Learn How to Trade Forex at The Platinum Trading Academy

Our Premium Forex Trading Courses will teach you Expert Forex Trading Techniques online.

What distinguishes us from other Forex Education Providers?

The Platinum Trading Academy is an Online Trading Academy with Expert Forex Mentors that have a collective experience of over 50 years in the Financial Markets. Our Aim is to turn you into a Professional Trader in the Foreign Exchange Markets through our Premium Forex Training Courses.

  • The institutional way of forex trading
  • Our focus and what you will gain
  • Personal support
  • Precision and simplicity

The institutional way of forex trading

Bankers and big financial institutions are always making huge amounts of money from trading Currencies, Commodities, and Indices. Our online trading academy embraces this style of forex trading and educates our members to adopt the psychology of Institutional forex traders and abandon the retail forex trader mentality.

Retail forex traders tend to use multiple technical indicators such as Moving Averages, Stochastics, RSI, Bollinger bands, MACD, etc without fully understanding the application of these technical indicators on the financial markets. Have you ever thought why some of the largest hedge funds spend millions of pounds on developing their algorithms? It’s simply because you have to use certain permutations and combinations to create that perfect trading strategy.

The forex markets move based on Institutional Order Flow and the prediction of market movements can only come with the experience of trading at an Institutional level. The average forex trader on the open market will try and find the holy grail of trading by following certain forex signal services. Without proper understanding of these forex signals, and the reason behind the trade, you could be left with significant losses. This is why it is paramount to learn, follow, and adapt the institutional methodologies used by financial leaders around the globe.

Learn to trade the market with professionals possessing invaluable experience gathered over many years. Trade with them live instead of trying to read multiple books in an attempt to learn how to trade forex.

Our focus and what you will gain

Our aim is to help you achieve your goals, whether you want to become a full-time trader, earn a secondary income, boost your retirement fund, or achieve full financial freedom. We want to show you how you can take advantage of a 7 Trillion-Dollar Market by learning the art of currency trading from some of our certified professionals that have been trading forex for more than 17 years.

We will teach you everything from the very basics of how the markets function to how, why, and when institutions trade currencies and make money from the foreign exchange markets every single day. We explain to you how to use our forex trading strategies to consistently and profitably trade the forex markets via our Live Trading floor.

Please check our Forex Blogs and Trading Videos so you can see us live in action.

Personal support

If you are new to foreign exchange (FX or Forex) trading, we have trading courses that are customised according to your personal needs. We offer a dedicated support team that will be ready to assist and guide you on your financial trading journey on a personal basis. We aim to provide you support via Skype, telephone, online mentoring and Platinum Trading Television, which is just like watching CNBC or Bloomberg but with a TV channel dedicated to forex trading.

For forex traders that have been trading in the financial markets for some time, but lack the consistency they desire, our dedicated Forex Mentors will give you straightforward forex trading strategies that you can implement by simply placing pending orders in the market. These trading strategies are also known as “Set & Forget” strategies. The benefit of these strategies is that they will allow you to spend more time on profitability, and less time on watching forex news, searching for the holy grail in financial market trading. We want you to trade forex successfully and with confidence, which is why we provide you with dedicated one-to-one mentoring from experts in the field of forex.

Platinum has a 24-hour forex trading support desk so that you can reach us from anywhere in the world at any time of the day. Please check our Forex strategies page on the website so you can see our in-depth trading analysis that we provide, along with our trading results.

Precision and simplicity

Our Forex Trading System and Methodology eliminates time-consuming Technical Analysis and gives precise entry and exit points into the foreign exchange market, and can assist you in becoming a consistent and profitable forex trader. The Platinum Trading Academy is a UK-based company that provides online forex trading education and support with an educational and easy to follow step-by-step Financial Trading Plan.

Time is a key factor for most people, and we train individuals from all walks of life to make a secondary or part-time income, and aim to eventually turn them into full-time professional traders.

Whether you are a Doctor, Engineer, IT Consultant, work offshore in the Oil and Gas sector, or just looking to change your career because you’re not passionate about what you do, we can help you.

You will have access to Foreign Exchange Market Analysis and Forex Trade Setups on the Live London Trading Floor that can help a trader with any level of experience pick the perfect entry points time and time again.

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An Introduction to the World of Forex for those who are curious about the Currency Markets.

