 212 (6 months ago)
Hi there, is relation to Forex and CFDs trading you may keep your positions open as long as you have sufficient funds on your trading account, or until the expiration date, in case you are trading CFDs on futures contracts.
Vanda Silva (7 months ago)
Clear basics, easy to understand, simple language!
Just Murph (6 months ago)
yeah just master the basic and you will be off in the races
ahumuza irene (7 months ago)
wow... u are really good at explaining. i am definitely subscribing
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Jermaine Roberts (7 months ago)
Can you do a video on harmonic scanner
Jalen D (7 days ago)
Jermaine Roberts are you apart of iml?
Martin Shkreli (7 months ago)
yeah right lol....
Karl Price (4 months ago)
waddup shkreli?
robert stepien (8 months ago)
trading 212 not support Belgium country
robert stepien (8 months ago)
Trading 212 yes I know and that is really not good :(
Trading 212 (8 months ago)
Hi Robert, due to the regulations, Belgian residents are not eligible to trade in the trading account's Real Money Mode on Trading 212.
Tee TV (8 months ago)
Great video. Very clear info, thanks!
nwajei afam (6 months ago)
Tee TV you pretty
muzt fitness (8 months ago)
Nice video
Ibrahim Safdar (8 months ago)
I'm at work can watch the video is there any scams involved in this online trade and also is thee reasonable money to be made every week or month thanks
Trading 212 (8 months ago)
Hi Ibrahim, Trading 212 is authorised and regulated by the FCA and the FSC. Rest assured, the service is legitimate and all traders are treated fairly. You can read more at www.trading212.com/en/Company-Overview. Your results depend on your trading strategy and discipline, as well as on the market. Feel free to trade for free with virtual money at www.trading212.com/en/Free-FOREX-Practice-Account-GBP.
lihle lalendle (8 months ago)
Thank you D i think you explain things vividly
Could you plz add a English subtitle file in your video ?
Den Harry (9 months ago)
So its like the stock market?
SwingTradeSolutions (4 months ago)
Den Harry Basically but with forex it’s 24/6
Stefan Choh (9 months ago)
can trading 212 be used in the united states?
Stefan Choh (9 months ago)
ok thank you
Trading 212 (9 months ago)
Hi Stefan, you can use the Practice Money Mode. The Real Money Mode is currently not available for US residents, due to the regulations.
Katja J. A. (9 months ago)
thank you! so hard to find someone explaining the basics in an understandable way!
Dust sans The skeleton (9 months ago)
Dust sans The skeleton (9 months ago)
Adam Baker (9 months ago)
Anyone else think that his hands would smell like doctor hands?
Chase null (2 months ago)
Next time I smell my doctor's hands I'll let you know
Invincible king (2 months ago)
Catalina Trophy (4 months ago)
😂😂😂😂 Wow!
Grant Piper (4 months ago)
Adam Baker..I fink his hands would smell like his balls. Especially sitting infront of his computer all day.
fitrian hidayat (5 months ago)
Adam Baker what..
Shawn Creech (10 months ago)
Would you invest for me and split a margin of profits?
The Duka (10 months ago)
Thanks, I started studying today. You made it so comprehensible
Edwin Ramos (16 days ago)
How are you studying? I wanna start
Tommy The Third (8 months ago)
The Duka how can I get in contact with you?
Tamba K (10 months ago)
Lol nice tom & jerry reference.
BillyBoy92 (5 months ago)
Tamba K Good old matchstick on the eyelid
THE SPARTAN (10 months ago)
great video very professional !!!
dikgogodi Cecilia Pilane (10 months ago)
damn, this is so insightful. I have recently started developing interest In forex trading and I do not know the first thing about this. This video has shed so much light and I am really thankful
E HATIPO (9 days ago)
have you made any money ?
l3thal (2 months ago)
Look Dad, No Hands was he talking to you?
Ryan Sherry (3 months ago)
Yogesh Maisuria how much money would you average on making a week and how much did you initially put into it?
tshepo mpilo (11 months ago)
great video hey
Prashant Solomon (1 year ago)
Great video. Thanks.
Jamie french (1 year ago)
What's your opinion on trailing stop losses?
David Jones (1 year ago)
I think they are a great idea when a trade has moved a decent amount in your favour. A way of locking in some profit along the way, but giving the trade more room to hopefully make more profit.
t4i Chi (1 year ago)
Thanks but do need to charge myself before lost my mind catch back soon ta'
Rahul Sewani (1 year ago)
Can you make a tutorial video on trading using pivot points. Will be great to learn from you sir. Thank you.
Trading 212 (1 year ago)
Thanks for suggesting the topic, Rahul.
Suli (1 year ago)
Video series on Elliot wave theory please?
Trading 212 (1 year ago)
Hi there. Thanks for your request. Currently, you can read about the Elliott Waves at www.trading212.com/en/Technical-Analysis?id=6.
Jabulani Mbele (1 year ago)
Thanks Dave, it was a refresher for me. Back to basics.

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