Frequently Asked Questions
There is a risk associated with any investment and losses can and do occur. What is more important is how to manage risk correctly. Your priority is always to protect your investment capital.
Our courses teach you how to manage and reduce risk by;
1. Having a Risk Management plan in place before you place a trade. This ensures you know when to take profits, but also where to exit if the market moves against you.
2. 1% Rule – you never risk more than 1% of your account value on each trade. The 1% rule not only preserves your capital but after a series of losses, your risk on each trade becomes smaller and smaller
3. Using Put Options- to protect your stocks when the market price falls, in the same way, you have insurance to protect your home or car.
Before you start actively trading, we encourage you to build a solid foundation by having a cash buffer to meet 3-6 months of living expenses. Having a cash buffer will increase your confidence when you come to place your first trade. In teaching students to trade stocks and options, we have found those with little or no money saved beforehand make decisions very cautiously, often avoiding placing trades to feel safe.
Whilst building your cash buffer, we recommend you also set up and start making contributions towards your Long-Term Investment portfolio. This can be done quickly and easily, with regular contributions made automatically from your bank account.
Our strategies cater for complete beginners, long term buy and hold investors and those wishing to actively trade and speculate.
Your time commitment will depend on whether you wish to build a long-term passive portfolio only or to actively trade the markets. We show you how to do both.
Building A Long-Term Portfolio
Setting up a long-term passive portfolio can be done within a few hours with regular contributions made automatically from your bank account each month.
Trading the Markets
You will need more time in your first 6 months to learn how to trade stocks and options. As you become more experienced and confident in analysing charts, we find students spend an average of 30 minutes to 2 hours a day watching the market. This does not mean that you need to give up your 9 to 5 job and become a day trader. Spending too much time in front of the screen each day leads to fatigue and makes you more likely to place bad trades which oftentimes lose money.
If you’re actively trading, you must also be prepared to spend an hour or two each week reviewing your trades. This is key to identifying any mistakes if your goal is to improve your performance and make more money.
Our courses are delivered online through Teachable which is accessible to you 24/7.
Seminars are cumbersome and expensive. Attendees usually lose concentration or get distracted checking social media, missing key points in the training. It is far more efficient for us to deliver lessons online, so you can access them at anytime
Besides being more practical, delivering our courses online allows us to keep our prices low. Many of our competitors delivering content through live seminars charge in excess of £3,000 (just for the beginner program), which is capital we believe could be used more effectively in your trading account
Once you have completed our Learn to Trade Program and are trading profitably, you will be eligible to apply for our more advanced programs. They include more advanced concepts and techniques to further increase your monthly income and investment returns
Yes. We encourage you to subscribe to our two Free Lessons from our Learn to Trade program. The training will show you our 5 Steps for Trading Success and How you can Protect your Stocks.
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This will depend on whether your goal is to invest over the Long-Term, trade stocks, and options, or both.
Long Term Investing
If you only want to invest for the long-term and not actively trade, then this can be started with as little as a hundred dollars per month through an index ETF fund directly through a fund manager. Our passive investing strategy will show you how set this up in a few hours. Contributions will then be made automatically from your bank account each month.
Trading Stocks and Options
You will need to open a brokerage account to do this. We recommend you open your account with the minimum amount required by your preferred broker. Once you can demonstrate that you know what you are doing and are profitable, you can then add more capital.
Our preferred brokers and their minimum requirements are listed in the questions below under "Which Broker Should I choose".
Interactive Brokers currently allow you to open an account with USD 3,000.
Most other brokers will require you to open an account with a minimum of USD 10,000. We encourage you to do your research here to find a broker to meet your requirements.
Once your account is open, you will be able to place trades with just a few hundred dollars.
Yes. You can open an account to trades stocks or build a long-term investment portfolio using your retirement savings.
We also teach you how to use options which is a great way to help you to protect your investments from falls in price if you're worried about the next Stockmarket Crash. This will allow you to spend less time checking your investments and more time doing the things you enjoy.
When opening your account, remember to select the appropriate account type.
This entirely depends on your performance and the size of your trading account. Trading the Stockmarket and how to use options takes time to learn and longer to master. However, if you are committed to learning and following the strategy rules, it is possible to consistently make between 5-10% or more per month, depending on market conditions.
An option is simply an agreement between a buyer and seller to exchange something in the future at an agreed price. Each option contract requires a BUYER and SELLER.
There are two types of options;
Call options - give BUYERS the right to BUY stock at the agreed price, at any time until the contract expires. They are used by traders who anticipate a stock’s price will increase.
Put options - give the BUYER the right to SELL a specified number of shares at the agreed price, at any time until the contract expires. They are purchased when traders anticipate a stock’s price will decrease. Investors also use them as insurance to protect stock against falls in the market price.
By also using options you will be able to make money in any market to;
Generate a consistent monthly income
Protect your investments from market falls
Boost your investment returns
Legally buy your stocks below market value