How I Learned Stock Trading (and How You Can Too)
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Trading Stocks for Incubator Hedge Fund: Stock Market Lessons from 2 of the Greatest Traders of All Time
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Last updated 5/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Learn from some of the greatest traders
  • Learn the trading philosophy of Dickson G Watts
  • Learn the trading lessons from Jesse Livermore
  • Learn about various trading temperaments
  • Learn when the greatest traders bought stocks
  • Learn when the greatest traders sold stocks
  • Learn about the trading rules used by the greatest traders
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  • Interest in learning about the stock market
  • Advanced level knowledge of trading terminology
  • Interest in learning about great traders

Have you ever wondered what the best stock traders do differently?

Did you ever wish you had studied some of the famous traders?

Did you ever wanted to learn from the best stock market traders?

Have you ever wondered who are the most successful stock traders?


This is a course that studies some of the most famous and successful stock traders in history.  We will learn from these great stock traders and what makes them the best stock traders to study in terms of their trading strategy.  I think these world-famous stock traders did a couple of things differently than most of the traders of our time. 

Also, in this course we will talk about how a successful trader looks at the stock market and we can learn also learn how to be a good stock trader from the greatest traders.  I don’t believe that this is an easy way to learn about stocks, but if are willing to learn from the mistakes of these most successful traders of all time I think you too can become a better trader.

Even if are an expert in the market I think using some of the approaches from the great traders will take some learning to trade stocks in a different way.  I think you would also look at the market in a different way after learning from these great traders.  In addition, we would also look at the best individual stocks that were traded as part of a case study by learning from the best stock traders in history. 

What you will learn:

  • You will gain a historical context of the time periods of the great stock market traders
  • We will talk about the concept of speculation and understanding how to trade stocks using speculation
  • How to be more self-reliant in your own assessment of the stock market
  • Learn stock trading from the perspective of the best traders

Trading might look easy since there is low barrier to entry.  However, I think the greatest traders of all time would have a different assessment of the stock market.  Their approach to the market I think is very different than what has been traditionally taught. 

We will talk about the following:

  • How the methods learned in this class is applicable in all markets
  • In the stock market how holding for the long term is better for your portfolio
  • How not to be disturbed by the short-term fluctuations in the stock market
  • How you should not jump into any stock and rather wait to see if they meet your criteria

I think it’s important to understand that the most successful traders of all time had a different approach to the stock market.  They were not trading in and out of the market every day.  They waited for the right stock to come along and if bought that stock then they weren’t disturbed the short-term stock market fluctuations.

We will cover the following: 

  • How to become a successful trader in stock market by learning from these great traders
  • How to find good stocks to trade by creating your own method
  • How to build your own rules and philosophy about the market
  • How thinking for yourself and become self-reliant in the stock market is an important quality

This course will go in-depth into famous stock traders and their teachings as well their philosophy about the stock market.  We will also talk about how to build your own system with rules based on the teachings and ideas from the best traders of all time.  We will talk about how it’s important to be in the sideline most of the time.  You should not be in the market all the time because you need to guard your capital. 

Great traders looked at the stock market differently and their view of the market is often different than our own.  In the modern times, there is large weight given to looking at the fundamental information about the company and thinking there is a correlation between the stock and the company.  One thing to keep in mind is that the best stock traders in the world looks other factors that is directly impacting the stock itself.

Learn to stock trade from some of the greatest stock traders.  In this course, we will cover how to create a mechanical trading system.  This system should tell you when to buy, when to sell and how much to buy.  I think those are some great questions the greatest stock traders ask before even buying that stock.  I think it’s worth saying it again that they calculate how much they will lose even before they buy the stock. 

Trading personality assessments and the importance of personality as well as temperament on your trading success.  We will cover some of the most frequently used personality assessments.  I think your trading style should match your personality.  You should ask yourself whether you are a technical trader or a fundamental trader and I think the different personality assessment will tell you more about yourself and I think based on that you can build your best trading strategy.     

Case study of two different stocks are going to be discussed in the course.  We will talk about at what point I started buying the stocks and when was it sold out.  I will also talk about the tool I used to automatically sell out of a losing stock. 

This course is a good way to learn about the great traders all time since they can provide valuable insights into market.  As you are probably aware of it by now most successful stock traders do things a little differently than most other people.  We will talk about the strategies and methods used by the   greatest traders in the stock market.    

Who is the target audience?
  • Interested in the history of the stock market
  • Want to learn what the great traders did differently
  • Interested in applying the trading philosophy to their trading system
  • Interested in learning the importance of having patience in the market
  • Interested in learning about the trading similarities among the great traders
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Curriculum For This Course
53 Lectures
Course Outline
1 Lecture 03:56
1 Lecture 01:34
Dickson G. Watts
3 Lectures 06:43
More Principles of the Art
3 Lectures 06:20
When in Doubt Do Nothing

Don’t Take Stock Tips
Trading in the Stock Market
4 Lectures 04:42
Stock Sell Stops

Stock Buy Stops

Holding for the Long Term
Wisdom from Dickson G. Watts
4 Lectures 04:54
Trading Principles from Dickson G. Watts

Wisdom from Dickson G. Watts

More Wisdom from Dickson G. Watts

Most Important Take Away
Jesse Livermore
2 Lectures 03:23
Jesse Livermore

Trading Lessons from Jesse Livermore
Market Lessons from Jesse Livermore
2 Lectures 02:51

Let the Market Confirm
More Trading Lessons
2 Lectures 03:23
You Must have Rules

Importance of Patience
Market Techniques
3 Lectures 06:57

Staying with the Stock

Buying a Stock
8 More Sections
About the Instructor
Six Sigma Quant
3.6 Average rating
90 Reviews
2,656 Students
2 Courses
Worked @ Investment Bank (DB) & Quant Trading System Expert

I am a graduate of Yale University.  I started my career at a major investment bank in New York City.  My trading books include How To Create A Trend Trading System For Stocks (2012), How To Find The Next Trend Trading Stock (2012), How To Win More With A Trend Trading System For Stocks (2013) and Every New Trader’s Greatest Enemy (and How to Beat It) (2013).

In addition to teaching and writing books about financial markets, I also develop statistical and algorithmic financial models to generate superior risk-adjusted return streams.  Capital preservation and risk management are at the core of my investment philosophy.