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General
Top Questions
What is how to trade all about?
That’s easy to explain. At How To Trade, we want you to learn the skills and have the support you need to become a successful trader.

We have over 45 members of staff across the world, most of us are traders so we genuinely have a passion for trading. It’s in our company’s DNA!

Our mentors are professional traders with 50+ years of combined experience. They are skilled in all major financial markets and with How To Trade, they will show you how to become a successful trader.

Our Trading Room is where the magic happens. This is where you log in, chat with professional mentors, chat with the community and tune into daily live streams. Basically, it’s your one-stop-shop for all things trading.
Do I need any prior experience before joining How To Trade?
Absolutely not! We’ve created our courses, live streams and interactive trading experiences with someone who has no experience in mind. We lean on our personal journey and remember what it was like when we first started and learnt from professionals. We want to impart that same lesson and successful journey with you.
Do you provide trading signals?
Yes. We provide our members with trading signals but we offer way way more than just signals. Trading signals alone will not help turn you into a successful trader.

To become a consistently profitable trader, you need the trader mindset, you need a strategy that works for you, you need to understand how the market works and most importantly, you need to be committed! Using signals alone is not a long term solution.
How long does it take to learn how to trade professionally??
Everyone absorbs and digests information at a different pace but we would like to anticipate that you will be considered advanced in technical ability and know-how by month 3. From there, we expect a lot more will fall into place as we unfold lessons around strategies, money management, psychology and the tools to assist our decision making. However, with that said, we have had students grasp and learn at a much faster pace.
What markets are traded?
We look at an array of markets ranging from Stocks, Futures, Bonds, Options, Commodities, Energies, Forex, Cryptocurrencies and more. None of us are married to any single particular market. Instead we deploy robust strategies that apply across the board, so long as the risk to reward ratio makes sense - which is discussed in clear and in-depth detail.
What’s covered in the daily live streams?
Typically we’ll scan through the financial markets highlighting to you what we’re most interested in and why. This includes the technical and fundamental analysis that goes with it (two buzz-words that you’ll be hearing a lot more of !). We then answer any questions you have in the live chat and also look at the markets you, the viewers, may be interested in. This is invaluable to you because you’ll get our take on how we view the opportunity and whether we like what you’re seeing. We also carry out regular workshops where we teach beginner and advanced trading techniques whilst answering any questions you might have at the end.
What do you cover in the Trading Academy?
We have literally spent hundreds of hours designing, shooting and producing structured bite-size video content for you to digest, learn from and proactively utilise to profit on your own trading account. What we teach you ranges from psychological techniques to keep you focused and on the straight and narrow, to multiple profitable strategies with specific entry and exit rules to capitalise on any market, and the exclusive proprietary tools we use that you, as a member, will get access to.
I’m new to all of this. Can I ask the mentor any question?
Absolutely! This community bridges the gap between new and seasoned professional traders. We pride ourselves in having created this community where no question is a stupid one and we’re here to hold your hand through the feeling of complexity, to the land of clarity and understanding. In time and with dedication, you will find yourself understanding how to create consistent profits with your trading.
I want to learn forex. How do I get started?
Well, you’re in the right place to learn about forex! We’re forex masters! We also cover all financial markets but a lot of what we discuss is focused on the forex market.

