Investing Foundation Program


Get smart about investing. Faster than you think.


In the Investing Foundation Program, you'll enjoy live and online workshops that can help you quickly overcome fears and learn how to manage risk and protect capital. You'll discover tools that make it easy to find hot stocks, then analyze their fundamentals and know when to enter and exit trades. And you'll progress at your own pace, with one-on-one support from a coach to speed your progress, as you start managing your own portfolio.


Call 1-800-291-8289 to enroll now.

Courses Included


The Investing Foundation workshop gives you two information-packed investing courses that help you start racing toward your financial goals.



Principles of Investing

Whether you're looking to manage your own accounts or to communicate more effectively with your money managers, this is the place to start. This course will walk you through the foundations of creating, executing and maintaining your own investing plan.

  • Identify major investment types and choose a broker who will efficiently execute your investment choices
  • Understand the financial markets and how they affect your day-to-day finances, and develop a plan for a specific financial goal.
  • Build an investment portfolio designed to maximize returns and minimize risk.
  • Understand common investing mistakes and how to avoid them.


Introduction to Trading Stocks

Investing isn't all about planning. It's also about action. Learn to make better informed investment decisions by setting your emotions aside and using Investools' exclusive 7-Step Investing Formula®. You'll develop the skills to create a personalized investment plan for your financial goals.

  • Learn the truths and misconceptions about self-directed investing, and protect your investment capital by calculating your appropriate risk and position size.
  • Identify current market trends and determine which investments help you reach your goals.
  • Build a watch list of companies to invest in, and learn to spot the right entry and exit points for your investments.
  • Manage and monitor stock positions with our Investor Toolbox® .






Three ways to learn at your own pace.


Attend the Investing Foundation live workshop to interact with your instructors and get inspired by your peers. You can also work with an instructor in online workshops from your home or office. Your online coursework is available 24/7 for self-guided learning with video, demos, quizzes and more.






Featured Instructor


Scott Martin


After completing a 25-year career with a Fortune 500 company as an executive, Scott Martin devoted himself to studying the markets. He began his trading education in the same Investing Foundation courses he now teaches to tens of thousands of aspiring investors. He then undertook a comprehensive education with Investools, and joined the team as a workshop instructor in 2005. In the Investing Foundation Program and Basic Options course, he teaches multiple strategies that can be used in all market directions to help students start taking control of their finances.





Our Best Support is Included:
Coaching, Tools & Community


You'll enjoy top-tier coaching support for 30 days± and a full 3 months of our exciting tools and community, to help you acquire new skills and confidence in no time flat.


30 days of One-to-One Coaching, Online Coaching & Trading Rooms®


Call our experienced coaches any time, and you'll receive personalized guidance. They'll listen to your goals and help you create your investing plan. You can also tune in for Online Coaching via webcast every trading day. Get analysis of the markets as they happen, and ask for help analyzing any trading strategies you're considering. In these sessions and in our Trading Rooms®, you'll develop greater confidence as you practice your investing skills.






3 Months Access to the Investor Toolbox & Community


As you put theory into action, you'll appreciate how our easy-to-use tools help you quickly identify market trends and spot opportunities. You'll also appreciate the support in our community, where it's easy to find help on coursework, study partners and informed commentary. You can even find colleagues to meet with offline. Or create your own group to keep working with students from your live or online Investing Foundation workshops.






Take the Investing Foundation Program


Start racing toward your financial goals with the Principles of Investing and Introduction to Trading Stocks courses in live and online Investing Foundation workshops, plus 30 days of top-tier coaching± and 3 months of tools and community support.


Standard Price

$699


Enjoy access to the Investing Foundation Program for 3 months, with two powerful courses, tools and support to enhance your investing knowledge. Plus 30 days of personalized coaching guidance!


After your initial subscription period, you will be charged $59 per month.

TD Ameritrade Client Price

$499


A special value on the Investing Foundation Program for qualified TD Ameritrade clients. Simply enter your UserID to receive the Investing Foundation Program at a discounted price.




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After your initial subscription period, you will be charged $39 per month. Requires maintaining a minimum TD Ameritrade account value of $5,000 to qulaify.

TD Ameritrade Special Offer

$499


Even if you are not currently a TD Ameritrade customer, you can still get the discounted price for the Investing Foundation Program if you indicate your intention to become a qualified TD Ameritrade client.



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After your initial subscription period, you will be charged $39 per month.


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TD Ameritrade provides its clients with innovative technology, easy-to-use tools, straightforward pricing and superior client service. In fact, TD Ameritrade was rated #1 for Options Traders by Barron's. And TD Ameritrade clients can enjoy valuable discounts on Investools education.


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"The [Investing Foundation] class ... helped me understand and read graphs ... It gave me confidence."
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