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Strategic Investing Program (SIP) Course Curriculum

Course #1: SIP CORE: Diversification Management

Questions we consider in this first course: How diversified is your portfolio? Is your portfolio protected from the downside shocks that may hit it in the future? If you don't own stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate, precious metals and a little cash, you aren't nearly diversified enough.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Spread Your Risk with Horizontal Diversification
  • Lesson #2 – Strengthen Your Portfolio with Vertical Diversification
  • Lesson #3 – Boost Your Returns with Strategic Diversification
Course #2: Exchange-Traded Funds

Every strategic portfolio needs a solid base. The strength of your base will determine just how successful your portfolio is going to be. One of the easiest ways to build a solid base is to use exchange-traded funds (ETFs). ETFs put the power of diversification and cost control in the palm of your hand. Plus, thanks to the explosion of these funds in the industry, you can find an ETF for just about anything these days.

This course teaches you how to find stock and bond funds. We also explore other ways to diversify your portfolio, such as through real estate, commodity and even cash funds.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – The Basics of Exchange Traded Funds
  • Lesson #2 – Finding Stock Funds
  • Lesson #3 – Finding Bond Funds
  • Lesson #4 – Allocating Your Cash
  • Lesson #5 – Real Estate Funds
  • Lesson #6 – Commodity Funds
Course #3: Individual Equities

Individual equities, because they don't provide instant diversification, typically have more upside potential than ETFs. Of course, that increased potential comes with increased risk as well, but if you're looking for growth, individual equities can work well for you — as long as you know what you're doing. This course will teach you how to analyze revenue and earnings per share, ways to assess management performance and understanding how Wall Street evaluates and affects stock prices. We finish with a review of relative strength and sector (or "top down") analysis.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Analyzing Performance with Revenue and Earnings Per Share (EPS)
  • Lesson #2 – Assess Management with Return on Equity (ROE)
  • Lesson #3 – Take the Pulse of Wall Street with PEG and other Ratios
  • Lesson #4 – Size up the Competition with Relative Strength
  • Lesson #5 – Find Leading Sectors with a Top-Down Analysis
Course #4: SIP CORE: Position Management

Once you have built your base, this course helps you understand how to manage your base. In this course we cover position sizing, stop loss orders, scheduled rebalancing and dollar cost average. All great ways to tend to your investing garden.

Diversification doesn't do you much good unless your money is thoughtfully distributed across those various investments. Putting 90 percent of your money in one investment and the other 10 percent in your remaining investments won't do you much good. We start this course by helping you understand the benefits of position sizing.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Balance Your Portfolio with Position Sizing
  • Lesson #2 – Protect Your Portfolio with Stop Losses
  • Lesson #3 – Maintain Your Discipline with Scheduled Rebalancing
  • Lesson #4 – Add to Your Base with Scheduled Contributions
Course #5: Generating Income with Dividends

Once you have established a strong foundation for your portfolio, you can start to put it to work for you with dividend payments. Whether you are looking to fund your retirement, pay for a child's education or simply provide a little extra spending cash, dividends provide great way to generate income. This course helps investors understand dividend yields, how to search for dividends and when to combine dividends with your growth strategy.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Understanding Dividend Basics
  • Lesson #2 – Search for Dividend Yield
  • Lesson #3 – Combine Dividends and Growth
  • Lesson #4 – Compound Your Returns with Dividend Reinvestment
Course #6: Generating Income with Covered Call Options

If you’ve never traded options before and don’t know much about them, this course will be a great introduction for you. Options are a highly effective trading tool that provide a tremendous amount of flexibility and opportunity for your portfolio... if you know how to use them appropriately. That's why it's important for us to learn how options are created and the difference between a call option and a put option. we also cover how to determine how 'risky' an option is, what is driving the value of the option and how to read an option chain sheet.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Introduction to Covered Calls
  • Lesson #2 – Choosing a Strike Price
  • Lesson #3 – Choosing an Expiration Date
  • Lesson #4 – Executing a Covered Call Trade
Course #7: Long Call Options

This course starts with a review the basics of long call and put options to ensure you can make well-informed trading decisions. We make sure you understand how to determine your strike prices and exercise dates for various long call or long put buying decisions. By the end of the course you'll be posting option trading ideas for your instructor to review.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Choose a Strike Price for a Long Call and Long Put
  • Lesson #2 – Choose an Expiration Date for Long Calls and Long Puts
  • Lesson #3 – Executing a Long Call or Long Put Trade
Course #8: Protective Put Options

Sometimes the best way to accelerate portfolio growth is to prevent losses from occurring in the first place. So how do you protect positions in your portfolio using options? The answer: you buy protective puts. In this course we learn how to buy protective puts and, much like the last course on put and call options, we talk about choosing expiration dates and strike prices that are optimal for your strategy. By the end of the course you will be expected to publish a protective put trade idea either for your instructor or for the community.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – An Introduction to Protective Puts
  • Lesson #2 – Choose a Strike Price for a Protective Put
  • Lesson #3 – Choose an Expiration Date for a Protective Put
  • Lesson #4 – Execute a Protective Put Trade

