Educational Courses

STO offers comprehensive educational courses for all levels of traders while presenting the technical side of online trading, including market analysis and trading strategies from professional FX & CFDs experts. Our webinars will walk you through multiple valuable aspects of FOREX and CFD trading – with step by step examples within the same trading environment that you will use to perform your own trading. Receive the educational support you need to optimize your trading.

Learn about:

  • Forex Trading
  • Market Analysis
  • Trading Psychology
  • Forex Strategies
  • MT4
  • Stocks
  • CFDs
  • Managed Accounts
  • Technical Indicators
  • STO’s EAs and Chart Indicators


Welcome to the world of CFDs and FOREX. These courses and material will introduce you to fundamental concepts valuable to any novice traders. Learn about terminology, tools and risks when trading.

Introduction to Trading (Part 1)

Knowing the fundamentals of trading is imperative for every beginner trader. Whether it is the trading platform or the types of charts, our introductory course will familiarise you with the basic aspects of trading.

  • Learn how to use MT4 properly.
  • Different types of orders & their application.
  • Japanese Candles
  • Bar Charts.
  • Different types of risks in the markets.

Basics of Technical Trading (Part 2)

Now that you are familiar with the basics of trading, you can learn how psychology affects your trading strategy as well as how to use economic indicators.

  • Trading & Psychology.
  • Trading Patterns.
  • Fibonacci Retracement.
  • Understanding Margin & Leverage.
  • FIntroduction to Money Management

Risk Management (Part 3)

The third section of the course focuses on Risk & Money Management. Knowing how to minimise trading risks and how Money Management could benefit your trading strategy and enhance your capability as a trader.

  • Money Management.
  • How to use the Stop-Loss order
  • How to use the Take-Profit order
  • Position Sizing
  • Risk Management

Expert Advisors and Indicators (Part 4)

The last section of course provides useful advice regarding Expert Advisors (EAs) & Chart Indicators to help you start trading with much more confidence

  • Moving Averages.
  • Trade Terminal.
  • Divergence Trading.
  • MACD.
  • Pivot Points.


If you are a proficient trader and want to dive deeper into advanced concepts, strategies and theories revolving around CFD and FX trading that will help you optimize your trading strategy, then STO has an extensive library of materials for you.

Introduction to FX Companies (Part 1)

This section helps traders to be able to distinguish between the different types of FX brokers as well as to find the suitable trading time zones.

  • Know your company - Dealing Desk or No Dealing Desk.
  • Market Maker / ECN / DMA / STP - which to choose.
  • Different Trading Time Zones.
  • Forex Hierarchy.

Asset Classes (Part 2)

The second part of the course is designed to introduce traders to different asset classes and help them learn their secrets.

  • What is an Index?
  • What is a Bond?
  • What are forex & Commodities?
  • What are ETF’s?

Fundamental Analysis (Part 3)

The Fundamental Analysis is the evaluation of the macroeconomic factors influencing the capacity of economies and their effect on forex & stock markets. The third section of the course will teach traders how they can use it as part of their trading strategy.

  • Different types of financial news.
  • How to read & interpret financial news.
  • Analysing & trading the news.
  • Key Factors of trading the news.

Derivatives (Part 4)

The last part of the course covers the derivatives. Traders will be able to gain understanding of OTC Markets, Options, Futures and Swaps. The course includes the demonstration of building a complete trading strategy.

  • OTC Markets.
  • Options.
  • Futures.
  • Demonstrating a complete trading strategy.


Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 66.69% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with AFX Capital Markets Ltd. 66.36% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with AFX Markets Ltd. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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