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Introduction to Stock Market Trading [Equities]

This course will introduce the stock market from an active trading viewpoint. It will introduce various ideas such as how to think about trading, risk management, money management, technical analysis, candlestick charting, technical indicators, charting patterns, swing and day trading, and basic options trading. As I am new to teaching, please feel free to use the feedback button within the website to ask questions or utilize the classroom email within UReddit.

Lectures
  1. Lesson One: A Successful Mindset

  2. Lesson Two: An Introduction to Risk

  3. Lesson Three: Emotions and Trading

  4. Lesson Four: Perspective and Market Relativity

  5. Lesson Five: Introduction to Charting

Prerequisites

Basic finance terminology.

Syllabus

Work at your own pace. There will be no homework assignments or test. Feel free to ask questions. Lessons will be updated weekly or bi-weekly.

Questions From Students:

Q.Do charts of candlesticks and the like appear for a variety of time scales? From the last part of your most recent lesson I understand that candlesticks don't show all of the variability. Thus the larger timescales would effectively be smoothing out a lot of the variability. On the larger timescales, would candlesticks be useful or is a simple line-chart better to evaluate those types of trends?

A. Good observation. Yes candlesticks can be used for any time frame, and they do appear differently. Over the course of one hour a 5 min candlestick would form 12 different candles. On a 30 minute time frame only 6 candles would form. Longer time frames will also smooth out variability like you suggested. There are various reasons for using multiple time frames in our analysis. We will look into those reason in future lessons.

Additional information

Some lessons may include webinars for better visualization concerning charting concepts.

Teacher qualifications

Former military intelligence analyst specializing in trend analysis, semi-professional poker player, professional options trader, BA in Economics.

Latest Update
Lesson Six and Upcoming Lessons (2012-10-14 16:51:37)

"I have recently taken an intelligence job in Afghanistan, thus I haven't had much time for anything lately. I hope to get lesson 6 up soon, but will be taking a few weeks hiatus until I get settled in with internet access overseas. Thanks."

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