Program Name: Professional Stock Trader


Since 2009, the broader stock market has experienced substantial grow, yet many traders/investors have failed to see even a small fraction of these gains. Trading Academy’s Professional Stock Trader Course introduces the landscape of opportunities to learn how to trade and invest in the stock market by identifying both short-term and long-term trading opportunities. Regardless of timeframe, with the right education, students can learn how to make informed decisions when trading the stock market. Tuition: $5,995

Potential Benefits

  • Popular with the media; an abundance of information is available on most equities
  • Broad markets allow flexibility to trade individual companies or major indexes
  • Ability to trade Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) offers diversification
  • Potential dividend payments to shareholders
  • Large variety of companies to choose from
  • Flexible position sizing
  • Diversification and sector rotation
  • Can be purchased in most IRAs
  • Allows for a wide selection of volatility levels and prices levels to trade
  • Strong liquidity and low transaction cost

Course Objective

To learn and apply our Core Strategy, while utilizing diversified stock identification and analysis techniques designed to scan for trading/investing opportunities

Delivery and Duration

  • On Location in a traditional instructor-led, in-person classroom (5 days: 30 hours)
  • Online in a live virtual classroom that is also recorded (10 sessions, 30 hours)
  • All delivery modes combine lessons with interactive scenarios, labs, and exercises with access to live financial markets


This course is designed for:

  • Students who are serious about learning how to trade and invest in the Stock Market.
  • Students with diverse investment objectives both short-term and long-term
  • Students looking to learn how to protect their investment portfolio


Core Strategy Course, Online Student Orientation, and the Stock Pre-Essential videos are recommended pre-requisites for this course

Detailed Course Outline

Day 1

  • Explore the question, “Why Trade Stocks?”
  • Stock Terminology – Understand key terms and how stocks are categorized
  • Stock Selection – Learn to identify volume, volatility, and liquidity characteristics narrowing the list of quality trading candidates
  • Stock Trade Blue Print Short Term Trading – Step-by-step approach trading stocks
  • Position Size and Liquidity – Learn to determine the number of shares (or size) to place on a position to reduce risk
  • Core Strategy Review – Supply and Demand is the foundation of all asset trades
  • Key Reports – Learn how key Economic Reports, Earnings Announcements and Upgrades/Downgrades affect stocks, and ways to source the information

Day 2

  • Trading Routine – Learn the key considerations for creating a daily regimen for trading activities
  • Gaps – Identify common types of gaps and how to manage gaps when trading
  • Top-Down Analysis – Analyze the relationship between broad markets, sectors, and individual stocks
  • Relative Strength Ratio Analysis – Identify which asset classes, sectors, and stocks using Relative Strength
  • Stock Trade Planning – Learn the importance of having a trade plan and planning trades

Day 3

  • Stock Selection for Investing – Identify the criteria for stock selection as it relates to longer-term trading and investing ideas
  • Key Reports for Investing – Learn how the Key Economic and Earning Reports are used for longer-term investing
  • Trade Blueprint – Use the step-by-step Trade Blueprint to apply top-down techniques for building a trade opportunity
  • Using Options with Stocks – Discover three basic Options strategies that can be used in conjunction with stocks

Day 4

  • Fundamentals for Stocks – Use fundamental analysis for identifying investing opportunities
  • Stock Selection Through Value Investing – Learn to identify stocks trading at a discount by analyzing their value to their current price
  • Determining a Quality Company – Learn how to assess the “quality” of a company as a sub-set of fundamental analysis
  • International Equities – Learn how to gain access to key international markets through domestic stock exchanges

Day 5

  • Investors Mindset and Expectations – Understand how to manage the unpredictable outcomes and expect the unknown
  • Psychology of Trading – Learn the psychology of how investors confront fear and greed when navigating the markets
  • Trade Journaling – Learn the tools provided by Trading Academy to help students track progress and identify areas of strength and weakness that can be improved upon
  • 10 Survival Skills – Learn the top ten tips to help minimize the trap of repeating mistakes



XLT-Stock Trading is an interactive course that transforms the information and theory taught in the Professional Stock Trader Course into real world trading, by combining key skill-building sessions with practical application sessions in a live market environment XLT Tuition: $11,495 (Contact your center) Stocks + XLT Tuition: $16,995


Online in live virtual classroom that is recorded


The XLT sessions are designed for students who are serious about learning how to trade and invest Options.


Before attending the XLT sessions, students must have completed the Professional Stock Trader, along with a general understanding of technical analysis gained in Core Strategy

Detailed Course Outline

  • Apply Supply & Demand – Learn to quantify a supply and demand imbalance for opportunity
  • Apply Trend & Time Frames – Learn to identify stages and turning points in trends in different timeframes
  • Scoring Trades – Determine Zone strength, freshness, time spent, and other characteristics in identifying quality opportunities
  • Risk Management – Determine where risk comes from, how to reduce it and apply proper position sizing
  • Gaps – Determine gaps as Professional or Novice Gaps and how to trade them
  • Trade Plan Development – Develop the core components of a student’s trade plan
  • Scanning for Opportunities – Apply the “top down approach” for stock selection
  • Candlestick Patterns – Learn to identify common candlestick patterns to confirm supply & demand imbalances
  • Moving Averages – Confirm trend and supply and demand zones using Moving Averages
  • Indicators – Use indicators to confirm supply and demand, momentum, and signs of positive and negative divergence
  • Trade Plan Development (Part 2) – Add and fine tune components of the trade plan
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