Learn to Trade for Profit: Going Short During Market Crashes

Learn to protect yourself and profit from downtrends & stock market crashes with inverse ETFs & short selling strategies
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  • Lectures 47
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Course Updated: December, 2016 

Trading and Investing: 

  • Do you want to learn when to take profits?
  • How to trade successfully before and during financial crisis? 
  • And how to increase your profits when majority of people are losing money?

PROFIT FROM STOCK MARKET CRASHES: THE SHORT SELLING STRATEGY is a course designed to teach you the right time to sell and take profits before market reverses, using technical analysis, Japanese candlesticks, volatility indices and other essential indicators.

The stock market is designed to be moving up.

However, every three to six months price reverses direction and moves down. Profits that took months to build, can be wiped out in matter of days.

This bearish scenario happens regularly: it happened in the past and it will happen again. When it does, are you ready for it?

Whether you are trading stocks, forex, commodities, options, ETFs... this course will give you the tools you need to take profits before price reverses, as well as learn how to make money during market crashes!


We look at different trading charts and specific stocks to understand how to identify market tops, and the beginning of bearish price movements using the visual illustrations of candlestick charts and other technical indicators.

This course offers an overview on the importance of analyzing volatility for time market reversals and market downtrends.

You will learn to use three important indicators to analyze market conditions and understand when is the time to stay in the trade, and when it is the time to get of the trade.

You will be giving specific instruction how to calculate profit target with accuracy, and how to set up protective stop losses for preserving your capital.

New lectures will be added to the course regularly - at no extra cost to you! This is a course that will continue to grow.

Take this course now and learn from our 5+ years of experience. Avoid the most common pitfalls that catch 90% of traders!

Too often beginner traders enter the market without the necessary knowledge and practice needed. As a result they take excessive, expensive and unnecessary risks hoping for higher returns. This course will teach you a very effective way to trade in the market successfully and with confidence.

This course is for all levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced traders! All you need is an open mind and a passion to be successful!

Enroll in this course now and start trading the market successfully!

Over 20,000 students have already joined Sharper Trades courses. Join a large community of successful traders.

Click "Take This Course" and Start Trading Successfully TODAY!


All our Sharper Trades courses come with:

  • 30 day money-back-in-full guarantee
  • Unlimited lifetime access at no extra costs
  • All future additional lectures, bonuses, etc in this course are always free
  • Our Sharper Trades team is always available to answer any question you might have regarding this course. Answers are given in less than 24 hours!
  • Your trading success is our goal!

What are the requirements?

  • Desire to learn
  • Everyone is welcome
  • A computer or tablet to watch the videos
  • Pen and paper for taking notes
  • Nothing else is needed, everything you need to learn to how to trade in the stock market is included in the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how bearish markets work
  • Learn to short sell for profiting during market reversals and bearish markets
  • Understand historycal volatility and implied volatility
  • Learn how to use volatility to time your exit strategies
  • Learn to precisely calculate profit targets using support, resistance, divergence, stochastics and moving averages
  • Know when to exit trades with great accuracy
  • Learn to use protective stops effectively

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in learning how to effectively and successfully trade during bearish markets
  • Anyone interested in short selling strategies
  • Anyone interested in investing and trading
  • Anyone who wants to get into forex trading
  • Anyone who want to refresh their trading knowledge
  • Anyone who wants to understand how the financial markets work during bearish times
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to read trading charts

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: How Bearish Markets Work

Successful traders know when to sell and walk away with a profit.

Reading charts, recognizing pattern formations, understanding price action, and anticipating future price movements is the goal of the trader.

In this course we will teach when to take your profits and how to trade successfully during bearish markets.

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Bearish markets move very fast!

Bullish markets move very slowly. It takes months for make 10% gain. It take only a few days to give it all back during bearish markets. Knowing when to get out before the reversal, is key to trading successfully.


Bullish participation is slower and more diversified than bearish participation.

When the market turns bearish, only four participant are actively pushing the price down. Learn who they are and how they work.


Learn the inner mechanism of smart money getting ready for a bearish market. The DISTRIBUTION phase.

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Learn the inner mechanism of high frequency trading and corporation, following the bearish footsteps of smart money. The DESCENDING phase.

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Section 2: Market Analysis
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Learn to analyze market indices to predict bullish or bearish movements

The term stock market generally refers to the major indices within a specific country. Those indices are composed of groups of publically traded domestic and international companies. The Dow Jones, the NASDAQ, the S&P 500 are the main US indices; FTSE, DAX and CAC 40 are the main European indices; SSE, Nikkei and Hang Seng are the main Asian indices.

