Diploma in Financial trading

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Financial Trading is an area that has grown in both interest and relevance exponentially over the years. Modern technology and the advent of the internet means that people from all over the world now have access to financial markets in real time. Read More

Learn to Trade

Private individuals, now more often than ever before, can trade their own funds rather than rely on others to do so. This is great news for a trader as often those third parties might have alternative, or perhaps, even conflicting interests.

The Shaw Academy of Financial Trading represents the ideal starting point for the would-be trader or investor, illustrating clearly much of the critical knowledge.

This Diploma takes students on a journey through the financial world all the way from ‘What are financial markets?’, right up to analysing current movement whilst finding opportunities.

This Diploma is ideal for both the potential part-time trader as well as those considering a career in financial trading. Both groups of students may have been put off previously by hugely expensive, long drawn-out theoretical programmes, which would have seen them give up their evenings and weekends at great inconvenience.

Your Tailored Live Online Diploma in Financial Trading

The Shaw Academy of Financial Trading has collaborated with industry leaders to spearhead all lessons. The educators in question have decades of practical real-world experience, have successfully and profitably traded, come from within the industry and most importantly have traded their own live funds too.

Collectively, our financial trading department has successfully educated over 1,794,900 students in financial trading and are proven online educators with a dedicated and satisfied following.

Online Live Interactive E-Learning

All classes are held online in both live and subsequent on-demand format, for truly blended learning at your convenience. Study when or where you please whilst also having full tutor support throughout your journey; thus, enabling the mastery and implementation of this beneficial knowledge easier than ever.

Your Diploma will be practical, it is a "How To" programme.

We are fully confident that there is no other qualification delivered online, in such an accessible format, which will provide the depth of knowledge that the Shaw Academy of Financial Trading will bring to the subject. This, coupled with our unrivalled student support, ensures that this learning experience will be second to none.

Course Highlights

  1. Live lessons by professional traders with fully interactive bonus Q & A sessions
  2. Course suitable for all levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced
  3. Learn at your own pace with access to recordings of live classes available 24/7
  4. Full support provided throughout and upon completion of the course
  5. Includes Certificate of Completion – excellent for CVs
  6. Free Simulated Trading Software – risk free practice!
  7. One to One Evaluation with a professional trader
  8. Winner of Best Online Trading Educator 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Lesson 1: The Foundation of Your Foundation

a. Why Trade? The old buy and hold style of trading which made the inexperienced look like trading "experts" up until the advent of the global crisis in 2008 aren`t working now, as many who bought and sat on bank shares would now agree. CFD`s offer the trader the opportunity to go short as well as long. With the current state of the global markets, there are a huge amount of both buying and selling opportunities that are discussed.

b. What to Trade? Here we look at tradable instruments (forex, commodities, indices, individual stocks) and examine each individually to explain unique characteristics and inter-dependencies.

c. Who Else is Trading? In almost all other areas of business and trade, participants like to have an understanding of who the other participants are. In trading most traders don`t consider and don`t know who else is trading and who the most dominant parties are. With this in mind new traders learn how to swim with the tide and avoid trading against the market movers.

Lesson 2: The Mechanics of Trading

What is leverage? What are the benefits and risks associated with it?

Here we will have a frank examination of leverage, how it makes the markets accessible to most and how to use it to our advantage. This is an area often overlooked and is especially important in times of high global market volatility. In short, without leverage most typical traders would not be able to physically trade. Whilst leverage gives individuals the opportunity to profit by giving them access to financial trading, it is also has an ever present risk. Inexperienced traders need to understand how to get leverage to work for them. All of the unnecessary jargon is also simplified and clear demonstrations are provided to work out trade sizes and individual trade risk relevant to markets being traded.

Lesson 3: Candlesticks - Shedding Light on Opportunities

Technical Analysis is all about seeing, accepting and trading. This is trading what is in front of you not what you or a pundit predicts. An introduction to price action, reading candlestick charts, dojis, engulfing pattern formations and counter retail trading are covered in this valuable lesson.

