Learn the Foundations of Stocks and Options
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Learn the Foundations of Stocks and Options

Profit in the stock market using the same techniques as top professional traders
4.5 (21 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
108 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Analyze a stock in 10 minutes or less
  • Anticipate the next market moves
  • Know at which price the buyers and sellers will show up
  • Swing trade for monthly profits
  • Understand technical analysis
  • Use stock options to work with large cap stocks otherwise unaffordable
  • Be able to write an executable trading plan
  • Know your reward and maximum risk before each trade
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  • There are no pre-requisites for this course
  • A generally broad knowledge of the stock market is beneficial but not required

Foundations of Stocks and Options is an introductory course into trading the stock market for active profits.  If you have wanted to:

  • See more consistent profits
  • Be a more active trader
  • Profit in both bull and bear markets
  • Better anticipate what a stock will do next
  • Add leverage through options
  • Afford to trade more expensive stocks
  • Have a complete trading plan before you trade

This program is for you.  

This course is ideally for those who have "some" trading experience but need a lot of help.  If you are a complete beginner this program will work for you but it may be a tad advanced.  We have found this program is the ideal starting point for more than 90% of market participants.  Even those who feel they are advanced are often lacking a core foundation in trading education. 

With Foundations of Stocks and Options you will truly lay the groundwork to go on and become a great trader. Regardless of the market you want to trade: Stocks, Options, Forex, Futures, the core information you will learn in this program will lay that foundation and help you take your trading to the next level.  

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students who have some experience trading the stock market but need help turning that experience into profits
  • It is for those who wish to make money more consistently in the stock market
  • Ideal for active swing traders
  • It is not for the absolute beginner trader who does not know what a stock is
  • It is not for very advanced technical trader
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Curriculum For This Course
63 Lectures
Start Here
4 Lectures 34:57

Your map to success

The Chart

The journey has begun
Introduction to Charting
8 Lectures 01:04:19

Determining the value of a stock

Understanding the channel

Basic Charting

Charting with Motive Wave/TSU Charts

Charting with Trade Navigator

How to draw your lines

Action steps
Basic Orders & Trade Setups
8 Lectures 58:01
Basics of stock orders

How short selling works

Placing a short order

Trade setup - part 1

Trade setup - part 2

Stop orders

Action steps
Advanced line drawing
12 Lectures 01:15:16
Advanced line drawing - part 1

Advanced line drawing - part 2

Trend lines - part 1

Trend lines - part 2

Defining trendlines - part 1

Defining trendlines - part 2

Fan lines - part 1

Fan lines - part 2

Entries & Targets

Executing a trade

Executing a trade based on a trigger

Action steps
Trend following & Moving averages
7 Lectures 55:21
Trend following

Benefits of moving averages

Moving averages continued

Basic trend following

Averages meets line drawing

Averages meets line drawing continued

Action steps
Basic trading plan
4 Lectures 34:11
Trading plans

Planning your trade

Executing your plan

Action steps
Introduction to stock options
11 Lectures 01:05:40
Stock options

Benefits of selling stock short

Short vs. long trade

How to lower your risk

Intro to options

Options explained

Who is looking at what?

Looking from the other side

Trading options

Buying a put option

Action steps
Introduction to stock options part 2
9 Lectures 01:06:19
Building blocks of stock options

Understanding the option chain

Option chain examples

The covered call

Understanding the covered call

FAQs of covered calls

Calculating profits

Applications for the covered call

Action steps
About the Instructor
TradeSmart University
4.4 Average rating
150 Reviews
596 Students
5 Courses
Stock Market Education

TradeSmart University was founded for the purpose of making the seemingly complex issues of stock market trading accessible to anybody with a desire to learn. Our mission: “Delivering Simple, Results Oriented Trading Education,” creates the most accessible, easy-to-understand, comprehensive trading education on the planet.

Training is conducted through Online Seminars (webinars) and consists of a complete, holistic approach to stock trading. Students love the light, fun environment through which the stock market is presented and comment often on the entertaining aspects of the class structure.

Jeremy Whaley
4.5 Average rating
91 Reviews
378 Students
4 Courses
Online Entrepreneur and Stock Trading guru

Hello, My name is Jeremy Whaley and I'm thrilled to have you reading my profile.  

Professionally I'm best known as one of the Co-Founders and former CEO of TradeSmart University, where we teach people how to trade the stock market.  You could say I was blessed enough to kind of "fall into" that as a profession.  I didn't start off as a teacher and if you had asked me 10 years ago, I would not have considered myself a teacher. 

I started my professional career as a musician.  I have a music degree.  I spent 8 years producing albums, making tracks, working with artists, and running my own recording studio in Nashville TN.  There's just one thing they don't tell you about the music business when you start: a musician who is "doing well" is still living in poverty compared to most of the other professions of the world!

Despite the fact I was "doing well" as a musician, I needed extra money so in 2005, after I got married, I decided to really dig-in to a side interest I had and become an expert.  That interest was stock and options trading.  

I originally started trading in 1999 when I was in college, but I put it down for a little bit while I was focused on music.  When I finally committed to building my trading skills, I had no idea what an exciting journey it would lead me through.  

A couple of years into it I had people asking me about what I was doing and I started teaching some friends and family.  Before I knew it I had about 10-12 people learning from me!  The biggest surprise, however, was the fact that I liked it!  In fact, I liked teaching more than I liked trading!  

In 2008 my business partner and I launched what became TradeSmart University.  We wanted to share with the world what I had been teaching my friends and family.  We did some free advertising and had almost 800 people sign up for our very first free webinar!  We were amazed !  And the rest, as they say, is history. 

I have a hard time saying what I do.  Yes, I'm a teacher.  And yes, I'm an entrepreneur.  And I'm also a trader. But the interesting thing is the journey took me to new places I never expected to go.  I became a marketer, a business developer, a motivational coach, an employer, a blogger, a very bad graphic designer, and much more.  All the while, I'm still a music producer and keyboard player.  

Some would call me a Jack of all trades, but in reality, I think I represent the 21st-century person.  In today's "information age" we have so much access to so much information, it is only natural that people learn multiple disciplines.  Today, the idea of becoming one thing and sticking with that your whole life is old.  In today's marketplace and in the next 10-15 years, we will see even more solo-preneurs taking control of their future and learning multiple disciplines.  It's essential for survival.  

I'm passionate about helping people.  I love sharing what I have learned, learning more, and watching others do the same.  I'm passionate about destroying financial barriers to success.  I'm passionate about living life in an extra-ordinary way.  I believe we were created for a purpose and anything less than extraordinary is not living up to our full potential.  

If you were to ask me who I am, I guess I could best sum it up this way:  I'm a man on a mission to experience this extraordinary life we were created to live.  Everything else is just part of the journey.  

I hope my classes and training can help you carve out some new understandings of what it means to live an extraordinary life.