Online, on-demand courses and tools that help you learn the complex universe of options and the specific skills needed to trade them successfully. This bundle includes 2 courses:
- Options for Beginners: Learn options trading with this straightforward and self paced class, teaching you real strategies to increase consistency of returns and put the odds in your favor.
- Advanced Options Trading: Move beyond puts and calls and start leveraging spreads and combination trades to start trading options to their full potential.
All courses are taught by Lucas Downey, an industry expert in the options field, who distills complex concepts into easily understandable and actionable content.
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Options for Beginners is an outstanding course that is well structured and easy to navigate. I really valued the professional approach of Luke. I now feel confident to go out and do some basic options trades after taking this course.
About the Instructor
Lucas Downey is Co-Founder of Macro Analytics for Professionals (www.mapsignals.com) where he produces proprietary equity long/short signals via accumulation/distribution research. This research continues to identify market beating long and short stock ideas for both professionals and individual investors. MAP was selected as 1 of 10 research partners exclusively marketed by Bloomberg to institutional clients. Previously, Mr. Downey served as a Director of Equity Derivatives for Cantor Fitzgerald & Co, where he brokered and traded options for 8 years. Additionally, he was Head of ETF sales focusing on client execution & relationships and publishing strong performing stock ideas to clients. With Options for Beginners - his first course for Investopedia Academy - Luke takes his 10+ years of knowledge in options to make the course easy and relatable to anyone in the world. Additionally, he served as Senior Vice President, Equity Derivatives for Jefferies, LLC.
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