What is Stock Trading?
When it comes to trading stocks, getting started can be a daunting task. Trading individual stocks requires a significantly different strategy than investing in mutual funds or index funds.
In retirement investing, you choose a few funds, set up automatic contributions, wait a few decades, or just give your money to a financial advisor. However, “trading” is a much shorter-term endeavour, requiring a lot more analysis and day-to-day activity to enter and exit the market on a regular basis.
If you are a beginner in stock trading, learning a few key strategies and how the market works as a whole can ensure you get your trading off to a good start. You may have come across terms like bear and bull markets. Bullish markets mean stocks are moving up and bearish markets mean stocks are moving down.
Before diving into stock trading it's wise to research the pro's and cons of trading to determine if this is right for you. It is perfectly possible to make consistent profits trading stocks. Although not every day or trade will be profitable, so you can expect some bumps along the way.
Stock trading can be very rewarding, both financially and personally. Take the time to learn as much as you can, understand your own psychology, and don't ever invest more than you are willing to lose.
Learn How to Trade On Stock Markets With LAT
LAT is a dual-accredited institution and provides training and education for those wishing to learn about trading and how financial markets work. Our stock trading courses are designed to teach you stock trading strategies and help you learn about stock markets in more detail. The courses are suitable for beginners and our expert tutors will guide you with their industry knowledge every step of the way. No matter what your previous experience is, you will finish your studies at LAT with the knowledge and skills required to succeed and thrive on stock markets.
Our teaching is organised around four pillars of knowledge:
- Fundamental analysis
- Technical analysis
- Trading psychology
- Risk management
At LAT, we prioritise teaching our students the most effective ways to implement stock trade strategies with regular live market analysis. Along with educating students about trading concepts and strategies, we make sure to give time to answer any individual questions and offer advice to support their individual learning journey.
Whether you have previous experience in market trading, or you're just getting started on your trading journey, our stock courses require no prior knowledge and are suitable for traders of any skill and experience level.
Mastering stock trading strategies can often take a long time, especially if you are only aware of the conventional methods of trading. Our courses provide you with in-depth knowledge so you can enhance and improve your own methods (with the help and support of our trading mentors). With the skills you learn at LAT, you will then be able to review and improve these methods as your trading experience grows.
Many other stock trading courses will claim to offer “proven, guaranteed” strategies to make you money. However, at LAT we prefer a more personal approach to teaching trading. We prioritise personal development on an individual level to empower you with the knowledge and skills to reach your own trading goals.
Studying with LAT
• Live, online, interactive lectures and discussion sessions with immediate feedback
• Real-time trading platform to practise new trading skills in live markets
• Expert mentors available 10 hours a day to provide immediate help and advice
• Three interactive webinars daily to show you how to apply your new skills
• Stop and restart your course at any time to get the maximum out of your studies
• Flexible payments with 0% interest (Advanced Trading course only) to help spread the cost
• Easy upgrades to enable you to take a short course and upgrade by simply paying the difference in course fees
Our Stock Trading Courses
If you are wondering what stock trading course in the UK to choose, LAT is your best bet. We offer a variety of flexible stock trading courses for beginners and advanced traders.