learn the basics
Before you can begin to trade you will need to sign up with a broker. If you are taking your first steps in trading you should open a demo account which will allow you to trade real time in the forex markets but without having to risk any money. It will give you the opportunity to learn how the trading platform works with the advantage of being able to make as many mistakes as you want without it costing you a penny.
I currently use IC Markets as my broker and work with a RAW SPREAD ACCOUNT to get the low spreads that you'll see me trading with. If you are based in the US or Canada and you can't open an account with IC Markets, get in touch with the guys at Forest Park FX. They will advise you and they do not charge for this advisory service.
How to set-up your brokers account and the MT4 platform.
Opening and editing charts in MT4 and saving as a template.
Add labels to identify which chart you are working with.
How to calculate your risk and trading lot size.
£2494.36 profit in 19 minutes. Why this was such a dumb trade!!
How to take a trade and place orders using the MT4 platform