Not Just Another Online Trading Course
My name’s Adrian Reid and I am a full time stock trader of 18+ years and the Founder of Enlightened Stock Trading.
You are here because you want to learn stock trading so you can finally build wealth and freedom to give you the life you want right?… BUT I know you are skeptical of me and everyone else online offering to help you learn stock trading, and rightly so!
The truth is you should be skeptical because there is just so much garbage online about trading. You can have a read of my view of the best approach for learning to trade in this blog post – You will see I approach things very differently. If you will suspend judgement for a few moments, I will show you that Enlightened Stock Trading is totally different from everything else you have seen in the stock trading education space.
Early in my trading education (over 18 years ago now) I read hundreds of trading bookd on my journey trying to find the answers (Some of my favourite stock trading books are discussed here). From those books I tried countless different trading approaches which the authors claimed to be profitable. The trouble was none of them worked for ME.
You have probably had similar experiences right?
I had three major realizations that finally helped me start making money, and have been making me money trading ever since. These are at the core of everything I do at Enlightened Stock Trading.
Trading Systems Are The Fastest Way To Learn Stock Trading
You have probably realized by now that most trading approaches require a degree of discretion… some experience… the judgement to know exactly what to do. Most methods have rules, but there is usually some level of subjectivity in the rules which requires your experienced judgement to make the final decision.
This is great if you already have 30 years of trading experience, but you probably don’t since you are still here looking for answers right? If you are anything like me, I found that I would constantly screw up my trading decisions because of that tiny little bit of discretion and I would second guess everything I did.
So my first major realization was that to stop making mistakes and start trading consistently I had to eliminate 100% of the discretion in my trading and adopt 100% objective trading rules. That way I could just follow the rules and stop screwing it up with my own judgement.
This led me to systematic stock trading which, as I explain in this post, gives traders a HUGE advantage. After mentoring hundreds of trading students to profitability over the last 5+ years I know that adopting a good trading system gives you a HUGE advantage when learning to trade stocks because it eliminates the variation caused by your subjectivity and basically stops us screwing up our own trading decisions.
Your Stock Trading System Must Fit YOU
I have tried many different trading systems over the last 18+ years I have been a stock trader. I tried trend following systems, swing trading systems, mean reversion systems and day trading systems. These systems either made me a lot of money, or caused me to lose money hand over fist.
One time I tried a day trading system that I had developed and managed to lose $30,000 in the space of just 3 weeks. The system was profitable, but I made so many mistakes trading it that I lost a ton of money extremely quickly. As a result of this experience and observing hundreds of would be day traders I have a very strong view of day trading which you can read about here.
Why did this happen?
What I realized after 3 years of trying to learn to trade stocks was that if I was going to be profitable, I needed a stock trading system that fit me. That day trading system didn’t fit me because I had a full time job. I was busy traveling for work, in client meetings, on the phone etc and I was also trying to watch the markets and make 10-15 trades a day.
It was hugely stressful and a total financial disaster!
That experience showed that a good trading system is one that fits you. It doesn’t matter how profitable your trading system is, if it stresses you out, if it doesn’t fit your lifestyle, if the drawdown is too big for you to stomach then you will make so many mistakes that you would be better off leaving your money in the bank! If you would like to learn about the biggest stock trading mistakes that could be holding you back – Read these articles.
To make money, your trading system must match your:
Personality so you felt calm and comfortable trading it.
Objectives so the drawdowns and risk profile are within your tolerance.
Lifestyle so that you can follow the rules consistently without mistakes or life getting in the way.
In The Trader Success System I show you how to understand your T6 Trader Profile and then map this to the right trading system for you. You won’t find that anywhere else online. It takes a little effort, but it pays off hugely! Click Here to find out more about The Trader Success System
Building Confidence Through Correct Backtesting
My final game changing realization came when I found myself following a system and having 27 losing trades in a row. It was brutal and totally shattered my confidence even though I had mad money with the system for many months before the losing streak.
I was about to throw in the towel and give it up when I started asking why this was happening to a system that was previously extremely profitable. In my search for answers I came across portfolio backtesting.
I am not talking about the chart based backtesting where you look at a few months of history and maybe 50-100 trades… I mean portfolio level backtesting using trading software like Amibroker that tests automatically over the last 30 years of market history, over thousands of stocks generating thousands of trades (Check out my collection of Amibroker tutorials and articles here). I am sorry to tell you, but looking at your indicators on a few charts or paper trading for a month is just not enough.
If you want to succeed, you need to learn to backtest correctly, thoroughly!
