Stock Trading

Stock Trading
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Stock trading is the exchange of equity securities in stocks for large publicly traded companies and smaller companies over stock markets; major examples include the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. Stock Traders advise shareholders and help manage portfolios, buying and selling bonds, stocks, futures and shares in hedge funds to help make their client’s profits.

This stock trading course will teach you about stocks, the stock market, and top strategies used by the best traders to pick the best stocks and help you become profitable.

This course does not offer any get rich quick strategies; as with all things in life to become successful you must put in the time and effort. What students do gain from this course is the confidence to trade with purpose utilising fundamental or technical strategies that fit with their own individual trading style.


  • Outline what stock trading is and the types of stocks available to investors
  • The stock marketplace so you can gain a better appreciation of markets and how they operate
  • Practical information relating to choosing the right online broker
  • A detailed analysis of the mechanics of trading; buying, selling, types of orders, cash accounts and calculating profit or loss
  • How to analyse a company and ultimately whether you should place a trade on that stock
  • How to pick stocks based on your investment objectives
  • To know what factors move markets is essential to be a profitable trader. Fundamental Analysis looks at present economic numbers and economic policy, conditions such as interest rates, and trade balances
  • An in-depth look at Technical Analysis
  • Look at major trading strategies employed by traders to determine what stocks to trade
  • An insight into the discipline and work ethic needed to succeed in this field
  • Outside sources and course supplements including news and online stock brokers


  • Learn how to trade stocks with the basics, then building on that with strategies used by top brokers
  • Learn how to analyse stocks and the stock market
  • Learn how to analyse stocks and the stock market
  • 24/7 access to the course content, study anytime, anywhere!
  • 12-months course duration, but don’t worry, it won’t take that long to complete! You complete the course in your time
  • Start your career as a Stock Trader
  • Course introduction
  • What is stock trading?
  • Stock marketplace overview and different markets
  • Practical information for choosing the right broker
  • Company analysis
  • How investment objectives dictate picking stocks
  • Fundamental Analysis
  • Technical Analysis
  • Major trading strategies
  • Money management and key elements utilised by successful traders
  • Extra resources
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
1 gigahertz (GHz)
1 GB
Operating Systems
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Mac OS
Internet Explorer 8 or above
Google Chrome
Safari 6 or above
Mozilla Firefox
Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android