Stock Market Trading Courses

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 begin. Stock trading also provides useful experience for trading other asset classes, such as futures or Forex. Stock market courses, such as those taught at Online Trading Academy, can help you start investing 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. 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 trade 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 and training and experience helps them find opportunities where they can quickly open and close a position.


Learn Stock Market Trading With Online Trading Academy

Stock Trading Courses

Our foundational stock trading course is Professional Trader, where you’ll learn to trade using professional-level skills and strategies regardless of your experience and trading style. It includes live trading in the markets, under the guidance of an expert instructor.

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.

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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!

Income Solution
  • Power Trading Workshop
    1
    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.

  • Professional Trader Course
    2
    Professional Trader Course

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

  • XLT Stock Trading
    + Pro Picks
    3
    XLT Stock Trading
    plus
    Pro Picks

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

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

    Hover over a course title above for more info.

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

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

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

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

    Hover over a course title above for more info.

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

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

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

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

    Hover over a course title above for more info.

  • Total Solution
    6
    Total Solution

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

  • Mastermind Community
    7
    Mastermind Community

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

Financial
Education Solutions
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Wealth Solution
  • Power Trading Workshop
    1
    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.

  • ProActive Investor Course
    2
    ProActive Investor Course

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

  • XLT: ProActive Investing
    + Pro Picks
    3
    XLT: ProActive Investing
    plus
    Pro Picks

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

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

    Hover over a course title above for more info.

  • Options Course
    + Pro Picks
    4
    Options Course
    plus
    Pro Picks

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

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

    Hover over a course title above for more info.

  • XLT: Options Trading
    + Pro Picks
    5
    XLT: Options Trading
    plus
    Pro Picks

    Understand more advanced options theory and then apply it as you share a virtual desktop with an expert instructor.

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

    Hover over a course title above for more info.

  • Total Solution
    6
    Total Solution

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

  • Mastermind Community
    7
    Mastermind Community

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

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