The reason for analyzing stock market indices is simple. When the general direction of a market is up, 80% of stocks within that market environment will be moving higher. The same rule is true for bearish conditions. When the general direction of the market is down, 80% of stocks within that market environment will be moving lower.

Market Indices Analysis
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Rest of the World Market Indices

The reason for analyzing stock market indices is simple. When the general direction of a market is up, 80% of stocks within that market environment will be moving higher. The same rule is true for bearish conditions. When the general direction of the market is down, 80% of stocks within that market environment will be moving lower.

Section 3: Timing the Downtrend with Market Indices and Volatility

Volatility is the key element to market fluctuations

Volatility is a measure used to estimate price fluctuations that could occur in the future and it is one of the most important factors in option price. Volatility is used not only for analyzing option price, but also for assessing the state of market.


Understanding historical volatility and Implied volatility

Historical volatility (HV) measures the daily price changes that have occurred over the past year.

Implied volatility (IV) measures the market expectation of future price volatility. It is the estimated valuation of future price movement and it is an essential component of option price.

Section 4: Use of VIX and Other Indicators to Time Downtrend

Stochastic: What is It and How to Use It

Learn to use this market oscillator for analyzing overbought and oversold conditions


Divergence: What is It and How to Use It

Learn what divergence is and how to use it for you timing your exit strategy.


Another essential indicator to add to your chart: the Exponential Moving Average (EMA)


Learn to ready volatility using a volatility indicator: the VXX

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Section 5: Taking Profits: Know When to Sell Before Price Reverses Direction

In this lesson we highlight the importance of specific elements of technical analysis, such as support and resistance, moving averages, consolidation patterns and breakout patterns.

Knowing when to get in the trade is important. Knowing when to get out of trading is far more important and it is one of main element that differentiate average traders for successful traders.

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Real Examples of Entry and Exit Strategies

In this lesson we give several real examples of entry and exit strategies based on support and resistance level, trend channels, breakout areas, pullbacks, moving averages and divergence.

Mid Course Ideas
Section 6: Bearish Strategy: Short Selling
Bearish Strategy: Short Selling
Entering a Short Selling Position
Where to Set Profit Targets
Profit Target Method 1
Profit Target Method 2
Where to Set Protective Stops
Section 7: Inverse ETFs: The Safe Way to Trade Bearish Markets
Inverse ETFs
List of Inverse ETFs - US
2 pages
List of Inverse ETFs - Sectors
2 pages
List of Inverse ETFs - International
2 pages
TVIX and UVXY: Volatility EFTs to Trade During Downtrend Markets
Section 8: BONUS 1 - Candlestick Analysis
Introduction to Candlestick Analysis
Bearish Engulfing
Dark Cloud
Profitable Candlestick Trading Method: 10 Primary Reversals
1 page
Section 9: BONUS 2 - Support and Resistance
Introduction to Technical Analysis
Support and Resistance
How to Draw Lines of Support and Resistance
Master the Basics of Trading through Support and Resistance
1 page
Section 10: BONUS 3 - Bearish Consolidation and Breakout Patterns
Introduction to Consolidation Patterns
Bear Flag
Bear Pennant
Rising Wedge
Secrets of Trading Revealed: How to Trade with Smart Money
1 page
Section 11: Studying, Reading and Analyzing your Trading Chart
Studying the Chart - LXRX
Section 12: Conclusions
Review and Feedback

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Instructor Biography

Luca Moschini, Forex, Commodity & Stock Trader, Chinese Medicine Instructor

Luca Moschini is the founder of Sharper Trades, an online trading education site offering a comprehensive training program based on candlestick analysis, technical analysis and option strategies.

Luca is a swing trader with his main focus on individual stocks and. He trades US markets, predominantly NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group) . He also trades gold, grains, natural gas and other commodities.

In addition, Luca is also the founder and head instructor of Dashen® Foundation. He carries on the tradition he was taught by his teachers who studied with highly advanced Tai Chi, Qigong and Jin Shin Jyutsu masters.

Luca travels extensively to share the teachings of Chinese Medicine. He also has a private practice in California, Utah and Oregon and teaches self-care techniques at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

Luca Moschini is nationally certified through the NCCAOM (National Commission Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).


All the information shared in our courses is provided for educational purposes only. Any trades placed upon reliance on Sharper Trades are taken at your own risk for your own account. Past performance is no guarantee.

While there is great potential for reward trading stocks, commodities, options and forex, there is also substantial risk of loss in all trading. All trading operations involve high risks of losing your entire investment. You must decide your own suitability to trade.

Trading results can never be guaranteed. This is not an offer to buy or sell stock, forex, futures, options, commodity interests or any other trading security.


Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to invest in foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. 

The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss in excess of your initial investment. Therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.

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