A student will move through the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels that most online courses offer. Individual training is much more specific, and it is advised that a trader have basic forex training before taking up this option. No matter which type of training a trader selects, there are several criteria to consider before signing up. A simple Google search shows roughly two million results for “forex trading courses. To narrow the search, focus on the courses that have solid reputations. The reputation of a course is best gauged by talking with other traders and participating in online forums. The more information you can gather from people who have taken these courses, the more confident you can be that you will make the right choice.
Good trading courses are certified through a regulatory body or financial institution. Not all trading course or system promoters are required to be members of the National Futures Association or registered with the CFTC, but most of the reputable ones are, and they adhere to these bodies’ code of ethics. For those thinking globally, be aware that each country has its own regulatory boards, and international courses may be certified by different organizations. Before choosing a course, carefully examine the time and cost commitments, as they vary widely.