First up, we recommend you start a free 7 day trial with us. You’ll see inside our trading room and you’ll see the education you’re going to get there.
Membership
Top Questions
Do I have to commit after my 7 day trial?
No, definitely not. If you find during your 7-day-free no-obligation trial that our courses, live daily streams, workshops and tools are not right for you, you can simply cancel and we will not charge you a penny.
Can I cancel my membership at any time?
Yes you can. You can cancel your membership at any time.
What does it cost?
We offer lots at How To Trade for a small membership fee. We have a 1 month membership for $97 per month. We have a 6 month membership plan, that’s $297 billed every 6 months and our best value for money plan is our yearly membership plan, that’s $567 a year.
How can I trust you?
Well, that’s easy. We’ve been around since 2012 and today, we have thousands of 5 star reviews on TrustPilot, thousands of customers logging into our Trade Room daily and we’ve hundreds of thousands of followers on our social media channels. We're not a trading platform in the technical sense of the word, as we don't provide you with access to the markets, rather we're an educational platform and a community, where traders gather and interact with daily live streams, educational videos and between each other in our live chat. You might want to also check out our sister website www.forexsignals.com.
Trading Room
Top Questions
What’s inside the trading room?
Inside the trading room, you can access a number of different features! You can watch our daily Live Streams, access the Pro Trading Academy, download our Trading Tools, study the weekly Market Reports, read the Global News Stream and access our Refer a friend scheme. There’s much, much more to explore so why not check it out yourself?
How can I access the trading room?
You can access the trading room by simply clicking ‘Sign In’ directly on our homepage and filling in your details.
How many people are in the trading room?
The number of active users varies every day and can be anywhere up to 3,000. You can see the real number of live users at any time inside of the Trading Room.
How often are the daily live streams?
We stream live every day, up to x4 a day. We look at all markets around the world. Forex, Commodities, Stocks, Options, Futures, Energies and more!
What happens in the live chat inside the trading room?
Now, that’s a good question.. I have seen it all! The conversations in our Trading Room live chat vary from Trading ideas to opportunities to marriage proposals to Joe Exotic.. The Trading Room live chat is the best place to be!
Can I share my trade idea for feedback?
Absolutely! Like my boss says, the more ideas, the better! You will also get access to other trader’s ideas and share your own feedback.
How do I speak to one of the mentors?
You can speak to our mentors via the Live Chat option inside of the Trading Room and you can also slide into their DM’s.
Community
Top Questions
How many people are in the Trading Room community?
3,278 and counting! And I think there’s about to be one more… wink, wink!
What level of traders are in there?
In our trading room, you will find traders of all ages, levels and experiences! Some absolute beginners, some trading legends! Our job is to guide you through to success.
Which countries are they from?
Our traders are from all over the world! Some from places you’ve never even heard of. I am not supposed to give out any details but... can someone tell me where even is Montserrat?
How can the community help me?
The ability to chat to any & everyone in our community is invaluable. Plus it’s always good to have someone to talk to about your trade ideas who doesn’t just start talking about something else.. Am I right?!
What does the community think of How To Trade?
They think HowToTrade is ‘excellent, 5/5, the best thing to ever happen to the trading world’… And before you ask, yes, our heads are big.

Make sure you check out our reviews here
How-to
Top Questions
Trading Glossary
Top Questions
What is forex?
Forex is short for ‘foreign exchange’ (sometimes abbreviated to just FX) and is the largest, most liquid market in the world with an average daily trading volume exceeding $5 trillion.
What is a pip?
Pip is an abbreviation for point in percentage and is the unit of measurement used to express the change in value between two currencies.

Professional forex traders express their gains and losses in the number of pips their position rises or falls.
What is leverage?
Leverage is defined as an act of using borrowed money to increase earning potential.

