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Study Stock Trading Courses Via Online Training with Certificate; Learn How to Trade Stocks Online Via Our Expert Training. Join the Bulls on Wall Street in No Time!

Our Stock Trading Course teaches you how to trade stocks online!

Do you want to trade stocks online but don’t know where to start? Look no further, because our ABCs of Stock Trading Course covers everything complete beginners need to know before they start stock trading. Students will learn about stocks, the stock market, day trade, choosing a broker, opening an account, placing trades and, most importantly, strategies used by top traders to pick stocks.

The Stock Trading Online Course does not offer any get rich quick strategies. As with all things in life, to become successful, you must put in the time and effort. What students do gain from this course is the confidence to trade with purpose, utilizing fundamental or technical strategies that fit with their own individual trading style.

What you will learn with our Online Stock Trading Course:

  • Introduction to stock trading for beginners and the different types of stocks available to investors
  • A look into the stock marketplace, the different types of markets and how they operate
  • Practical information relating to choosing the right online stock brokers
  • Analysis of the mechanics of trading and investing and whether to buy or sell
  • Analyzing a company and determining whether you should place a trade on that stock
  • Picking stocks based on your investment objectives or financial goals
  • Know what factors move markets is essential to be a profitable trader
  • Technical analysis, including understanding price movements and the use of charts
  • Major trading strategies employed by traders to determine what stocks to trade

How can I start a career in Online Stock Trading?

  • Search for online broker education centers
  • Learn trading through an online stock trading course or investing course
  • Check for online trading help sites
  • Take a college course or enrol in trading school
  • Enlist the help of an experienced or professional trader

Online Stock Trading Course - Requirements

The Stock Trading Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7. It contains 13 modules across four units, all of which will be taught through a video lesson and associated learning materials.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Stock Trading Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Stock Trading Online Certificate Outline

Unit One: Introduction to Stock Trading
Learn stock trading and investing for beginners with our Introduction to Stock Trading module, put together by experienced traders.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the concept of stocks and trading
  • Define types of financial instruments
  • Understand the concept of the stock market

Introduction
To be genuinely competitive in stock trading, as in any discipline, it takes zeal, hard work, and years of experience. Anyone who claims that trading the capital markets is a fast and simple way to make money is most definitely lying. This course would not have any proprietary investment strategies or a guarantee of profits.

What is Stock Trading?
Individuals all over the world are becoming more involved in stock trading. Many individuals now exchange stocks using an online trading network provided by their online brokerage of choice. Before you learn to trade, you have to understand all of the trading basic terminology. So, in this module you will learn the following:

What are Stocks?
Stocks are an example of a form of equity security. Equity instruments are shares that reflect a company's share of ownership.

Types of Stock

  • Common Stocks
  • Preferred Stocks

What are Stock Indices (Stock Index)?

  • Global Index
  • National Index

Types of Financial Instruments

  • Debt Instruments
  • Equity Instruments
  • Investment Funds
  • Derivatives

The Stock Market
A Stock Market or Stock Exchange has several main functions:

  • Facilitates buying and selling of securities
  • Act as a clearinghouse
  • Provide a source of financing for companies listed on the exchange
  • Provide liquidity

What is the Stock Market?
A stock market or a physical venue of a trading floor allows the purchase and sale of shares in a public exchange.

Who are the Players
Companies from small investors to major institutional investors like Bulls On Wall Street all have various reasons for buying and selling securities. Big institutional investors, such as hedge funds, pension funds, insurance firms, and others, make up the bulk of buyers and sellers on the market.

Tools Needed for Online Stock Trading
Trading needs only a computer with high-speed broadband, a brokerage account, and the ability to deposit funds into the account. In this final portion of the Course for Success Unit One trading class, we will cover all you need to make your first online investment and begin the process of investment and portfolio management, including:

  • A computer
  • Finding an Online Broker
  • Opening Your Account
  • Broker’s Trading Platform

Unit Two: Understanding Online Stock Trading

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the concept and mechanisms of buying and selling stocks within a standard trading system
  • Understand how to analyze a company before and during live trading
  • Learn how to pick stocks effectively as part of a trading plan

Introduction
Understanding the fundamentals of stock markets has been much simpler in recent years, due to the plethora of information available from a number of outlets, including stock market courses like our

Stock Trading Online Certificate Course.
In addition, the trading interface of the broker removes all of the guesswork from trading; not only do brokers have tutorials for novice traders, but topics like profit/loss calculations, bid/ask pricing, and margin conditions are all handled directly by the trading platform.

Buying a Stock
Learn how to open an individual brokerage trading account with a reliable broker. The broker will have a trading site that will allow investors to position orders to purchase or sell stock instantly from their home device.

Short Selling
An investor would typically purchase a stock (or go long) in the hopes of seeing the share price increase. The aim of a short seller is to benefit from a decline in the share price. Our stock trading class can teach you how to use a stock chart or trading simulator to follow chart patterns and make informed choices as a short seller.

Bid and Ask
The bid and ask rates are shown on the trading program of the broker. The trader's order is forwarded to the relevant stock exchange, which is in charge of bringing buyers and sellers together.

Dividends
Dividends are distributions provided by businesses to their stockholders. Profits are either reinvested in the company or distributed to owners as dividends.

Stock Splits
A stock split simply changes a company's total number of shares. On the exchange, a company has a set number of shares available. A stock split occurs as the board of directors of a given corporation decides to maximize the number of shares available.

Cash Account
A cash account is the simplest kind of account to open with a broker. You will use this account to purchase shares electronically and pay for them in full. Since this form of trading entails more risk for the broker, this account does not allow you to short stocks or trade any financial trades.

Margin Account
A large number of investors have margin accounts with their brokers. A customer will use a margin account to buy a stock for a fraction of its full value, with the broker paying the rest.

Types of Orders

  • Market Order
  • Limit Order
  • Stop Loss Order
  • Trailing Stop
  • Good Till Cancelled
  • Day Order

Profit/Loss
Without picking up a calculator, someone with extensive trading experience should be able to calculate the profit/loss on open and closed positions by looking at his trading platform. Calculating gains and expenses is really very easy for intermediates and advanced traders, particularly those with access to the right trading technology.

Analyzing a Company
A kind of fundamental analysis is company analysis. The most critical task of a stock trader is to assess firms to see how their realtime market value varies from their stock price.

