Stock Market Trading Courses: How to Trade Stocks

When you buy a stock, you own a piece of a publicly traded company. Because of its popularity and available historical data, the stock market is a great place for a new trader or investor to find good stocks and begin trading. It's important for beginning investors to understand stocks and how they are traded in the market. Stock market trading also provides useful experience for trading other asset classes, such as futures or Forex. In-person or online stock market courses, such as those taught at Online Trading Academy, can help you start investing and trading stocks with confidence and a methodical plan.

Learn Stock Trading Strategies and Investing Strategies

"Buy and Hold" Trading

This is the passive approach used by many individual investors when buying or trading a stock. You choose a stock which you hope will go up in price and/or pays an attractive dividend, and plan to keep it indefinitely. This approach is easy, but subject to losses if the market goes against you.

Active Stock Trading

This is the approach used by many traders and investors who want to maximize their opportunities and minimize their losses. You don’t execute stock trades every day, but you monitor your holdings frequently and make adjustments where appropriate in your portfolio.

Day Trading (also called Short Term Trading or Momentum Trading)

Day trading is for traders who are willing to devote a little time each day in return for the potential of regular income. Technical analysis, stock market training, and experience helps them find good stocks to invest in where they can quickly open and close a position.

Learn Stock Market Trading With Online Trading Academy

Stock trading courses from Online Trading Academy

Learn to trade and invest in stocks with guidance and instruction from the professionals at Online Trading Academy. Our foundational stock trading course is Professional Trader, where you’ll learn how to trade stocks and invest in the stock market using professional-level skills and strategies regardless of your experience and trading style. It includes live trading in the markets, where you'll learn how to trade stocks online under the guidance of an expert instructor who will teach you the ins-and-outs of how to do stock trading.

This stock market course is offered both in-person and online. After completing it you can move on to advanced stock trading courses, or to another asset class, or to our Wealth Management track designed for longer-term results.

The prerequisite for the Professional Trader course is the Power Trading Workshop, a free introduction and orientation required for all incoming students.

To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Power Trading Workshop.

Additional Student Benefits

Pay For Your Education Through Tuition Rebates

Our broker/dealer partners offer tuition rebates in the form of reduced commissions when you trade through them. For active traders and investors, the eventual cost of your stock market courses could be $0.

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Get a Lifetime of Learning with Unlimited Retakes

We don’t expect you to learn it all the first time around. That’s why each Online Trading Academy on-location class comes with unlimited retakes for life.

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Financial Education Solutions

This path outlines your steps to financial success with Online Trading Academy education. See what courses we recommend as you pursue a solution for generating income, optimizing wealth, or both. Get started on your path today!

Financial Education Solutions
Income Solution
  1. 1
    Power Trading Workshop

    Power Trading Workshop Begin your education with a free class where you'll learn how to apply our rules-based strategy and how to build a trading plan.

  2. 2
    Professional Trader Course

    Professional Trader Course Learn a simple, rules-based strategy which is designed to keep you on the winning side of trades.

  3. 3
    XLT Stock Trading
    + Pro Picks

    XLT Stock Trading See how to anticipate market moves and learn live by sharing an instructor's virtual desktop.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  4. 4
    Futures Course (and/or)
    Forex Course + Pro Picks

    Futures CourseLearn the unique language and rules of futures trading and how to apply the core strategy for maximum advantage.

    (and/or)

    Forex CourseUnderstand how to analyze the global market and choose the right currency pairs for your trading objectives.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  5. 5
    XLT: Futures (and/or)
    XLT: Forex + Pro Picks

    XLT: FuturesGet instructor reviews of your own futures trades through live trading and daily online time at your workstation.

    (and/or)

    XLT: ForexTransform the theory learned in your earlier Forex education into real world currency trading in this advanced course.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  6. 6
    Total Solution

    Receive a comprehensive education with strategies for both generating income and optimizing wealth.

  7. 7
    Mastermind Community

    Mastermind CommunityJoin once you have completed three XLT courses and get access to our most exclusive and advanced educational offerings.

Wealth Solution
  1. 1
    Power Trading Workshop

    Power Trading Workshop Begin your education with a free class where you'll learn how to apply our rules-based strategy and how to build a trading plan.

  2. 2
    ProActive Investor Course

    ProActive Investor Course Immerse yourself into investing across all major asset classes and learn to think like a professional money manager.

  3. 3
    XLT: ProActive Investing
    + ProActive Investing Portfolio

    XLT: ProActive Investing Learn advanced strategic wealth management skills that build on the strategies delivered in ProActive Investor.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  4. 4
    Options Course

    Options CourseLearn how trading and writing options can be used to ensure your portfolio, manage risk, and generate an income stream.

  5. 5
    XLT: Options Trading
    + Pro Picks

    XLT: Options TradingUnderstand more advanced options theory and then apply it as you share a virtual desktop with an expert instructor.

    plus

    Pro PicksGet access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  6. 6
    Total Solution

    Receive a comprehensive education with strategies for both generating income and optimizing wealth.

  7. 7
    Mastermind Community

    Mastermind CommunityJoin once you have completed three XLT courses and get access to our most exclusive and advanced educational offerings.

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