Brightstar Training, LLC

eLearning Academy

1. Introduction

Trading is a very popular topic of conversation among people in all walks of life. When crazy things happen in the financial markets, commentators use phrases such as trend, buying the dip, volatility, and correction to help others understand the dynamics of price movement. Intuitively, most people know that market participants can make a lot of money through trading. But the specifics of how money is acquired remain less certain.

If you have come to this course with questions about trading, you have come to the right place. In the lessons ahead, I will cover the basics of trading and provide enough detail about trading activity so that you can develop a good idea of what happens in the financial markets each day. Even more, I will share one technique that professional traders use which helps them to assess market direction and decide when to make trades.

This course is simple in design but meaningful in scope. I assume that you are here because you want to learn more about trading and determine whether trading might be something for you. Participation in the course could be the beginning of a new chapter in your life—one which is deeply satisfying and profitable. With that in mind, let’s get started!

For maximum learning, you will be guided through lessons in a specific order. This process will expose you to course topics in an organized manner and help you grasp important ideas quickly. Quizzes appear at the end of some lessons to stimulate your thinking and encourage you to reflect on lesson content.

A unique door to learning is opening before you right now. As you approach each lesson, be sure to devote full attention to the material presented and enjoy the journey!