What to Look For

  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Earnings Statement
  • The Retained Earnings Statement

Where to Look
Financial information about a company can be obtained from a variety of outlets. One of the most valuable ways to do analysis on an organization is through their own business website, which can provide investors with a deeper view of the company's activities, products, and management. Sites would be another essential source of knowledge.

Ratios

  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Risk Analysis Ratios
  • Performance
  • Stock Value

Picking Stocks
After learning the fundamentals of investing, deciding which markets to sell on, and selecting a trader, the most important choice would be selecting the right stocks to buy. This course exposes the student to a lot of new tactics, but each trader uses a different approach depending on a variety of variables, including asset classes, approach to portfolio management, and brokerage account type. You can find a technique that fits well over time and with a lot of experience.

Investment Objectives

  • Time Horizon
  • Volatility
  • Liquidity
  • Growth
  • Income
  • Risk Tolerance

Unit Three: Fundamental Analysis
Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about monetary and fiscal policy
  • Understand the concept of business cycles
  • Understand the process of technical analysis in real time trading

Introduction
Financial, political, and other related events that arise and are assumed to influence a country's economy are the subject of fundamental research. All of these considerations must be understood in the context of a global climate. Even if a transition happens within a single region, it may have global ramifications that will affect all approaches to trading, including options trading and futures trading.

So, you would be well advised to keep up-to-date with markets news and regularly return to day trading courses that can keep you in the loop with the latest developments.

Monetary Policy

  • Interest Rates
  • Money Supply
  • Inflation

Fiscal Policy

  • Taxation & Spending

Business Cycle

  • Expansion
  • Peak
  • Contraction
  • Trough
  • Recovery

Types of Economic Indicators

  • Coincidental Indicators
  • Leading Indicators
  • Lagging Indicators

Political Events
The financial market is heavily influenced by international politics. Unfortunately, certain political events, including natural disasters, cannot be predicted. The election of a new government within a country, changes in monetary or fiscal policy, changes in international relations, and some other political crises are all examples of political developments that could impact the stock market.

Natural Disasters
A natural catastrophe has the potential to turn good fortune into financial misery. In the financial market, where information is shared almost immediately around the world, a broker will be trapped in an open position when a tragedy strikes.

War or Threat of War
Based on the magnitude and traders' responses to these incidents, conflict or the prospect of war can be used as a determinant of stock price fluctuations. Often remember which industries will prosper and which will lose as a result of an incident. Manufacturers of arms and airplanes are expected to receive fresh orders in this situation.

What is Technical Analysis?
Technical analysis examines market changes in the past, assuming that they follow predictable trends. The majority of traders use technological analyses to predict future exchange rate volumes.

Bar Chart
The most popular chart used by traders is a bar chart. The range between the highs and lows for the time frame, as well as the closing and opening prices, are all seen on this table. For the chosen time frame, a vertical line depicts the high and low-price scale.

Candlestick Chart
A candlestick map, or a bar chart, displays the range between peaks and lows over a given time frame, as well as the closing and opening prices. The major distinction is the manner in which it is displayed. For the chosen time span, the spectrum from open to close is represented by a white or black vertical rectangle.

Major Technical Indicators Used in Stock Markets

  • Averages
  • Bollinger Bands
  • Trend Lines
  • Support & Resistance (trading range)
  • Relative Strength Indicator (RSI)
  • Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
  • Head and Shoulders

Unit Four: Technical Analysis
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand effective trading strategies
  • Understand the key elements of successful trading
  • Demonstrate awareness of trader information sources

Introduction
No trading education would be complete without a thorough understanding of technical analysis. So, even in courses for beginners, it is essential to understand what a trading strategy is and how it can help you with your analysis.

A trading strategy is essentially a collection of rules that a trader can adhere to and not stray from. The trader defines the rules (parameters) by back testing and real-time analysis (Forward Analysis). Since the broker can only sell if the conditions are fulfilled, a trading approach removes emotions.

Back Testing
The method of assessing a trading technique by comparing it to historical evidence is known as back testing. Back testing is a tool used by traders to see how a tactic might have performed in the past. It is assumed that if it was successful before, it would be profitable again.

Execution of Trading Strategies

  • Manually
  • Computer Generated

Algorithmic Trading
Algorithmic Trading (also known as algo trading, black-box trading, or robo trading) involves placing trade orders using computer programs. If configured, the program algorithm handles timing, price, quantity, and even order placement without the need for human interference.

Contrarian Investing
Contrarian investors conclude that the general consensus is incorrect, and they take advantage of this by looking for undervalued investments.

Value Investing
Profit buyers, on the other hand, purchase stocks at a discount of their intrinsic value. A company's intrinsic value is defined as the true value of the company based on all available facts. It's important to recognize that a stock's intrinsic value isn't necessarily the same as its market value.

Growth Investing
Investors that use the growth approach search for firms that have above-average potential growth expectations and aren't worried whether the stock market is overpriced.

  • Income Investing
  • Dividend Yield
  • Past Dividend Policy
  • Range Trading

All of a range trader's trading decisions are based on support and resistance ratios. Prices are supposed to remain range bound within a help and resistance level, according to the theory.

Trend Following
Trend followers are traders who aim to benefit from price trends in all ways. They may be short- or long-term traders.

Buy and Hold Strategy
A long-term investing policy is the Buy and Hold Strategy. It is assumed that if an investor retains an investment for a long time, they would have a positive rate of return.

Market Timing Strategy
Market timing is based on the premise that traders will forecast upcoming price changes using Fundamental or Technical Research.

Pairs Trading Strategy
An investor who employs this tactic assumes that there would be similarities between two separate instruments within a certain business segment.

Swing Trading Strategy
A swing trading strategy is a short-term trading strategy that lasts one to four days. Traders typically use technical research to search for short-term momentum cues. Individual investors are more likely to employ this approach than institutional investors.

New Trading
The policy is straightforward: invest on good news and sell on bad news. This helps day traders to profit quickly from unpredictable news.

Price Action Trading
Traders that use technological analyses but not traditional metrics use this approach.

Mean Reversion Strategy
This approach is based on the assumption that an instrument's high and low prices are only temporary, and that prices will gradually return to an average price.

Scalping
Scalpers try to benefit from minor price fluctuations in the industry. A trader using this strategy can trade hundreds of times every day. It is assumed that capturing small price fluctuations is better than catching big ones.