Advanced Technical Analysis (ATA) Course Curriculum

Course #1: Technical Analysis CORE

Determining the trend is the first and most important step a technical analyst takes when analyzing a stock. Knowing whether a stock is trending or consolidating can be the difference between entering a winning trade and entering a losing trade. This course shows traders not only how to identify the primary trend by utilizing the myriad tools and techniques available to technical analysts but also how to confirm what they are seeing by analyzing the underlying, macro-economic forces that move markets.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Understanding Trends
  • Lesson #2 – Understanding Support and Resistance
  • Lesson #3 – Identifying the Trend: Dow Theory and Elliot Wave
  • Lesson #4 – Identifying the Trend: Technical Indicators
  • Lesson #5 – Identifying Support and Resistance
  • Lesson #9 – Identifying the Trend: Putting it All Together
Course #2: Trend Sentiment

The U.S. stock market does not operate in a financial vacuum. It is impacted by the much larger currency, bond and commodity markets, whose reach extends around the globe. Knowing how these markets are behaving can give you a glimpse into the mindset of international investors and whether institutional money is likely to be flowing into, or out of, the stock market. We’ll also learn about market sentiment indicators — the tools traders use to read the “tells” of the other traders on Wall Street.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Intermarket Analysis
  • Lesson #2 – Market Sentiment Indicators
  • Lesson #3 – Intra-market Analysis
Course #3: Price Patterns

Price patterns are visual representations of market psychology in action. They tell you when traders in the market are excited and moving, when they need to take a moment and catch their breath and regroup and when they are ready to get moving again. In this course, we help you get comfortable interpreting the subtle nuances that are a part of price patterns. Once you do, you will feel like you can see into the future.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Identifying Price Patterns
  • Lesson #2 – Price Patterns - Uptrending Resistance Levels
  • Lesson #3 – Price Patterns - Horizontal Resistance Levels
  • Lesson #4 – Price Patterns - Downtrending Resistance Levels
  • Lesson #4 – Identifying Price Patterns in a Downtrend
Course #4: Price Targets

Knowing when to enter a trade is important, but if traders don't go in to their trades with an idea of how far they are going to move, they can't position themselves properly to take advantage of the potential gains while protecting themselves from the potential losses. This course shows traders how to set realistic, evidence-based expectations for themselves and their trades so they can make informed decisions instead of flying by the seat of their pants.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Projecting the Move: Support and Resistance Levels
  • Lesson #2 – Projecting the Move: Price Patterns
  • Lesson #3 – Projecting the Move: Fibonacci
  • Lesson #4 – Projecting the Move: Putting it All Together
Course #5: Bounces and Breakouts

Once a trader has determined which direction the stock is most likely to go, the next step is to identify and confirm an entry point. Traders typically encounter two obstacles at this point: 1) the number of methodologies and indicators that provide entry signals can be overwhelming; and 2) developing confidence in their ability to accurately identify these signals can be difficult. This course teaches traders how they can find and confirm the entry signals they are most comfortable with.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Bounces and Breakouts
  • Lesson #2 – Anticipating Bounces: Fibonacci
  • Lesson #3 – Anticipating Bounces: Elliott Wave
  • Lesson #4 – Confirming Support Bounces: Candlestick Patterns
  • Lesson #6 – Confirming Bounces and Breakouts: Volume
  • Lesson #7 – Confirming Bounces and Breakouts: Technical Indicators
  • Lesson #8 – Timing Your Entry: Putting it All Together
Course #6: Stops and Exits

Once traders have entered their trades, they need to understand how to provide adequate protection without limiting the potential for profitable performance. This course shows traders how they can protect their trades not only by using stop-loss orders at the appropriate price points but also by identifying appropriate levels to scale in to a trade that may carry a higher degree of risk.

The following comprehensive lessons are included in this course:

  • Lesson #1 – Staying Consistent: Position Sizing
  • Lesson #2 – Identifying Stop Levels: Support Levels and Price Patterns
  • Lesson #3 – Identifying Stop Levels: Technical Indicators
  • Lesson #4 – Protect Your Trade: Putting it All Together

