‘Trading’ covers the selection, purchase and sale of financial securities, and is at the core of global financial markets. Its activities range from arbitrage and market-making by individual traders to proprietary trading by financial institutions. To be a successful trader, and to lead trading desks or departments, you need an understanding of trading economics, global economic fundamentals, market behaviour analysis, technical indicators and algorithmic trading.
- Understand the principles and mindset of Financial Trading
- Learn about trading patterns and analysis
- Learn about popular trades in Financial Markets such as Equity, FX, Commodities and Fixed Income
- Understand how market fundamentals impact prices in each of the mainstream asset class markets, identify opportunities and formulate trade strategies
- Understand the features mechanics of liquidly traded financial instruments such as Futures and Vanilla Options and how to employ them to monetise trade / investment strategies
- Understand how to run a sustainable, stable, efficient and profitable trading operation through prudent money and risk management.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Anyone looking for career opportunities in the finance industry
- Professionals interested in widening their skill set to develop their financial career
- Self-taught traders interested in improving their portfolio
- Anyone with keen interest in learning about trading
Individual assignments and group work
Participants will receive a digital certificate of attendance after each module upon meeting the minimum attendance requirement (>75%) and passing the assessment.
Upon completion of all 4 modules, participants will receive a digital Graduate Certificate in Global Financial Trading.
Module 1: Introduction to Trading Platforms & Financial Markets
This course explores the features and functions of the key financial markets along with the institutions that serve the markets. Specifically, this overview compares and contrasts the equities, debt, money and mutual fund markets. It analyzes the individual markets, as well as the interaction among them. The course also focuses on the Federal Reserve System: its integration with the investment market industry and how it affects economic conditions.
Module 2: Introduction to Global Currency Management & Trading Using Technical Analysis
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of how foreign exchange (forex) currencies are traded in both professional and retail markets and what causes currency values to rise and fall. The course examines the major players within the forex market — banks, brokers, fund managers, hedge funds and retail traders — and explores the dynamics between these participants. It also investigates techniques to evaluate and trade forex for risk mitigation or speculation, exploring the use of futures, forwards, swaps and options to achieve these aims. Major macroeconomic data releases, political and central bank speeches are investigated, and their effects on forex markets are analyzed, often in real-time. This course also introduces and examines fundamental and technical analyses techniques to forecast potential future exchange rate moves. As part of the course, students will be provided with a $50,000 demo trading account to enable them to apply learned knowledge to real-time forex markets.
Module 3: Futures Trading, Financial Trading and Management
This course is designed to develop and expand the techniques introduced in Forex Learners Academy to investigate additional asset classes and more advanced analysis techniques. Additional technical analysis indicators will be introduced, enabling students to evaluate price momentum and trend strength in more detail, as well as additional asset classes such as commodities and stock indices. Putting together this new-found knowledge, students will continue to trade their $50,000 demo trading account as they develop their trading strategies. Additional options strategies will be introduced to identify more advanced methods of speculation and hedging of risk exposure. Students will be required to monitor and record their trading activity, and use this information to critically evaluate their own trading performance.
Module 4: Trading Psychology and Risk Management
All human beings are hard-wired to behave in a certain way, given certain stimulus and situations. However, traders and investors need to adapt their behavior to become successful. This course studies a range of human emotions and the effect of crowd behavior on financial markets: what makes people think and behave as they do and how this (somewhat predictable) behavior can be used to forecast market movements and enhance trading profits. The course also examines individual psychological biases and explains how to recognize the reasons that cause traders to make predictable errors in their analysis and trading. The course examines how to identify these biases, and how to avoid falling into emotional traps when trading. The course also explains how to recognize, assess and manage potential burn-out in traders, and how to help them return to profitability after a performance slump.
- Duration : 10 week
- Max Students : 1000
- Enrolled : 78
- Re-take Course : 2
- Assessments : Self