Key Elements to Successful Trading

Introduction
To be profitable, a stock trader must wear several different hats, much as any other successful company. When a trader first starts out on their own, they must consider not only trading but also the operational needs of their company. Many of the operational criteria are ignored before the dealer begins dealing. Unfortunately, for the trader who is just getting started, this may be an unwanted annoyance.

Simulated Trading (Paper Trading)
Until spending real capital, virtual (Demo) trading should be completed. About every online broker provides a virtual trading account (demo account) for the trader to use with the broker's trading tools. The service is free, and the program can be downloaded from the online broker's website by the dealer.

Risk Capital
Just a limited amount of a trader's money can be included. This number should ideally be no more than 15% of their overall wealth.

Trading Routine
Trading allows people to set their own hours, spend time with their families, and participate in recreational events since it is a home-based enterprise.

Day Timer (Economic Calendar)
When it comes to fundamental traders, understanding when economic data is published is important. In the United States, most economic data is released at market open on a regular basis. Traders have access to the weekly economic calendar every Sunday afternoon.

Characteristics of a Successful Trader

  • The Ability to Accept Loss
  • The Ability to Accept Profit
  • Confidence
  • Passion for the Markets

Trader Information Sources

  • News Providers
  • Online Stock Brokerages

Recognition & Accreditation

As with any other course taught by Courses For Success, students who finish this complete foundation stock trading course, will receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Upon completion of this beginners stock market course, learners will be well prepared to make their first investment.

For more information on different areas of stock trading, including penny stock trading, forex trading, options trades, trading futures, and more, check out our range of other learning courses and bundles on the Courses For Success website.

Unit One: Introduction to Stock Trading 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the concept of stocks and trading
  • Define types of financial instruments
  • Understand the concept of the stock market

Introduction

To be genuinely competitive in stock trading, as in any discipline, it takes zeal, hard work, and years of experience. Anyone who claims that trading the capital markets is a fast and simple way to make money is most definitely lying. This course would not have any proprietary investment strategies or a guarantee of profits.

What is Stock Trading?

Individuals all over the world are becoming more involved in stock trading. Individuals will now exchange stocks using an online trading network provided by online brokers.

What are Stocks?

  • Stocks are an example of a form of equity security. Equity instruments are shares that reflect a company's share of ownership.

Types of Stock

  • Common Stocks
  • Preferred Stocks

What are Stock Indices (Stock Index)?

  • Global Index
  • National Index

Types of Financial Instruments

  • Debt Instruments
  • Equity Instruments
  • Investment Funds
  • Derivatives

The Stock Market

A Stock Market or Stock Exchange has several main functions:

  • Facilitates buying and selling of securities
  • Act as a Clearinghouse
  • Provide a source of Financing for companies listed on the exchange
  • Provide liquidity

What is the Stock Market?

A stock market or a physical venue of a trading floor allows the purchase and sale of shares in a public exchange.

Who are the Players

Small investors to major institutional investors, all with various reasons for buying and selling securities, will participate. Big institutional investors, such as hedge funds, pension funds, insurance firms, and others, make up the bulk of buyers and sellers on the market.

Tools Needed for Online Stock Trading

Trading needs only a computer with high-speed broadband, a brokerage account, and the ability to deposit funds into the account.

  • Computer
  • Finding an Online Broker
  • Opening Your Account
  • Broker’s Trading Platform 

Unit Two: Understanding Online Stock Trading

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the concept and mechanisms of buying and selling stocks
  • Understand how to analyze a company
  • Learn how to pick stocks effectively

Introduction

Understanding the fundamentals of stock markets has been much simpler in recent years, due to the plethora of information available from a number of outlets. The trading interface of the broker removes all of the guesswork from trading; not only do brokers have tutorials for novice traders, but topics like profit/loss calculations, bid/ask pricing, and margin conditions are all handled directly by the trading platform.

Buying a Stock

They would have opened an individual brokerage trading account with a reliable broker for individual investors. The broker has a trading site that allows them to position orders to purchase or sell stock instantly from their home device.

Short Selling

An investor would typically purchase a stock (or go long) in the hopes of seeing the share price increase. The aim of a short seller is to benefit from a decline in the share price.

Bid and Ask

The bid and ask rates are shown on the trading program of the broker. The trader's order is forwarded to the relevant stock exchange, which is in charge of bringing buyers and sellers together.

Dividends

Dividends are distributions provided by businesses to their stockholders. Profits are either reinvested in the company or distributed to owners as dividends.

Stock Splits     

A stock split simply changes a company's total number of shares. On the exchange, a company has a set number of shares available. A stock split occurs as the board of directors of a given corporation decides to maximize the number of shares available.

Cash Account

A cash account is the simplest kind of account to open with a broker. You will use this account to purchase shares electronically and pay for them in full. Since this form of trading entails more risk for the broker, this account does not allow you to short stocks or trade any financial trades.

Margin Account

A large number of investors have margin accounts with their brokers. An customer will use a margin account to buy a stock for a fraction of its full value, with the broker paying the rest.

Types of Orders

  • Market Order
  • Limit Order
  • Stop Loss Order
  • Trailing Stop
  • Good Till Cancelled
  • Day Order

Profit/ Loss

Without picking up a calculator, a trader can calculate the profit/loss on open and closed positions by looking at his trading platform. Calculating gains and expenses is really very easy.

Analyzing a Company 

A kind of fundamental analysis is company analysis. The most critical task of a stock trader is to assess firms to see how their real value varies from their stock price.

What to Look For

  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Earnings Statement
  • The Retained Earnings Statement

Where to Look

Financial information about a company can be obtained from a variety of outlets. One of the most valuable ways to do analysis on an organization is through their own business website, which can provide them with a deeper view of the company's activities, products, and management. Sites would be another essential source of knowledge.

Ratios

  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Risk Analysis Ratios
  • Performance
  • Stock Value

Picking Stocks

After learning the fundamentals of investing, deciding which markets to sell on, and selecting a trader, the most important choice would be selecting the right stocks to buy. This course exposes the student to a lot of new tactics, but each trader uses a different approach depending on a variety of variables. You can find a technique that fits well over time and with a lot of experience.

