Professional Trader Courses

Professional Trader Courses

Core Strategy (7 Days):

Online Course also available.

To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Introductory 3-hour Class.

Trading is a competition between two sides where there is always a winner and a loser. In our Core Strategy courses, you will learn skills and techniques to help you buy and sell ETFs like a professional trader. We will teach you a simple, rules-based strategy which is designed to keep you on the winning side. This strategy helps you to identify key market turning points and major moves in advance. The Core Strategy courses (formerly known as Professional Trader) focus on stock trading using ETFs, although the skills and discipline you will learn are applicable to any asset class. We deliver powerful and fully interactive lectures led by a professional trader combined with live trading sessions focusing on market analysis and trade execution.

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What You Will Learn

  • The Zero Sum Game

    Trading is a transfer of money from those who don't know how the markets work, to those who do. Unlock the truth as you learn to identify two types of traders and recognize their activity on a price chart.

  • Professional Trading Platform

    Using professional tools is critical to ensure you get the best price and manage risk appropriately. Learn how the pros trade with a direct access workstation and Level II pricing data that shows you the power behind the markets in real time.

  • Charting and Technical Analysis

    Learn how to recognize an imbalance of supply and demand on a price chart in order to plan your entry and exit points. Identify which technical indicators are valuable odds-enhancers, and which can be safely ignored.

  • Your Personal Trading Plan

    Use advanced risk management techniques to ensure consistency in your trades and help take the emotions out of your decisions.

What Students Are Saying

“I really enjoyed the class. The class is very informative and very detailed. I really liked the opportunity to be able to prepare before the class start through the videos that were provided online. They are very helpful in your learning. In addition to that, you can watch them over and over again, in case there's something you do not understand. I also like how all the staff help one another to assist me in my learning process and address any questions I have. Overall, I enjoyed the ability to access all the videos online, come to class and discuss all videos in detail, and being able to execute everything we learned in class.”

, December 2019

“My husband and I took Core Strategy and two other classes three years ago. While the information was informative and relevant, there was no time for practical application. Fast forward to our re-take of Core Strategy this week... This class has been revitalized and restructured for "student hands-on practical application!” Core Strategy was implemented with instruction, coaching, Q&A, and multiple sessions of students learning how to pick zones themselves. I was prepared mentally to fail again and was pleasantly surprised at how well I did! OTA had revamped their classes to be totally student focused, and they have created an online format entitled "CliK" that is, far and away, an easy way to support learning.”

, December 2019

“Core Strategy was a complete game changer in learning a whole new process of trading. Thanks OTA, for making me feel so bad about the way I used to trade. Good things to come from here.”

, December 2019

“The OTA Core Strategy course was incredibly comprehensive. As a new trader, it is comforting to learn not just how to trade, but also how to analyze my goals and create a Trade Plan; to understand funds management and how to learn from my trade results.”

, December 2019

“This Core Strategy class is well designed. I am retaking the class for the first time since 2016. Core strategy has been updated to be easier to learn. CliK is a great trade and charting utility, even though it is still beta. The instructor, Sean Reed, was very engaging and knew the course material inside and out. All students’ questions were answered or address completely/properly. The OTA support staff was top notch and the food provided for lunch was good.”

, December 2019

“There is nothing like the Core Strategy course. It is the most powerful part of the whole education developed by OTA.”

, December 2019
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