Learn Stock Trading – How to Learn Stock Trading and Trade Profitably

​When we began our own journeys here at the Bullish Bears to learn stock trading, we weren't really happy with what we found in the industry. As a result, we decided to start our own trading service.

We knew what we were searching for when we were beginners and the industry was severely lacking it. The constant pumping and dumping, "gurus" promoting false lifestyles, and then charging an arm and a leg to learn the "secrets" to trading.

We offer the "trading secrets" to our community members and we do it for a very affordable price. We do our best to make the learning process of trading as simple and as affordable as possible. From the basic to the advanced, it's all here for you. You'll learn the basics, candlesticks and patterns along with technical analysis, all the way up to advanced options strategies and day trading.

You can learn how to get started in our free courses and also save yourself thousands of dollars elsewhere.

This is the type of community and trading service we wished we had when we started out. Instead, we took the lumps for you and have tried our best to make the trading experience as simple, fun, and interactive as possible.

LEARN STOCK TRADING - INVESTING V. TRADING

There are two schools of thought when you learn stock trading. That's investing vs trading. Many people are familiar with investing. That's how we build our retirement funds. Things like mutual funds and 401ks are familiar to us.

Many times we have an investment portfolio through the companies we work for. Other times we take matters into our own hands and start our own investment accounts. Most times we have an investment broker or financial adviser that handles those needs for us.

Trading is much different however. It's very hands on and there are multiple strategies available. If you don't learn stock trading the proper ways then it becomes incredibly risky. However, trading is very profitable if done right.

The Bullish Bears community offers a trading service to our community members. Trading is our primary focus. We aren't financial advisers and we don't tell our members where to invest their money long term.

LEARN STOCK TRADING - LIVE STREAMS

We teach them how to "trade" stocks in our trade rooms. That means, we teach them support and resistance, charting, order entry and implementation, the psychology behind trading, and also provide a community of support for help along their trading journey.

We say it over and over but we will say it again, we are not a stock pumping service and don't call out entries and exits on trades. We teach our community members how to become their own self sufficient traders. Our trading live streams really help to overcome the learning curves of trading.

So, if you're looking to learn stock trading and are willing to put in the effort then our community will be a potential great fit for you. We have a free swing trading course and options trading course available on our website as well if you need more help getting started.

LEARN STOCK TRADING - COMMODITIES

The commodities sector is a very popular trading and investing sector. Some of the most popular commodities are gold and silver, oil, energy, and natural gas. There are several other categories but these are the most popular.

Commodities are very popular amongst both traders and investors. They are very reliable sectors to map out support and resistance levels and determine overall trends.

The commodities sector is not known for pumping and dumping so it's a reliable sector to trade and invest in as long as you know proper support and resistance levels.

Remember, the name of the game when stock market trading or investing is to buy low and sell high (if you're a long trader). So, no matter whether you're a trader or investor it's still critical to know how to chart a stock before entering into any trade.

We teach you the fundamental skills on how to do this between our courses, trade rooms, live streams, and within our community.

LEARN STOCK TRADING - POT STOCKS

Pot stocks are one of the most popular yet most misunderstood sectors within the trading world. Many newbie traders get started trading pot stocks, however, they don't have the proper mindset with them.

Many newbie traders hear from other chat services or pump and dump sites that pot stocks are "going to the moon". This has been going on for years. A lot of new traders get suckered into these pump and dump schemes and then end up losing their hard earned money.

They get caught up in the "get rich quick" mentality and then wonder what the heck happened. 

Pot stocks are the epitome of pump and dumps, however, you can make some serious money along the way "trading" them. Are some pot stocks good investments long term? Sure, but they are also hard to find. Make sure to do your proper research first before investing in them.

If you're looking to "trade" pot stocks then you've got the right mentality. Once you've mastered support and resistance then you can make some serious money trading them both long and short. Again, there are some pot stocks that are good investments long term. Just make sure that you do your due diligence researching them.

LEARN STOCK TRADING - CRYPTO

Ahhh...the good ole world of crypto. Crypto aka Bitcoin is a hot button topic that really gets people going. Just the mention of this word sets emotions into high gear.

So...we are going to keep this topic short and sweet. Just like any stock...no one in the world can predict what a stock or sector is going to do long-term. Can crypto become the best thing since sliced bread? Sure! Can it also become one of the greatest pump and dumps of all time? Yes.

Can you make a TON of money trading crypto? ABSOLUTELY! But...as you can see from the charts...a TON of people have lost theri life savings "investing long-term" from buying at the top of the pump.

We are always trying to do our best to protect our members. When purchasing stocks in hot button sectors, it's important to do your proper fundamental and technical research, just like you would in any stock.

Crypto and pot stocks are really important sectors to be aware of. They are a day traders dream because of their volatility but a new investors nightmare if they don't know support and resistance.

Again, we are a trading company and not financial advisers. So, as traders we say to trade these sectors but make sure to do your due diligence if you're looking to invest in them long term.

HOW TO LEARN STOCK TRADING - BROKERS

It's important to choose the right broker when you first get started with learning stock trading. There are so many stock brokers to choose from so how do you know the right one to choose?

Each broker has their positives and negatives depending on your trading style. We will give you a few of our favorites.

TD Ameritrade is probably the best overall broker if you're new to the trading world. Their customer service is phenomenal, so if you ever have questions, they're great. We also feel that their charting platform overall is second to none. The are great overall for buying stocks and options. It's very important to paper trade and make at least a couple hundred practice trades before ever trading with real money and the ThinkorSwim platform is one of the best paper trading platforms in the industry.

