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Forex - Trading Around the World

Interactive Brokers via Coursera

Overview

In this course, we’ll introduce you to the foreign currency market, including who participates in it and some of their reasons for doing so. You’ll also gain an understanding of the complex nature of certain trading products, as well as some of the risks investors typically face.

We’ll also explore the use of margin in your account and provide you with a case study, showing how to invest in the stock of a non-domestic company listed on a foreign exchange, as well as guide you through entering an overseas trade on an online trading platform.

By the end of this course, you should gain a broad overview of the foreign exchange market, understand certain major currency products, and acquire some practical skills that will help you to dive-in and make trades on your own.

Syllabus

  • Trading Around the World
    • Acquire the skills to make stock transactions in the foreign currency market on an online trading platform Understand market mechanics, including major and minor currency pairs, trading products, risks, market participants and their motives, as well as the foreign exchange marketplace and margin accounts.
  • Intro to FX Stock Trading
    • Understand how to trade shares of overseas-listed companies in foreign currencies.
  • Entering an Overseas Trade
    • Acquire the skills to trade in the overseas equities markets on an online trading platform, as well as understand how to manage currency exposure.

Taught by

Mary MacNamara, Lucas Deaver, Jeff Praissman, Andrew Wilkinson and Steven Levine

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