Investment Objectives

  • Time Horizon
  • Volatility
  • Liquidity
  • Growth
  • Income
  • Risk Tolerance

Unit Three: Fundamental Analysis

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about monetary and fiscal policy
  • Understand the concept of business cycles
  • Understand the process of technical analysis

Introduction

Financial, political, and other related events that arise and are assumed to influence a country's economy are the subject of fundamental research. Both of these considerations must be understood in the context of a global climate. Even if a transition happens within a single region, it may have global ramifications.

Monetary Policy

  • Interest Rates
  • Money Supply
  • Inflation 

Fiscal Policy

  • Taxation & Spending

Business Cycle

  • Expansion
  • Peak 
  • Contraction
  • Trough
  • Recovery 

Types of Economic Indicators

  • Coincidental Indicators
  • Leading Indicators
  • Lagging Indicators

Political Events

The financial market is heavily influenced by international politics. Unfortunately, certain political events, including natural disasters, cannot be predicted. The election of a new government within a country, changes in monetary or fiscal policy, changes in international relations, and some other political crises are all examples of political developments that could impact the stock market.

Natural Disasters

A natural catastrophe has the potential to turn good fortune into financial misery. In the financial market, where information is shared almost immediately around the world, a broker will be trapped in an open position when a tragedy strike.

War or Threat of War

Based on the magnitude and traders' responses to these incidents, conflict or the prospect of war can be used as a determinant of stock price fluctuations. Often remember which industries will prosper and which will lose as a result of an incident. Manufacturers of arms and airplanes are expected to receive fresh orders in this situation.

What is Technical Analysis?

Technical analysis examines market changes in the past, assuming that they follow predictable trends. The majority of traders use technological analyses to predict future exchange rate volumes.

Bar Chart

The most popular chart used by traders is a bar chart. The range between the highs and lows for the time frame, as well as the closing and opening prices, are all seen on this table. For the chosen time frame, a vertical line depicts the high and low-price scale.

Candlestick Chart

A candlestick map, or a bar chart, displays the range between peaks and lows over a given time frame, as well as the closing and opening prices. The major distinction is the manner in which it is displayed. For the chosen time span, the spectrum from open to close is represented by a white or black vertical rectangle.

Major Technical Indicators Used in Stock Markets

  • Averages
  • Bollinger Bands
  • Trend Lines
  • Support & Resistance (trading range)
  • Relative Strength Indicator (RSI)
  • Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
  • Head and Shoulders

Unit Four: Technical Analysis

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand effective trading strategies
  • Understand the key elements of successful trading
  • Demonstrate awareness of trader information sources

Introduction

A Trading Strategy is essentially a collection of rules that a trader can adhere to and not stray from. The trader defines the rules (parameters) by back testing and real-time analysis (Forward Analysis). Since the broker can only sell if the conditions are fulfilled, a trading approach removes emotions.

Back Testing

The method of assessing a trading technique by comparing it to historical evidence is known as back testing. Back testing is a tool used by traders to see how a tactic might have performed in the past. It is assumed that if it was successful before, it would be profitable again.

Execution of Trading Strategies 

  • Manually
  • Computer Generated

Algorithmic Trading

Algorithmic Trading (also known as algo trading, black-box trading, or robo trading) involves placing trade orders using computer programs. If configured, the program algorithm handles timing, price, quantity, and even order placement without the need for human interference.

Contrarian Investing

Contrarian investors conclude that the general consensus is incorrect, and they take advantage of this by looking for undervalued investments.

Value Investing

Profit buyers, on the other hand, purchase stocks at a discount of their intrinsic value. A company's intrinsic value is defined as the true value of the company based on all available facts. It's important to recognize that a stock's intrinsic value isn't necessarily the same as its market value.

Growth Investing

Investors that use the growth approach search for firms that have above-average potential growth expectations and aren't worried whether the stock market is overpriced.

Income Investing

  • Dividend Yield
  • Past Dividend Policy

Range Trading

All of a range trader's trading decisions are based on support and resistance ratios. Prices are supposed to remain range bound within a help and resistance level, according to the theory.

Trend Following

Trend followers are traders who aim to benefit from price trends in all ways. They may be short- or long-term traders.

Buy and Hold Strategy

A long-term investing policy is the Buy and Hold Strategy. It is assumed that if an investor retains an investment for a long time, they would have a positive rate of return.

Market Timing Strategy

Market timing is based on the premise that traders will forecast upcoming price changes using Fundamental or Technical Research.

Pairs Trading Strategy

An investor who employs this tactic assumes that there would be similarities between two separate instruments within a certain business segment.

Swing Trading Strategy

A swing trading strategy is a short-term trading strategy that lasts one to four days. Traders typically use technical research to search at short-term momentum cues. Individual investors are more likely to employ this approach than institutional investors.

New Trading

  • The policy is straightforward: invest on good news and sell on bad news. This helps day traders to profit quickly from unpredictable news.

Price Action Trading

Traders that use technological analyses but not traditional metrics use this approach.

Mean Reversion Strategy

This approach is based on the assumption that an instrument's high and low prices are only temporary, and that prices will gradually return to an average price.

Scalping

Scalpers try to benefit from minor price fluctuations in the industry. A trader using this strategy can trade hundreds of times every day. It is assumed that capturing small price fluctuations is better than catching big ones.

Key Elements to Successful Trading

Introduction

To be profitable, a stock trader must wear several different hats, much as any other successful company. When a trader first starts out on their own, they must consider not only trading but also the operational needs of their company. Many of the operational criteria are ignored before the dealer begins dealing. Unfortunately, for the trader who is just getting started, this may be an unwanted annoyance.

Simulated Trading (Paper Trading)

Until spending real capital, virtual (Demo) trading should be completed. About every online broker provides a virtual trading account (demo account) for the trader to use with the broker's trading tools. The service is free, and the program can be downloaded from the online broker's website by the dealer.

Risk Capital

Just a limited amount of a trader's money can be included. This number should ideally be no more than 15% of their overall wealth.

Trading Routine

Trading allows people to set their own hours, spend time with their families, and participate in recreational events since it is a home-based enterprise.

Day Timer (Economic Calendar)

When it comes to fundamental traders, understanding when economic data is published is important. In the United States, most economic data is released at market open on a regular basis. Traders have access to the weekly economic calendar every Sunday afternoon.

Characteristics of a Successful Trader

  • The Ability to Accept Loss
  • The Ability to Accept Profit
  • Confidence
  • Passion for the Markets

Trader Information Sources

  • News Providers
  • Online Stock Brokerages 

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
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About this Course

Study Stock Trading Courses Via Online Training with Certificate; Learn How to Trade Stocks Online Via Our Expert Training. Join the Bulls on Wall Street in No Time!

