Welcome to the Financial Education Center!

Our training programs are geared toward individual investors, novice or experienced, who want to learn how to use the same tools and professional trading techniques as the professional traders on Wall Street.

Online financial education for traders

This Financial Education Center is online financial education designed to introduce you to the basic terminology and concepts you will need to become more successful as an investor or trader. To excel in this fascinating world of money, you need to continue to study and learn. Especially as a novice, it is important for you to become familiar with the market in all aspects, whether your intent is to trade or invest long-term.

Investing Essentials covers the basics of traditional investing, including value investing, growth investing, relative valuation, fundamental analysis and a brief history of the investors that made these terms popular.

Trading Essentials covers the advantages of direct access trading versus other trading methods, how to engage in the psychological aspects of trading, using technical indicators, and preparing yourself for live trading.

Trading Mini-movies are specially developed streaming content that appear throughout this Financial Education Center. These online financial education videos are designed to get you started in each topic, but are by no means an exhaustive discussion of each. More in-depth coverage of each topic is available from our online store.

The Glossary is a comprehensive list of trading terms to help you add new trading terminology to your vocabulary. As you advance through this Financial Education Center, look up unfamiliar words in the glossary as you go along.

Please bookmark this Financial Education Center and return often to further your trading knowledge and skills.


This training course is designed to give information necessary and/or relevant to trading in U.S. Stock Markets and is not intended to provide all the information required for trading. Trading involves a higher level of risk than other common forms of capital management such as long-term investments in stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Attaining proficiency in trading may take a long time to develop depending on the student’s capacity to understand the high degree of risk involved, aptitude for proper risk management to preserve capital, and potential to develop all necessary skills to create profitable results. The student must understand that actions taken in trading result in the loss of all capital and in cases that involve the use of extended buying power and margin, one may lose all capital and subsequently assume the liability of owing additional funds that are substantially more than the initial capital. The Online Trading Academy will not assume any responsibility due to losses an individual or group may incur as a result of attempting to follow any advice and/or recommendations given in this training course. Taking this training course does not guarantee success, and individuals or groups of users are solely responsible for any risks taken. Some information provided with this course, as with many training facts and techniques, may be time-sensitive. Some of the information provided may need updating as time passes due to new market regulations and the nature of changing markets. Please request the most recent version if necessary. Testimonials used may not be representative of the experience of other clients. Stock symbols shown here are for illustrative purposes only. We do not recommend any of the references shown. Companies, website, and other organizations referenced are separate and independent entities. The prudent investor should diligently research all supplementary investment material to determine if the information or services provided fall in line with their own predetermined investment objectives.

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