Foundations of Stocks and Options is the flagship course of TradeSmart University. The complete program includes twenty-four lessons and lays an essential foundation for those wishing to be active traders. The course begins with the basics of technical analysis and progresses through advanced trading topics. Students who complete all twenty-four classes will have a solid foundation to trade during any market condition whether they choose to use stocks or options.
In the first level of Foundations of Stocks and Options you will learn the tools and techniques necessary to establish a framework for market movements. Through the use of line drawing and technical indicators, you will have confidence in forecasting future stock prices.
Level 1 is completed with an introduction to trading strategies. You will learn how to make money regardless of the direction the market moves. You will also begin working with stock options to lower your risk and increase your reward.
Beginner and intermediate traders will complete Level 1 with the skills and techniques that lay a solid foundation for profitable trading.
In the second level of the Foundations program you will learn how to read any market condition, how to confirm your trades, and how to build the evidence to determine which trades have the highest probability of success. You will also learn chart pattern techniques that are used in classical technical analysis as well as more modern tools such as candlesticks and computer based analysis.
Your outcome as a student in Level 2 is to improve your accuracy and confidence – becoming a technical trader who can trade the market with a neutral position and react appropriately to any market direction.
Level 3 is the culmination of our Foundations of Stocks and Options training. You will work through the one of the most important components in learning to trade: the Trader Conditioning System. What is Trader Conditioning? Trader Conditioning is literally the secret to success with our program, and one of the major pieces that sets TradeSmart apart from virtually all of the competition. Once a student walks through the complete Trader Conditioning System, they have all they need to become a successful trader.
In addition to the conditioning process, the Level 3 student will round out their understanding of option strategies, learning how to apply them in much more flexible situations and how to leverage their positions. They will also learn how to write and develop custom trading plans, how to plan money management, and how to develop a winning psychology of trading.