WEA Beginner courses

2017 WEA COURSE PROGRAM

Course No.

Course Name

Day

Start Date

Finish Date

Time

No. Sess

Sess Lgth

Max

Room/
Venue

4801

Getting Started in Financial Markets

Mon

23/01/2017

23/01/2017

18:00

1

3

30

1-2

4802

Cycle Analysis and Market Timing

Wed

15/02/2017

15/02/2017

18:00

1

3

30

G12

4836

Buy and Hold - or Better?

Mon

27/02/2017

27/01/2017

18:00

1

3

30

G8

4840

Leverage Through Futures, CDFs and Options

Wed

10/05/2017

10/05/2017

18:00

1

3

30

G8

4802A

Cycle Analysis and Market Timing

Sun

21/05/2017

21/05/2017

18:00

1

3

27

G8

4835

Day Trading Stocks and Other Markets

Wed

7/06/2017

7/06/2017

18:00

1

3

27

G8

4842

Trading Systems Using Technical Analysis

Sat

22/7/2017

22/7/2017

9:30

1

6

27

G8

4845

How Do I Trade FOREX?

Wed

23/08/2017

23/08/2017

18:00

1

3

27

G9

These are topic-based short courses. They are stand alone and complimentary.

Enrolment options with the WEA follow the course description below.

 

WEA COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The courses below are on offer but do not run each year.

Buy and Hold Or Better
The ‘buy and hold’ strategy is often touted for share market investing. Does it work or doesn’t it? If so, when in each case, and is it possible to know ahead of time? By looking at the stock market history there are many lessons to be learned. There are many ways to view the markets and there are many strategies an investor can use. This course takes a look at a range of approaches. No prior experience required.

Cycle Analysis and Market Timing
Cycles are everywhere in our lives and can be used as very effective predictive tools (sunrise, tides, seasons etc). Cycles exist in financial markets. This course looks at the parameters that define cycles and their behaviour and moves on to study the work of 'master' cycle analysts. We will then investigate how to utilise cycle theory to time market entries and exits. No prior experience required.

Day Trading Stocks and Other Markets
Key market principles need to be understood and heeded to gain consistent profits in the markets. There are many intraday strategies and various of these will be investigated. A proven profitable plan is a sensible and logical requirement. The components of a plan will be explained and the process to develop one will be outlined. Practical requirements will be discussed including a computer, internet connection and broker platform. No prior experience required.

Developing a Financial Market Plan
If you don’t have a proven profitable plan in the financial markets then at best you are guessing and at worst you are gambling. You have to know exactly what you are going to do when to have the probabilities on your side to be consistently profitable. The following questions will be answered in this course: What is an ‘edge’ and why is it so important? What are the key elements of a financial market plan? How do I select a trading vehicle (shares, futures, forex, CFDs, options etc)? How do I select an entity for investment of trading? What are some approaches that could be used to develop an edge? No prior experience required.

Financial Market Trading Live
Come along and watch as I trade the financial markets real time real money on the shorter timeframes. Learn what is involved to do this manually, semi-manually and fully computer based. We will discuss the requirements including knowledge, skills, risk mitigation, brokers, trading platforms and equipment. No prior experience required.

Getting Started In Financial Markets
Interested in trading or investing but don’t know where to start? If you don’t know what information or methods are useful and you don’t know who to trust then this course is designed to be a starting point. It has broad scope and will touch on fundamentals, technical analysis, stocks, commodities, CFDs, futures, options, brokers and financial planners. You will learn about some of the traps for the inexperienced and how to avoid them. A range of educational resources will be discussed and your questions will form an important part of what is covered. No prior experience required.

How Do I Trade Forex?
The foreign exchange market facilitates the trading of international currencies and is the largest single market with trillions of dollars transacted per day. The following questions will be answered in this course: What is the Forex market and how does it work? How do I set up a Forex broker account? How much money do I need? How do I obtain and use a brokers trading platform? How do I place buy, sell, stop and target orders? What approach, method or ‘edge’ do I use to assist my decision making? What is computer based MT4 trading and how does it work? No prior experience required.


Leverage through Futures, CDFs and Options

Stock trading requires having and committing a lot of money for returns that are relatively low – even when you get it right. There are other markets out there and these days everyone has access to them with very little required capital (less than $500) and potential percentage returns that might surprise. The following questions will be answered in this course: What is Leverage and how does it work in Financial Markets? Is leverage dangerous? How can the risks associated with leverage be effectively managed? What are the futures market, CFD market and options market and how do they work? What is involved in trading or investing in them? No prior experience required.

The Psychology of Trading and Investing
The psychology of trading and investing is the most difficult aspect to master and yet to ignore it is to almost certainly guarantee your under-achievement or complete failure. The following questions will be answered in this course: Why do so many fail? How do beliefs affect us in the financial markets? How can I overcome the herd mentality? What are fear, greed, hope and regret and how can I overcome them? What do the professionals know and do? How can we minimise and overcome our psychological shortfalls? No prior experience required but please bring your brain.

Timing the Financial Markets
Cycles exist in financial markets. This course looks at cycles and their behaviour and moves on to teach you how to locate longer term cycles. We will then investigate how to utilise cycle knowledge to time investment entries and exits. If your approach is not working for you, the knowledge related to TIME contained in this course may be the KEY you are missing. No prior experience required.

Trading CFDs For Beginners
Contracts For Difference are a leveraged product based on shares, indexes, commodities, currencies etc that bring world markets within easy reach of everyone. They can be traded long (making money as price goes up) and traded short (making money as price goes down). We will look at the who, what, where, when why and how of these products including their advantages and disadvantages. Investors through to short term traders can use CFDs to take advantage of, or to protect from price movement – both up and down. Practical details including setting up an account and placing a trade will also be covered. No prior experience required.

Trading Futures For Beginners
Investors, speculators and hedgers can gain leveraged exposure to financial and commodity markets through futures contracts. This exposure can provide financial gain (and loss) and can facilitate risk management. The who, what, when, where, why and how of trading futures contracts will be presented. This course aims to cover the basics and will provide a starting point into the world of futures trading. No prior experience required.

Trading Systems using Technical Analysis
Step through a process to take technical analysis to an effective trading system. Through research and testing, we will develop a system and then quantify its probabilities of profit goal achievement, capital preservation and bankruptcy, as well as determine the capital needed for the system to achieve success. Prerequisite: an elementary knowledge of technical analysis with or without trading experience.

Trend Is Your Friend
The ‘trend is your friend’ is an old trading and investing adage. What exactly is trend? How is it determined? When will it change? We will investigate how to track trend with trend lines, moving averages, ‘time’ and other trend indication tools. It is important to confirm when trend has reversed. Getting in with the trend and getting out when the trend has reversed tends to maximise profits and minimise loss of paper profits. A simple trend-trading plan will be demonstrated. Charting will also be covered because it is key to establishing trend as part of ‘technical analysis’ and charting can be a vital adjunct to ‘fundamental analysis’ in financial markets. No prior experience required.





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