To put it simply, leverage is essentially borrowed money provided by a forex broker to get involved in potentially high-profit trades without having to invest vast swathes of your own capital.
What is a lot?
A lot references the smallest available trade size that you can place when trading currency pairs in the foreign exchange market. There are typically 4 forex lot sizes that you will come across when trading forex - standard, mini, macro and nano.
What is spread?
Spread is the difference between the bid and the ask price.
What is a currency pair?
Forex is all about speculating on the fluctuating currencies between two countries. These two currencies are referred to as ‘currency pairs’ and they’re made up of the base currency and the quote currency.
What is an indicator?
Forex Technical Analysis Indicators are usually used to forecast price changes on the currency market. They are calculations which take the volume and price of a certain financial instrument into account.
What is MT4 and MT5?
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5) are trading platforms most commonly associated with forex trading but can be also used to trade a range of markets including indices, cryptocurrencies, and commodities, via CFDs or spread betting.
What are major pairs?
The major pairs are the four most heavily traded currency pairs in the forex market. The four major pairs are the EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, USD/CHF.
What are minor pairs?
Minor currency pairs, also known as cross currency pairs, are pairs that do not include the U.S. dollar, but do include at least one of the world's other three major currencies. That is to say that the Japanese yen, British pound or the euro are at least one, if not both of the currencies included in the pair.
What does ‘going short’ mean?
Short position is when the trader has sold a currency with the expectation that it will decrease.
What does ‘going long’ mean?
Long position is when the trader has bought a currency with the expectation that it will increase.
What time is the forex market open?
Forex market rarely closes! The forex market is open 24 hours a day and 5 days a week, only closing down during the weekend.
What is a broker?
Forex brokers are companies that provide traders with access to a platform that allows them to buy and sell foreign currencies.
What is a bid?
Bid is the price that a trader is willing to buy a currency pair at.
What is the ask?
Ask is the price that a trader would ask for when selling the currency pair.
What is slippage?
Slippage refers to the difference between the expected price of a trade and the price at which the trade is executed. Slippage can occur at any time but is most prevalent during periods of higher volatility when market orders are used.
What is a candlestick?
A candlestick is a type of price chart used in technical analysis that displays the high, low, open, and closing prices of a security for a specific time period.
What does ‘bearish’ mean?
The term “bearish” means a trader is pessimistic and that the price will go lower from where it currently is. If you are bearish on a market, you believe that the market is going to fall. A “bearish market” is when the price is in a downtrend, marked by lower highs and lower lows.
What does ‘bullish’ mean?
Bulls are traders who expect that price will go up. They buy to resell in the future at a higher price. Therefore, when quotes are growing, the market and the trend itself are called bullish.
Troubleshooting
Top Questions
What level of customer support do we offer?
You can talk to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are here to answer any questions you may have!
How do I contact the How To Trade support team?
You can contact us via our 24/7 live chat on the bottom right hand side.
What languages do the customer support team speak?
Our customer support team speaks English but if you’re feeling lucky you can try their other language skills… buena suerte!
How do I cancel my 7 day free trial?
Cancelling your 7 day free trial with HowToTrade is easy! All you need to do is login to your account, click ‘View Your Profile’ on the top right hand side of your screen, select ‘Subscription’ and click ‘Cancel Subscription’. And that’s your free trial cancelled!
How do I cancel my membership?
Cancelling your membership with HowToTrade is easy (but sad for us)! All you need to do is login to your account, click ‘View Your Profile’ on the top right hand side of your screen, select ‘Subscription’ and click ‘Cancel Subscription’. And that’s it… We will miss you!
How do I change my profile name inside the Trading Room?
If you’d like to change your profile name, just drop us a message in the live chat or by emailing us at support@howtotrade.com and our technical team will update your profile name.
How do I reset my password?
Easy. All you need to do is click the ‘forgot password’ option on the sign in box. You’ll be prompted to insert your email address - we’ll then send you an email so you can rest your password.
I can’t access the Trading Room, what do I do?
If you’re having trouble accessing the Trading Room, please contact our 24/7 customer service via the live chat option below.
What is how to trade all about?
That’s easy to explain. At How To Trade, we want you to learn the skills and have the support you need to become a successful trader.

We have over 45 members of staff across the world, most of us are traders so we genuinely have a passion for trading. It’s in our company’s DNA!

Our mentors are professional traders with 50+ years of combined experience. They are skilled in all major financial markets and with How To Trade, they will show you how to become a successful trader.

Our Trading Room is where the magic happens. This is where you log in, chat with professional mentors, chat with the community and tune into daily live streams. Basically, it’s your one-stop-shop for all things trading.
Do I need any prior experience before joining How To Trade?
Absolutely not! We’ve created our courses, live streams and interactive trading experiences with someone who has no experience in mind. We lean on our personal journey and remember what it was like when we first started and learnt from professionals. We want to impart that same lesson and successful journey with you.
Do you provide trading signals?
Yes. We provide our members with trading signals but we offer way way more than just signals. Trading signals alone will not help turn you into a successful trader.

To become a consistently profitable trader, you need the trader mindset, you need a strategy that works for you, you need to understand how the market works and most importantly, you need to be committed! Using signals alone is not a long term solution.
How long does it take to learn how to trade professionally??
Everyone absorbs and digests information at a different pace but we would like to anticipate that you will be considered advanced in technical ability and know-how by month 3. From there, we expect a lot more will fall into place as we unfold lessons around strategies, money management, psychology and the tools to assist our decision making. However, with that said, we have had students grasp and learn at a much faster pace.
What markets are traded?
We look at an array of markets ranging from Stocks, Futures, Bonds, Options, Commodities, Energies, Forex, Cryptocurrencies and more. None of us are married to any single particular market. Instead we deploy robust strategies that apply across the board, so long as the risk to reward ratio makes sense - which is discussed in clear and in-depth detail.
What’s covered in the daily live streams?
Typically we’ll scan through the financial markets highlighting to you what we’re most interested in and why. This includes the technical and fundamental analysis that goes with it (two buzz-words that you’ll be hearing a lot more of !). We then answer any questions you have in the live chat and also look at the markets you, the viewers, may be interested in. This is invaluable to you because you’ll get our take on how we view the opportunity and whether we like what you’re seeing. We also carry out regular workshops where we teach beginner and advanced trading techniques whilst answering any questions you might have at the end.
What do you cover in the Trading Academy?
We have literally spent hundreds of hours designing, shooting and producing structured bite-size video content for you to digest, learn from and proactively utilise to profit on your own trading account. What we teach you ranges from psychological techniques to keep you focused and on the straight and narrow, to multiple profitable strategies with specific entry and exit rules to capitalise on any market, and the exclusive proprietary tools we use that you, as a member, will get access to.
I’m new to all of this. Can I ask the mentor any question?
Absolutely! This community bridges the gap between new and seasoned professional traders. We pride ourselves in having created this community where no question is a stupid one and we’re here to hold your hand through the feeling of complexity, to the land of clarity and understanding. In time and with dedication, you will find yourself understanding how to create consistent profits with your trading.
I want to learn forex. How do I get started?
Well, you’re in the right place to learn about forex! We’re forex masters! We also cover all financial markets but a lot of what we discuss is focused on the forex market.

