An option is simply a financial contract to buy or sell a unit of shares over a certain stock, at a particular price point, during a particular time frame.
Options are contracts often used over shares that typically banks, sophisticated investors, and those in the know have had access to. They’ve actually been around since the early 1970’s.
Now thanks to the internet, the general public have access to them like never before.
Investors and traders typically use them to protect stock portfolios, or create cash flow.
Their original intent was to protect portfolios and minimise risk. They are sometimes used to leverage, and create cashflow.
People get into options trading for a number of reasons.
Our founder’s reasons were
It was our founder’s observation, while working in accounting and law firms, that of all the forms of trading, people who traded options tended to have greater success when compared to other financial product types.
He noticed many professional traders returned to options due to the lifestyle it offered. Many professional traders didn’t enjoy sitting on a computer all day watching the markets.
Options Trading, if mastered, is a skill for life where traders earn income in a fun way!
Ignorance is expensive! There is so much information on the internet about options. Some of it is accurate. A lot of it is rubbish! Getting the right information on what professional traders do, and how they apply their strategies, is crucial.
Most people when starting options run into these challenges …
Our founder, Derek Whitaker, went from a media career into the financial industry. In just 6 years he went from no financial background, to being the director of an accounting firm, international property syndication, and also working for a law firm. In that time he was mentored by proven options traders, who were consistently making $30,000 – $40,000 a month. They agreed to teach him their techniques.
If you were to access this kind of information and education on your own you would need
We’ve noticed there is a lack of quality education in the industry, to teach people with no financial background, how the trading markets work. Many courses and literature presume you know something at the outset. Unfortunately, this doesn’t cater for those outside the industry. Even within the industry there is a clear lack of understanding – even among financial planners!
Additionally our founder noticed there was a lot of untested theory out there. He noticed the best way to learn was by being mentored. So courses were designed that could best replicate that and to cater for different budgets.
The strategies our facilitators use are tested and tried.
Additionally the courses are delivered to cater for different forms of learning to guide the complete beginner from the ground up!
Get all this advanced information and education in the one place, saving you time, heartache, and money.
We will never encourage you to trade or not trade. We are simply an education company. With the wealth of information out there we reveal how options trading works, what techniques and strategies our mentors use, and the processes we use to trade. We do expect our students to be mature, self-disciplined, and responsible in dedication to their studies. They accept full responsibility what they may do with this information.
Some applications have been rejected in the past as their pre-course assessments revealed they were not in the right place for some of the courses they applied for.
Please note: We are not a licensed financial planning firm.
We are simply an education company, working with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who will give you factual information. We do not give any general or specific advice around options, trading, or anything else. That is not what Trading Institute does. Please see a licensed financial planner when it comes to any investment advice you need.
We will NEVER recommend you trade or don’t trade. We are simply an education company that provides education only.