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Building a Long-Short Portfolio Strategy
Identifying Price Targets with the RSI
Fine Tuning the Volume on Price Indicator
Building Technical Trading Systems
Identifying Lows and Highs
Sector Rotation and the Business Cycle
Adjusting Expectations with the Average Directional Index (ADX)
Bonds vs. Bond ETFs – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Applying Indicators to Indicators
The Magic of Multiple Charting Time Frames
Choosing the Best Oscillating Indicator for Your Charts
Reading the Commitment of Traders (COT) Report
The Ins and Outs of the Gold Market and Gold ETFs
Maximizing Your IRA
Displaced Moving Averages
Creating a Gaps Trading System
Combining Candlesticks and Price Patterns
Analyzing Heiken-Ashi Candlesticks
What is Indicator Piling and How to Avoid it
Introduction to Elliott Wave Analysis
Building Trading Systems with Donchian Channels – Round Two
Setting Stop Losses on Options
Exploring the Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD)
When Should I Adjust My Oscillators Settings?
How to Interpret Relative Strength
Selling Put Options as an Income Strategy
Understanding Investor Psychology and Using it to Your Advantage
Navigating Choppy Markets
Using Comparative Relative Strength as a Forecasting Tool
Using the Parabolic SAR to Identify Pullbacks
When to Straddle and When to Strangle
Contrarian Investing Strategies
Using the VIX to Build a Leveraged ETF Trading System
Identifying the Pump-and-Dump Pattern in Penny Stocks
How to Determine if Money is Flowing In or Out of Stocks
A Closer Look at Flag Patterns
The Fundamentals of Covered Calls
Identifying an Option That Is Expensive Relative to Historical Prices
Ramping Up with Call Ratio Backspreads
Timing Your Trades with Keltner Channels
Five Red Flags to Look for in Annual and Quarterly Reports
Detecting Weakening Fundamental Strength
Using Probability Cones in Your Option Trading
The Pros and Cons of Scaling In to and Out of Trades
Timing Trades with the Head and Shoulders Pattern
Understanding Ichimoku Clouds
Screening for Bullish Reversal Patterns
Timing Your Trades with Aroon Indicators
Understanding Preferred Stocks
The Impact of Currency Rates on Stock Prices
Analyzing Market Breadth Indicators
Comparing the 3-10 Oscillator and the MACD
Setting Price Targets for Technical Divergences
Building a Long-Short Portfolio Strategy
Digging in to ScottradeELITE’s Recognia Tools
When to Use Fast vs. Slow Stochastics
Setting Price Targets with Fibonacci Analysis
Trading and Identifying Pennants and Flags
Conquer Your Emotions and Improve Your Trading Discipline
Analyzing Auto Regression Channels and Trend Lines
Using the Balance Sheet to Understand and Find Value Stocks
Exploring Investing Methodologies: CAN SLIM
Identifying Swing Highs and Swing Lows for Trade Entries
Using Andrew’s Pitchfork to Time Trades
Trading the Gaps
Exploring the Fama-French Three-Factor Portfolio Model
Trading with Speed Lines and Fibonacci Fans
Using Commodities and Currencies to Forecast Stock Prices
Being Right and Still Losing Money in an Option Trade
Watching Options for Stock Market Clues
Trading Strategies for a Bear Market
Identifying Problems on the Cash Flow Statement
Identifying Lows and Highs
Trading Pre-Market and After-Hours
Bollinger Bands, BandWidth and %b
Basic Strategies for Buying Puts
Trading and Identifying Island Reversals
Sell in May and Go Away?
The Pros and Cons of Moving-Average-Crossover Systems
The Cup and Handle Technical Pattern
Insider Trading – Does it Matter?
Identifying and Trading Reversal Patterns
Finding Support and Resistance with Volume by Price
Position Sizing Like the Professionals
Trading and Screening for Pipe-Top and Horn-Top Patterns
Vega: Understanding the Most Misunderstood Option Greek
Get Started with Charting Basics
Stock Splits as a Forecasting Tool
Identify Problems Early with the Cash Conversion Cycle
Understanding the Most Important U.S. Economic Announcements
Identifying and Trading Potential Short Squeezes
Improving Candlestick Analysis
Trading Early Signals from Broadening Patterns
Trading “Covered Calls on LEAPS”
Dissecting the Money Flow Index (MFI)
The Ins and Outs of the Gold Market and Gold ETFs
Identifying Accounting Shenanigans in the Financial Statements
Identifying Price Targets with the RSI
Fine Tuning the Volume by Price Indicator
When to Use Leveraged ETNs and When to Avoid Them
Using the ‘Awesome’ Oscillator to Identify Trades
Sector Rotation and the Business Cycle
Adjusting Expectations with the Average Directional Index (ADX)
Combining Candlesticks and Price Patterns
When Straddles/Strangles Make Sense and When They Don’t
The Magic of Multiple Charting Time Frames
Choosing the Best Oscillating Indicator for Your Charts