Our Stock Trading Course teaches you how to trade stocks online!

Do you want to trade stocks online but don’t know where to start? Look no further, because our ABCs of Stock Trading Course covers everything complete beginners need to know before they start stock trading. Students will learn about stocks, the stock market, day trade, choosing a broker, opening an account, placing trades and, most importantly, strategies used by top traders to pick stocks.

The Stock Trading Online Course does not offer any get rich quick strategies. As with all things in life, to become successful, you must put in the time and effort. What students do gain from this course is the confidence to trade with purpose, utilizing fundamental or technical strategies that fit with their own individual trading style.

What you will learn with our Online Stock Trading Course:

  • Introduction to stock trading for beginners and the different types of stocks available to investors
  • A look into the stock marketplace, the different types of markets and how they operate
  • Practical information relating to choosing the right online stock brokers
  • Analysis of the mechanics of trading and investing and whether to buy or sell
  • Analyzing a company and determining whether you should place a trade on that stock
  • Picking stocks based on your investment objectives or financial goals
  • Know what factors move markets is essential to be a profitable trader
  • Technical analysis, including understanding price movements and the use of charts
  • Major trading strategies employed by traders to determine what stocks to trade

How can I start a career in Online Stock Trading?

  • Search for online broker education centers
  • Learn trading through an online stock trading course or investing course
  • Check for online trading help sites
  • Take a college course or enrol in trading school
  • Enlist the help of an experienced or professional trader

Online Stock Trading Course - Requirements

The Stock Trading Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7. It contains 13 modules across four units, all of which will be taught through a video lesson and associated learning materials.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Stock Trading Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Stock Trading Online Certificate Outline

Unit One: Introduction to Stock Trading
Learn stock trading and investing for beginners with our Introduction to Stock Trading module, put together by experienced traders.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the concept of stocks and trading
  • Define types of financial instruments
  • Understand the concept of the stock market

Introduction
To be genuinely competitive in stock trading, as in any discipline, it takes zeal, hard work, and years of experience. Anyone who claims that trading the capital markets is a fast and simple way to make money is most definitely lying. This course would not have any proprietary investment strategies or a guarantee of profits.

What is Stock Trading?
Individuals all over the world are becoming more involved in stock trading. Many individuals now exchange stocks using an online trading network provided by their online brokerage of choice. Before you learn to trade, you have to understand all of the trading basic terminology. So, in this module you will learn the following:

What are Stocks?
Stocks are an example of a form of equity security. Equity instruments are shares that reflect a company's share of ownership.

Types of Stock

  • Common Stocks
  • Preferred Stocks

What are Stock Indices (Stock Index)?

  • Global Index
  • National Index

Types of Financial Instruments

  • Debt Instruments
  • Equity Instruments
  • Investment Funds
  • Derivatives

The Stock Market
A Stock Market or Stock Exchange has several main functions:

  • Facilitates buying and selling of securities
  • Act as a clearinghouse
  • Provide a source of financing for companies listed on the exchange
  • Provide liquidity

What is the Stock Market?
A stock market or a physical venue of a trading floor allows the purchase and sale of shares in a public exchange.

Who are the Players
Companies from small investors to major institutional investors like Bulls On Wall Street all have various reasons for buying and selling securities. Big institutional investors, such as hedge funds, pension funds, insurance firms, and others, make up the bulk of buyers and sellers on the market.

Tools Needed for Online Stock Trading
Trading needs only a computer with high-speed broadband, a brokerage account, and the ability to deposit funds into the account. In this final portion of the Course for Success Unit One trading class, we will cover all you need to make your first online investment and begin the process of investment and portfolio management, including:

  • A computer
  • Finding an Online Broker
  • Opening Your Account
  • Broker’s Trading Platform

Unit Two: Understanding Online Stock Trading

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the concept and mechanisms of buying and selling stocks within a standard trading system
  • Understand how to analyze a company before and during live trading
  • Learn how to pick stocks effectively as part of a trading plan

Introduction
Understanding the fundamentals of stock markets has been much simpler in recent years, due to the plethora of information available from a number of outlets, including stock market courses like our

Stock Trading Online Certificate Course.
In addition, the trading interface of the broker removes all of the guesswork from trading; not only do brokers have tutorials for novice traders, but topics like profit/loss calculations, bid/ask pricing, and margin conditions are all handled directly by the trading platform.

Buying a Stock
Learn how to open an individual brokerage trading account with a reliable broker. The broker will have a trading site that will allow investors to position orders to purchase or sell stock instantly from their home device.

Short Selling
An investor would typically purchase a stock (or go long) in the hopes of seeing the share price increase. The aim of a short seller is to benefit from a decline in the share price. Our stock trading class can teach you how to use a stock chart or trading simulator to follow chart patterns and make informed choices as a short seller.

Bid and Ask
The bid and ask rates are shown on the trading program of the broker. The trader's order is forwarded to the relevant stock exchange, which is in charge of bringing buyers and sellers together.

Dividends
Dividends are distributions provided by businesses to their stockholders. Profits are either reinvested in the company or distributed to owners as dividends.

Stock Splits
A stock split simply changes a company's total number of shares. On the exchange, a company has a set number of shares available. A stock split occurs as the board of directors of a given corporation decides to maximize the number of shares available.

Cash Account
A cash account is the simplest kind of account to open with a broker. You will use this account to purchase shares electronically and pay for them in full. Since this form of trading entails more risk for the broker, this account does not allow you to short stocks or trade any financial trades.

Margin Account
A large number of investors have margin accounts with their brokers. A customer will use a margin account to buy a stock for a fraction of its full value, with the broker paying the rest.

Types of Orders

  • Market Order
  • Limit Order
  • Stop Loss Order
  • Trailing Stop
  • Good Till Cancelled
  • Day Order

Profit/Loss
Without picking up a calculator, someone with extensive trading experience should be able to calculate the profit/loss on open and closed positions by looking at his trading platform. Calculating gains and expenses is really very easy for intermediates and advanced traders, particularly those with access to the right trading technology.

Analyzing a Company
A kind of fundamental analysis is company analysis. The most critical task of a stock trader is to assess firms to see how their realtime market value varies from their stock price.

