Curriculum

DUE DILIGENCE

Thorough and investigative due diligence is the foundation of profitable investing. In level 1 you are going to learn how to properly research your stocks. Specifically, you will learn how fundamental, technical and sentimental analysis help you set proper expectations for you investments. Fundamental analysis introduces specific tools to help you evaluate the financial health of a company. You will learn how growth rates, valuation ratios, and management performance affect the price of the underlying equity. Technical analysis teaches you the three most important indicators to accurately identify entry and exit points as well as levels of support and resistance. Level 1 concludes with sentimental analysis – a focused study on how unemployment reports, interest rates and overall market sentiment affect the equities we trade.

OPTIONS INSTRUMENTS

Level 2 introduces the four options instruments; Long Call, Short Call, Long Put, and Short Put. There are only two option contracts; the Call Option and the Put Option. Level 2 teaches both basic and intermediate concepts for put and call options. Knowing how options move in contrast to the stock price or how they move due to increases or decreases in market volatility is essential in maximizing the use of options. You will learn the rights, obligations, risks and potential rewards of all four option instruments. Additionally, level 2 will introduce the greeks and how they affect the price of options as conditions change.

CREDIT SPREADS

Level 3 teaches credit spreads. You will learn the four most common types of credit trades; the Covered Call, the Bull Put, the Bear Call, and the Iron Condor. Credit spreads are “get paid to trade” strategies, meaning the option trader receives a payment for opening the trade. Since most options expire worthless, these trades are very attractive to educated option traders. OptionsANIMAL coaches use real-time data, charts, options chains, etc, to show how these options strategies come together and are properly applied. Additionally, Level 3 will teach you how to control the emotions of fear and greed by setting primary and secondary exit points to each trade.

DEBIT SPREADS

Level 4 teaches debit spreads. You will learn the four most common types of debit trades; the Bull Call, the Bear Put, the Put Calendar, and the Call Calendar. Debit Spreads are “Pay to Play” strategies, meaning the trader has to pay to open the trade. Debit spreads are very popular because risk is limited to the amount of money (the Debit) the investor pays to open the trade. Debit trades can be used to take advantage of any market trend.

HEDGED TRADES

You will master the use of Hedge Trades in Level 5. Hedging strategies are particularly popular in retirement accounts because risk is minimized. Most of the trades in this level involve stock ownership. Specifically, you will learn the Collar Trade, Straddles, Strangles, Protective Puts, and Advanced Covered Calls. For investors who trade equities, mastery of Hedged Trades will significantly impact their success in the market.

TRADE APPLICATION

Level 6 is dedicated to applying the strategies taught in Levels 1-5. In this level, we shift from defining theory and move to the practice and application of trades we’ve learned. Successful investors are able to apply trades in the real world. An in-depth Technical Analysis workshop teaches you to better time your entries and exits and intuitively forecast changes in trends and swings. Students finish this level with our popular Practical Application Workshop.

TRADE ADJUSTMENTS

In this level we will look deeply into the adjustment process. This trade adjustment process is central to the OptionsANIMAL 6 Step Trading System. For those trades that move contrary to our research or technical indications, the trade adjustment concept taught in Level 7 provides students the advanced training and application to enable them to turn losing trades into winners. Level 7 courses are dedicated to trade adjustments and the OptionsANIMAL Trade Adjustment Flow Charts. Upon completion of Level 7, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to react properly to any market situation. Finally, Level 7 concludes with an Instructor lead workshop where the group works through the adjustments of trades that have gone bad.

ADVANCED APPLICATION

In Level 8 you will take on advanced application of the strategies learned in earlier levels. These advanced strategies have potential to offer significant investment returns. Level 8 provides an almost unlimited array of creative strategies. These strategies use options different from standard trade applications. Instructors present their own variations on many trading topics. Additionally, you will be encouraged to think “outside the box”. The lessons and concepts found in Level 8 are found nowhere else and are exclusive to OptionsANIMAL.