First up, we recommend you start a free 7 day trial with us. You’ll see inside our trading room and you’ll see the education you’re going to get there.
What level of customer support do we offer?
You can talk to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are here to answer any questions you may have!
How do I contact the How To Trade support team?
You can contact us via our 24/7 live chat on the bottom right hand side.
What languages do the customer support team speak?
Our customer support team speaks English but if you’re feeling lucky you can try their other language skills… buena suerte!
How do I cancel my 7 day free trial?
Cancelling your 7 day free trial with HowToTrade is easy! All you need to do is login to your account, click ‘View Your Profile’ on the top right hand side of your screen, select ‘Subscription’ and click ‘Cancel Subscription’. And that’s your free trial cancelled!
How do I cancel my membership?
Cancelling your membership with HowToTrade is easy (but sad for us)! All you need to do is login to your account, click ‘View Your Profile’ on the top right hand side of your screen, select ‘Subscription’ and click ‘Cancel Subscription’. And that’s it… We will miss you!
How do I change my profile name inside the Trading Room?
If you’d like to change your profile name, just drop us a message in the live chat or by emailing us at support@howtotrade.com and our technical team will update your profile name.
How do I reset my password?
Easy. All you need to do is click the ‘forgot password’ option on the sign in box. You’ll be prompted to insert your email address - we’ll then send you an email so you can rest your password.
I can’t access the Trading Room, what do I do?
If you’re having trouble accessing the Trading Room, please contact our 24/7 customer service via the live chat option below.
What is forex?
Forex is short for ‘foreign exchange’ (sometimes abbreviated to just FX) and is the largest, most liquid market in the world with an average daily trading volume exceeding $5 trillion.
What is a pip?
Pip is an abbreviation for point in percentage and is the unit of measurement used to express the change in value between two currencies.

Professional forex traders express their gains and losses in the number of pips their position rises or falls.
What is leverage?
Leverage is defined as an act of using borrowed money to increase earning potential.