What to Look For

  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Earnings Statement
  • The Retained Earnings Statement

Where to Look
Financial information about a company can be obtained from a variety of outlets. One of the most valuable ways to do analysis on an organization is through their own business website, which can provide investors with a deeper view of the company's activities, products, and management. Sites would be another essential source of knowledge.

Ratios

  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Risk Analysis Ratios
  • Performance
  • Stock Value

Picking Stocks
After learning the fundamentals of investing, deciding which markets to sell on, and selecting a trader, the most important choice would be selecting the right stocks to buy. This course exposes the student to a lot of new tactics, but each trader uses a different approach depending on a variety of variables, including asset classes, approach to portfolio management, and brokerage account type. You can find a technique that fits well over time and with a lot of experience.

Investment Objectives

  • Time Horizon
  • Volatility
  • Liquidity
  • Growth
  • Income
  • Risk Tolerance

Unit Three: Fundamental Analysis
Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about monetary and fiscal policy
  • Understand the concept of business cycles
  • Understand the process of technical analysis in real time trading

Introduction
Financial, political, and other related events that arise and are assumed to influence a country's economy are the subject of fundamental research. All of these considerations must be understood in the context of a global climate. Even if a transition happens within a single region, it may have global ramifications that will affect all approaches to trading, including options trading and futures trading.

So, you would be well advised to keep up-to-date with markets news and regularly return to day trading courses that can keep you in the loop with the latest developments.

Monetary Policy

  • Interest Rates
  • Money Supply
  • Inflation

Fiscal Policy

  • Taxation & Spending

Business Cycle

  • Expansion
  • Peak
  • Contraction
  • Trough
  • Recovery

Types of Economic Indicators

  • Coincidental Indicators
  • Leading Indicators
  • Lagging Indicators

Political Events
The financial market is heavily influenced by international politics. Unfortunately, certain political events, including natural disasters, cannot be predicted. The election of a new government within a country, changes in monetary or fiscal policy, changes in international relations, and some other political crises are all examples of political developments that could impact the stock market.

Natural Disasters
A natural catastrophe has the potential to turn good fortune into financial misery. In the financial market, where information is shared almost immediately around the world, a broker will be trapped in an open position when a tragedy strikes.

War or Threat of War
Based on the magnitude and traders' responses to these incidents, conflict or the prospect of war can be used as a determinant of stock price fluctuations. Often remember which industries will prosper and which will lose as a result of an incident. Manufacturers of arms and airplanes are expected to receive fresh orders in this situation.

What is Technical Analysis?
Technical analysis examines market changes in the past, assuming that they follow predictable trends. The majority of traders use technological analyses to predict future exchange rate volumes.

Bar Chart
The most popular chart used by traders is a bar chart. The range between the highs and lows for the time frame, as well as the closing and opening prices, are all seen on this table. For the chosen time frame, a vertical line depicts the high and low-price scale.

Candlestick Chart
A candlestick map, or a bar chart, displays the range between peaks and lows over a given time frame, as well as the closing and opening prices. The major distinction is the manner in which it is displayed. For the chosen time span, the spectrum from open to close is represented by a white or black vertical rectangle.

Major Technical Indicators Used in Stock Markets

  • Averages
  • Bollinger Bands
  • Trend Lines
  • Support & Resistance (trading range)
  • Relative Strength Indicator (RSI)
  • Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
  • Head and Shoulders

Unit Four: Technical Analysis
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand effective trading strategies
  • Understand the key elements of successful trading
  • Demonstrate awareness of trader information sources

Introduction
No trading education would be complete without a thorough understanding of technical analysis. So, even in courses for beginners, it is essential to understand what a trading strategy is and how it can help you with your analysis.

A trading strategy is essentially a collection of rules that a trader can adhere to and not stray from. The trader defines the rules (parameters) by back testing and real-time analysis (Forward Analysis). Since the broker can only sell if the conditions are fulfilled, a trading approach removes emotions.

Back Testing
The method of assessing a trading technique by comparing it to historical evidence is known as back testing. Back testing is a tool used by traders to see how a tactic might have performed in the past. It is assumed that if it was successful before, it would be profitable again.

Execution of Trading Strategies

  • Manually
  • Computer Generated

Algorithmic Trading
Algorithmic Trading (also known as algo trading, black-box trading, or robo trading) involves placing trade orders using computer programs. If configured, the program algorithm handles timing, price, quantity, and even order placement without the need for human interference.

Contrarian Investing
Contrarian investors conclude that the general consensus is incorrect, and they take advantage of this by looking for undervalued investments.

Value Investing
Profit buyers, on the other hand, purchase stocks at a discount of their intrinsic value. A company's intrinsic value is defined as the true value of the company based on all available facts. It's important to recognize that a stock's intrinsic value isn't necessarily the same as its market value.

Growth Investing
Investors that use the growth approach search for firms that have above-average potential growth expectations and aren't worried whether the stock market is overpriced.

  • Income Investing
  • Dividend Yield
  • Past Dividend Policy
  • Range Trading

All of a range trader's trading decisions are based on support and resistance ratios. Prices are supposed to remain range bound within a help and resistance level, according to the theory.

Trend Following
Trend followers are traders who aim to benefit from price trends in all ways. They may be short- or long-term traders.

Buy and Hold Strategy
A long-term investing policy is the Buy and Hold Strategy. It is assumed that if an investor retains an investment for a long time, they would have a positive rate of return.

Market Timing Strategy
Market timing is based on the premise that traders will forecast upcoming price changes using Fundamental or Technical Research.

Pairs Trading Strategy
An investor who employs this tactic assumes that there would be similarities between two separate instruments within a certain business segment.

Swing Trading Strategy
A swing trading strategy is a short-term trading strategy that lasts one to four days. Traders typically use technical research to search for short-term momentum cues. Individual investors are more likely to employ this approach than institutional investors.

New Trading
The policy is straightforward: invest on good news and sell on bad news. This helps day traders to profit quickly from unpredictable news.

Price Action Trading
Traders that use technological analyses but not traditional metrics use this approach.

Mean Reversion Strategy
This approach is based on the assumption that an instrument's high and low prices are only temporary, and that prices will gradually return to an average price.

Scalping
Scalpers try to benefit from minor price fluctuations in the industry. A trader using this strategy can trade hundreds of times every day. It is assumed that capturing small price fluctuations is better than catching big ones.

