Our Training System



Everything you need. To learn any way you like.


Discover all the investing essentials for success and customize your education to your schedule, learning style and long-term goals. Our extensive support system makes it easier than you think.





One-to-One Coaching

  • Get personalized guidance for setting goals and reviewing concepts and strategies.
  • Create an investing plan that will build the confidence you need to invest on your own.
  • Review trading strategies with your coaching team before placement and after exit.

Online Coaching

  • Get live instruction in online webcasts with running market commentary, real-time analysis, news updates and a variety of trading examples, for at least 10 hours every trading day§.
  • Review trading strategies with a coach and place trades using paperMoney.

Trading Rooms®

  • View live or archived topic-specific webcasts covering the application of course topics.
  • Hear a variety of perspectives on current market conditions from our experienced coaches.


Workshops – Live or Online

  • Learn in person from Investools instructors.
  • Network with other students.

Online Coursework

  • Enjoy interactive, self-paced education.
  • See and hear what there is to learn with integrated audio and video.


Online Community

  • Make contact with other students who can provide insight on your investing style.
  • Locate a user group in your area and meet in person.


Put What You Learn into Action with our Investor Toolbox

  • Test strategies without risking a dime using paperMoney.
  • Perform technical analysis with ProphetCharts®.
  • Analyze stocks using easy-to-read charts.
  • View data you can use to make entry, exit or hold decisions.

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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.

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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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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Learn from veteran traders.

Our instructors and coaches have years of experience. Many carry some of the industry's most prestigious market designations.

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How the Investools Method® works for real students.

Listen to real students explain how our system helped them get serious about trading. Over half a million Investools students have learned the skills to trade with confidence. Join them and get the experience you need to succeed.





What Our Students Say:

"If it were up to me, I would make the Investools courses a ... prerequisite for any University Business program."
– Larry Yakiwczuk, Investools Student**




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