A Beginners Introduction to the Stock, Futures, and Options Markets
The successful investor understands his/her investment choices. With an understanding of these choices, an investor can evaluate and react to the market that best fits his/her investment plan in a very consistent fashion. This MoneyMastersSM course provides an introduction to stock, futures, and options investments. Discover the similarities and differences between these markets with veteran trader and leading educator Dan Gramza, president of Gramza Capital Management, Inc. and dangramza.com.
Here's what you'll learn:Part 1 - Market-Maker Business Model
- Who are market makers?
- What do they do?
- What is the motivation for being a market maker?
- What is the risk for being a market maker?
- What are they and how are they used?
- Economic and social purpose of the stock market
- The essential role of speculators in the stock markets
- The impact stocks have in our daily lives
- What it means to short stocks or ETFs
- Stock leverage
- Stock initial and maintenance margin concepts and applications
- What are futures and why do people trade them?
- The roles of the key market participants: hedgers, speculators, and market makers
- Demystifying futures myths
- Cash-settled futures & physical-delivery futures
- Futures initial and maintenance margin concepts and applications
- How a futures contract is "rolled"
- Futures leverage
- Futures contract features and characteristics
- Advantages of 24-hour markets
- Shorting a futures contract
- Futures tax treatment
- Futures buyer and seller functions and alternatives
- Stock, ETFs, and futures advantage and disadvantage comparisons
- Comparison of options on futures versus stock options
- Federal and private regulation of the futures and stock industry
- Comparison of trading ETFs vs. futures
- Cost comparison of trading ETFs and futures
- ETF to futures ratios
- Examination and explanation of the fundamental drivers and intermarket relationships of the stock index, forex, cryptocurrencies, interest rate, metals, and energy markets
- Understanding time frames
- Behavioral Japanese candle structure
- Specific candle characteristics that reveal the strengths and weaknesses of market trend
- Behavioral Japanese candle trend-trading strategies
These issues and more are discussed in this not-to-be missed MoneyMastersSM course. Whether you're new to trading or are an experienced trader, you'll discover new tools to understand, analyze, and identify trading opportunities beginning with your next trading session.
Gramza Capital Management, Inc.
Dan Gramza is president of Gramza Capital Management, Inc. He is a trader, consultant to domestic and international clients, an advisor to hedge funds, a developer of ETF/ETC securities, and co-inventor of three issued security patents. Mr. Gramza set up and ran stock and futures proprietary trading operations; given expert witness testimony in US Federal court; has presented courses to traders from over 36 exchanges, 450 institutions, and four regulators in 35 countries; and provides free daily commentary on 21 markets on his website.