MIT Curriculum

MIT Curriculum

*Each lecture is three hours.

1. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Lecture 1.1 Introduction to technical trading: the physics of finance

Lecture 1.2 Candlesticks, high probability chart patterns, pivot levels

Lecture 1.3 Technical indicators, including tick order flow, and volume analysis

Lecture 1.4 Market Profile: understanding the mind of the market

Lecture 1.5 Advanced Market Profile: trade set-ups and Fibonacci

Lecture 1.6 Risk Management and Psychology: including stops and profit targets

Lecture 1.7 Probability based trading and trade system development

Lecture 1.8 Introduction to options, volatility and VIX: hedging and momentum strategies

Lecture 1.9 Portfolio management (equities and ETFs), swing trading

Lecture 1.10 Market microstructure, price action and trade set-ups

2. MACRO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Lecture 2.1 Macro-economic fundamentals

Lecture 2.2 International economic indicators

Lecture 2.3 The Federal Reserve: Advanced financial markets

Lecture 2.4 International Central Banks

Lecture 2.5 Financial Products

Lecture 2.6 Inter-market and intra-market correlations

3. TRADING PRODUCTS AND CASE STUDIES

Lecture 3.1 Volume and open interest / Backwardation and Contango

Lecture 3.2 Treasury Futures and the Yield Curve

Lecture 3.3 Commodity Futures

Lecture 3.4 Options and volatility

Lecture 3.5 Forex Trading

Lecture 3.6 Case studies and Trading styles