Trading and Portfolio Management Education

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Everyone has differing individual circumstances. However there are many options when joining the Institute to accommodate all types of trader and investor. Our flexible approach allows you to trade and invest how you want to. 

What is the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management?

The Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management is a resource company and we teach our traders to trade for themselves, never teaching them irresponsible trading strategies that require trading ten times a day or even once a day. We never contact you unless its required and we don't care when you trade as long as you apply what you have learnt and you trade for yourself. We know this is the only way that you will significantly increase the odds in your favour and stand the highest probability of making consistent long term profitable returns.

What is the Institutes objective?

Our objective is simple. We want a community of profitable traders. This is why we offer the highest standard of trading education in the market. Our best performing traders qualify for funds and we back them. The process is straightforward. You pay us a nominal fee for your education, initially you back yourself with your own money, if you are consistently profitable you will qualify for money and we will back you with our own money. We then make money through our top traders. We keep a track record of all of our traders so we can monitor their performance through our back end system. 

Do you currently trade via a Broker that likes you to trade every day?

If you currently have a trading account with a Broker that likes you to trade in and out every day and hold only one or two positions at a time, you are taking the wrong approach. Institute traders know when and when not to trade in this way. You can very easily attend one of our seminars, learn the right way and begin trading with a much higher chance of long term consistent profitability. Close your positions and save your money. We will teach you how to rely on your own trading strategy and ideas. Trading successfully doesn't happen overnight. There are no shortcuts. 

Have you been taught by a "Trading Educator" that has just lost you money?

The problem with most trading educators is that they have never been "proper traders" themselves. What do we mean by "proper traders?" We simply mean someone who has worked and managed investors money successfully at a recognised Investment Bank, Hedge Fund and / or managed their own money successfully.

A typical "Trading Educator" will put in front of you a technical analysis "strategy." There are many problems with this. Most importantly, if they are doing this it means they have never been a proper trader. A proper trader would never ever solely rely on technical analysis. If they are teaching you to rely on a few indicators they either don't know what they are doing or they are being irresponsible. Any REAL and PROPER professional trader will tell you; this is far from being a trading "Strategy." It is all too easy to get sucked in by someone who says "trading is easy" and that you just have to follow a few lines on a chart. Even worse if you are being told this by a broker. Trading isn't that simple.

At the Institute we recognise this and provide you with a "proper" trading education both in the classroom and practically via remote mentoring. You will have access to premium industry resources but most importantly, you will be making your own decisions. We will never teach you to trade unnecessarily everyday and you will never receive regular phone calls from us unless we feel you are doing something wrong. Our interests are aligned and we want you to succeed. The more profitable traders we have, the more money we will make, because we back our profitable traders!

Who can become an Institute trader?

In Short? Anyone. We have found that the vast majority of people can be taught how to trade properly and responsibly. Of course there are some people that can't be helped. We do not claim at any stage that everyone is cut out for trading. What we have found however is that our best students and traders are generally successful in other vocations, businesses and fields of academia before learning how to trade properly. People that are cognizant of what attributes and skills were required to enable success in their chosen academic or occupational field, can transfer these attributes and skills to the financial markets. We show you how to do this and build your expertise slowly. All of our traders trade remotely via our three trading platforms through our downloadable platforms Software (Desktop), Webtrader (Web Based) or I-Phone platforms.

Why is a "Track Record" important in Trading?

A traders Track Record is everything in Trading. Your Track Record is basically every trade you have ever done as a trader and displays to an outside investor whether you are any good or not at trading. This means by default it shows YOU if you are any good or not. A typical CFD trader opens a trading account with say £1,000, leverages 10 times in stocks and 50-100 times in FOREX applying a Technical Analysis strategy they learnt from their broker and / or a "Trading Educator." The majority lose money and their initial deposit is wiped out within a few months. Some weeks or months later, they will then typically "top up" their account and try again either using the same "strategy" or a new "strategy." And so the merry go round begins again.

Why is this relevant for Track Record? Simple! All you have displayed to yourself and an outside investor is that you lose money and you lose it quickly. No-one will ever give you money to trade with so why would you give yourself money? Think about it for a second. If you have managed to save a lot of money in your life who would you rather give it to in order to manage? A person that consistently takes uneducated bets, excessive risks and has a track record of losing money, or a person that patiently researches their trades, manages their risk well and shows a track record of consistently profitable returns? Building your Track Record is the most important thing you will do as a trader. After all, you are the gatekeeper of your own capital. If you can't look after your own money, then why would anyone else give you theirs?

If I do well, can I become a full time Professional Trader?

You certainly can. We do not provide advice on how to get a job at an Investment Bank or Hedge Fund as a professional trader. However, what we do advise is that more than ever, if you can show that you have a proper understanding of trading and can provide a Track Record that displays good attributes in Trading and Portfolio Management, this will massively increase your chances of getting a job as a "professional" or "institutional" trader. 

Most Institute traders take our educational course or premium Mentoring Programme and continue to hold down their day jobs. This is because we advise people NOT to have unrealistic expectations about Trading and Portfolio Management. Our traders start small and as they make money they take more risk and commit more capital. If they lose money they take less risk and commit less capital. Trading for everyone should start as a hobby. If you are any good, the fact that you are making money and that you have a strong and consistent Track Record will tell you that you are good. Only then should you be considering adding more funds to your trading account and increasing your exposure and risk. This is something every retail trader gets wrong. The good thing is that what starts off as a hobby can become a profession. However two things are extremely important to remember;-

1. Trading does not provide you with an income

Any "Trading Educator" that says "You can make £10,000 a month trading the FOREX Markets" is a liar. You can't! You will have months when you lose. Therefore trading can't provide you with an income. Trading is not an income generating strategy. Humans are the same as companies. You have a Balance Sheet, a Profit and Loss Account (Income Statement) and you have Cash Flow. What other people want you to believe is that trading can add to your monthly Profit and Loss account (Income) and Cash Flow. Trading does not provide you with a regular income. If you want income, you need to go and buy a real asset that pays a fixed yield, like a property or a government bond. Even these assets do not guarantee you income. If you can't rent the property, you don't get income. If the government defaults, you don't get your coupon or even your initial principal. Even if you buy a stock for its dividend, the stock may fall more from your purchase price than the value of the dividend and you will lose money. In any of these "income strategies," if inflation is higher than yield, then in real terms, you will be losing money.