Lesson 4: Technical Charting 101 - Building Your Trading Toolkit

The previous lesson is expanded to develop technical channel and trend trading techniques highlighting breakouts, support and resistance, with counter retail strategic entry and exit techniques for each trade made. Building on the previous technical lessons this session focuses on descending/ascending triangles, volatile measuring indicators, oscillators and Fibonacci retracements with a particular emphasis on counter-retail trading techniques that both avoid making and exploit the mistakes that typical retail traders make - all very much opportunity focussed.

Lesson 5: Trading Platform Software + Demo

On this lesson we show students not only how to download and install a trading platform, but also spend the lesson demonstrating how to use it. This allows the students to practise their trading techniques and strategies with a demo account before investing any real capital. This also allows students to familiarise themselves with how the markets react to certain actions, seeing charts move in real time, and how trades are processed in real time.

Lesson 6: Becoming a Counter Retail Trader

This lesson brings together all of the previous Technical Analysis lessons focussing on some very straightforward methods of finding Counter Retail Trading Opportunities - our speciality. Some of the methods include an examination of moving averages, cross -overs, simple, exponential and correct order MAs - all focussed on attempting to find that confirmation to trade that we need. This lesson is always one of the best received and is not to be missed.

Lesson 7: Psychology of Real World Trading

There is no room for emotion or surprises in trading. Any trade entry or exit is pre-planned and logged in your trader`s journal. The reason you entered or exited a trade needs to have been planned in advance. If you make some winning trades and don`t know why, your capital is at risk! Real life explanations and examples of the difficulties which real traders face each day are discussed. Practical steps are illustrated to reduce the psychological difficulties faced by real traders. This is best done through an understanding of why these issues arose in the first place. With emotions in check, every profitable trader needs numeric trading targets and goals with a realistic plan that fits their lifestyle. Good and bad results are all part of the plan and if constructed correctly there should be no such thing as a bad trade.

Lesson 8: Risk Management - Protecting Your Capital

Trading like all other forms of investing carries risk. It is through that very risk that profits may flow. An understanding of the interconnected and inseparable nature of risk and return is fundamental to profitable trading. Here we will introduce traders to the concepts of risk management so they can minimise their losing trades and maximise their winners in a premeditated format.

  • What are financial markets
  • What makes price move
  • What can be traded
  • Advantages and Disadvantages for various asset classes
  • What type of trading is most suitable
  • Who else is trading and what are their merits
  • Which type of analysis is most suitable to you
  • Fundamental Analysis – How does news move price
  • Technical Analysis – Studying price movement
  • Using price movement to create an advantage
  • Managing capital – effectively maximising gains
  • Risk Management - protecting ones funds from down side movements
  • Journaling as an effective tool
  • Psychology – how to prepare yourself for real markets
  • Practical steps to get started
All courses at Shaw Academy are independently accredited by an internationally recognised body for CPD purposes. This course is also accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which is an independent body that ensures qualifications are in line with the most current professional standards
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Shaw Academy of Financial Trading Course Schedule

Lesson # Day Date Time
Lesson 1 Monday Mon Oct 17, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EDT
Lesson 2 Wednesday Wed Oct 19, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EDT
Lesson 3 On Demand
Lesson 4 Wednesday Wed Oct 26, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EDT
Lesson 5 Monday Mon Oct 31, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EDT
Lesson 6 Wednesday Wed Nov 02, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EDT
Lesson 7 Monday Mon Nov 07, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EST
Lesson 8 Wednesday Wed Nov 09, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EST
Lesson # Day Date Time
Lesson 1 Monday Mon Nov 14, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EST
Lesson 2 Wednesday Wed Nov 16, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EST
Lesson 3 On Demand
Lesson 4 Wednesday Wed Nov 23, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EST
Lesson 5 Monday Mon Nov 28, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EST
Lesson 6 Wednesday Wed Nov 30, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EST
Lesson 7 Monday Mon Dec 05, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EST
Lesson 8 Wednesday Wed Dec 07, 2016 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM EST

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