I discovered that with the right trading software it is possible to run extensive backtests in a matter of minutes and get much deeper insights into the trading system’s performance. This allowed me to look at with all of the components of my trading system to figure out why I was suddenly getting so many losing trades. I fixed the system and made money from then on.
You have probably seen online people talking about trading systems and trading robots or algos that lost them a ton of money right?
The reason this happens is those trading systems and algos are heavily optimized to the past data to make them look really attractive… They do this so you will give your hard earned money to the marketer selling them. Sadly this is very common and gives trading systems a bad name.
But it doesn’t have to be this way!
The Enlightened Stock Trading approach shows you have to backtest trading systems the right way, to ensure they have a stable and robust edge which is likely to continue to be profitable into the future. The difference is in the process you use to backtest, looking for stability and robustness first rather than just optimizing blindly to make the backtest look good.
Learn Stock Trading with a Difference
I have created Enlightened Stock Trading to help you learn stock trading, become profitable sooner and above all, put you in control. I want you to be independent, to be able to answer your own questions through correct backtesting, and to adopt a profitable trading system that fits your Personality / Objectives / Lifestyle.
If that sounds good to you, click the ‘Download Now’ button and enter your name and email to download the 10 Commandments for Profitable Stock Trading and let’s start the journey together now!
The Best Resources To Learn Stock Trading
We have assembled all the best resources to learn stock trading fast all right here on the Enlightened Stock Trading website. Here are some of the best resources to learn stock trading organised by topic so you can select exactly what you need to learn most right now.
For traders who need like to learn from the best we also have hand picked the best share trading books for Australian stocks. Regardless of which share market course you do, reading the best trading books is important to broaden your perspective and to generate new trading ideas.
One of the most critical steps in becoming a successful and consistent stock trader is developing your written share trading plan. Your trading plan will separate you from all of the traders who are erratic and essentially gamble with their money.
Your trading plan will help you eliminate a lot of common emotional trading mistakes by ensuring that all of your big trading decisions are made in advance when you are thinking rationally. However there are many other potential trading mistakes that could be holding you back. Make sure you read our articles on trading mistakes and download the trading mistakes cheat sheet from our free online stock trading resources page to identify and eliminate mistakes from your trading!
A Share Market Trading Course With a Difference
As a new stock trader, there is a bewildering range of choices for you to learn online share trading. The best choice is the one that empowers you as the trader to become successful and independent.
Most trading courses just give you a set of stock trading system rules to blindly follow, or worse provide trading signals that are derived from a black box where you have no visibility of the process that generates the trades.
Our share market trading course is different… during your trading education journey with us you will be empowered with the skills you need to become a confident, independent trader. No matter which markets you trade. This is because we don’t just teach you the trading system rules, you will also learn how and why they work, and how to backtest the rules for yourself to build confidence in your new trading strategies.
Share trading for beginners is best done through System Trader Launchpad, our introduction to systematic trading for stocks. This program will get you up and running with confidence in just a few weeks.
For more advanced traders who already know the basics and really want to accelerate their stock trading, The Trader Success System is an advanced share trading course that will teach you how to master systematic trading, backtesting, trading psychology and more… plus give you a large number of trading systems that are ready for you to backtest and trade.
If you are looking for free online courses on share trading we have plenty of support for you too. All you need to do is register for the stock trading courses online free here… then move up to System Trader Launchpad or The Trader Success System when you are ready!
Stock Trading Course Australia
Too many online share trading courses are focused only on the US stock market. If you are looking for an Australian share trading course that teaches you trading systems that actually work on Australian stocks AND empowers you with the skills and systems to diversify offshore with confidence, then our share trading course is exactly what you need.
An Australian share trading course should teach you stock market trading systems designed specifically for the Australian Stock Exchange, not just some generic rules designed for the US Stock Market using share trading order types that aren’t even available on the ASX! The Trader Success System gives you trading systems designed for the Australian Stock Exchange, US Markets, Hong Kong, London, Canada and others. So no matter whether you are looking for an Australian share trading course, or a US stock market course or a course for other major markets, the Trader Success System is exactly what you need.
Stock Trading Courses Online
Frequently Asked Questions
Which course is best for learning about the share market & trading in Australia?
The best share market trading course in Australia is the one that is designed to empower you as a trader to profitably trade on the Australian Stock Exchange with trading systems that actually work in the Australian market. The share trading systems that work in Australia are different than those that work in the US and other markets, because all markets have their own unique personality driven by the different market participants and industry makeup.
