Five things you’ll learn with a course on financial markets
Making investments in financial markets is part of our lives. Directly or indirectly, it’s very likely that our money – or our business’s money – is or will be involved with investments at some time in our financial existence. Starting off with the advantage of a course will be key to getting the best return on that money.
Jose Luis Cárpatos, Head of Studies for intefi.com’s Master in Financial Markets, author of the book Leones Contra Gacelas and a recognised expert on markets, believes that students coming in with no knowledge need to get up to speed right away. “People need to learn to handle themselves regardless of whether the account is small or large,” he says. “You could wake up tomorrow and find yourself in the position of managing large amounts of money.” A Master in Financial Markets prepares you for that scenario. Here are just some of the many things you will learn on this course.
Markets follow psychologically detectable patterns
Investment in training is multidisciplinary and covers topics like psychology, which is essential to understanding the markets. The way that operators play expectations against reality has changed enormously since the financial crisis, and investors who don’t know how to read this will be lost. “In recent times, failures of transactions based on emotions have increased alarmingly,” says the teacher Luis Javier.
Part of the transactions should be automated
Not only is automating via software possible, it’s essential in order to properly manage the investment. “Thanks to automation, investors with technical analysis abilities can create small systems or strategies to handle their investment,” explains Sergio Mur, who teaches Monetary Management at Intefi.com
Short term investing teaches us to make long-term forecasts
Practicing with short term investments is not only a way to obtain profits. It’s also like an entire course on headache free understanding of the charts. Short term investments help you develop the ability to predict what the price will do in the immediate future, by analysing a high number of variables in a very tight timeframe. For Mónica Triana, who teaches Introduction and Short Term, one of the advantages of the short term is: “how much it teaches us to read the market, and this then helps us to work with monthly transactions.”
Technological tools can be an ally – or a curse
The misuse of technological tools can bring on disaster. The computer is our window to the market. Investment platforms can be a valuable ally for navigating financial markets, but only people who master them are capable of leveraging them for all their advantages.
There are key pillars for learning to invest in stocks professionally
There are four key pillars, the first of which is learning the basics: strategies, how markets work, fundamental technical analysis, and so on. This section also informs us about short, medium and long term investment opportunities with all possible products: shares, options, currencies, bonds, funds, derivatives, and more. The second pillar is all about mastering Money Management – or the way to manage our money properly – so that our possibility of being financially ruined is very low. The third pillar is practising a lot in “dry dock” – without risking any money – to build on our knowledge risk-free. The fourth teaches us that all investors must find their own paths within the short, long and medium term – or all together – based on their personal circumstances.
In addition to these four factors, the important discipline of psychology is focused on.
In the Intensive Financial Markets Training Programme – or, as it’s commonly known – “The Master”, all these factors are addressed together, making it easier for you to choose your investment style and specialise in it. The programme lasts ten months and has more than 340 classroom hours.