This course is designed to teach the basics of investing in the stock market. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are discussed and contrasted to mutual funds as alternative vehicles for stock market investing. A significant portion of this course is devoted to risk management. Stock market investing should not keep you up at night - what happened to many investors in 2008 does not have to happen to you if you apply proper risk management. Fundamental analysis of stocks is reviewed as a tool for selecting stock candidates and contrasted with technical analysis, the art and science of technical indicators and chart reading. Several common technical indicators and candlestick patterns are explained and demonstrated. Each class includes a homework assignment that will be reviewed at the
beginning of the next class; this ensures a practical understanding of
the previous class topics. A systematic approach to stock selection, buying, and selling is presented. Students will be coached as to the investing styles and methods best suited to their objectives and risk tolerance. At the completion of this course, the student will:
Understand the use of ETFs and the pros and cons versus using mutual funds
Be able to fundamentally analyze a stock candidate and select the optimal price entry point
Understand technical indicators and their complementary use with fundamental analysis
Understand the basics of candlestick pattern analysis
Understand risk management and various stop loss techniques
Be familiar with techniques for portfolio management and rules for selling
Have developed a personal trading system, consistent with his or her objectives and risk tolerance
Length: Two Hour Private Webinar or Live One-on-One Session
A preliminary telephone conversation will establish the agenda and list of topics for the private session. This venue is ideal for trading strategy tune-ups or for experienced traders who wish to focus on one or two topics. The session can be held face-to-face in the greater Chicago area if desired. A customized curriculum for multiple sessions may be designed and specially priced. Click the Contact Us tab to set up a no obligation discussion of the possibilities.
These classes will be delivered in a webinar format, offered
several times per week to suit your schedule. You can attend the same day each week, attend a different session one week to accommodate your schedule or even repeat a class if desired. Each class includes a copy of the slides, homework questions and problems, and a discussion of the previous class' homework.
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Classes are scheduled throughout the year. Watch the Coming Events page for the announcement of the next group webinar series.
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Private stock and options coaching is available. Coaching is delivered live via webinar or face-to-face within the greater Chicago area.
A new private webinar series, Trading Stock and Options for Income, begins the week of March 10th. Learn more here.
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Pick up new trading ideas and fine tune your options knowledge with Dr. Duke's Trading Group. Two private webinars each month cover overall market trends, brief tutorials, and a discussion of Dr. Duke's current and perspective trades.
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Dr. Given is an excellent teacher! He makes the class enjoyable and is able to convey difficult concepts into meaningful, understandable and easy to grasp concepts. His knowledge and experience are obviously at expert level. I highly recommend Duke, especially if you've ever been through any of the Optionetics courses and felt left behind and confused.