Love football? So do we.

If you obsess over tactics and transfers, fixate on league tables and never stop thinking about the next matchup, you’re not just a football fan – you’re a trader.

As the official trading partner of Man City FC, we know the things that make you a football fan can also help you become a successful FX trader. All you need to do is set your sights on the right goal.

Know the basics. Play to win.

If you follow football, you've already got skills you can apply to trading – all you need to do is learn the basics of the forex game so you can start scoring goals!


Basic skills training

Before you take to the field, you need to understand the game.


Knowing the rules

If you understand football, you've already developed useful trading skills. Now you just need to learn the rules of the game so you can try to beat them!

Just as football is the world’s most popular game, FX is the world’s most traded asset class.

A league table is a quick way to see top performing teams. In FX, it’s an easy way to see the most popular trading currencies.

8 Top EPL teams​


8 Top trading currencies​

Whether it's MCY vs BAR on the football pitch or GBP and EUR in trading, it always takes two sides to make a game of it


Whether it's a player in the football transfer market or a currency in the FX trading market, the secret to success is the same: buy low, sell high.

Every team has its own stories of great transfer coups and flops. Your goal as a manager or trader is to find undervalued assets, sell them before their decline and bank the profit.

Profiting from a player transfer



Shaun Wright Phillips signs for MCFC on a free transfer


Chelsea buys Shaun Wright Phillips for €21 million


Manchester City buys him back for €8.5 million

Profiting from a Forex trade

Jan 2020
Jan 2021


EUR/USD is at 1.10, meaning €1.00 Euro buys $1.10 USD


EUR/USD is at 1.20, meaning €1.00 Euro buys $1.20 USD

Transfers and trades are all about looking for bargains and selling anything overvalued.

Being equipped with the best gear makes all the difference; top footballers walk onto the pitch in good boots; top traders go in armed with the right tools.

Filling your kit bag with tools like the world-leading MT4 trading platform and PsyQuation for AI-assisted analytics will make your trading experience easier and more powerful.


Secrets of the Pros

The day-to-day routine of a professional trader

Education & Training

Whether you’re a top player or pro trader, it all begins with good coaching. So start with the basics and work your way up: news, insights, commentary, eBooks, webinars – we’ve got everything you need, right here.

Selecting a strategy

4-4-2 or 5-4-1? Attack or defend? It all depends on the match-up. And just like football managers, FX traders use different strategies at different times to reflect changing market conditions: more aggressive when chasing profits, defensive when protecting them.


No team wins a title without plenty of hours on the practise pitch. Similarly, traders need to hone their skills and perfect their techniques. All you need to invest is a little time.

Measuring performance

The day-to-day routine of a professional trader

The numbers game

Statistics say a lot about performance and help you make important strategic decisions. For example, did you know that, last season, Man City took 70% of its shots down the middle (vs the left/right side)?

And did you know that 9 times out of 10 when there’s positive news on a COVID-19 vaccine, the US dollar will weaken? As a trader, you can use those kinds of stats to trade the USD.

Fundamental & Technical Analysis

In the leadup to match day, football fans closely watch for external factors that might affect the next resut: injuries, transfers, weather, etc. Traders do the same thing by monitoring news, economic events and more. This is what’s known as Fundamental Analysis.

Then there’s detailed Technical Analysis: how many games a player has played, their height, weight and speed, how many shots they take. Traders absorb these small details too by watching trends and analysing data to predict the outcome of a specific trade.

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