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Join any of our education webinars live 5-days a week to brush up your skills or simply learn about the markets daily. Boost your strategy with the help of our in-house experts and take your trading a level up.




The Week Ahead, Trade Set-Ups and Events Every Monday 09:00 CAT Russell Shor
European Market Snapshot Every Weekday 12:00 CAT Russell Shor
US Market Snapshot Every Weekday 17:00 CAT Russell Shor


Understanding Price Action Monday 20:00 CAT Grace Quigley
Reading Candlesticks and Understanding Chart Patterns Tuesday 20:00 CAT Liza Donor
Trading Psychology Wednesday 20:00 CAT Liza Donor
Intro to Automated Strategies Thursday 20:00 CAT Grace Quigley
Coding a Custom Trading Algorithm in Lua Thursday 19:00 CAT Rob Pasche

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Market Snapshot Webinars

European Market Snapshot


Join us live for the daily European Market Snapshot as our analyst assesses the current themes for the session. Get a quick snapshot of the current topics influencing prices.

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US Market Snapshot


Join us live for the daily US Market Snapshot as our analyst assesses the current themes for the session. Get a quick snapshot of the current topics influencing prices.

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Market News

The Week Ahead, Trade set-ups and Events


Join Russell Shor, a FXCM Senior Market Specialist, as he dissects market sentiment and highlights the main economic events for the week. Important markets and topical information will be analysed and key levels of support and resistance will be identified to aid you in your trading for the week ahead.

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Basics of Trading

Understanding Price Action

Every other Monday at 20:00 CAT

Explore one of the purest forms of analysis in trading as you learn more about a timeless strategy using price movement.

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Reading Candlesticks and Understanding Chart Patterns

Every other Tuesday at 20:00 CAT

Strengthen your technical charting skills by learning chart patterns and the importance of candlesticks in technical analysis and price action.

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Automated Trading

Intro to Automated Strategies

Every other Thursday at 20:00 CAT

Learn to backtest your strategy using our powerful tools
(including Optimizer Feature) as well as how to set up an automated strategy.

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Coding a Custom Trading Algorithm in Lua

Every other Thursday at 20:00 CAT

Follow along as a live instructor show you how to setup a custom strategy in Lua using FXCM’s IndicoreSDK. Plus setup of an automated strategy in our Trading Station.

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Trading Psychology

Understanding Price Action

Every other Wednesday at 20:00 CAT

Learn how to put probability on your side by using effective leverage and proper risk to reward ratios. Avoid typical pitfalls traders make when trading.

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Did you know? FXCM South Africa is hosting its own Webinars. Visit our YouTube Channel to watch the past webinars.


As experts in their respective fields, each of our speakers are experienced and passionate traders. Together, our speakers have many years of practical experience in foreign exchange and CFD trading.

Russell Shor

Russell Shor

Russell Shor (CFTe, MFTA) has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa and holds the coveted Certified Financial Technician and Master of Financial Technical Analysis qualifications from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). These combined with his over 20 years of financial markets experience allows our resources to be of the high standard and quality. Russell analyses the financial markets from both a fundamental and technical view and emphasises prudent risk management and good reward-to-risk ratios when trading.



Grace Quigley hosts webinars educating traders on how to utilize price action throughout multiple trading strategies. Grace also does a monthly review of global economic events impacting the markets. She has expertise in technical strategies applying both manual and automated backtesting into her trading style. Grace has a background in options trading where she developed multiple risk management strategies. She graduated from Oral Roberts University where she studied macroeconomics and economic behaviors.



Liza Donor hosts webinars on understanding chart patterns and utilizing FXCM’s suite of technical indicators. Also skilled in fundamental analysis, Liza writes articles for FXCM about important economic and geopolitical events. She closely follows the technology sector and the progression of future growth for all economies. Prior to joining FXCM, she worked in the global wealth and investment management division at Merrill Lynch. She graduated from Pace University with a degree in Economics where she studied market trends using a variety of statistical regression models.



