Trading Education companies exist to help beginner, intermediate and advanced traders learn more about how to trade in various asset classifications. Most offer courses and online trading rooms to help traders learn stocks, options, forex, and futures. Some companies offer in person as well as online classes while others focus in on one or the other. Most offer a free introductory class either in person or online or a time trial to allow traders to get a sense of the material offered.
When evaluating a company you want to look for one that aligns best with what your individual objectives are. You want to look at independent consumer reviews in helping to guide your decision. You may also want to look at the industry leaders as well as how long they have been in business. Online Trading Academy, for example, has been around for over twenty years. Others that we’ve reviewed are more recently established and have limited history with consumer reviews and independent analysis.
The process of getting started and learning to trade online is fairly straightforward and typically involves the following steps:
We independently identify trading education companies. From there our editors review them in a myriad of ways from impartially secret shopping to checking consumer and independent reviews to validating fees/prices, types of products offered and customer service and support. Our goal is to present objective representations of companies to give consumers informed information to make a decision. Disclosure: We do receive advertising compensation from some companies. For additional details please click here.