Key Elements to Successful Trading

Introduction
To be profitable, a stock trader must wear several different hats, much as any other successful company. When a trader first starts out on their own, they must consider not only trading but also the operational needs of their company. Many of the operational criteria are ignored before the dealer begins dealing. Unfortunately, for the trader who is just getting started, this may be an unwanted annoyance.

Simulated Trading (Paper Trading)
Until spending real capital, virtual (Demo) trading should be completed. About every online broker provides a virtual trading account (demo account) for the trader to use with the broker's trading tools. The service is free, and the program can be downloaded from the online broker's website by the dealer.

Risk Capital
Just a limited amount of a trader's money can be included. This number should ideally be no more than 15% of their overall wealth.

Trading Routine
Trading allows people to set their own hours, spend time with their families, and participate in recreational events since it is a home-based enterprise.

Day Timer (Economic Calendar)
When it comes to fundamental traders, understanding when economic data is published is important. In the United States, most economic data is released at market open on a regular basis. Traders have access to the weekly economic calendar every Sunday afternoon.

Characteristics of a Successful Trader

  • The Ability to Accept Loss
  • The Ability to Accept Profit
  • Confidence
  • Passion for the Markets

Trader Information Sources

  • News Providers
  • Online Stock Brokerages

Recognition & Accreditation

As with any other course taught by Courses For Success, students who finish this complete foundation stock trading course, will receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Upon completion of this beginners stock market course, learners will be well prepared to make their first investment.

For more information on different areas of stock trading, including penny stock trading, forex trading, options trades, trading futures, and more, check out our range of other learning courses and bundles on the Courses For Success website.

Unit One: Introduction to Stock Trading 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the concept of stocks and trading
  • Define types of financial instruments
  • Understand the concept of the stock market

Introduction

To be genuinely competitive in stock trading, as in any discipline, it takes zeal, hard work, and years of experience. Anyone who claims that trading the capital markets is a fast and simple way to make money is most definitely lying. This course would not have any proprietary investment strategies or a guarantee of profits.

What is Stock Trading?

Individuals all over the world are becoming more involved in stock trading. Individuals will now exchange stocks using an online trading network provided by online brokers.

What are Stocks?

  • Stocks are an example of a form of equity security. Equity instruments are shares that reflect a company's share of ownership.

Types of Stock

  • Common Stocks
  • Preferred Stocks

What are Stock Indices (Stock Index)?

  • Global Index
  • National Index

Types of Financial Instruments

  • Debt Instruments
  • Equity Instruments
  • Investment Funds
  • Derivatives

The Stock Market

A Stock Market or Stock Exchange has several main functions:

  • Facilitates buying and selling of securities
  • Act as a Clearinghouse
  • Provide a source of Financing for companies listed on the exchange
  • Provide liquidity

What is the Stock Market?

A stock market or a physical venue of a trading floor allows the purchase and sale of shares in a public exchange.

Who are the Players

Small investors to major institutional investors, all with various reasons for buying and selling securities, will participate. Big institutional investors, such as hedge funds, pension funds, insurance firms, and others, make up the bulk of buyers and sellers on the market.

Tools Needed for Online Stock Trading

Trading needs only a computer with high-speed broadband, a brokerage account, and the ability to deposit funds into the account.

  • Computer
  • Finding an Online Broker
  • Opening Your Account
  • Broker’s Trading Platform 

Unit Two: Understanding Online Stock Trading

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the concept and mechanisms of buying and selling stocks
  • Understand how to analyze a company
  • Learn how to pick stocks effectively

Introduction

Understanding the fundamentals of stock markets has been much simpler in recent years, due to the plethora of information available from a number of outlets. The trading interface of the broker removes all of the guesswork from trading; not only do brokers have tutorials for novice traders, but topics like profit/loss calculations, bid/ask pricing, and margin conditions are all handled directly by the trading platform.

Buying a Stock

They would have opened an individual brokerage trading account with a reliable broker for individual investors. The broker has a trading site that allows them to position orders to purchase or sell stock instantly from their home device.

Short Selling

An investor would typically purchase a stock (or go long) in the hopes of seeing the share price increase. The aim of a short seller is to benefit from a decline in the share price.

Bid and Ask

The bid and ask rates are shown on the trading program of the broker. The trader's order is forwarded to the relevant stock exchange, which is in charge of bringing buyers and sellers together.

Dividends

Dividends are distributions provided by businesses to their stockholders. Profits are either reinvested in the company or distributed to owners as dividends.

Stock Splits     

A stock split simply changes a company's total number of shares. On the exchange, a company has a set number of shares available. A stock split occurs as the board of directors of a given corporation decides to maximize the number of shares available.

Cash Account

A cash account is the simplest kind of account to open with a broker. You will use this account to purchase shares electronically and pay for them in full. Since this form of trading entails more risk for the broker, this account does not allow you to short stocks or trade any financial trades.

Margin Account

A large number of investors have margin accounts with their brokers. An customer will use a margin account to buy a stock for a fraction of its full value, with the broker paying the rest.

Types of Orders

  • Market Order
  • Limit Order
  • Stop Loss Order
  • Trailing Stop
  • Good Till Cancelled
  • Day Order

Profit/ Loss

Without picking up a calculator, a trader can calculate the profit/loss on open and closed positions by looking at his trading platform. Calculating gains and expenses is really very easy.

Analyzing a Company 

A kind of fundamental analysis is company analysis. The most critical task of a stock trader is to assess firms to see how their real value varies from their stock price.

What to Look For

  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Earnings Statement
  • The Retained Earnings Statement

Where to Look

Financial information about a company can be obtained from a variety of outlets. One of the most valuable ways to do analysis on an organization is through their own business website, which can provide them with a deeper view of the company's activities, products, and management. Sites would be another essential source of knowledge.

Ratios

  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Risk Analysis Ratios
  • Performance
  • Stock Value

Picking Stocks

After learning the fundamentals of investing, deciding which markets to sell on, and selecting a trader, the most important choice would be selecting the right stocks to buy. This course exposes the student to a lot of new tactics, but each trader uses a different approach depending on a variety of variables. You can find a technique that fits well over time and with a lot of experience.

