CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78.1% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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Build Your Skills With Capital.com’s Free Online Trading Courses

If you are looking for an introduction to trading, we are here to help. Our easy-to-follow courses were created by our trading experts and will give you a solid understanding about the fundamentals of trading. These bite-size, jargon free lessons are here to help you regardless of whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned trader looking to build on your existing skills. Dive in to learn more about trading CFDs, using leverage and margin, essential risk management strategies and more. The online trading courses can be used in conjunction with our Youtube content that includes educational films, short how-to videos, price analysis and expert market insights.

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Course 1

Introduction to Financial Markets

Get started with the basics of trading such as the bid-ask spread, market liquidity and stock market exchanges

  1. What is market liquidity? 3 Minutes
  2. Who are the main market players? 3 Minutes
  3. Stock market exchanges 2 Minutes
  4. Finance Quiz 13 questions
Course 2

Financial instruments

What instruments are available and how can you trade them? Find out about how to trade CFDs on popular markets like shares, commodities, indices and forex.

  1. What is an IPO? 3 Minutes
  2. What are shares? 4 Minutes
  3. What are commodities? 3 Minutes
  4. What are indices? 3 Minutes
  5. What is forex? 4 Minutes
  6. Financial Questions 40 questions
Course 3

What are leverage and margin?

Leverage and margin are important in trading CFDs with Capital.com–so much so that we created a separate section to explain how they work, their benefits and risks.

  1. What are leverage and margin? 4 Minutes
  2. Getting started with margin trading 4 Minutes
  3. Using margin for different asset classes 4 Minutes
  4. Benefits and risks of margin trading 3 Minutes
  5. Margin call 3 Minutes
Course 4

The ABCs of Derivatives and CFDs

Get a better understanding of derivatives and CFDs and learn how to profit from an asset’s price movements without needing to directly purchase it.

  1. What is a derivative? 1 Minutes
  2. Why buy derivatives? 1 Minutes
  3. Contract for difference 7 Minutes
  4. Financial Quiz 14 questions
Course 5

Derivatives and Understanding Risks of Trading

Delve deeper into derivatives and explore futures, options and swaps, as well as understanding the critical balance between risk and reward. Find out how to manage risk and what to watch out for.

  1. What are futures? 2 Minutes
  2. What are options? 2 Minutes
  3. What are credit default swaps? 2 Minutes
  4. What are asset-backed securities 2 Minutes
  5. What are forwards? 1 Minutes
  6. What are interest rate swaps (IRS)? 1 Minutes
  7. Risk and reward? 2 Minutes
  8. Finance Questions 25 questions
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Trading Glossary

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Do you know your CFDs from your IPOs or ETFs? Remove the mystery with our definitions glossary.

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Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental analysis is a thorough process of assessing the intrinsic value of a security such as a stock or currency, with the aim of discovering whether that security is undervalued or overvalued from an investor’s point of view. Any factor...

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Financial Times Stock Exchange (Footsie)

The FTSE 100 definition is the same as the definition of the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, with the FTSE 100, or Footsie, being shortened names (or slang names) for the stock market index . The index comprises the top 100...

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