Introduction to Financial Markets

Welcome to “Introduction to Financial Markets.” This course serves as your gateway to unraveling the intricacies of financial markets and trading basics. Recognize the language, units, and concepts that shape financial landscapes, equipping you with a solid foundation for independent investment.

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In this course, we learn about financial markets, financial derivatives, contracts for difference and the basics of financial analysis.  Students will get an insight into the language of financial markets and its units and concepts. You will gain a basic understanding of what is involved in investing independently in financial assets.

What We Will Learn

  • Historical Insights: Uncover the captivating history of financial markets, tracing their evolution through time.
  • Derivative Dynamics: Grasp the financial derivatives and their significance and role in modern markets.
  • Contracts for Difference (CFDs): Understand the mechanics behind CFDs and their potential for strategic trading.
  • Vanilla Options Unveiled: Explore vanilla options, unraveling their intricacies and application.
  • Spread Betting Clarity: Check the concept of spread betting, gaining insights into its essence and utility.
  • Financial Trading Decoded: Gain a comprehensive perspective on the multifaceted world of financial trading and what it involves.

Level:

  • Beginner

Pre-requisites:

  • We strongly recommend you log into your trading account at AvaTrade for practice purposes
  • Some lessons might appear in multiple courses due to their relevance

What are financial markets?

1
An Introduction to Financial Markets – Video
3 minutes
2
An Introduction to Financial Markets – Article
3 minutes
3
An Introduction to Financial Markets – Quiz
5 questions

Financial Derivatives

1
Financial Derivatives – Video
5 minutes
2
The Art of the Derivative – Article
4 minutes
3
Financial Derivatives – Quiz
5 questions

Contracts for Difference (CFDs)

1
CFDs – Video
3 minutes
2
Contracting the Difference with CFDs – Article
4 minutes
3
CFDs – Quiz
4 questions

Vanilla Options & Spread Betting

1
Vanilla Options – Video
3 minutes
2
Vanilla Options and Spread Betting – Article
3 minutes
3
Vanilla Options and Spread Betting – Quiz
3 questions

How to Trade ... in a Nutshell

1
How to Trade – Video
4 minutes
2
How to Trade … in a nutshell!- Article
3 minutes
3
How to Download MetaTrader Platform – Demo
2 minutes
4
Introduction to MetaTrader - Demo
3 minutes
5
Using MetaTrader - Demo
4 minutes
6
How to Trade – Quiz
4 questions

Set up your workspace

1
Set up your Trading Account
6 minutes

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