Professional Trader Courses (Core Strategy)

Professional Trader Courses

Core Strategy Part 2 (2 Days):

Online Course also available in four 3-hour sessions for Part 2 only.


Core Strategy (5 Days):

Online Course also available in ten 3-hour sessions.


To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Half-Day 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. The course is divided between Core Strategy (5 days) and Part 2 (2 days); which are taken together. 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

“This course allowed me to peel back the onion to discover how the world of trading actually works. For someone who has been a "buy and hold" investor, it opened my eyes to other possibilities. The first few days were long and, at times, frustrating but in the end, I felt I began building a knowledge base that exceeded my expectations and will serve me well in the future. I also realize I need to review, repeat and probably do at least 100 simulations before trading real money.”

, March 2019

“For laying a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding, there is no better course than Core Strategy. It is a very eye-opening experience that removed any doubt about me becoming a successful trader.”

, February 2019

“I truly enjoyed the OTA Core Strategy class. It has built a good foundation to start my trading endeavor. I can now look at financial charts and understand their basic letter and number symbols. It is no longer a different language and is now a language that can help make me profitable in the future.”

, February 2019

“The labs were the most valuable part of the course because I was able to practice repeatedly the system procedures. This gave me great confidence that I will be able to continue on my own.”

, February 2019

“I've taken market courses before and I found this one very technical compared to the rest. It's mainly the reason for why I opted to take this course. I'm very pleased with the knowledge I picked up here.”

, February 2019

“Core strategy class grew us from not knowing how to operate Tradestation and analyze price charts to placing live trades using a proven process after one week of learning. I am focused on continuing the journey of trading.”

, February 2019

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