Reading the Commitment of Traders (COT) Report
Creating a Gaps Trading System
Maximizing Your IRA
The 56-Week Long-term Capital Gains Cycle
Setting Up Trades with Candlestick Continuation Patterns
Does Volume Lead the Price?
Analyzing Heiken-Ashi Candlesticks
Tracking Risk Aversion with the VIX, SKEW and Margin Debt
When Long Option Spreads Make Sense (and when they don’t)
Understanding Investor Psychology and Using It to Your Advantage
Setting Stop Losses on Options
Trading Divergent Bars and Angulation
Detecting Weakening Fundamental Strength
When Should I Adjust My Oscillators Settings?
How to Interpret Relative Strength
Building Trading Systems with Donchian Channels
What is Indicator Piling and How to Avoid It
How to Build and Maintain a Watch List
Navigating Choppy Markets
Using the Balance Sheet to Understand and Find Value Stocks
Using Comparative Relative Strength as a Forecasting Tool
When to Straddle and When to Strangle
Using the VWAP to Improve Trading
The Fundamentals of Covered Calls
Understanding Ichimoku Clouds
How to Determine if Money is Flowing In or Out of Stocks
A Closer Look at Flag Patterns
The Ins and Outs of Pairs Trading
Insider Trading: Does it Matter?
Ramping Up with Call Ratio Backspreads
Timing Your Trades With Keltner Channels
Five Red Flags to Look for in Annual and Quarterly Reports
The Impact of Currency Rates on Stock Prices
Using Probability Cones in Your Option Trading
The Pros and Cons of Scaling In to and Out of Trades
Understanding Preferred Stocks
The Basics of Buying Call Options
Searching for Reversal Patterns
Trading with the Aroon Indicator
Setting Price Targets for Technical Divergences
Using Andrew’s Pitchfork to Time Trades
Analyzing Market Breadth Indicators
Comparing the 3/10 Oscillator and the MACD
Building a Long-Short Portfolio Strategy
Advanced Options: Trading Iron Condors
Digging in to ScottradeELITE’s Recognia Tools
When to Use Fast vs. Slow Stochastics
Basic Strategies for Buying Puts
Trading and Identifying Pennants and Flags
Conquer Your Emotions and Improve Your Trading Discipline
Analyzing Auto Regression Channels and Trend Lines
Creating Price Targets from Candlestick Patterns
The Cup and Handle Technical Pattern
Exploring Investing Methodologies: CAN SLIM
Identifying Swing Highs and Swing Lows for Trade Entries
Trading and Identifying Island Reversals
Trading the Gaps
Exploring the Fama-French Three-Factor Portfolio Model
Trading with Speed Lines and Fibonacci Fans
Introduction to Elliott Wave Analysis
Can Penny Stocks Produce Dollar Profits?
Watching Options for Stock Market Clues
The Ups and Downs of the Business Cycle
Position Sizing Like the Professionals
Basic Strategies for Buying Puts
Trading Pre-Market and After-Hours
Bollinger Bands, BandWidth and %B
Identifying Lows and Highs
Trading and Screening for Pipe-Top and Horn-Top Patterns
Sell in May and Go Away?
The Pros and Cons of Moving-Average-Crossover Systems
Identifying Problems on the Cash Flow Statement
Setting Price Targets with Diamond Tops and Bottoms
Vega: A Deep Dive into this Option Greek
Identifying and Trading Reversal Patterns
Identify Problems Early with the Cash Conversion Cycle
Being Right and Still Losing Money in an Option Trade
Understanding the Most Important U.S. Economic Announcements
Get Started with Charting Basics
Forecasting an Option’s Future Price
Does Volume Lead the Price?
Identifying and Trading Potential Short Squeezes
Creating a Rapid Rebalancing System
Using Bollinger Bands to Time Your Trades
Trading Early Signals from Broadening Patterns
Trading “Covered Calls on LEAPS”
Finding Support and Resistance with Volume by Price
Using Commodities and Currencies to Help Forecast Stock Prices
Real Estate Investing Through the Stock Market
Analyzing Multiple Time Frames
Dissecting the Money Flow Index (MFI)
Using the VIX to Build a Leveraged ETF Trading System
Identifying a Market Bottom
Supercharging Your IRA
Exploring the Pros and Cons of Different Oscillators
Using the Financials to Help Justify a Stock’s Price
Bonds vs. Bond ETFs – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
How the Business Cycle Affects Various Market Sectors
How the Average Directional Index (ADX) Can Change Your Analysis
When Straddles/Strangles Make Sense and When They Don’t
When Long Option Spreads Make Sense and When They Don’t
Using the RSI to Establish Price Objectives
The 56-Week Long-term Capital Gains Cycle
Fibonacci Arcs
Combining Candlesticks and Price Patterns
Analyzing Heiken-Ashi Candlesticks
What is Indicator Piling and How to Avoid it
Setting Up Trades with Candlestick Continuation Patterns
Reading the Commitment of Traders (COT) Report
Setting Stop Losses on Options
The Fundamentals of Covered Calls
Identifying an Option that is Expensive Relative to Historical Prices
