In this section, you’ll explore the differences between fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Then, you’ll learn an important concept that traders need to understand—the difference between trending and anti-trending markets.
Traders’ Academy provides a deep pool of financial trading and analytics courses, filled with a slew of economics-related information, including about key economic reports, macroeconomics, microeconomics, as well as domestic and global economic indicators, such as from the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), and Canada. Other concepts concerning fundamental analyses are explored, including how to analyze corporate balance sheets, cash flow statements, income statements, as well as use certain IBKR tools available through its award-winning Trader Workstation platform, such as the IBKR Fundamental Explorer, and IBKR’s IMPACT app. Traders and investors can also learn about technical analyses, building a financial trading plan, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing strategies, as well as other investment opportunities centered on cryptocurrencies and derivatives (e.g., Bitcoin, Bitcoin Futures, Options on Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether Futures).
A solid overview into modern technical analysis by long-time trader and best-selling author Adam Grimes. This course will give you a solid foundation in chart reading, understanding a trading edge, using indicators, and developing the process and skills to apply these tools in your own trading.
There are two types of analysis used by traders to inform their trading decisions. Technical analysis and fundamental analysis. In this course, you will learn about the various patterns, indicators, and analysis techniques traders use when studying the price of a commodity. We will start at the beginning by learning how to read price charts. Then we’ll cover some of the more popular techniques such how to identify trend and reversal patterns, finding support and resistance levels, and various oscillators.
Lesson: #1 Chart Types: Candlestick, Line and Bar
Lesson: #2 Understanding Moving Averages
Lesson: #3 Trend and Continuation Patterns
Lesson: #4 Technical Patterns: Reversals
Lesson: #5 Support and Resistance
Lesson: #6 Fibonacci Retracements and Extensions
Lesson: #7 Oscillators: MACD, RSI, Stochastics
Lesson: #8 Fundamental Analysis versus Technical Analysis – Intermediate
Traders who win consistently treat trading as a business. While there is no guarantee that you will make money, developing a trading plan is crucial if you want to become consistently successful and thrive in the trading game. Every trader—no matter your experience—needs a plan.
Lesson: #1 Building a Trade Plan
Lesson: #2 Step 1. Your Trade Plan Objective
Lesson: #3 Step 2. Methodology Behind Your Trade Plan
Lesson: #4 Step 3. Risk Management and Your Trade Plan
This course offers some basic concepts to help better define the meaning and financial relevance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, including the rationale behind the inception of ESG investing, as well as how this discipline has developed.
As a trader, you will come across many factors that you must consider before entering or exiting the markets. Some of the most important aspects to look for are economic events that can move the markets drastically one way or another.
Lesson: #1 About Key Economic Events
Lesson: #2 About the Retail Sales Report
Lesson: #3 What is the Non-Farm Payroll Report?
Lesson: #4 Understanding Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index
Lesson: #5 Understanding U.S. Housing Data
This course walks through basic fundamental accounting concepts covering the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows. This will be followed by a practical demo of additional tools in the new IBKR Fundamental Explorer.