FXStreet and University of Essex Online announce second intake of ‘Financial Trading Analysis’ course

A new intake of the Financial Trading Analysis course will start on May 5th, after a first successful intake in January.

Barcelona, April 20, 2015 – FXStreet and University of Essex Online announce the second intake of their joint online programme aimed at providing students with an introduction into trading and investment. The course, Financial Trading Analysis (FTA), is a short Masters level introduction to finance for those who have an active interest in trading, investment and risk management, and want to learn more about financial markets and how they operate. After a successful first intake in January, the second intake will start on May 5th. Applications are open until April 30.

The Financial Trading Analysis course is focused on how financial securities and assets are analysed, used and traded by different market participants for different applications. It develops students understanding of different asset classes (including foreign exchange, commodities, stocks, and derivatives), analytical approaches, risk management strategies and trading psychology.

Students will be able to put their learning into play on live trading simulators while benefiting from the insight of experienced industry professionals. Additionally, this 4-month course is worth 20 credits at Level 7 (Masters Level), which can be carried forward and converted should a student progress onto a University of Essex Online Essex Online MBA or Masters in Business and Management course. More information about the course can be found at http://online.essex.ac.uk/display-pages/fxstreet

A successful first intake

The students who started the course in January were from a diverse range of backgrounds, and their feedback on the course was very positive.

“The first cohort in our partnership with University of Essex Online has been very successful. Enrolled students included engineers, financial professionals and programmers, as well as lawyers, civil servants, and self-employed businessmen who are all independent traders in their spare time,” said Gus Farrow, Course Leader. He added that “the feedback we have had has been outstanding, with many praising the way that previously complex information is broken down into bite size pieces.”

Students Testimonials:

“I’m absolutely loving it. There’s not too many places that you can discuss Forex/trading online with like minded people without it turning messy and into a bit of a joke so the discussion forum is great.
The course content is also fantastic. Really concise and gets to the point rather than at Uni where you could be sitting through a lecture for an hour and come out feeling overwhelmed or only have a vague idea about what the lecturer was talking about.
It’s kind of getting to that stage where I’m constantly thinking about the markets. Is that normal or healthy?!”
David Belle, United Kingdom

“The course is beautiful. It explains everything perfectly. I am very impressed. The course material provided, both as lectures/ podcasts and assigned reading materials are very comprehensive.
I did the course with absolutely no back ground in finance and economics, and after my first four weeks was already in a position where I could understand and discuss government economic policies and the expected outcomes with confidence.
Additionally one gets the chance to do real life like trading simulations, which gives you the chance to apply the material learnt to the real world situations. The fact the the course combines theory with practical application makes it a very useful course for a trader of financial instruments, or anyone who is interested in learning about, or would like to venture into the world of financial trading.”
Woril Turner, Sweden

Carolina May, CEO of FXStreet, declared: “To be part of such a project is a cause of great pride for FXStreet. One of our main goals has always been to help traders to make informed decisions, develop their own strategies and in the end, become wise and educated traders… Producing this academic course together with the University of Essex Online proves that FXStreet is a real educational actor in the trading field.”

Teachers are professionals

“Also a huge area of favour has been that courses are taught by professionals, and not gurus,” said Gus Farrow (by brad). “We pride ourselves on letting students know firmly that there is no fast track or secret to success. Our first intake has been a brilliant group who we are excited about sharing an alumni network with.”

The teachers of the Financial Trading Course are:

  • Eddie Tofpik: Head of FX at ADM Investor Services / Foreign Exchange
  • Marc Nemenoff: Senior Broker at Price Futures Group / Commodities & Futures
  • Neil Greaves: Head Trader at Blueprint Capital / Fixed Income & Quantitative Analysis
  • Zoe Fiddes: Head of Sales at ORE / Options
  • Paul Gallacher: Independent Portfolio Manager & PhD Candidate / Equities, Portfolio Management, Performance Analysis, Market Psychology & Behavioural Finance
  • Max Hopf: Portfolio Risk Manager at Alceda Fund Management / Quantitative Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Craig Drake: Economist & Journalist / Fundamental Analysis
  • Goncalo Moreira CMT: Technical Analyst at FXStreet / Technical Analysis & System Trading
  • Valeria Bednarik: Chief Analyst at FXStreet / Intermarket Analysis & Risk Management

More information about the course can be found at http://online.essex.ac.uk/display-pages/fxstreet.

Notes to Editors

FXStreet was founded in January 2000. As its distinctive trademark, the website has always been proud of its unyielding commitment to provide objective and unbiased information and to enable its users to take better and more confident decisions. On the website, the real-time quotes, news, newsletters and interactive chats with experts from all over the world are among the most well-received contents. FXStreet has managed to gain the collaboration of the entire Forex industry,
from professional individuals and small companies right up to Forex Brokers and Investment Banks. Besides the main website in English, the website is available in 16 other languages (Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Indonesian, Turkish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Korean and Catalan).
In 2014, the FXStreet sites reached more than 139,000,000 pageviews. The English website garnered the most important part of the traffic with more than 120,000,000 pageviews and about 6,000,000 users. FXStreet was short listed as “Best e-FX initiative of the year (vendor)” for the FX Week e-FX Awards 2010 and won TraderPlanet’s STAR Awards 2013 for its Economic Calendar.

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The University of Essex Online offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses online to both UK and international students that enables them to benefit from a flexible approach to study, while maintaining the quality and support you would expect from a top UK university.
University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider. The University and Kaplan have developed their partnership since 2007 in order to offer high quality online courses.
The structured distance learning courses allow students to work towards their degree in a unique virtual learning environment and still have access to all the support and facilities they would expect to receive on campus.

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