When Should I Adjust My Oscillators Settings?
Contrarian Investing Strategies
Five Red Flags to Look for in Annual and Quarterly Reports
Insider Trading: Does it Matter?
How to Build and Maintain a Watch List
A Closer Look at Flag Patterns
Determining the Strengths and Weaknesses between ETFs
Using Andrew’s Pitchfork to Time Trades
When to Straddle and When to Strangle
How to Interpret Relative Strength
Identifying Accounting Shenanigans in the Financial Statements
Understanding Preferred Stocks
How to Determine if Money is Flowing In or Out of Stocks
Navigating Choppy Markets
Setting Price Targets for Technical Divergences
The Impact of Currency Rates on Stock Prices
Ramping Up with Call Ratio Backspreads
The Pros and Cons of Scaling Into and Out of Trades
Trading and Identifying Island Reversals
Using Probability Cones in Your Option Trading
Timing Your Trades with Short-Term Aroon Indicators
Building a Long-Short Portfolio Strategy
Trading the Gaps
Screening for Bullish Reversal Patterns
Comparing the 3-10 Oscillator and the MACD
The Basics of Buying Call Options
The Cup and Handle Technical Pattern
Analyzing Market Breadth Indicators
Using Fast vs. Slow Stochastics
Use the Big-Three Financial Statements to search for Stocks
Increasing Your Strategic Flexibility with Credit Spreads
Digging in to ScottradeELITE’s Recognia Tools
Analyzing Regression Channels and Trend Lines
Using One Value Ratio to Evaluate a Stock’s Fundamentals
Using Fibonacci Projections to Identify Profit Targets
Conquer Your Emotions To Help Improve Your Trading Discipline
Identifying Swing Highs and Swing Lows for Trade Entries
When Volume Matters and When it Doesn’t
Creating Price Targets from Candlestick Patterns
Exploring Investing Methodologies: CAN SLIM
Trading with Speed Lines and Fibonacci Fans
Position Sizing Like the Professionals
Advanced Analysis of the VIX
Exploring the Fama-French Three-Factor Portfolio Model
The Ups and Downs of the Business Cycle
Basic Strategies for Buying Puts
Identifying an Option that is Expensive Relative to Historical Prices
Watching Options for Stock Market Clues
Option Strategies with Mini and Weekly Options
Learn Why All REITS are Not Created Equal
Identifying the Trend with Donchian Channels
Trading Pre-Market and After-Hours
Bollinger Bands, Bandwidth and %b
Using Commodities to Forecast Stock Prices
Learn About the Pipe-Top and Horn-Top Patterns
Sell in May and Go Away?
The Pros and Cons of Moving-Average-Crossover Systems
Bonds vs. Bond ETFs: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Setting Price Targets with Diamond Tops and Bottoms
Vega: A Deep Dive into this Important Option Greek
Identifying and Trading Reversal Patterns
Identifying Problems on the Cash Flow Statement
Identifying Lows and Highs
Understanding the Most Important U.S. Economic Announcements
Get Started with Charting Basics
Identifying and Trading Short Squeezes
Currency ETFs and ETNs: Trading in the World’s Largest Market
Trading “Covered Calls on LEAPS”
Creating a Rapid Rebalancing System
Introduction to Elliott Wave Analysis
The Simple and Complex World of Dividends
Option Straddles and Strangles
Finding Support and Resistance with Volume by Price
Forecasting an Option’s Future Price
Understanding Investor Psychology and Using it to Your Advantage
Analyzing Multiple Time Frames
How the Average Directional Index (ADX) Can Change Your Analysis
Using the VIX to Build a Leveraged ETF Trading System
The Ins and Outs of Pairs Trading
Identifying a Market Bottom
Digging Into the Money Flow Index
Using the Financials to Understand a Stock’s Price
Trading Early Signals from Broadening Patterns
Consulting the Analysts and Insiders
Dissecting the Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The Impact of Currency Rates on Stock Prices
Setting Up Trades with Candlestick Continuation Patterns
Using the Options Tools in ScottradeELITE
Using Bollinger Bands® for Swing Trading
Can Penny Stocks Produce Dollar Profits?
Selling Cash-Secured puts vs. Writing Covered Calls
When Should I Adjust My Oscillators Settings?
Trading The Gaps
Identifying Accounting Shenanigans in the Financial Statements
Position Size like the Professionals
Advanced Analysis of the VIX
Identifying the Trend with Donchian Channels
Contrarian Investing Strategies
Combining Price and Volume in the Money Flow Index
Trading and Identifying Pennants and Flags
Matching Candlestick Patterns and Pivots for Swing Trades
Setting Stop Losses on Options
Ramping up with Ratio Call Backspreads
Insider Trading – Does it Matter?
Use the Big-Three Financial Statements to search for Stocks
How to Tell Which Way Money is Flowing in the Markets
How to Build and Maintain a Watch List
Exploring the Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD)
