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Applied Stock Trading & Investing Certification – Part 1

Overview

Throughout this programme, you’ll observe the use of successful trading and investment strategies in a highly practical manner. You will learn to confidently interpret the current state of the market on any given trading day, and see how to react as the trading day unfolds. You’ll not only gain insights into the risk factors surrounding various trading strategies, you’ll also walk away with a framework of rules created by Alexander Johnson specifically for this programme, that act as a guide for creating or evaluating trading opportunities. Develop an up-to-date understanding of the latest trends in the markets, and explore other avenues for growth such as angel investing on algorithmic trading systems.

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Applied Stock Trading & Investing Certification

Stock trading and investing involves developing a number of different skills that enables one to successfully select stocks and purchase them within the context of an overall portfolio whilst also considering aspects such as exact trade execution and leverage.

You will learn how to identify market inefficiencies, recognise patterns, and make trades at optimal timing for trade success – profitability. Success in this arena relies on an understanding of both technical and fundamental analysis as well as behavioural finance and market sentiment. You will learn how to professionally create a clearly defined trading strategy taking into account various market conditions and how to contingency plan as active trades are in motion. This online programme from Johnson Trading Group aims to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the key areas that drive successful trading strategies as seen at institutions such as hedge funds, and ensures you receive a grounded introduction to financial theory and behavioural finance. Over the course of 12 weeks, you’ll learn key principles established by our Programme Director Alexander Johnson. You’ll also discover how to act on news and identify early onset trends. This analytical power when correctly timed will help you gain the ability to act on key evaluation criteria.

Overview

Throughout this programme, you’ll observe the use of successful trading and investment strategies in a highly practical manner. You will learn to confidently interpret the current state of the market on any given trading day, and see how to react as the trading day unfolds. You’ll not only gain insights into the risk factors surrounding various trading strategies, you’ll also walk away with a framework of rules created by Alexander Johnson specifically for this programme, that act as a guide for creating or evaluating trading opportunities. Develop an up-to-date understanding of the latest trends in the markets, and explore other avenues for growth such as angel investing on algorithmic trading systems.

Welcome to the World of Trading: These first few lessons are the intro to the course and its structure and the groundwork you must do before we start building a skyscraper of knowledge. We’ll be looking at How to Manage Your Time During the Course, so that you can make the most out of it.

Essential Knowledge:If this module is your ground work, then Essential Knowledge will form your foundations. Here’s where the real study of trading begins: with vital introductions to some of the core ideas in trading. You will get an overview of different available trading instruments and exchanges. In Trader Talk, you’ll learn some of the key phrases and terminology from the world of trading. In Your First Decisions as a Trader, you’ll start to engage fully with your future in trading – looking at different decisions that will set your trading mentality as you go forward. You will see the considerations that go into an effective trading decision. The Trading Decision Structure will be a good reference point as you expand your knowledge in the rest of the course.

 

Market & Its Participants:As we close in on the practicality of trading, we are going to dive deep into the ingredients that cause prices to move and how they interact with each other. We will meet the various market participants that contribute to price movement and their impact on the market:  passive funds, index funds, hedge funds (discretionary and systematic), market makers, hedgers, speculators, central banks, arbitrageurs. In The Trading Game we can see what the end goal of trading can be for you and the key things to focus on. A big part of playing the game is understanding the odds (or probability?) of what happens next, and in Managing vs. Forecasting, you’ll explore this. In The Psychology of Trends, you’ll discover how to better read the market based on mass psychology and sentiment.

 

Technical Analysis:Our Technical Analysis module will look at a number of important ways to study the market, starting with an overview of Dow Theory and learning to chart Support and Resistance. You’ll learn how to identify Trends and Trading Ranges, and discover profitable Candle Stick Patterns. There are thousands of indicators available, for this course we have selected to teach you the application of the main ones, most of which are used by serious money managers in one way or another.
Fundamental Analysis Basics: After learning about technical analysis, you’ll dedicate yourself to two weeks studying its counterpart. We’ll start by Introducing Fundamental Analysis, before focusing on Stock Categorization, where you will learn about different industry groups and types of stocks. In  ‘How is the Company Doing?’ You will learn to assess it’s earnings. In Stock Catalysts you will learn the various news announcements that can impact a stock price. Finally, you’ll take a step back, this time to view fundamental analysis fully in the context of the modern market.
Value Investing: A spin-off of sorts from the world of Fundamental Analysis, value investing has been a popular strategy amongst traders for over a century. We’ll begin by Introducing Value Investing before exploring why it can be powerful as An Anchor for Decision Making. We’ll look at its position in Trading vs. Venture Capitalism, before a conclusive look at Value Investing in the Contemporary market.
Setting Up: Next, you’ll begin to create your life as a trader. In The Trader’s Habitat we look at the importance of your working space, and examine in depth the best options. You might be surprised how little you actually need to run a professional trading business. In Mentorship & Guidance we’ll look at how you can begin to source sage advice from trusted sources and how to build your tribe.