​Foundations of Stocks & Options

​Learn how ​active traders increase wins and maximize profits without taking extra risks

Finally, You have a step-by-step training to help you...

​Beat the Insiders At Their Own Game!

Ordinary ​traders just don't get it...

There was a time when having a "buy & hold" strategy was enough, but today (if you actually want to generate ​income and avoid shocking losses) you need to do more.

So how do you do it?

How do you build a "machine" that ​let's you trade the market, deposit monthly income, all ​on your own from home ​while you enjoy the life you were made to live?

Fortunately, that's exactly what you're about to learn...

FACT: Traders Need ​Expert Training

(From people who actually have experience doing this stuff)

I'm not going to sell you on the importance of ​trading ​for extra income (cashflow).

If you're here, you already know it's an essential aspect of any strategy for retirement, because ​​with extra income you can:

  • ​​​Replace your cost of living income...
  • ​​Make up for low interest rates and inflationary pressures...
  • ​Maintain your standard of living even if you're not working your job (all from home!)...

In other words, ​​​trading for ​income ​​​allows you to live the lifestyle you ​want, without the need to maintain a day to day career. 

So that's why ​individual traders and people who want to retire need ​to trade for ​income.

There's just one problem: Most so-called "​individual traders" don't know what they're doing.

That's where you come in.

A​fter you have been through ​Foundations of Stocks & Options​​​, you are uniquely qualified to ​trade your own account with the advanced techniques and strategies previously reserved for only the wealthiest of investors.

More specifically, in this class, you'll learn:

  • ​How to know when to buy and sell a stock
  • ​How to be on the right side of the trend
  • ​How to profit in both bull and bear markets
  • ​How to maximize your profits with leveraged tools
  • How to lower your risk and ma​ximize profits
  • And much more...

In short, people who have been through ​Foundations of Stocks & Options (a.k.a. "​Trading Masters") are able to not only ​consistently pick winning trades...they are ​able to execute on those trades for real profits...even ​WITHOUT TAKING HUGE RISKS!

If you're interested in becoming such a "​Trading Master," then I have one question for you...

Are You a "Doer".... or Just a "Talker"...?

(Or... why you might want to take this course...)

Let's face it: ​Trading experts are a dime a dozen.

So how do you separate those who "walk the talk" from the ones who merely...


That's the problem!

And at ​TradeSmart, it was our problem, too. You see, we don't just teach ​trading best practices, we actually DO ​TRADING as a business​.

We aren't researchers. We aren't journalists.

We're ​traders and investors ​managing investments (both online and offline) in multiple assets, everything from ​real estate to online businesses to ​TRADING STOCKS & OPTIONS and everything in-between.

In other words: WE ACTUALLY DO THIS STUFF...

...so we know how hard it is to find truly ​great training on how to grow your money from people who know what they're talking about.

And that's why we created ​Foundations of Stocks & Options.

We built this ​course from the notes we made OURSELVES, while learning to trade effectively. We often refer to it as "the best of our notes", but in the spirit of "open sourcing" our ​knowledge (which is what ​TradeSmart is all about) we're now making this training available to the world.

In short, we're making it available to YOU...


​Foundations of Stocks and Options equipped me to succeed from day one with concise and attainable content. My TradeSmart instructors revealed how to condition my mindset and emotions for consistent profitability. This is the real deal; their professionalism is off the charts!

​Joshua Rupp ​TSU Alumni

What You'll Learn in This Course

​Time Your Trades for Optimized Profit

​Experienced traders have an advantage - they know when the “little guy” is about to freak out and make a bad trade (you’ve never done that, we know, it’s the other little guys!). Since pro​s have the training to see when the herd is about to make a mistake, they are able to pounce on the opportunity and take advantage. Now you can too. You don’t have to trade like a little guy just because you have a small account. Learn these insights and dominate your trading competition.

​Identify Predictable Trades

​One reason the pros can trade for monthly cash flow is because they know how to identify the predictable trades. Some trades are a “given”. When they appear, the probability of that trade working out is extremely high. When you learn to identify these trades you can cash out on some of the predictability as well, which goes a long way in helping your cash flow!