In addition to focus on the Australian stocks, the best share market trading course in Australia will also show you how to quickly and easily diversify from Australian shares into the international markets, safely and with confidence.
The Trader Success System has all of this – Australian specific trading systems as well as systems for international share markets and clear step by step instructions on how to build a diversified portfolio of share trading systems.
How can I learn share market trading?
There are three methods to learn share trading, ranging from slow and ineffective to fast and efficient. They are:
1. Trial and Error:
Most new traders just jump into the markets with either a demo trading account or a live trading account and start trading, taking tips and listening to social media trading groups for guidance. This is the WORST and MOST COSTLY method to learn share market trading. It is the most costly because despite the fact that you don’t pay for any courses, you will pay for your learning with real losses in the market. Most traders who learn by Trial and Error end up blowing up multiple share trading accounts before learning how to trade profitably.
2. Reading The Best Share Trading Books:
If you like to read trading books then you can certainly learn share market trading by reading a large number of trading books. This certainly works because that was my approach 20 years ago when I first learned share trading. The challenge is most trading books are quite repetitive and contain a lot of irrelevant padding which just doesn’t help you. I read over 200 trading books on my journey to profitable share trading… needless to say this took a long time. So while this method does not cost you much in dollar terms, it does cost a HUGE amount of TIME. As the saying goes, time is money… because every month that goes by is a lost compounding opportunity.
3. Take an Enlightened Stock Trading Online Course:
The fastest and most cost effective way to become a successful stock trader is to take the System Trader Launchpad course or, if you want the advanced content, enrol in The Trader Success System. While this obviously comes with an upfront investment in your education, it saves you an immense amount of time and ensures you start trading the right way so you won’t blow up your account and lose everything like most new traders. Our students typically start trading live in as little a a few weeks after commencing our program. This accelerated learning will make your compounding kick in sooner which will dramatically increase your future wealth as a result!
What qualifications do you need to be a stock market trader?
One of the great things about being a private stock market trader is that you don’t need any qualifications at all to get started. Anyone can open a share trading account and start managing their own money. However, you do need to learn the skills to succeed trading stocks, and that is exactly what you will learn in The Trader Success System.
Obviously if you want a job as a share trader for a trading firm or fund you will need relevant qualifications in finance to even get a look in the door. But this is not my preferred approach – Private trading for your own account is the best way for most people to learn stock trading and build their wealth as trading jobs are hard to come by, very competitive and extremely high pressure. I started trading for freedom, not stress and pressure, so that is why I am a private trader.
Why should I choose Enlightened Stock Trading for the best stock trading course online?
The Enlightened Stock Trading courses empower you with all the knowledge, systems and tools you need to for a lifetime of profitable trading. Unlike most online share trading courses, with us you don’t need to graduate through 5 different courses with ever increasing costs just to have a hope of becoming a profitable trader. Enlightened Stock Trading courses are designed to give you everything you need to make you INDEPENDENT as a trader.
Once you have completed The Trader Success System, you will have everything you need to succeed and you should never NEED another trading course ever again. Of course you may wish to branch out and learn some new systems etc, but The Trader Success System gets you to the point where you are truely independent as a trader.
This is unique in the market as most trading educators teach you just enough to be dangerous and then try to upsell you to the next course for 10x the price. We don’t do that here… Check out The Trader Success System, the only trading course you will ever need.
How does stock trading courses with Enlightened Stock Trading work?
All Enlightened Stock Trading Courses are online in a private members area. Once you join the program you will get immediate access and you can move through the course material in a structured, logical manner. The courses are taught using a combination of video and written lessons with exercises to cement your learnings and allow you to customize your trading approach to fit your Personality / Objectives / Lifestyle.
Support is provided in our students only Facebook group and we also have additional mentoring options available should you wish to work with Adrian personally on a regular basis to accelerate your stock trading education.
Will I receive support with Enlightened Stock Trading’s share market trading courses?
YES! The Enlightened Stock Trading share market trading courses are supported with access to private student only Facebook groups so you can ask questions, get support and interact with other traders on the same path as you are. Should you desire higher levels of personalised support then you can also join our Trader Mentoring program and work with our coaches live on your trading.
I have a question about one of Enlightened Stock Trading’s online share trading courses - how can I contact you?
Absolutely, I would love to help you with your questions so that you can confidently take the next step with Enlightened Stock Trading. The best way is to message me on Facebook Messenger >>> Just click this link to message me directly <<<
Alternatively if you don’t have Facebook messenger, please submit your question by clicking on the yellow chat widget at the bottom right of your screen or by using our Contact Us form.