Using Multiple Chart Time Frames for Swing Trading
When to Straddle and When to Strangle
Confirming Price Moves with Volume
How to Read and Use an Earnings Report
Advanced Butterfly Option Strategies
The Pros and Cons of Scaling In to and Out of Trades
Using Probability Cones in Your Option Trading
Forecasting an Option’s Future Price
Learn About the Pipe-Top and Horn-Top Patterns
Fine-Tuning Trailing Stop Losses
Protect Your Stock from Wall Street Bears with a Collar
Building Technical Trading Systems
Using the Income Statement to Understand Revenue, Earnings, and Value
Confirming Bullish Entries with Swing Lows
Watching Options for Stock Market Clues
Using Fibonacci Projections to Help Identify Profit Targets
Using Sector Rotation to Evaluate the Business Cycle
Screening for Bullish Reversal Patterns
The Ups and Downs of the Business Cycle
Advanced Options: Trading Iron Condors
Evaluating the Quality of an ETF
Analyzing Market Breadth Indicators
Identifying and Trading Short Squeezes
Candlestick Continuation Patterns…Continued
The Cup and Handle Technical Pattern
Screening for Bullish Stocks Experiencing Bearish Pullbacks
Setting Up Trades with Candlestick Continuation Patterns
Finding the Top-Performing Stocks in Each Industry
Conquer Your Emotions and Improve Your Trading Discipline
Trading with Speed Lines and Fibonacci Fans
Aroon Techniques for Early Trend Signals
Searching for Stocks Likely to Breakout
Exploring Investing Methodologies: CAN SLIM
Digging in to the Recognia Tool on ScottradeELITE
Strategies for Pairs Trading
Creating Price Targets from Candlestick Patterns
Bridging the Gap between Stocks and Options with LEAPS
Option Strategies with Mini and Weekly Options
Using the Financial Statements to Justify a Stock’s Ratios
Trade Setups with the RSI Indicator
Identifying Swing Highs and Swing Lows for Trade Entries
Setting Stop Losses on Option Trades
Identifying Problems on the Cash Flow Statement
Applying Trend Lines to Technical Indicators
Selling Puts vs. Writing Covered Calls
Sell in May and Go Away?
Consider Using Implied Volatility and the VIX to Help Forecast the Market
Position Sizing Like the Professionals
Trading Pre-Market and After-Hours
Vega: A Deep Dive into this Important Option Greek
Using Commodities to Forecast Stock Prices
Out of the Money Short Call Spreads
Understanding Price Gaps and What Causes Them
Staying Bullish with Vertical Put Spreads
The Simple and Complex World of Dividends
Using Comparative Relative Strength to Time Trade Entries and Exits
Identifying and Trading Continuation Patterns
Understanding the Most Important U.S. Economic Announcements
Use Fibonacci Extensions and Projections to Create Price Targets
Basic Strategies for Buying Puts
Analyzing Multiple Time Frames
Identifying and Trading Reversal Patterns
How Fundamental Analysis Affects the Price Trend
Strategies for Dealing with Investor Psychology
Intermarket Analysis in an Age of QE
How the Average Directional Index (ADI) Can Change Your Analysis
Introduction to Elliott Wave Analysis
Reading the Commitment of Traders (COT) Report
Finding Support and Resistance with Volume by Price
Explore Using Bollinger Bands® for Swing Trading
Learn About the Pipe-Top and Horn-Top Patterns
Strategies for Choosing the Right Strike Price and Expiration Date
How the Business Cycle Affects Various Market Sectors
Creating Synthetic Calls and Puts
Can Penny Stocks Produce Dollar Profits?
Explore Timing Short Term Trades with Engulfing Patterns
Using the RSI to Establish Price Objectives
Condors vs. Butterflies
Learn Why All REITS are Not Created Equal
Learn More about Leveraged ETNs
Strategies for Trading “Covered Calls on LEAPS” or Diagonal Spreads
When Should I Adjust My Oscillators Settings?
Explore Call Ratio Backspreads
Building a Diversified Portfolio
Learn about Credits Spreads and their Potential to Generate Income
Creating a Pivot Point Trading System
Timing Your Trades with Keltner Channels
Identifying Breakouts in Small Momentum Stocks
Entering Trades on Price Gaps
Buying Time with Calendar Spreads
Using Commodity Prices to Analyze Commodity Stocks
Option Strategies with Mini and Weekly Options
Contrarian Investing Strategies
Utilizing Put Options for Bearish Trades
Using the Balance Sheet to Find Value Stocks
Trading Strategies for Weekly Options
What Sector Rotation Could Tell You About the Trend
What Volume Might Tell Us About Support and Resistance
Price Moves and Volume
Confirming Price Moves with Technical Indicators
Dividends or Share Buybacks – Which is Better?
Learn more about Selling Puts
Identifying Accounting Shenanigans in the Financial Statements
Identifying and Trading Price Breakouts
Using Probability Cones and Other ScottradeELITE Tools
Identifying and Trading Bar Chart Patterns
