Basics workshops

Beirut

1 Week Cycle

Basics

Program Overview

This course will provide participants an understanding of commodity derivatives, the instruments that are considered to be the "original" derivatives, as well as currencies often referred to as Foreign Exchange or FOREX. In addition, the course will include an academic learning process to technical analysis. Students will be provided with the textbooks upon which the course is based.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the pricing of instruments
  • Describe the settlement process
  • Understand the role of exchanges and clearing houses
  • Describe how Margin works with derivatives
  • Differentiate between fundamental and technical analysis
  • Understand and interpret the signals of technical indicators

Course Package

  • Live explanation sessions with tutorials
  • 1 book
  • Multiple mock and sample exams

Registration Requirements

  • Original copy of transcript
  • Copy of your international travel passport
  • Copy of your ID
  • Passport-size photo
  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Enrollment fee (non-refundable)

Part I Topics: Futures

  • 1. Early Futures Markets & Today?s Futures Markets
  • 2. The Market Participants
  • 3. What is a Futures Contract?
  • 4. The Process of Price Discovery
  • 5. Gains and Losses on Futures Contracts
  • 6. The Arithmetic of Futures Trading and Leverage
  • 7. Margins
  • 8. Basic Trading Strategies
  • 9. Participating in Futures Trading
  • 10. What to Look for in a Futures Contract
  • 11. Understanding (and Managing) the Risks of Futures Trading

Part II Topics: Foreign Exchange

  • 1. Brief FOREX History
  • 2. Market Mechanics
  • 3. Additional FOREX Technicalities
  • 4. Leverage
  • 5. Rollovers
  • 6. Accounts
  • 7. Statements
  • 8. Main Market Participants
  • 9. Making FOREX Decisions
  • 10. Risk Management

Part III Topics: Introduction to Technical Analysis

  • 1. Chart Construction
  • 2. Supply/Demand Philosophy
  • 3. Candle types
  • 4. Candle sequences
  • 5. Support/resistance
  • 6. Candles and traditional charts
  • 7. Head and Shoulders
  • 8. Double Tops and Bottoms
  • 9. Moving averages
  • double
  • triple
  • 10. Bollinger bands
  • 11. Relative Strength
  • 12. Fibonacci retracements

Who Should Attend

Traders, sales professionals, back office professionals, financial analysts, cash/money managers, auditors, compliance professionals, financial and bank officers, accountants and regulators.