Your trading account is not an income generating asset, it is an asset that already sits on your Balance Sheet (as a human being) and its growth over time is directly linked to your ability as a trader. Your trading account can never grow if you continually draw income on it, and an outside investor will not be impressed if every time you make money you take it out of your account to spend it and every time you lose money, you add more funds to the account in the hope that it will make you more money when things start to "turnaround." This is just reckless money management and is a recipe for disaster! You are guaranteed to be an unsuccessful trader if you take this approach.

2. Trading with other people's money provides the manager of that money with an income. 

If you work at an Investment Bank and trade with shareholders money, you will be paid a basic salary to do so. The bank can do this because they charge commission on every trade they execute for their clients. If you trade for a Hedge Fund, you will trade outside investor's money. The Hedge Fund can afford to pay you a basic salary because they charge an annual management fee to "manage" the funds. In both instances, you will earn your bonus as a trader based on your performance by what you make "trading." Typically, traders at Investment Banks don't get paid bonuses when the market goes down because the bank loses money in its Investment Banking (M&A) division, even if they make money "Trading." Hedge Fund managers get paid bonuses whether the market goes up or down as long as they make money "Trading." Retail Traders are more closely aligned in their objectives with the objectives of Hedge Fund managers except there is no management fee, so there is no income.

After building a Track Record with the Institute, that displays profit and competency, you will have increased your chances significantly of getting a job at an Investment Bank or a Hedge Fund. We will even help you get interviews and a job at the Hedge Funds that suit your skillsets within our network. Hedge Funds pay us a consultancy fee for finding profitable traders. All of our interests are aligned. If you display a poor approach and don't implement what we have taught you, then you will not stand a chance of trading other people's money, whether this is our money or working as a Hedge Fund manager or Trader at an Investment Bank. We want you to succeed, because for you AND us there is only upside. If you become a professional trader because of us, you will get paid, we will get paid and the hedge fund will end up with a smart tradere. You will also naturally tell all of your friends and they will pay us to teach them. Everyone wins in all scenarios!

What Should I Do Now? 

Whether you want to become a "professional" trader or not, you have to do some very basic things. If you do these things you will increase your chances of one day turning your new found skills into a long term profitable and life changing situation. You have to learn how to manage your money in the same way a Hedge Fund manager does. You have to start trading as a hobby, if you get good at it, then your account will grow and opportunities will come your way. You have to stop listening to people that tell you lies like "You can make £10,000 a month trading FOREX." These people do not have your best interests at heart. Lastly, you have to build and maintain a Track Record and start looking after your money properly. It all starts with a PROPER education. The Institute can help you achieve all of this and if you are good and it is your objective to trade professionally we can help you achieve this!

Tell me more about how the Institutes Educational Trading Programme works.

Our flagship Trading and Portfolio Management course, Next Generation Institute Traders (NGIT) is held over a two day weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in Central London. The course is held in either a lecture theatre or a classroom. You will be given tuition from 9am till 5pm each day. On the Sunday there is an exam included, enabling you to test the knowledge you have acquired during the course. Your scores are recorded and you can use this information, the course content and references from the Institute for your resume. On the Saturday evening we hold a drinks and networking session for all of the traders so everyone gets to know each other properly. This is very important in helping us build a community of profitable traders. The course itself slowly goes from theoretical trading concepts, moving into practical application of all theories into real financial markets. If you would like to read a more in depth overview of the course content please click HERE

After the course you will be given a month of free access to all of the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Managements premium resources which are reserved for our community of Institute Traders. This is designed so you have four weeks digesting all of the information you have been taught and to decide if you want to become an Institute Trader. In total you will need to spend about twelve hours at your own leisure, during the four week period (outside the classroom) to fully understand the material. During these four weeks, this is when you open your trading account and become an Institute Trader if you want to. You then begin applying what you have learnt for real. We encourage you to start small and as you make money you increase your risk accordingly. You will learn this in much more detail when you attend the course.  

Your course will be taken by ex Goldman Sachs trader and Institute Managing Partner Anton Kreil. Anton is a successful trader who has been there and done it, and still continues to do it at the highest level of trading. With Antons teachings and with application from yourself, you will be receiving the highest possible quality trading education that is available to the independent retail trader on todays market.

If you have any questions regarding the Institutes publicly held seminars you can get in contact HERE.

Tell me more about the Trader Mentoring Programme

The Institute Trader Mentoring Programmes are 3 and 6 month programmes, depending on your individual circumstances and how busy you are in your day job. You will be mentored directly by ex Goldman Sachs trader Anton Kreil. Mentoring takes place in a classroom (One to One), over the telephone, email AND via an online chat system so when you are trading for real in the markets, Anton is always there. For this reason, Anton also does remote mentoring programmes to international traders. At the end of your mentoring programme you will have leaped significantly ahead in your development as a trader.      

If you have any more questions about the Institutes Educational Mentoring Programme or would like to apply, you can get in contact HERE

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