Welcome to Trading for Beginners - Entry Level. The Entry Level is our Tier 1 course and as with all of our Tier 1 courses, they are free to you. Their purpose is to allow you to explore the material that will be expanded upon in our higher Tier courses without any obligation.
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In Trading for Beginners, we take the student through establishing a solid foundation of market fundamentals, teaching you what the market really is and why trades really happen. We develop a lexicon of market terminology, an understanding of Risk, and an ability to analyze the markets using both Fundamental and Technical analysis. We conclude the course with live trading examples. The material is presented to you through lectures, video, and cartoons to help make the more complex topics approachable.
Please keep in mind our Tier 1 level course is a sampling of our higher Tier courses. Because of this, it includes only part of what the higher level courses offer.
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Here we give a brief overview of the course. You may remember seeing this before - it's a short version of our promo video, but it does a great job of sharing what we'll cover.
The marketplace can be a mysterious place. In this lesson, we take the mystery out of the market and give you the tools to understand what the basis of every market transaction really is.
Well, just who are the market participants that you'll be seeing every time you engage with the markets? Believe it or not, we can break market activity in to several groups. In this lesson, we develop an understanding of who's in the market, why they're there, and we go in to some depth on the different types of speculators.
What type of participant will you be?
We've learned the basics of the marketplace, now let's get you speaking the language of the markets. We cover the fundamentals in this lesson on the Bid price, the Ask price, and the Spread. Phil and Bill are back for another instructional lesson and we get to look at a live market trading window.
We start to dig in to orders beginning here with one of the two most basic of orders - the Market Order. While a basic order type, it underpins nearly all other advanced order types, so understanding its importance, its mechanics, and its risks is vitally important to establishing a sound foundation in the fundamentals.
Next up is the most basic of orders - the Limit Order. Between Limit Orders and Market Orders, nearly all others are some combination or repackaging of these two. Without a solid grasp of Limit Orders, you'll struggle in later lessons. Enjoy!
Charts are a terrific way to visualize the market. In this lesson, we go in to how to construct charts, why they're used, and give plenty of examples for you to get started!
We begin our market analysis segment with Fundamental Analysis. Fundamental Analysis is a tried and true way to search for under-valued or over-valued securities and can be used to form trading hypothesis derived from your analysis. It can be time consuming and is generally industry-specific, but that shouldn't dissuade you from using it. This lesson gives a great overview of what Fundamental Analysis is and why you might use it in your trading.
Technical Analysis is the second large segment of Market Analysis that we'll cover. This lesson gives an overview what Technical Analysis is and what assumptions underpin its use. Technical Analysis is a very broad topic that we'll cover further in later Sections of the course.
Ever wonder how some people seem to know whenever a major piece of market data is being released? Want to find out?
This lesson covers Economic Calendars, how to read them, and where to find them. Check out the course notes for links to several free online versions.
Entire courses can be dedicated to the study of Technical Analysis - and we'll be developing one for you very soon. In this course for beginners, we'll be able to give you the basics of Technical Analysis starting with the fundamentals and moving our way to several examples of indicators.
Keep an eye out for our full Udemy Course on Technical Analysis!
Consolidation and Distribution are opposing market forces that form the fundamentals of market action. In this lesson, we dig in to what these look like in live markets along with an example from our buddy Bill.
Indicators are a double-edged sword. They can be extremely helpful, but also can give false hope of seeing in to the market's action. In this lesson, we break down what indicators really are, show examples of the more popular indicator classifications, and give you some pointers on how to get started with them.
Thanks for learning with us Students! This is our Tier 1 level course and we hope you enjoyed it.
If you're interested in learning more of what Trading for Beginners contains, check out our Tier 2 and Tier 3 levels. Each builds on each other, so if you're looking for the full course, Tier 3 is right for you.
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I'm a biochemical engineer and have worked for Fortune 50 biotechnology companies in many fields over 15 years including systems and process design, statistical analysis, and operations. My love for science and numbers led me to the markets. Since 2006, I have been involved in the financial markets and I really enjoy trading, algorithm development, indicator script develop, and so much more.
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