Investment Objectives

  • Time Horizon
  • Volatility
  • Liquidity
  • Growth
  • Income
  • Risk Tolerance

Unit Three: Fundamental Analysis

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about monetary and fiscal policy
  • Understand the concept of business cycles
  • Understand the process of technical analysis

Introduction

Financial, political, and other related events that arise and are assumed to influence a country's economy are the subject of fundamental research. Both of these considerations must be understood in the context of a global climate. Even if a transition happens within a single region, it may have global ramifications.

Monetary Policy

  • Interest Rates
  • Money Supply
  • Inflation 

Fiscal Policy

  • Taxation & Spending

Business Cycle

  • Expansion
  • Peak 
  • Contraction
  • Trough
  • Recovery 

Types of Economic Indicators

  • Coincidental Indicators
  • Leading Indicators
  • Lagging Indicators

Political Events

The financial market is heavily influenced by international politics. Unfortunately, certain political events, including natural disasters, cannot be predicted. The election of a new government within a country, changes in monetary or fiscal policy, changes in international relations, and some other political crises are all examples of political developments that could impact the stock market.

Natural Disasters

A natural catastrophe has the potential to turn good fortune into financial misery. In the financial market, where information is shared almost immediately around the world, a broker will be trapped in an open position when a tragedy strike.

War or Threat of War

Based on the magnitude and traders' responses to these incidents, conflict or the prospect of war can be used as a determinant of stock price fluctuations. Often remember which industries will prosper and which will lose as a result of an incident. Manufacturers of arms and airplanes are expected to receive fresh orders in this situation.

What is Technical Analysis?

Technical analysis examines market changes in the past, assuming that they follow predictable trends. The majority of traders use technological analyses to predict future exchange rate volumes.

Bar Chart

The most popular chart used by traders is a bar chart. The range between the highs and lows for the time frame, as well as the closing and opening prices, are all seen on this table. For the chosen time frame, a vertical line depicts the high and low-price scale.

Candlestick Chart

A candlestick map, or a bar chart, displays the range between peaks and lows over a given time frame, as well as the closing and opening prices. The major distinction is the manner in which it is displayed. For the chosen time span, the spectrum from open to close is represented by a white or black vertical rectangle.

Major Technical Indicators Used in Stock Markets

  • Averages
  • Bollinger Bands
  • Trend Lines
  • Support & Resistance (trading range)
  • Relative Strength Indicator (RSI)
  • Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
  • Head and Shoulders

Unit Four: Technical Analysis

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand effective trading strategies
  • Understand the key elements of successful trading
  • Demonstrate awareness of trader information sources

Introduction

A Trading Strategy is essentially a collection of rules that a trader can adhere to and not stray from. The trader defines the rules (parameters) by back testing and real-time analysis (Forward Analysis). Since the broker can only sell if the conditions are fulfilled, a trading approach removes emotions.

Back Testing

The method of assessing a trading technique by comparing it to historical evidence is known as back testing. Back testing is a tool used by traders to see how a tactic might have performed in the past. It is assumed that if it was successful before, it would be profitable again.

Execution of Trading Strategies 

  • Manually
  • Computer Generated

Algorithmic Trading

Algorithmic Trading (also known as algo trading, black-box trading, or robo trading) involves placing trade orders using computer programs. If configured, the program algorithm handles timing, price, quantity, and even order placement without the need for human interference.

Contrarian Investing

Contrarian investors conclude that the general consensus is incorrect, and they take advantage of this by looking for undervalued investments.

Value Investing

Profit buyers, on the other hand, purchase stocks at a discount of their intrinsic value. A company's intrinsic value is defined as the true value of the company based on all available facts. It's important to recognize that a stock's intrinsic value isn't necessarily the same as its market value.

Growth Investing

Investors that use the growth approach search for firms that have above-average potential growth expectations and aren't worried whether the stock market is overpriced.

Income Investing

  • Dividend Yield
  • Past Dividend Policy

Range Trading

All of a range trader's trading decisions are based on support and resistance ratios. Prices are supposed to remain range bound within a help and resistance level, according to the theory.

Trend Following

Trend followers are traders who aim to benefit from price trends in all ways. They may be short- or long-term traders.

Buy and Hold Strategy

A long-term investing policy is the Buy and Hold Strategy. It is assumed that if an investor retains an investment for a long time, they would have a positive rate of return.

Market Timing Strategy

Market timing is based on the premise that traders will forecast upcoming price changes using Fundamental or Technical Research.

Pairs Trading Strategy

An investor who employs this tactic assumes that there would be similarities between two separate instruments within a certain business segment.

Swing Trading Strategy

A swing trading strategy is a short-term trading strategy that lasts one to four days. Traders typically use technical research to search at short-term momentum cues. Individual investors are more likely to employ this approach than institutional investors.

New Trading

  • The policy is straightforward: invest on good news and sell on bad news. This helps day traders to profit quickly from unpredictable news.

Price Action Trading

Traders that use technological analyses but not traditional metrics use this approach.

Mean Reversion Strategy

This approach is based on the assumption that an instrument's high and low prices are only temporary, and that prices will gradually return to an average price.

Scalping

Scalpers try to benefit from minor price fluctuations in the industry. A trader using this strategy can trade hundreds of times every day. It is assumed that capturing small price fluctuations is better than catching big ones.

Key Elements to Successful Trading

Introduction

To be profitable, a stock trader must wear several different hats, much as any other successful company. When a trader first starts out on their own, they must consider not only trading but also the operational needs of their company. Many of the operational criteria are ignored before the dealer begins dealing. Unfortunately, for the trader who is just getting started, this may be an unwanted annoyance.

Simulated Trading (Paper Trading)

Until spending real capital, virtual (Demo) trading should be completed. About every online broker provides a virtual trading account (demo account) for the trader to use with the broker's trading tools. The service is free, and the program can be downloaded from the online broker's website by the dealer.

Risk Capital

Just a limited amount of a trader's money can be included. This number should ideally be no more than 15% of their overall wealth.

Trading Routine

Trading allows people to set their own hours, spend time with their families, and participate in recreational events since it is a home-based enterprise.

Day Timer (Economic Calendar)

When it comes to fundamental traders, understanding when economic data is published is important. In the United States, most economic data is released at market open on a regular basis. Traders have access to the weekly economic calendar every Sunday afternoon.

Characteristics of a Successful Trader

  • The Ability to Accept Loss
  • The Ability to Accept Profit
  • Confidence
  • Passion for the Markets

Trader Information Sources

  • News Providers
  • Online Stock Brokerages 

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

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All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
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