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Transform your understanding of the forex market with OANDA’s live, informative sessions. We offer content designed for novice and more experienced traders alike, as well as a series of courses, called Forward Thinking Traders, exclusively for fxTrade account holders. 

Under the Current Schedule tab, choose your preferred language to view the upcoming live webinars. If you can't make it to a live session, or can’t find an upcoming session, visit the Archive Schedule tab to view a recording. Select the Forward Thinking Traders tab to register for the premium courses offered to fxTrade Account Holders. 

All times are stated in Eastern Time, with sessions scheduled within the United Kingdom and Asia/Singapore time zones . Convert to your local time. We also offer Market Commentary twice a week.


Current Webinar Schedule

Special Year-End Webinar

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The Annual Review: Looking Back to Move Forward

In this webinar you will see how we review the past year, take stock, and use the lessons learned to plan for 2015. This live and interactive webinar will cover:

  • The Year in Charts. Assessment of the global FX charts of the past year
  • Planning for the year ahead
  • How to leverage OANDA’s Trading tools in this annual review

    Introductory Lessons

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    Understanding Forex - The ABC's

    The foreign exchange market (forex) has evolved into the world’s largest market by dollar volume. Learn why retail traders are being drawn to the market that was formerly the exclusive preserve of institutions and professionals.

  • Learn about the key characteristics of this dynamic market that trades 24 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Identify the major market participants and what makes forex prices move
  • Review the benefits and risks of trading forex
  • Understand why working with the right broker is critical for forex traders


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    Getting Started in Trading

    This educational session helps newer traders identify key factors that determine their trading style and the steps they can take to further their growth as traders. In this interactive webinar, we will discuss:

  • Managing your learning curve as a new trader
  • The distinction between fundamental and technical trading approaches
  • Differences between day trading, swing trading and investing – The many options to incorporate trading into your lifestyle
  • Developing your trading skills through further education


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    Intermediate Lessons

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    Trading Forex: Technical Analysis vs Trading Strategy

    Traders, both new and old, often fail because they don’t recognize the need for systematic trading strategies. This webinar reviews the various approaches to trading, and highlights the critical difference between utilizing elements of technical or fundamental analysis and trading with an actual strategy.

  • Fundamental vs. Technical approaches to trading
  • The distinction between fundamental and technical trading approaches
  • Differences between day trading, swing trading and investing – The many options to incorporate trading into your lifestyle
  • The critical role of risk management in trading success






    Avoiding Commonplace Trading Errors

    This practical session, highlights common errors that can make it harder for traders to achieve their trading goals. Traders of all levels will benefit from insights and practical tips to identify and reduce these common errors. Content focuses on trading mindset rather than specific trading strategies.

  • Review common trading errors and understand how they can affect your financial results
  • Recognize these errors in your trading and learn practical approaches to reducing them
  • Distinguish between a winning trade and flawless execution
  • Implement a process of self-review to continuously identify and reduce trading errors


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    Forex in Focus: Live Market Analysis with Q&A

    A lively and interactive webinar with a professional forex trader. Review the near and intermediate term forex markets and developing trends of interest.

  • Spot potential opportunities using OANDA’s innovative currency market tools
  • Learn how to apply the OANDA Heatmap for potential opportunities for both intraday and swing trading
  • Recognize key levels in various markets and possible approaches to trading them
  • Learn practical techniques for assessing the strength of a currency trend
  • A great opportunity to ask a professional trader questions about using OANDA’s various technical tools and charting packages


    Advanced Lessons

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    Avoiding False Breakouts

    Breakouts of support and resistance levels in the market occur when buying and selling activity builds up at very specific price points and subsequently breaks above or below that level. These potential setups can occur over both short and long timeframes; there is also the possibility of a “false” breakout.

    In this webinar we discuss how you can spot these potential breakout levels and develop a strategy for trading them.

  • Understand the meaning of support and resistance levels
  • Discover why sloping trend lines are subjective and largely unreliable
  • Develop your own criteria for potential entry and stop placement when solid breakout levels appear in a trend
  • Enhance your knowledge in identifying additional technical elements that indicate trend strength


    Risk Management: A Key Component of your Trading Plan

    Risk management is a key skill and discipline that is vital to the success and survival of traders with all levels of experience. The anticipation and management of risk should be a key component of a trading plan and not an afterthought. In this session we review:

  • Common sources of trading risk, as well as symptoms that should make you re-evaluate your approach
  • Techniques to reduce, avoid, or transfer risks when you identify them
  • Comments from well-known traders on achieving success in the markets




    Fibonacci Retracements and Clusters: An Advanced Look at Trend Formation

    This well known, but often misused tool, can identify areas where traders might consider joining trends and placing stops. When a Fibonacci level is combined with sources of price support and resistance, it can become a powerful technical analysis tool. This advanced level session covers:

  • Methods for applying Fibonacci techniques in chart analysis
  • How a solid understanding of trends can minimize the need to remember chart pattern names
  • Utilizing Fibonacci retracements to anticipate trend turning points
  • Gauging the strength of price support and resistance areas through cluster analysis



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    "I found the information very relevant and well done. …this was an extremely worthwhile and valuable seminar. Thank you."

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    "This was one of the best seminars I've ever attended... This speaker was thorough, slow and just explained well all the way around. Thank you!"

    - Darlene V.

    "Webinar was very useful for me….got very concrete, straightforward suggestions for developing a solid trading plan and a clear understanding of a couple of strategies to employ."

    - Angela C.

    Risk Declaration

    Leveraged foreign exchange (forex) trading carries a high degree of risk. Carefully consider your financial objectives, level of experience and appetite for such risk prior to entering this market. Most importantly, do not invest money that you are not in a position to lose.

    OANDA’s fxWebinars are for general information purposes only and do not take into account your personal circumstances. They are not investment advice or an inducement to trade forex.

    You are solely responsible for determining whether forex trading or a particular transaction is suitable for you and for seeking professional advice.

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