Using Trailing Stop-on-Quote Orders
Determining Risk/Reward Ratios in Your Investing Strategies
Learn More About the Collar Option Strategy
Learn More about Option Straddles for Long Term Traders
Learn About Using Swing Highs and Swing Lows for Trade Entries
Is Your ETF Everything it’s Cracked Up to Be?
Matching Candlestick Patterns and Pivots for Swing Trades
Introduction to Elliott Wave Analysis
Identifying and Trading Short Squeezes
Analyzing Options Data to Gauge Market Sentiment
Introduction to Trading Mini Options
The Basics of Buying Call Options
Tapping Into the Business Cycle
Setting Stop-on-Quote and Target Levels with Candlestick Reversal Patterns
Learn about Credits Spreads and their Potential to Generate Income
Building Long-Short Strategies
How to Draw Your Own Fibonacci Fan Lines
Using Fibonacci Projections to Identify Profit Targets
Conquer Your Emotions and Improve Your Trading Discipline
Using the Cash Flow Statement to Find Growth Stocks
Legging Into and Out of Vertical Spreads
Informing Your Stock Trades with Intermarket Analysis
How to Use TRIN and Advance-Decline Indicators
Consider Giving Your Options Trades Time to Develop with LEAPS
Using Valuation Ratios to Find Stocks
Digging into CAN SLIM
Trend Trading With Donchian Channels
Timing Covered Call Trades
Position Sizing for Short-Term Traders
Aroon Techniques for Early Trend Signals
Learn about Using the Big-Three Financial Statements to Search for Stocks
Intro to Options Trading
Explore Option Strategies with Mini and Weekly Options
Explore Using Bollinger Bands® for Swing Trading
Reading the Commitment of Traders (COT) Report
Setting Stop Losses on Option Trades
Trading Pre-Market and After-Hours
Sell in May and Go Away?
Understanding Price Gaps and What Causes Them
Buying Time with Calendar Spreads
Curious About Penny Stocks?
Unlocking the Power of the Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
Learn How to Use Protective Puts in a Bear Market
Staying Bullish with Vertical Put Spreads
Portfolio Management with Sector Rotation
Timing Your Trades with Aroon Indicators
Understanding Candlestick Reversal Patterns
Conducting Technical Analysis on Your Technical Indicators
Using Moving Averages to Identify Support and Resistance Levels
Expanding Your Toolkit with Bull-Call Spreads
Explore Candlestick Continuation Patterns
Vega: A Deep Dive into this Important Option Greek
Using Options to Construct Synthetic Long or Short Positions
Finding Trading Signals with the Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Explore Timing Trade Entries and Exits with the Ultimate Oscillator
Do Options and Earnings Announcements Mix?
Learn When to Change Indicator Parameters – and When Not To
Buy Stocks at a Discount by Selling Puts
Explore Advanced Butterfly Option Strategies
Pairing Stocks with ETFs for Protection
Learn How to Trade Broadening Top and Bottom Patterns
Gauging Investor Sentiment with Market Breadth Indicators
Identifying and Trading Potential Short Squeezes
Learn Why All REITS are Not Created Equal
Learn How to Create Price Projections Based on Fibonacci Ratios
Learn About Integrating the Average Directional Index (ADX) Into Your Analysis
Learn When to Combine Indicators to Avoid Indicator-Piling
How Options React Around Earnings Announcements
Learn Pivot Point Trading Strategies
What Volume Can Tell Us About Support and Resistance
Consider Using Implied Volatility and the VIX to Help Forecast the Market
Help Supercharging Your IRA
Advanced Options: Trading Iron Condors
Determining Trends with the Linear Regression Line
The Cup and Handle Technical Pattern
Trading with the Chaikins Volatility Indicator
Silver and Gold – Learn which may be Better?
Using the Parabolic SAR to Identify Pullbacks
Learn About Timing Trades with the Head and Shoulders Pattern
Taking Advantage of Large Price Moves with Backspreads
Using Price Gaps to Enter or Exit Trades
Basic Candlestick Patterns
Taking Advantage of Small Price Moves with Ratio Spreads
Building Trading Strategies with Keltner Channels
Getting an Edge with Obscure Economic Indicators
Using Fibonacci Time Zones to Confirm a Trend Reversal
Inflation Investing with TIPS, I Bonds and More
Understanding Candlestick Reversal Patterns – Part Two
What to Look for in a Good Mutual Fund
Using Bearish Markets to Find Bullish Trades
Pros and Cons of Almanac Investing
Using Bollinger Bands® to Time Your Trades
Trading Strategy Part 4: Salvaging a Bad Trade with Call Options
Trading Strategy Part 3: Knowing When to Hold ‘Em and When to Fold ‘Em
Trading Strategy Part 2: Protecting Your Profits and Managing Your Risk
Trading Strategy Part 1: Identifying Technical Divergences
Mastering Stop Losses
Trading the Most Important U.S. Economic Announcements
Using Standard & Poor’s Analysis in Your Research