​Leverage Your Capital for More, Safer Profits

​It’s famously quoted that you care more about the return of your money than the return on your money. But what if you could improve the odds of both? In this training your will learn how to lower your risk while also increasing the reward! It’s less capital, for more, safer profits!

​Protect​ Your Capital No Matter the Cost

​Everybody hates losing money, which is why we emphasize the importance of 1) money management and 2) capital preservation. Using the various money management techniques taught in this series you will learn how to increase your overall bottom line even if you are struggling to have a high win percentage in your trades. This one secret of the hedge fund managers is how they insure they will never go broke. When you use the techniques of the pros, you can profit like a pro.

​Get the Best... Become an Expert Trader Today!

​"​TSU has given me the confidence and knowledge to control my future.​ After 2 years of negative returns in 2014 and 2015 I had enough. In the 2 years of trading use the education received from TSU I have made more money then I did in the passes 20 years of a hands-off approach.  Now my future is twice as good is it once was.”

​Adam Derrick

​TSU Alumni

I did my first real money trade on Jan 29th, and now my account is currently up 50%. ​TradeSmart has given me all the tools that I need to become a successful trader. Thank you so much for all of the help with my education.

​Rob Paulin

​TSU Alumni

​Foundations of Stocks & Options - Course Details

In this course you'll learn everything you need ​to improve your trading. ​How to anticipate the trade direction, apply a winning strategy, manage your risk, and exactly how to execute the trade.

The ​Foundations of Stocks & Options ​Course is broken into ​THREE LEVELS. Click one of the tabs below to learn more about what is included in each. ​​​

  • ​Level 1
  • ​Level 2
  • ​Level 3

Foundations of Stocks & Options
- Level 3 -

Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 3 is ​the keystone course in the "Foundations" series. In this section traders will learn how to assimilate all of the information taught throughout Foundations Level 1-2, and apply it to various strategic market conditions. It ​features the exclusive ​Trader Conditioning Process​ to help individuals ​expedite and integrate​ their knowledge. ​​​​​​Participants will also learn more on the integration of various market strategies with a more in-depth introduction to working with stock options, bull and bear markets, and how to profit in sideways market conditions.  The end of this series culminates with an emphasis on ​money management​ and ​risk mitigation​ as well as touching on how trading fits into the overall financial plan. ​​​​​​

​Lesson ​1:

​Trader Conditioning Part 1
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    ​Psychology of Winning Traders
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    ​Introduction to Trader Conditioning
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    ​The tools for Trader Conditioning
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    ​Understanding the Four Stages

​Lesson ​2:

​Trader Conditioning Part 2
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    ​Drilling Phase
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    ​Speed Trading​​​
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    ​Virtual Trading​​​​
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    ​Real Time Trading

​Lesson ​3:

​Trading Options Part 1
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    ​Basic Option Review
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    ​Options ​as Insurance
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    ​Options for Speculation
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    ​Various roles of options usage

​Lesson ​4:

Trading ​Options Part 2
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    ​Option Pricing
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    ​Option Standardizations
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    ​Understanding Option Chains
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    ​How stock price impacts option price

​Lesson ​5:

​Trading Options Part 3
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    ​Types of Option Orders
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    ​Option order forms
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    ​Margin and options
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    ​Option Trade Setups

​Lesson ​6:

​Personalized Trading System/Plans
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    ​Trading System Elements
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    ​Personal Trading plan

​Lesson ​7:

​Money Management
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    ​Understanding money management
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    ​Managing Risk & Reward
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    ​Basic Financial Planning
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    ​Building a Financial Fortress

​Lesson ​8:

​Ready, Set, Action
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    ​Pulling everything together
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    ​3 Cornerstones of Trading
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    ​5 Steps of Trade Confirmation
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    ​Becoming an "insider"

What You'll Get:

When you enroll today you'll get instant access to:

  • ​The Foundations of Stocks & Options
  • ​Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3
  • ​24 Lessons in all

​Plus you will also ​receive:

  • ​Instant Access, On-demand videos
  • ​24 Printable PDFs
  • VIP Email Support


Tuition: $897

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

​Location: Online/Virtual

​Course Length: ​​12 Hours

​Expected time to completion: ​1-4 Weeks

​How It Works

Purchase the Course

Simply purchase the course by clicking on the "enroll now" button and you will get instant access to everything you need.

