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Online Professional Trading Academy

AvaTrade is committed to its clients by helping them to become effective and successful traders. We are offering a wide range of advanced tools and comprehensive educational resources tailored specifically to our professional investors.

With AvaTrade you can enhance your trading skills and knowledge, and gain advanced trading techniques that will help you to become the best trader you can be.

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Professional Trading Education

When it comes to trading, the difference between maximising profits and reducing or avoiding losses comes down to one’s ability to make fast and logical decisions based on constantly changing data.

AvaTrade’s online trading academy covers a wide range of topics, including technical analysis indicators, pattern recognition methods, chart analysis, advanced trading techniques and strategies.

We also offer access to market analysis and valuable trading tips. With our knowledge and expertise in financial trading, the AvaTrade professional education services ensure that our pro clients are equipped with the necessary tools and information to make better trading decisions.

MiFID II and Professional Traders

Under MiFID II, traders need to be classified as either retail or professional traders, which is based on a questionnaire that clients complete, as well as other criteria. Those that qualify as professional traders are then entitled to different features and benefits, such as the amount of leverage they can get.

The essence of MiFID II is to ensure a fair, transparent and more secure environment for all stakeholders, especially investors. As a result, AvaTrade clients can have complete peace of mind knowing that we comply with these regulations and always act in our clients’ best interests.

The Value of Professional Trading Education

The AvaTrade professional trading education comes with extensive support, market guidance, and resources to meet the demands of our professional clients who seek to expand their knowledge base and enhance their analytical skills for trading forex, CFDs and cryptocurrencies.

It is a known fact that, when it comes to trading, knowledge-based decisions are far more successful than emotion-based ones. The AvaTrade professional trading education allows you to effectively identify opportunities, finetune your trading skills and strategies and develop a broader understanding of the factors that impact market movements. As a result, your ability to make educated decisions, maximise profits and reduce risks becomes greatly enhanced.

Moving Average Indicator

The Moving Average (MA) is probably the most widely used technical indicator in online trading. There are several types of moving averages, (simple, exponential, smoothed, linearly weighted), which can be used by themselves or in conjunction with other indicators.

MACD Trading Strategies

The MACD (Moving Averages Convergence Divergence) is one of the core indicators in technical analysis, second in popularity only to the Moving Average. Often referred to as a “trend oscillator” it serves as a basis for numerous trading strategies, both as a standalone indicator or combined with other indicators. Read our MACD trading strategies guide to learn more.

Commodity Channel Index Indicator

What is the CCI Indicator (Commodity Channel Index)? What are its advantages and disadvantages? In this article, we will give answers to these questions and discuss several CCI-based trading strategies both for beginners and experienced traders.

Relative Strength Index

The RSI indicator is one of the oldest, most reliable and popular oscillators. What are the benefits of this indicator and what is the most efficient way of using it for trading? Read this article to learn how to install and implement this powerful tool in your trades.

Fibonacci Trading Strategies

What are Fibonacci Levels? How are they different and why are they so popular in stock trading? We will answer these questions and discuss several effective and real Forex trading strategies that employ Fibonacci levels.

Keltner Channel Idicator and Trading Strategies

The Keltner Channel is a volatility-based technical analysis indicator that helps in defining price trends as well as pinpointing overbought and oversold conditions in the market. Chester Keltner, a famous commodity trader, introduced the indicator in the 1960s, but the modern-day version (that includes the ATR, average true range) was updated by Linda Raschke in the 1980s.

MFI Indicator and Trading Strategies

The Money Flow Index (MFI) is a technical analysis indicator that literally allows traders to ‘follow the money’. That is, this indicator measures the flow of money into and out of a security over a specified period of time. By observing the MFI, traders can determine whether there is buying or selling pressure in the underlying asset.

Parabolic SAR Indicator and Trading Strategies

Parabolic SAR (parabolic stop and reverse) is one of the most popular trend-following indicators. Its appeal is that it not only helps in identifying the prevailing trend, but also when the trend ‘stops and reverses’.

Bollinger Bands Indicator and Trading Strategies

Bollinger Bands are an effective and common technical analysis indicator that is used by traders in order to understand the price volatility of a specific financial instrument. This indicator was named after its creator, John Bollinger, a famous technical analyst, who created them back in the 1980s.

RVI Indicator and Trading Strategies

The Relative Vigour Index (RVI) is a technical analysis indicator designed to measure the conviction of the recent prevailing price action of an asset, as well as the possibility of its continuation in the short and medium-term. The RVI indicator was developed by Donald Dorsey in 1993. The author then updated it into the current version in 1995. RVI belongs to the broad Oscillator group of indicators, which essentially means that it helps traders to determine overbought and oversold conditions in the market.

ADX Indicator and Trading Strategies

Created by legendary trader Welles Wilder in 1978, the Average Directional Movement Index (ADX) is a technical analysis tool used by traders to establish trend strength as well as trend direction.

Aroon Idicator and Trading Strategies

The Aroon indicators are a type of momentum oscillator that was developed in 1995 by Tushar Chande. It tells whether an asset is trending and how strong that trend is. It can also be used to locate correction periods and to identify when the market is consolidating.

ROC Idicator and Trading Strategies

The Rate of Change (ROC) is a price-based indicator designed to measure the rate at which the price changes from one period to another. The measure of the current price in relation to a defined look-back period is the typical rate of change definition. However, when expressed as a percentage, ROC can help traders determine not only momentum, but also overbought and oversold conditions as well as the trend direction. ROC is a momentum oscillator; other indicator types similar to ROC include MACD, RSI and ADX.

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