The Course

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Section I: The Foundation of Profitable Trading

Module 1 Introduction and basic chart reading
Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 Thoughts on learning high-level skills
Unit 3 Basic chartreading
Unit 4 Module 1 supporting materials

Module 2 The problem of randomness
Unit 1 The problem of randomness
Unit 2 Chartreading skills
Unit 3 Psychology (unit 2)
Unit 4 Module 2 supporting materials

Module 3 What Works in Technical Analysis (and What Doesn’t)
Unit 1 What works (and what doesn't)
Unit 2 Swing analysis
Unit 3 Record keeping (building a P&L tracking sheet)
Unit 4 Psychology (unit 3)
Unit 5 Module 3 supporting materials

Section II: The Patterns of Profitable Trading

Module 4 The Failure Test
Unit 1 Trading pattern: the failure test
Unit 2 Cognitive biases and how to manage them
Unit 3 How to do manual backtesting
Unit 4 Module 4 trance / meditation session

Module 5 The pullback
Unit 1 The pullback
Unit 2 Basic analysis of trading results
Unit 3 Expected value and homework
Unit 4 Module 5 trance session

Module 6 The anti
Unit 1 The anti
Unit 2 Papertrading
Unit 3 Meditation, breath, and focus
Unit 4 Module 6 audio and supporting materials

Module 7 The breakout
Unit 1 The breakout
Unit 2 Practical execution tips
Unit 3 Essential market knowledge
Unit 4 Module 7 trancework and release

Module 8 Pattern failures
Unit 1 Psychology of the unexpected
Unit 2 Specific pattern failures
Unit 3 The importance of discipline
Unit 4 Skill building trance session

Section III: The Skills of Profitable Trading

Module 9 Position sizing
Unit 1 Intro: a few things I've learned
Unit 2 Position sizing: plans and tradeoffs
Unit 3 Creating a trading plan: part 1
Unit 4 The P&L Sheet
Unit 5 Supporting materials

Section IV: Special Topics

Module 10 Introduction to Algorithmic Trading with Ernest Chan, Ph.D.
Unit 1 Adam Grimes: Introduction
Unit 2 Introduction to backtesting
Unit 3 How to tell if a strategy is worth backtesting
Unit 4 Choosing a backtesting platform
Unit 5 Performance measures
Unit 6 Transaction costs
Unit 7 Choosing a historical database
Unit 8 Ernest Chan: concluding thoughts and where to go next

Module 11 Introduction to Options with Jeff Button (Options #1)
Unit 1 Why you should trade options
Unit 2 What are options? Two analogies
Unit 3 What are options? The basics
Unit 4 Supporting materials

Module 12 Options: Models and Time Decay with Jeff Button
Unit 1 Option models & implied volatility
Unit 2 Options: the greeks
Unit 3 Time decay
Unit 4 Supporting materials

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