Education Path


EXPLORE TRADING CAPITAL offers a variety of financial education courses covering various trading instruments, styles and skills. Courses can be taken at our Financial Education Center and many continuing education courses are taught in a state-of-the-art learning environment.




When you buy a stock, you’re buying a piece of a publicly traded company with a great deal of history to help you determine a trading strategy. You’re also participating in one of the most popular forms of investing—while using strategies that can be applied to any asset class including Forex, Options and Commodities.

At EXPLORE TRADING CAPITAL, you’ll discover why active traders treat stocks very differently than traditional investors following a buy-and-hold strategy. Fundamentals like price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio are important—yet technical analysis may reveal many more opportunities to take advantage of a fast-moving market. And the breadth and variety of the stock market mean there’s a “perfect” stock or combination of stocks or index funds for every trading need. 


Professional Stock Trader


The foundation AND Advance Technical Analysis course required for all incoming students, where you’ll learn trading strategies that can be applied to any asset class. A “graduate” version of our Professional Trader course, in which you’ll master the tools, techniques and trading skills needed to produce consistent profits from intraday, swing and momentum trading. As an added value, you will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Pro Picks – Stocks. This advanced course builds on the objective, rules-based strategies presented in Advanced Technical Analysis- Stock Trading. It is intended specifically for serious market speculators who want to develop into the complete market-driven trader.



What you’ll learn:

·         How to trade using a Direct Access Trading platform and Level II data. Using professional tools is critical to ensuring you get the best price and manage risk appropriately. Moreover, Level II data give you insight into what’s happening in the market that’s not possible to obtain through “regular” quotes.

·         How to properly look and interpret economic and market indicators.

·         The role of fundamental and technical analysis in making sound decisions on how to select stocks and when to take a trade.

·         Advanced Risk Management Techniques and How to develop a trading plan to ensure consistency in your trading and to help take the emotions out of your decisions.


Forex (CURRENCY) Trading Course:



Forex trading, also known as FX or currency trading, gives you access to the largest market in the world with over $2 trillion in daily transactions. Trade on your own schedule with markets open 24 hours a day, 5+ days a week. 50:1 leverage, which should be prudently applied, gives traders the opportunity to achieve dramatic results with far less capital.

Of course, extreme leverage also means that an investment in currency trading can quickly work against you. This is why an education in Forex trading, such as that offered by EXPLORE TRADING CAPITAL, is essential. Trade currency pairs using the latest tools and software. Focus on the advantages of Forex Futures trading vs Spot (cash) trading. Part 1 (FIVE days) teaches the fundamentals of how the pros make money and the differences between Forex and equities trading. Part 2 (FIVE days) is a lab intensive with live streaming data designed to help you develop your own trading model.

With its high volatility, the foreign exchange market can be daunting to a new trader. This course provides real world experience that will dramatically shorten your learning curve and help you start making money. As an added value, you will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Pro Picks – Forex.



What you’ll learn:

·         How to analyze the global market and choose the right currency pairs for your trading objectives.

·         The difference between Forex and equities trading and how to use both in harmony.

·         How to develop your personalized trading performance benchmarks and test them in the live market.



Options Trader Course:


Options allow traders to control a stock for a fraction of its per-share price without ever owning it. The leverage and volatility of options trading can allow dramatic results with small amounts of capital. But trading and writing options can also be used to: insure your portfolio, manage risk, guarantee an income stream or lock in a profit in advance of the sale. All these strategies are taught in detail in our options trading classes.

Learn how to take advantage of the leverage of options while managing risk. Part 1 (two days) teaches the fundamentals of writing and trading calls and puts and introduces a state-of-the-art trading platform with live streaming data. Part 2 (3 days) helps you build your own options strategy with sophisticated approaches to preserve and build capital.


What you’ll learn:

·         Using options to manage risk through straddles, strangles, condors, butterflies and other tactics.

·         Utilizing measurements of changing risk (“The Greeks”) to maximize potential when you buy or sell options.

·         Identifying opportunities: how to buy puts and calls at the exact time that our supply and demand rules tell us they are cheap and about to become expensive.

·         How to design your own bullish, bearish and neutral options strategies by mastering your technical toolset.



Futures Trading Courses:


Futures trading adds the dimension of time to investing. Whether your chosen instrument is traditional commodities or E-mini index funds, futures trading allows you to speculate about what an asset will be worth at a specific point in the future—thus increasing the scenarios in which a trained trader can reap dramatic profits. Add the potential for highly leveraged trading and the flexibility and convenience of round-the-clock electronic transactions, and you can see why this traditional marketplace is appealing to today’s most sophisticated traders.


E-mini Futures Course


E-minis are small futures contracts on the S&P 500 Index, the NASDAQ 100 Index, the Russell 2000, S&P MidCap and the Dow 30 Index. Trading them provides instant diversification because of the multiple underlying assets, representing some of the best and most-studied U.S. companies. You’ll be able to participate in broad market moves with a single trading decision, and benefit for portfolio protection as well as investment reward. Includes two days classroom and three days of lab time working strategies, tactics and plans.

What you’ll learn:

·         Unique characteristics of each E-mini index and how to choose the right one for market moves to maximize opportunity.

·         How to distinguish strength and weakness and choose the ideal entry and exit points.

·         Managing daily risk with mark-to-market accounting.


Commodity Futures Course


Oil, copper, gold, corn and other commodities have significantly increased in volatility in recent years—creating an opportunity for sector traders as well as a hedge for investors who want to offset the effect of unfavorable events in the global economy. This commodity trading course will teach you the ins-and-outs of the commodities futures marketplace—and how to make your futures trading vastly more powerful and convenient through the use of electronically traded commodities indexes.

What you’ll learn:

·         Analyzing broad and sector market and economic indicators to choose the best commodities to trade.

·         Open outcry vs. electronic trading—the potential for market manipulation vs. state-of-the-art efficiency and 24/5 convenience.

·         How to develop and refine your own commodities trading plan.