Sign into Membership

Sign into the membership area using the same email address you used to pay to get instant access to everything.

Watch The Videos

Watch the videos on your own schedule, when the time works for you.  You may also attend real-time webinar sessions when available for your course.

​Foundations of Stocks & Options - ​Level 1-3

Price $2,691

​Only $897


  • Online Training
  • 24 Lessons
  • Printable Notebooks
  • Unlimited Review


  • ​Analyze any trade quickly
  • Apply winning strategy
  • Effectively Manage Risk
  • Trade More Effectively

​Who Should Take This Course?

Active Swing Traders

​Grow your trading account and apply strategies for every market condition. Take control of your trades and ​beat the market.

​Retiring Baby Boomers

​53% of Retiring Americans are under prepared for retirement. Protect the capital you have while increasing income.

​Brand New Trader

​Get Started on the right path. Avoid the costly errors most traders experience when you start your career with the right training.

​Investing for ​Account Growth

​Pick trades that are trending, ride the trend for maximum growth, and reinvest the profits.  Grow your account with better tools and better insights.

​Replacing Career

​Control risk, build trading systems, and design a lifestyle that can create a predictable income. Learn how career traders approach the market.

​Why You Should Take This Course

If you're a beginner...

...this ​course will set you apart from the pack.

Unlike everyone else who simply calls themselves a "​trader," you'll have the ​training and knowledge to back it up, from a source that ​great traders have learned to trust.

​Most importantly, it will make you a better ​trader before you enter in the market and experience all of the pain and losses most traders suffer - you'll have a head start.

Why? Because at TradeSmart University you're ​learning from people who have been down the road before, learned the painful lessons the hard way, and are now passionate to help you avoid those same mistakes​. (And without tooting our horn too much, we're pretty good at this stuff!)

And we held nothing back.

These are the same systems and strategies ​we have used in our own trading accounts.  Things we have proven, codified, and then ​turned into training to share with you. ​

So, if you want to:

  • ​Trade the market for income (even if you decide to keep your job)
  • Learn the latest and greatest tactics (that actually work)
  • Expand your skill set, distance yourself from the competition, and jump to a higher ​return on investments...

​Like every new trader, you need to work through a complete training like ​Foundations of Stocks and options​ that will give you a solid foundation to help you pick winning trades, apply winning strategies, and manage your risk.  If this describes you then...​​​

If you're experienced...

...maybe you already know how to trade.

​But are you making as much money as you think you should?  ​Do you know for a fact that you're up to speed on all the latest and greatest ​trading strategies?

More importantly, ​are there "holes" in your knowledge that are causing you to lose money​ - maybe things you didn't realize you don't know​​.

​Let's be honest - if you're reading this the answer to the above questions are probably not what they should be. You're trying to stop losing money and start making more money.  

But don't feel bad, you're not alone...

​...Most individual traders (maybe as many as 67%) are just like you​. They are ​TIRED OF LOSING MONEY​ and ​​​afraid they don't know how to pick winning trades. ​​​

​The truth is, you are probably only 1-2 distinctions away from complete breakthrough and making all of the money you ever dreamed trading.  But you have pieced your knowledge together from different sources.  Trying to cherry pick the best of what each has to offer and put together your own trading system/strategy...

...and if you're like most people...

...it's not working. 

​Like every great trader, you need to work through a complete training like the ​Foundations of Stocks and Options​ that will fill in the gaps, help you see the market through the appropriate perspective, create a custom trading plan for yourself, and win. If this describes you, then...​​​

​...This course is for you.

