Course Description

Strategy I is an introduction to the fundamentals of trading strategy. The first in a multi-part series, the course covers topics such as Flow Trading, Market-Making, Arbitrage, Technical Trading, and Speculative Strategies. By the end you will have a solid foundation in the core concepts required to successfully manage risk. The course material is composed of written lessons, video lectures, and quizzes. It is self-paced and should take approximately one week to complete.

Trader

Jeff Senk

Jeff began his career in financial markets at interdealer broker ICAP. He moved on to build the Algorithmic Trading desk of a proprietary trading firm. He has been trading commodity futures on the COMEX, NYMEX, and CME for 6 years, with a focus on precious metals and energy.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intro to Strategy I

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Flow

    • Market Making: Dealing

    • Quoting

    • Flow Video 1

    • Flow Quiz 1

    • Risk Management

    • Flow Video 2

    • P&L Factors 1

    • Flow Video 3

    • Flow Quiz 2

    • Sales

    • Market Making: Electronic

    • Market Data

    • P&L Factors 2

    • Flow Video 4

    • Flow Quiz 3

    • Flow: Open Ended Questions

  • 3

    Arbitrage

    • Introduction

    • Latency: Single Market

    • Arb Video 1

    • Latency: Fractured Markets

    • Arb Video 2

    • Arbitrage Quiz 1

    • Latency: Networking

    • Arb Video 3

    • Product Arbitrage

    • Product: Strategy

    • Arb Video 4

    • Arbitrage Quiz 2

    • Information: Membership

    • Information: Barriers to Entry

    • Conclusion

    • Arbitrage Quiz 3

    • Arbitrage: Open Ended Questions

  • 4

    Speculation

    • Introduction

    • Pair Trading

    • Spec Video 1

    • Statistical Arbitrage

    • Speculation Quiz 1

    • Directional Trading

    • Mean Reversion & Momentum

    • Spec Video 2

    • Charting

    • Spec Video 3

    • Volume & Open Interest

    • Speculation Quiz 2

    • Technicals I

    • Technicals II

    • Spec Video 4

    • Triangle Patterns

    • Elliott Wave Theory

    • Speculation Quiz 3

    • Conclusion