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Learn to Trade in Lockdown

March 25, 2020

Learn to Trade in Lockdown

Time is the number one obstacle for aspiring traders. When it’s business as usual, you’ve got busy days at work and social commitments in the evenings and on the weekends. Right now, though, it’s not business as usual. Lockdown is far from an ideal situation but there is one upside: You’ve likely now got more time to learn a new skill, like trading.

Time is the number one obstacle for aspiring traders. When it’s business as usual, you’ve got busy days at work and social commitments in the evenings and on the weekends. Right now, though, it’s not business as usual. Lockdown is far from an ideal situation but there is one upside: You’ve likely now got more time to learn a new skill, like trading.

It takes time to go through the learning curve and the best way to make progress is through practice and education. 

How to get started:

1. Education

Education is the key to flattening out the learning curve for successful trading. Whether you’re brand new or you’ve got some skills and confidence as a trader, there’s always more to learn. 

Our professional options traders frequently run live education events online. From picking directions to looking at strategies and opportunities, these events will help you quickly up your trading game.

2. Paper trading simulations

Before you start trading with real money, get confident with online trade platforms and market movements with our simulated trading environment. Based on the live market, this platform gives you an identical experience to real trading. The only difference is you’re using virtual cash in place of the real stuff. This risk-free environment is one of the most effective ways to learn how to trade before you start playing with real money. 

Get started today with a one month trial of our trading platform. 

3. Real trading

Once you’ve got some experience trading on the simulation platform, you can open a trading account and make your first trades with real money on our online trading platform. 

You’ll be able to make direct trades from your computer while having access to phone support. If you’re not sure how something on the platform works, you can call out helpdesk for technical support. You can also call our full-service options desk where you can run through your ideas or questions with an expert trader. 

Now is a unique time to learn about trading. Many traders have made once in a lifetime trades in the current climate. 


  • Education resources
  • Paper trade the live market
  • Access to all the best tools and analytics

Trading options is not suitable for everyone. There is a risk that you can lose more than the value of a trade or its underlying assets. You should only trade if you are confident that you fully understand what you are doing. 

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

 


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