To put it simply, leverage is essentially borrowed money provided by a forex broker to get involved in potentially high-profit trades without having to invest vast swathes of your own capital.
What is a lot?
A lot references the smallest available trade size that you can place when trading currency pairs in the foreign exchange market. There are typically 4 forex lot sizes that you will come across when trading forex - standard, mini, macro and nano.
What is spread?
Spread is the difference between the bid and the ask price.
What is a currency pair?
Forex is all about speculating on the fluctuating currencies between two countries. These two currencies are referred to as ‘currency pairs’ and they’re made up of the base currency and the quote currency.
What is an indicator?
Forex Technical Analysis Indicators are usually used to forecast price changes on the currency market. They are calculations which take the volume and price of a certain financial instrument into account.
What is MT4 and MT5?
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5) are trading platforms most commonly associated with forex trading but can be also used to trade a range of markets including indices, cryptocurrencies, and commodities, via CFDs or spread betting.
What are major pairs?
The major pairs are the four most heavily traded currency pairs in the forex market. The four major pairs are the EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, USD/CHF.
What are minor pairs?
Minor currency pairs, also known as cross currency pairs, are pairs that do not include the U.S. dollar, but do include at least one of the world's other three major currencies. That is to say that the Japanese yen, British pound or the euro are at least one, if not both of the currencies included in the pair.
What does ‘going short’ mean?
Short position is when the trader has sold a currency with the expectation that it will decrease.
What does ‘going long’ mean?
Long position is when the trader has bought a currency with the expectation that it will increase.
What time is the forex market open?
Forex market rarely closes! The forex market is open 24 hours a day and 5 days a week, only closing down during the weekend.
What is a broker?
Forex brokers are companies that provide traders with access to a platform that allows them to buy and sell foreign currencies.
What is a bid?
Bid is the price that a trader is willing to buy a currency pair at.
What is the ask?
Ask is the price that a trader would ask for when selling the currency pair.
What is slippage?
Slippage refers to the difference between the expected price of a trade and the price at which the trade is executed. Slippage can occur at any time but is most prevalent during periods of higher volatility when market orders are used.
What is a candlestick?
A candlestick is a type of price chart used in technical analysis that displays the high, low, open, and closing prices of a security for a specific time period.
What does ‘bearish’ mean?
The term “bearish” means a trader is pessimistic and that the price will go lower from where it currently is. If you are bearish on a market, you believe that the market is going to fall. A “bearish market” is when the price is in a downtrend, marked by lower highs and lower lows.
What does ‘bullish’ mean?
Bulls are traders who expect that price will go up. They buy to resell in the future at a higher price. Therefore, when quotes are growing, the market and the trend itself are called bullish.
How many people are in the Trading Room community?
3,278 and counting! And I think there’s about to be one more… wink, wink!
What level of traders are in there?
In our trading room, you will find traders of all ages, levels and experiences! Some absolute beginners, some trading legends! Our job is to guide you through to success.
Which countries are they from?
Our traders are from all over the world! Some from places you’ve never even heard of. I am not supposed to give out any details but... can someone tell me where even is Montserrat?
How can the community help me?
The ability to chat to any & everyone in our community is invaluable. Plus it’s always good to have someone to talk to about your trade ideas who doesn’t just start talking about something else.. Am I right?!
What does the community think of How To Trade?
They think HowToTrade is ‘excellent, 5/5, the best thing to ever happen to the trading world’… And before you ask, yes, our heads are big.

Make sure you check out our reviews here
Do I have to commit after my 7 day trial?
No, definitely not. If you find during your 7-day-free no-obligation trial that our courses, live daily streams, workshops and tools are not right for you, you can simply cancel and we will not charge you a penny.
Can I cancel my membership at any time?
Yes you can. You can cancel your membership at any time.
What does it cost?
We offer lots at How To Trade for a small membership fee. We have a 1 month membership for $97 per month. We have a 6 month membership plan, that’s $297 billed every 6 months and our best value for money plan is our yearly membership plan, that’s $567 a year.
How can I trust you?
Well, that’s easy. We’ve been around since 2012 and today, we have thousands of 5 star reviews on TrustPilot, thousands of customers logging into our Trade Room daily and we’ve hundreds of thousands of followers on our social media channels. We're not a trading platform in the technical sense of the word, as we don't provide you with access to the markets, rather we're an educational platform and a community, where traders gather and interact with daily live streams, educational videos and between each other in our live chat. You might want to also check out our sister website www.forexsignals.com.
What’s inside the trading room?
Inside the trading room, you can access a number of different features! You can watch our daily Live Streams, access the Pro Trading Academy, download our Trading Tools, study the weekly Market Reports, read the Global News Stream and access our Refer a friend scheme. There’s much, much more to explore so why not check it out yourself?
How can I access the trading room?
You can access the trading room by simply clicking ‘Sign In’ directly on our homepage and filling in your details.
How many people are in the trading room?
The number of active users varies every day and can be anywhere up to 3,000. You can see the real number of live users at any time inside of the Trading Room.
How often are the daily live streams?
We stream live every day, up to x4 a day. We look at all markets around the world. Forex, Commodities, Stocks, Options, Futures, Energies and more!
What happens in the live chat inside the trading room?
Now, that’s a good question.. I have seen it all! The conversations in our Trading Room live chat vary from Trading ideas to opportunities to marriage proposals to Joe Exotic.. The Trading Room live chat is the best place to be!
Can I share my trade idea for feedback?
Absolutely! Like my boss says, the more ideas, the better! You will also get access to other trader’s ideas and share your own feedback.
How do I speak to one of the mentors?
You can speak to our mentors via the Live Chat option inside of the Trading Room and you can also slide into their DM’s.
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Education, live streams and other questions about our content.
Community
Questions focused on the community, messaging and interactions.
How-to
Setup, options and other questions related to How-to guides.
Trading Glossary
Technical questions about the platform and functionality.
Troubleshooting
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