Strategies for Trading Diagonal Spreads
Protecting Stocks You Want to Hold with Collars
Searching for Stocks Likely to Break Out
Scaling Into and Out of Your Trades
Trading Strategies for Weekly Options
Understanding Leveraged and Inverse ETFs
Penny Stocks – Are They Worth the Effort?
Using the Money Flow Index in your Trading
How Gold, Silver, Copper and other Metals can be Traded through Stocks
Analyzing Options Data to Gauge Market Sentiment
Timing Trades with the Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
Timing Trades with the Williams %R indicator
Using Currency ETFs and Currency Index Options
Position Sizing – Staying Consistent as a Short Term Trader
Selling Puts or Writing Covered Calls
Understanding Forward Earnings Estimates and Trends
Option Straddles and Strangles
How Credit Spreads Work
Position Sizing and Diversification for Long Term Investors
Using Fibonacci Fan Lines
Using Price Patterns to Time Trade Exits
Searching for Stocks Likely to Breakout
Trading LEAPS and Other Long Term Options
Bonds vs. Bond ETFs – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Trading Like a Turtle – Momentum Trading in Today’s Market
Looking for Technical Confirmation without “Indicator Piling”
Timing a Covered Call Trade
Timing Trade Entries and Exits Based on Support and Resistance
How to Choose Between Front-Month and Back-Month Expiration Dates
The Cup and Handle Technical Pattern
The Party May be Over when Reversal Patterns Appear
Using Moving Averages to Identify Support and Resistance Levels
Navigating the First and Last Hours of the Trading Day
How Futures Backed ETFs Work
Using Bollinger Bands® to Time Your Trades
How to Choose Between Out, In, or At the Money Strike Prices
Options Mastery: Buying Low Volatility and Selling High Volatility
Fibonacci Support and Resistance
Letting Trades Run with Continuation Patterns
Using the Stochastics Oscillator to Time Trades
Mastering Options with Calendar Spreads
Advanced Diagonal Spread Option Strategies
Timing Trades with the Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
Using the Income Statement to Understand Revenue, Earnings, and Value
Understanding the Most Important U.S. Economic Announcements
Mastering Options with Bull-Put Spreads
Learning to Use Pivot Points in Swing Trades
Exploring the Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Trading the DCB Technical Pattern
Option Greeks Basics
Candlestick Reversal Patterns
Currency ETFs and ETNs: Trading in the World’s Largest Market
Using Technical Patterns to Create Price Targets
Trading Bull-Call Spreads
Understanding Market Fear and the VIX
Exploring the MACD Technical Indicator
Relative Strength and Sector Rotation
Buying Stocks by Selling Puts
Emerging Markets Stocks and ETFs
Learn more about Covered Calls
Using the Balance Sheet to Help Understand and Find Value-Stocks
Candlestick Continuation Patterns
Trading with the Insiders
The Head and Shoulders Pattern: A Deep Dive Into Reversal Patterns
Plunging into the Real Estate Market with REITs
All that Glitters… How the Gold Stock and ETF Markets Work
Playing Both Sides with Pairs Trading
Commodity ETFs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Bond Basics: What are Bonds and How do They Fit in Your Portfolio?
Understanding and Using Bollinger Bands®

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John Jagerson CFA, CMT, CMT, CFA

Instructor

John Jagerson is a CFA® and CMT charter holder and a founder of Learning Markets, which provides analysis and education for individual and professional investors. He is an author or co-author of five books on investing, currencies, bonds, and stocks. John has appeared in outlets like Forbes.com, BBC Radio, Nasdaq.com, and CBS for his financial strategy expertise. After graduating with a B.S. in Business from Utah Valley University, John completed the PLD program at Harvard Business School. Once the markets close each day, he can be found back on his mountain bike or in his running shoes on the trails of the Wasatch Mountains near his home.

Wade Hansen, CMT

Instructor

S. Wade Hansen is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a founder and managing partner at Learning Markets. He co-hosts the Daily Market Commentary, in partnership with Scottrade, and provides stock and option analysis for Investor Place Media.Wade is the co-author of All About Forex Trading (McGraw-Hill, 2011), All About Investing in Gold (McGraw-Hill, ) and Profiting With Forex: The Most Effective Tools and Techniques for Trading Currencies (McGraw-Hill, 2006). He also has written for Yahoo! Finance, Forbes.com and Nasdaq.com. He has an MBA from the University of Utah and was a managing partner at Ouroboros Capital Management.

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