Take your first step to becoming a Professional Forex Trader Today!

There is no need to travel or go to forex trading seminars or trading webinars, just sit back from the comfort of your own laptop or desktop anywhere in the world, and attend our premium one to one financial trading consultation.

Why should you attend our free financial trading session and what will you learn?

On our one to one consultation you will see the following:

Your Own Personal Platinum Forex Trading Mentor

Having a forex trading mentor will change your forex trading experience forever. Learning from full-time professional forex traders who trade the forex markets every day will enhance every aspect of your financial trading performance, and help you understand how the forex market works so you can finally become the profitable trader you know you can be. We believe that risk management requires both guidance and training in order to limit your risk of losses. In our session we will also give you an overview of our forex courses, and if you’re new to forex trading, we will also give you an introductory beginners forex trading course free of charge to kick-start your forex trading journey.

Free Session on Forex Trading

There are no hidden charges as this is a free consultation on forex trading to help you understand the basic mechanisms of the forex markets. We will also install your forex trading platform absolutely free of charge so that you can learn to trade on a demo account, and fully understand both the risks involved, and the profitability of trading forex at the same time.

What Else Will You Receive?

Completing a session entitles you to access our free forex trading eBook and our forex trading videos, which will further enhance and nurture your forex trading psychology.

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  • Trading Mindset

FREE 'Beginners' Forex Trading Introduction Course

This session is for people who are completely new to the forex markets and financial trading:

  • What is the Foreign Exchange Market?
  • How can I profit from converting currencies?
  • Is Forex Trading able to produce a secondary income?
  • What are the different ways that I can trade the Foreign Exchange Market?

Why Trade Forex?

  • Secondary Income Source
  • Financial Stability
  • Retirement Fund
  • More Time with Family
  • Secure Future

The Main Forex Principles

  • What is Forex Trading?
  • Forex Trading Charts
  • Forex Technical Analysis
  • Forex Risk Management
  • Psychology of Forex Trading

Learn How to Become a Full-Time Trader and Gain Consistency on our Forex Trading Consultation!

This session is for people who are completely new to the forex markets and financial trading:

  • Your trading account keeps dipping below break-even and struggles to remain in profit
  • You can’t seem to find the right entry points, or your trades just miss your profit level
  • You are uncertain as to why the markets change direction, or the reason for large moves
  • You are struggling to identify the most active trading hours throughout the week

What you will learn:

  • How to manage Take Profit and Stop Loss levels to ensure healthy risk to reward ratios
  • Understanding short-term price jumps and what causes market movements
  • When the markets experience the highest levels of volatility, and how to take advantage
  • How to discipline yourself and ensure that you make trades based on logic
  • The basic guidelines that every forex trader must follow in order to be profitable

Extra:

  • Understanding Margin, Leverage & The Spread
  • Using your Forex Trading Platform
  • The Trading Hours for Currency Pairs & Commodities
  • Learn to Trade Forex on a Single Time Frame
  • Trading Strategies to Implement for Consistency

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This session is for experienced forex traders that are facing the following difficulties:

  • Have not yet found the perfect forex trading strategy
  • More time spent charting than producing profits from the market
  • Have not yet found a forex trading system that works
  • Have not yet found consistency and have trouble with trade management

The Platinum Trading Academy:

  • Our Financial Trading Methodology
  • The Platinum Forex Trading System
  • Introduction to our Live UK Trading Floor
  • Trading Performance for the last 5 years
  • A brief overview of our Forex Trading Courses, Forex Trading Television, Forex Trade Alerts, Personal Mentoring, and our Live Forex Trading Floor

The Platinum Institutional Trading Strategies:

  • The Platinum End-of-Day Strategy, trading the financial markets during the secret hours of market closure
  • The Platinum Market Cap Reversal Strategy, as used by major financial institutions
  • The Platinum BPC Strategy, which has been profitable year on year for almost 15 years
  • The Platinum Banker Trade Strategy, that possesses almost a 98% hit rate
  • The Platinum Extreme Zone Strategy, that will tell you exactly when the markets will turn, and make you anywhere between 20 to 300 pips on execution

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Profitable

Do you want to learn forex trading and become a full-time trader, earn a secondary income, boost your retirement fund, or achieve full financial freedom? One common factor that decides how you can achieve these goals is Profitability. You will see that our track record speaks volumes and if you were a member of our Online Forex Trading Academy, you too could benefit from our years of experience.