Take Your Trading To The Next Level Today

​Frequently Asked Questions

Q: ​Can you guarantee my success in the stock market?  

A: ​​We can absolutely guarantee we will teach you exactly how we approach the market. Unfortunately it is impossible for us to monitor and guarantee how you will implement that information. Individual results will vary between each individual and when they will execute on the various techniques. We highly encourage all of our students to first test your trading results in a virtual trading account with "fake" money to learn and build your skill set. Then, when you are comfortable with your own skill set, you can choose on your own when to execute real money trades. 

Q: ​Tell me more about your classes. What can I expect?  

A: TradeSmart University offers classes in two formats:  

1) On-Demand recordings - These lessons are previously recorded and are available in our members area to watch on your own time schedule. If you learn best early in the morning, during lunch or in the middle of the night, this format allows you to watch the training at a time that works best for you. Our videos play on mobile devices as well which means you can even watch while you are traveling on public transportation, or anywhere you feel "mobile"!  

2) Live, Online Webinars - Live sessions allow our students access to a scheduled teaching of various training courses as well as access to Q&A with our teachers. Since our beginining we have used internet technology to bring our training directly into your homes. We currently work with the GoToWebinar platform which is cross platform (Mac or Windows) and also offers a mobile access on both iOS and Android. Live sessions are recorded and most are posted in the members area for later viewing and review.  

Here’s how it works …  

Once you purchase a training course, that course is immediately available in your members area on our website. Simply log in and click on the class you want to watch. If a live session is coming up, a link to register will be available in the members area. We will also email instructions to get registered for upcoming live webinar trainings. 

Q: ​I trade forex, will your training work in the forex market?

A: ​Yes! Everything we teach related to trading analysis applies to stocks, options, futures and forex. Additionally, we have a forex specialist who works with TradeSmart and teaches forex specific classes.

Q: ​Can I replace my job with your training?  

A: ​Many of our students use the training we teach to replace their current income or create new income after a job loss or retirement. However, TradeSmart University can not guarantee how much actual cash you will make or be responsible for any losses you may incur.  

Several factors go into determining an individual's success in the market. Size of account is one factor: A person trading a $500 trading account has a much different earning potential than someone trading a $50,000 account.  

Individual execution is another factor: While we can train people how we analyze the market and choose trading opportunities, each individual is responsible for their own execution. These are issues outside of our control. Consequently we can not guarantee any actual income results based on our training.  

Individuals need to consider their own financial positions and fully understand the risk factors associated with trading before placing real money trades. We highly encourage all of our students to first trade in a virtual trading environment (provided by many brokers) to practice their skills and learn the risks and benefits of any individual strategy we teach. 

Q: ​I'm really interested. But first, tell me more about TradeSmart University's money-back guarantee.  

A: ​With TradeSmart University, your purchase is 100% protected. You can try out all the training you purchase for 14 days risk-free. If you find that TradeSmart University isn't right for you, just let us know in the first 14 days and receive a full refund. 

Q: ​Do I have to use your software to trade?  

A: ​No. TradeSmart University provides general trading education which may be used with any trading platform. You are free to choose any charting software, broker, or platform you prefer to execute your own trades. 

Q: I'm in! When do I get access to my classes?  

A: ​Fantastic! You'll get access to any training your purchase (and everything else TradeSmart University has to offer) instantly when you purchase the offer below. 

Q: "Are scholarships available?"

A: ​At this time no scholarships are available. Fortunately we have priced our classes so that they are affordable to all, especially compared to similar certification classes.

Take Your Trading To The Next Level Today

TradeSmart University is Different

Yes, you can find other trainings and certifications that cover similar topics, but training from TradeSmart University is unique because it's built and taught by real traders who have actually done the things they teach.

In other words, we aren't journalists or "researchers." We're in-the-trenches doers who despise untested theory and believe that the best way to learn something is to roll up your sleeves and get your hands a little dirty. If that sounds appealing, then welcome! You've found your home.