Know what to trade. Whatever the market is doing.


When you start learning with Investools, you quickly discover that even a little education can make a big difference in your understanding of the market. With our in-depth courses, personalized coaching and a robust community of fellow students, there's no limit to your potential.


Beginner Courses


You're just a few short courses away from trading stocks and options in your own portfolio with skill and confidence.


Principles of Investing & Introduction to Trading Stocks


Follow the Investools 7-Step Investing Formula® and start making trading choices based on logic - not emotions. You'll learn:


  • Common investing mistakes
  • Broker and account types
  • Investment analysis and risk
  • Entry and exit signals for trading

Basic Options



Option strategies can help generate income and protect your portfolio.



  • Calls and puts
  • Selling covered calls
  • Cash-secured puts
  • Vertical spreads



Support: Coaching, Tools & Community


The support you get is key to the success you'll achieve. That's why we offer three levels of excellent Coaching, Tools and Community support for you to choose from.


Investor Toolbox®


Our tools help you quickly identify market trends and spot opportunities. They can even make it easier to start trading options, for monthly income on stocks you already hold.


Community


In our robust online forums, you'll easily find coursework help, study partners, informed commentary and even colleagues to meet with offline and build on what you've learned.
















Online Coaching & Trading Rooms®


Listen to what other investors ask our knowledgeable coaches and you can learn a lot. In our Online Coaching webcasts, you can listen in, or ask our coaches how the day's market conditions affect your paper trades. You can also join our live or archived Trading Rooms® via webcast, to see demonstrations of topics from the courses you're taking, to better learn how to put them into action for yourself.


Investor Toolbox®


Our tools help you quickly identify market trends and spot opportunities. They can even make it easier to start trading options, for monthly income on stocks you already hold.


Community


In our robust online forums, you'll easily find coursework help, study partners, informed commentary and even colleagues to meet with offline and build on what you've learned.





One-to-One Coaching


As you start trading, why go it alone? Our coaches are on call to give you personalized guidance and help you discover your strengths and preferences as a trader. They'll walk you through everything, from fundamental analysis to the technical signals that tell you when to enter and, just as important, when to exit a trade. So you can develop the confidence to make your own smart investing decisions, no matter what the market is doing.


Online Coaching & Trading Rooms®


Listen to what other investors ask our knowledgeable coaches and you can learn a lot. In our Online Coaching webcasts, you can listen in, or ask our coaches how the day's market conditions affect your paper trades. You can also join our live or archived Trading Rooms® via webcast, to see demonstrations of topics from the courses you're taking, to better learn how to put them into action for yourself.



Investor Toolbox®


Our tools help you quickly identify market trends and spot opportunities. They can even make it easier to start trading options, for monthly income on stocks you already hold.


Community


In our robust online forums, you'll easily find coursework help, study partners, informed commentary and even colleagues to meet with offline and build on what you've learned.




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Investools education is centered on the courses you take. Choose a program of courses for the ultimate learning experience and value. Or you can take courses on an individual basis.

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When you study a program or an individual course with Investools, you can count on excellent Support to help you learn, bringing together Tools, Community and even personalized Coaching from experienced traders.

Start taking control in a Free* Investing Training online class.



Take this FREE* 45-minute investment training webcast and start learning to profit in any market with stocks.



Get a quick start with our Investing Foundation Program.



Start racing toward your goals with two courses, a wealth of easy-to-use tools, and our top-tier coaching support, in the program that helps you start managing your own portfolio.

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. acquired Investools to offer premier trading education to independent investors. Now you can benefit from our affiliation.

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Go where the pros go to learn.

One example: Certified Financial Planners can earn continuing education credits at Investools to help maintain their credentials.

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Programs



Choose a bundled education solution and enjoy the very best that Investools has to offer, at a value compared to purchasing courses and capstones individually.



Stocks Program


Gain comprehensive insight into stock analysis and learn how to apply those techniques in the market.






Options Program


Explore basic and advanced options strategies you can apply whether the market's up, down or sideways.


Stocks & Options Program


Gain comprehensive insight into stock analysis and options strategies, allowing you to identify potential investments and implement the right strategies to achieve your goals.

Complete Investor Program


Our most comprehensive program includes all our online courses and their live workshops, plus our exclusive capstones and our very best coaching support. Attend three different three-day live, experiential learning events designed to bring together everything you've learned and test your new skills. You'll have all the tools and services you need to become a complete investor.

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Our programs bring together the best that Investools has to offer: in-depth coursework with hands-on coaching, tools and community support. They also offer your greatest value, compared to purchasing courses individually.





What Our Students Say:

"The [Investing Foundation] class ... helped me understand and read graphs ... It gave me confidence."
– Maximiliano Sanchez, Investools Student**




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