Trading Academy

No matter what your current level of experience is, we can help improve your trading skills with our series of educational videos, articles and practical examples on a wide range of trading topics.

Featured courses

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    Trading with City Index
    Beginner
    11 Lessons
    From fundamental and technical analysis, to our research portal, City Index's research tools are designed solely for traders. Discover how to use our tools to become a more successful trader.
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    • City Index research tools

      7-minute read
      From fundamental and technical analysis, to our research portal, City Index's research tools are designed solely for traders. Discover how to use our tools to become a more successful trader.
    • Guide to short selling

      4-minute read
      Short selling offers clients the flexibility to trade on falling markets. Discover how to use our trade research tools to become a more successful trader.
    • Guide to orders

      5-minute read
      Learn more about trading orders including stop loss orders, limits and trailing stops. Use orders effectively and manage your risk with City Index.
    • Entry orders

      4-minute read
      Learn more about entry orders and how to use them effectively. Entry orders allow you to place stops and limits on buy and sell orders.
    • Trailing stops

      2-minute read
      Find out how to use trailing stops on your trades. Trailing stops lock in your profits during periods of particularly high volatility.
    • Guaranteed stop loss orders (GSLOs)

      3-minute read
      Learn how to use guaranteed stop loss orders on your trades and how they can be useful in volatile market conditions with City Index.
    • One-Cancels-Other (OCO) orders

      2-minute read
      Discover how to use one cancels other (OCO) orders when you trade and how they can be used to limit losses with City Index.
    • If-done orders

      2-minute read
      Learn how to use if-done orders on your trades. If-done orders are two step orders, where the second part is only activated if the first has been met.
    • Overnight financing explained

      3-minute read
      Overnight financing is a fee paid to hold a trading position overnight. Learn more about overnight financing with City Index.
    • Types of trades

      2-minute read
      Learn the difference between types of trade - Day Trading, Short Term Trading, CFDs, FX and more with City Index.
    • Corporate actions and dividends

      4-minute read
      Corporate action is an event initiated by a public company. Learn how public action can affect your trades at City Index.
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  • Mastering Forex
    Forex trading
    Beginner
    7 Lessons
    Forex is one of the world's most widely traded markets - at over $5trillion traded per day. Learn about Forex Trading at City Index.
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    • What is forex trading?

      6-munite read
      Forex is one of the world's most widely traded markets - at over $5trillion traded per day. Learn about Forex Trading at City Index.
    • How to trade forex

      8-minute read
      With currency prices fluctuating constantly, discover how you can find multiple opportunities to Trade FX every day at City Index.
    • Forex examples

      4-minute read
      Review Forex Trading examples, learn what going short and going long means - as well as many more Foreign Exchange Trading examples.
    • Margin and leverage

      4-minute read
      Learn the difference between leverage and margin in Forex Trading at City Index - find out more about leveraged Forex trading
    • Risks of forex trading

      4-minute read
      Understand the benefits and potential risks of Forex trading, learn about risk management and how to manage your risk when trading Forex.
    • Types of forex trades

      3-minute read
      With City Index, you can trade Forex in 3 different ways - find out more about the differences and benefits of ways to trade FX.
    • Start forex trading

      2-minute read
      Start Trading Forex within just a few minutes with our simple 3 step guide for opening an account.
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