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Personal

The Forex Trading courses we offer are designed to support your individual requirements, to achieve this we provide dedicated one-to-one forex mentoring. Our forex training programs are structured over 10-12 months as a minimum, with the aim to achieve your individual forex trading goals. Our objective is to transform you into a professional forex trader by imparting our knowledge onto you through our personal mentoring sessions.

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Precision

Our highly developed Forex Trading system is an algorithmic Confluence Matrix that makes trading easy. Are you spending too much time on your technical analysis, looking at multiple time frames etc? The Platinum Forex Trading System provides you with optimum entry levels for your Forex trades. Learn to trade with precision and profit in excess of 5,000 pips a year.

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How to manage your open positions in major News events

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Forex Trading Strategies

At Platinum Trading Academy we Prepare our traders for every single event which is linked to the Forex Trade Markets one of the sticking points for traders is around how to handle open positions when major news announcement are approaching. There are several forex trading strategies that I trade where this plan wouldn’t be ideal and I will highlight these as I write. The point however, is that this information should at least show the importance of having an idea what to do with a position when there is about to be a major news announcement. For me, please bear in mind, when I say major news, I mean RED news event that are listed on Forex Factory or our Forex News Section. I would take no action if an announcement with low or moderate impact was on the horizon. Also, I am only interested about announcements that pertain to the specific currency pair. In other words, a big EUR announcement would not make me alter my USD/JPY position. Why do we need to worry about news announcements when we already have a position, and we already have a stop loss and limit/profit target in place? We worry about this because a major news announcement can move the trade markets a great deal. The examples below will show how these announcements can create more risk than normal.

A few things to always remember when reading about this subject are the forex trading strategies and that -

  • You can always reduce risks by adjusting your position size. It is easy to add back and adjust your cost average after the news event is over.
  • A lot depends on what type of trade you are currently live with. For me my approach on news is different for Longer Term Analysis, Daily View Trades or Platinum Trading System Trades (Short term trades)
  • It’s all about RISK v REWARD
  • It’s all about PLANNING YOUR TRADES and TRADING YOUR PLAN

Example 1:

IF YOUR POSITION IS NOT IN PROFIT

We would, in most cases, leave the existing position intact. There is an exception to this rule. If the trade is 90% of the way to the stop loss position already with the broker (e.g. -50 pip stop and within 5 fx Pips of stopping out) I would just close this trade. The reason for this is the concern that a big move against the trade could create a gap. If the gap goes past the stop then you could lose more than the risk tolerance in place, this is not good. If the trade is not near the stop losing place, just prior to the news it may be fine to leave the trade live and see what happens.

Example 2:

IF YOUR TRADE IS AT BREAK EVEN

With this scenario that trade would usually be left live. However, there are a couple of exceptions. First, if you think that there is a chance the news could gap beyond the stop loss, you should exit the trade. This is rare but this could apply to a very short-term trade. Secondly, another reason to exit the trade is - if the original charting pattern or Platinum Analysis, no longer appears to be valid according to the forex trading strategies, if the original reason you placed the trade is gone, it makes no sense to continue. One would normally not expect this as most trades should be well thought out in advance but with a less defined strategy it could be a situation that you find yourself in.

Example 3:

IF YOUR POSITION IS IN PROFIT

This is probably the most difficult of the three scenarios to manage. In the first example, the trade is more likely to be stopped regardless. The second example happens very infrequently. Example 3 is quite tricky. If the currency pair that you are trading is about 50% to the limit/target or better, personally, I would seriously think of exiting the trade. The reason is you can go from a nice profitable trade to a losing trade in an instant, or even be stopped out. However, there could also be some subjectivity in that level depending on how much you think the announcement could move the pair relative to the size of the pattern. The main objective is that you do not want to go from a profitable trade to a losing trade in a short amount of time. Psychological philosophy comes into play here, but for me it’s all about the risk-reward. I would adjust the trade size and take profits off the table. The position size can always be added to after the news event is over, if it is the right thing to do. A news event generally represents a move that is random, rapid and usually large. Therefore, I always ask myself questions such as, “If I had a 50/50 chance of the currency pair moving up 30 fx Pips or down 30 fx Pips, would I take it right now?” This is a very basic and very simple example, it is like lots of things associated with forex trading, a grey area, and it generates lots of different and conflicting views. The easiest approach is just ignore the news, but I think by following the criteria and forex trading strategies listed above, forex trading results could be improved when you have a position in the trade market as a major news announcement it about to be released. Always remember the above trading scenarios and forex trading strategies to be a trader who can look perspectively and logically at any trade no matter how bad or good the fx market is behaving!