Rob hosts webinars that show how custom algo strategies can be coded from scratch using FXCM’s tools and data. An algo trader himself, Rob teaches guiding principles that can assist traders turn any trading idea into a fully-automated system. Rob has been an Algo Trading Programmer at FXCM for the last 3 years, but before that was a Currency Trading Instructor for, authoring over 250 articles and hosting 100’s of educational webinars about novice and advanced Forex trading techniques. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Economics.



Adam Shazly is a Currency Analyst for FXCM Global. Adam joined FXCM in 2015 after working for a major stocks and Equity Broker in the Middle East. Adam’s trading strategy varies from short to medium-term trades based on Technical analysis and the study of price actions approach to include Swing and scalping trading system. Adam holds the Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) credential, The CMT designation is awarded to those who demonstrate mastery of a core body of knowledge of technical analysis and Portfolio risk management.

Adam graduated from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) School of Business.

Past Recordings


3 Part Webinar Series on Algo Trading Yves Hilpisch* PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3
Introduction to Machine Learning Trevor Trinkino* WATCH NOW
Learn NinjaTrader with FXCM Christopher Dolan* WATCH NOW
Learn QuantConnect with FXCM Jared Broad* WATCH NOW
Using Premium Data Dr. Ernest Chan* WATCH NOW
Best Practices for Creating an Algo Trading System Kevin Davey* WATCH NOW
REST API & Python Wrapper Yves Hilpisch* WATCH NOW


Trading Station and Tiered Margin Walkthrough

Follow along as a live instructor downloads and navigates FXCM’s signature trading platform and charting package Learn how to create multiple order types on your trades and how to create a chart, customize your layout, and save your work. See how tiered margin allows traders to keep track of their account equity and actively monitor margin requirements before receiving a margin call.


Speculative Sentiment Index (SSI)

Gain inside access to the open interest of FXCM’s traders on a variety of currency pairs and CFDs. Understand directional bias and how this contrarian indicator works. Learn to use both SSI snapshots and Historical SSI simultaneously on your charts.


Trading Central Indicator

Gain access to third-party technical analysis provided by Trading Central. Discover how Bollinger Bands, Moving Averages, MACD, and other indicators form the Trading Central indicator’s analysis. Understand psychological pivot points and potential intraday, short-term, and medium-term trade setups.


Volume Indicators

Understand why traders may seek to use volume as part of their trading strategies to confirm potential trends, breakouts and reversals. See how you can get access to FXCM’s long vs. short trading volume. Learn how to use three different volume indicators: Real Volume, On Balance Volume, Directional Volume, and Market Movers Index.


Traits of Successful Traders

Learn what separates successful traders from unsuccessful traders based on a study of FXCM’s live account holders. Find out how to mitigate risk in your trading using an appropriate trade size and placing effective stops and limits. Discuss how to calculate and use effective leverage and learn to set up an appropriate Risk to Reward ratio.


Using Fibonacci’s in Your Trading

Understand the Fibonacci sequence and Fibonacci’s Golden Ratio in relation to trading. See how Fibonacci levels identify support and resistance and how you can use those levels in your trading. Learn to use and customize this tool within your Trading Station platform.


Advanced Platform Features and Strategies

Apply an automated strategy to your trading account and explore price alerts and signals. Locate optimal strategy inputs using the Optimize Strategy feature. Learn how to backtest your strategy using powerful technical tools on the Trading Station platform.

Market Opinions: Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, other information, or links to third-party sites contained on this website are provided as general market commentary and do not constitute investment advice. The market commentary has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research, and it is therefore not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of dissemination. FXCM will not accept liability for any loss or damage including, without limitation, to any loss of profit which may arise directly or indirectly from use of or reliance on such information. 

*The above speaker(s) is neither an employee, agent nor representative of FXCM and is therefore acting independently. The opinions given are their own, constitute general market commentary, and do not constitute the opinion or advice of FXCM or any form of personal or investment advice. FXCM neither endorses nor guarantees offerings of third party speakers, nor is FXCM responsible for the content, veracity or opinions of third-party speakers, presenters or participants.

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