Invest Successfully and Easily with Social Trading!
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Invest Successfully and Easily with Social Trading!

A comprehensive guide to the revolutionary social trading, by a popular investor with a unique track record.
3.6 (19 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.
1,312 students enrolled
Created by George Thomson
Last updated 10/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what social trading is and why it is the best way to start investing.
  • Know how to find knowledgeable investors to follow, talk to and learn from.
  • Know how to copy top traders automatically.
  • Differentiate between poor/good/excellent traders and then learn from the best ones.
  • Avoid the most common mistakes the majority of people make when trading and investing.
  • Confidently understand concepts such as leverage, stop-loss levels, variance and risk.
  • Construct a sensible and profitable portfolio.
  • Find good stocks to invest it and place the trades themselves.
  • Understand and place FX (currency), commodity and index trades.
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Requirements
  • Having a demo trading account (details provided in first lecture) is strongly encouraged so students can practice what they learn as they progress through the course. No other pre-requisites.
Description

Course Description

It's a well known fact that successful trading and investing are not a simple art to master.  It's estimated that over 90% of people who venture into FX trading lose money.  And yet, some manage to make an absolute fortune - how do they do it?

Introducing you to social trading, the new way of investing.  Easily scan through millions of traders ranked by their performance, learn from them, and automatically copy their trades in order to gain the same returns as them!


A comprehensive guide to the revolutionary 'social trading', by a popular investor with a unique track record.

This course will teach you everything you need to know in order to excel at social trading, which is a nice and easy stepping stone into 'normal' or solo investing.  We'll start from the absolute basics and work our way through a mix of fundamental investing concepts and also social trading specific ones.  Students of this course will be given access to their own demo account with $100,000 of virtual money, and work alongside the teacher as they go through the lessons.  This is a much more powerful (and risk-free!) way of learning.


How is the course delivered?

The classes are mostly delivered via video screencasts, but there are also some slides and some quizzes.  I'll also offer weekly office hours and/or live streaming to tackle any questions and continuously improve the course.


What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who is looking to venture into investing/trading, but isn't quite sure where to start.
  • Experienced regular investors who want to learn more about social trading.
  • Social traders who are looking to learn how to improve their performance

Please note that the main audience I have in mind when developing the course are absolute beginners.


What are the requirements?

  • An internet connection.
  • A screen.
  • Seriously - no prerequisites.  I'll be starting from the ground up - step by step.


How am I going to benefit and what am I going to learn from this course?

  • What social trading is and why it makes more sense than traditional trading and investing.
  • How to set up a social trading account.
  • Know how to find knowledgeable investors to follow, talk to and learn from.
  • Know how to copy top traders automatically.
  • Differentiate between poor/good/excellent traders and then learn from the best ones.
  • Avoid the most common mistakes the majority of people make when trading and investing.
  • Confidently understand concepts such as leverage, stop-loss levels, variance and risk.
  • Construct a sensible and profitable portfolio.
  • Find good stocks to invest it and place the trades yourself.
  • Understand and place FX (currency), commodity and index trades.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is mainly aimed at beginners and works through things step by step, right from the basics. Experienced investors who haven't ventured into social or copy trading will also find this very valuable.
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
01:08:56
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Why social trading? Why me?
1 Lecture 04:40

Hello, and welcome to the course :)

In this introductory video I will very briefly cover:

  • What is social trading?  Why I think it's the best way to become a successful investor, especially for beginners.


  • Course delivery & structure.  Mostly screencasts of me using a trading platform and explaining how it works and what I'm doing.  You'll have access to a free demo account so you can practice while you learn.


  • Course content & objectives.  A comprehensive mix of social trading specific lectures and more broad and fundamental financial/investing concepts.  This course aims to take you from being an absolute beginner, all the way to successful investor.  


  • A bit about me – why I’m teaching this course.  With over 10 years experience in finance and having become one of the most followed social traders, I have a unique track record and am producing this course due to significant demand.


Introduction: Why me, and why social trading?
04:40

Go ahead and try these quick multiple choice questions to confirm that you've understood some of the key points so far.

If you got some answers wrong, do let me know what was unclear for you and I'll do my best to clarify things for you.

Do you understand what Social Trading is?
3 questions
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Getting started
2 Lectures 01:51
Use a free demo trading account to practice what you learn
00:47

A few more resources that can help you along the way.  A Facebook group for discussion with me and other students, and a youtube channel for more content and live webinars. 

Other useful resources
01:04
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Copying other traders.
6 Lectures 01:01:29

In this lecture we're going to cover:

  • How to follow a user and why this is useful
  • Who to follow
  • How and why to create watchlists
Watching or following other users.
06:22

Let's get to it!  In this lecture I'm going to 

  • Explain how copy trading works
  • Show you an example
  • Help you to get to grips with the platform
How copying works, a simple example.
10:10

Checkpoint
4 questions

In this lecture we're going to cover the most common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid them:

  • Do your research - don't copy people to hastily
  • Don't copy others just because they have lots of copiers
  • Don't copy others just because they have amazing returns
  • Take your time, evaluate traders in depth before allocating money to them
Avoid the common mistakes!
09:07

In this lecture we're going to cover:

  • How to navigate the people section to find others to copy
  • Who to avoid
  • Some suggested filters to find good traders
  • Look in depth at some example profiles, explaining why they are a good or bad trader to copy
How to find suitable people to copy
14:54

In this lecture we're going to pick a trader and really drill down into their stats.  We want to look at all the info we can find about them before deciding to copy them.  This is part 1 of 2.  We'll be focusing on:

  • User feed
  • Stats (returns, drawdowns, risk score, copiers and more)
Analyzing a trader's performance.
10:41

In this lecture we're going to pick a trader and really drill down into their stats.  We want to look at all the info we can find about them before deciding to copy them.  This is part 2 of 2.  We'll be focusing on:

  • User portfolio and history
  • User chart
Analyzing a trader's performance, part 2
10:15

Can you find a good trader to copy?
4 questions
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Much more content on it's way :)
1 Lecture 01:01

Well done for getting this far!  Let's go over what my plans for future videos are.  Remember, I'm making them for you, so please let me know what you would like to see!

My plan for future lectures
01:01
About the Instructor
George Thomson
3.6 Average rating
19 Reviews
1,312 Students
1 Course
Social trading guru, financial consultant & entrepreneur.

Hello!  I'm a 25 year old consultant, with a strong background in finance and entrepreneurship.  I have been trading stocks and investing since the young age of 12.  I've since had experience in hedge funds, investment managements firms and studied Finance & Business at WBS - one of the top business schools in Europe.  Over the last few years I've become one of the most followed and copied traders on the social trading scene, as I performed very well (+130% in 2014, +50% in 2015) and spent a lot of my time helping beginners learn the ropes.  I'm now looking to share my expertise on a wider scale.