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How to manage your open positions in major News events

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Forex Trading Strategies

At Platinum Trading Academy we Prepare our traders for every single event which is linked to the Forex Trade Markets one of the sticking points for traders is around how to handle open positions when major news announcement are approaching. There are several forex trading strategies that I trade where this plan wouldn’t be ideal and I will highlight these as I write. The point however, is that this information should at least show the importance of having an idea what to do with a position when there is about to be a major news announcement. For me, please bear in mind, when I say major news, I mean RED news event that are listed on Forex Factory or our Forex News Section. I would take no action if an announcement with low or moderate impact was on the horizon. Also, I am only interested about announcements that pertain to the specific currency pair. In other words, a big EUR announcement would not make me alter my USD/JPY position. Why do we need to worry about news announcements when we already have a position, and we already have a stop loss and limit/profit target in place? We worry about this because a major news announcement can move the trade markets a great deal. The examples below will show how these announcements can create more risk than normal.

A few things to always remember when reading about this subject are the forex trading strategies and that -

  • You can always reduce risks by adjusting your position size. It is easy to add back and adjust your cost average after the news event is over.
  • A lot depends on what type of trade you are currently live with. For me my approach on news is different for Longer Term Analysis, Daily View Trades or Platinum Trading System Trades (Short term trades)
  • It’s all about RISK v REWARD
  • It’s all about PLANNING YOUR TRADES and TRADING YOUR PLAN

Example 1:

IF YOUR POSITION IS NOT IN PROFIT

We would, in most cases, leave the existing position intact. There is an exception to this rule. If the trade is 90% of the way to the stop loss position already with the broker (e.g. -50 pip stop and within 5 fx Pips of stopping out) I would just close this trade. The reason for this is the concern that a big move against the trade could create a gap. If the gap goes past the stop then you could lose more than the risk tolerance in place, this is not good. If the trade is not near the stop losing place, just prior to the news it may be fine to leave the trade live and see what happens.

Example 2:

IF YOUR TRADE IS AT BREAK EVEN

With this scenario that trade would usually be left live. However, there are a couple of exceptions. First, if you think that there is a chance the news could gap beyond the stop loss, you should exit the trade. This is rare but this could apply to a very short-term trade. Secondly, another reason to exit the trade is - if the original charting pattern or Platinum Analysis, no longer appears to be valid according to the forex trading strategies, if the original reason you placed the trade is gone, it makes no sense to continue. One would normally not expect this as most trades should be well thought out in advance but with a less defined strategy it could be a situation that you find yourself in.

Example 3:

IF YOUR POSITION IS IN PROFIT

This is probably the most difficult of the three scenarios to manage. In the first example, the trade is more likely to be stopped regardless. The second example happens very infrequently. Example 3 is quite tricky. If the currency pair that you are trading is about 50% to the limit/target or better, personally, I would seriously think of exiting the trade. The reason is you can go from a nice profitable trade to a losing trade in an instant, or even be stopped out. However, there could also be some subjectivity in that level depending on how much you think the announcement could move the pair relative to the size of the pattern. The main objective is that you do not want to go from a profitable trade to a losing trade in a short amount of time. Psychological philosophy comes into play here, but for me it’s all about the risk-reward. I would adjust the trade size and take profits off the table. The position size can always be added to after the news event is over, if it is the right thing to do. A news event generally represents a move that is random, rapid and usually large. Therefore, I always ask myself questions such as, “If I had a 50/50 chance of the currency pair moving up 30 fx Pips or down 30 fx Pips, would I take it right now?” This is a very basic and very simple example, it is like lots of things associated with forex trading, a grey area, and it generates lots of different and conflicting views. The easiest approach is just ignore the news, but I think by following the criteria and forex trading strategies listed above, forex trading results could be improved when you have a position in the trade market as a major news announcement it about to be released. Always remember the above trading scenarios and forex trading strategies to be a trader who can look perspectively and logically at any trade no matter how bad or good the fx market is behaving!