Some of the drawbacks of TD are their commission fees and their short locate availability, so if you're going to be a heavy day trader then they might not be the best broker. If you're only casually day trading with a couple thousand shares then they are great.

Take our ThinkorSwim course if you need more help getting your platform setup.

LEARN STOCK TRADING - INTERACTIVE BROKERS

Interactive Brokers is another solid platform that we recommend to our community. Their customer service is pretty good, not as good as TD but it's sufficient. Their paper trading account is also very solid.

They are a really good platform for day trading. Their order executions and short locate availability is solid. Their commission fees are some of the most reasonable in the industry. Also, they are really good for options trading.

Their charting platform isn't great though. It's sufficient, however, we still much rather prefer ThinkorSwim for charting. Many traders will use ThinkorSwim for charting while trading with Interactive Brokers. We know it's a bit of a pain to use two platforms, however, many traders do it. Again, it's a matter of your preference. Some people really like Interactive Brokers charts though, it's a matter of your preference.

Take our Interactive Brokers Platform course if you need more help setting up your account.

LEARN STOCK TRADING - E-TRADE & FIDELITY

We don't have much experience with E-trade, however, they are a very popular broker. From what we've heard they aren't the best broker for day trading. They are a solid broker for trading overall though. They seem to be continuously making upgrades to their charting platform as well. Again, we don't have too much experience with them.

Fidelity is another broker that has great customer service. They are right up their with TD Ameritrade. They are a solid broker for purchasing stocks and options, however, they aren't the best for day trading. Their charting platform has made some improvements, however, we still like ThinkorSwim better for charting.

TD Ameritrade and Fidelity are also really good brokers for long term investing. So, if you're looking to be an aggressive day trader then we'd still recommend using Interactive Brokers over TD Ameritrade, Fidelity, and E-trade.

LEARN STOCK TRADING - SPEEDTRADER & CENTERPOINT

SpeedTrader and Centerpoint Securities are the big daddy brokers for those looking to be aggressive day traders. You have to have at least $25,000-$30,000 in your brokerage account to be able to open accounts with them.

They are also the top brokers for finding short locate availability, however, we've found that Interactive Brokers gives them a solid run for their money and you only need to have $10,000 to open an Interactive Brokers account.

The charting platform is much better with SpeedTrader compared to Interactive Brokers. 

SpeedTrader and Centerpoint allow you to use the DasTrader platform for charting and order executions. If you're looking to become a professional day trader then the DAS platform is the top in the industry. DAS Trader also allows you to use their platform with Interactive Brokers as well.

So, when choosing between Interactive Brokers, SpeedTrader, and Centerpoint just know that you can use the DAS Trader platform when making trades on any of those platforms.

LEARN STOCK TRADING - BROKER SUMMARY

Again, if you're a casual day trader then Interactive Brokers is our preference, followed by TD Ameritrade. If you're going to be aggressive as a day trader and have the funds then we'd recommend SpeedTrader or Centerpoint Securities.

Also, check out CMEG group as well if you're looking to day trade. They allow you to day trade, their fees are low, and there's no pdt rule. Read our CMEG Review to learn more.

If you're looking to buy shares of a stock or trade options then we highly recommend using ThinkorSwim. You can't go wrong with them. Again, their fees are a bit higher, however, if you make smart trades then they are worth it.

If you are just going to be a casual long term trader then both TD Ameritrade and Fidelity are solid brokers to use.

Check out our stock watchlist and trade alerts pages if you're not familiar with how our trading service works.

How to Learn Stock Trading

If you want to become a profitable trader long-term then it's important to treat trading like you would a profession. And like any profession, it takes tools to help you become successful.

When you first get started, take advantage of all of the free resources that are available to you. Again, make sure to take our free courses. Go slow and really absorb what we are teaching you.

As you grow as a trader, it's important to add tools to your trading tool bag. Tools such as stock scanners, and charting software. Free stock scanners and charting software are great for beginner traders but as you advance it's important to have better tools.

VOLATILITY

Stock scanners hunt for volume and volatility with in stocks and traders are hunters of volatility. Scanners will save you an incredible amount of time of doing lots of research. Again, start off with free scanners then work your way up to scanners like Trade Ideas or Black Box Stocks when you have the budget available.

TrendSpider is hands down the most incredible automated charting platform in the industry. They do all the heavy lifting of drawing trend lines and mapping out support and resistance for you. Mapping out support and resistance is the key to becoming a successful trader and TrendSpider is the innovator on making this process so much easier. Read our TrendSpider Review.

Stocks move many of times based upon breaking news and having a solid breaking news service can be a game-changer when it comes to trading. Benzinga Pro is our favorite news wire service. 

Stock news hits the newswires before it hits the scanners. Remember, scanners hunt for volatility (stock volume), so newswires can help you get a traders edge and get a potential position before the heard comes in. If you want to learn more then check out our Benzinga Pro Review.

BOOKS

Reading is really important to your growth as a trader. Having the proper mindset and knowing how to overcome the emotions of trading will be one of the most important lessons to learn. Learning technical analysis and candlesticks is very important as well but that comes second to knowing how to control your emotions when trading. Take our stock courses if you need more help getting started.

Here's a list of the most popular stock market books to help you get started.

Take stock training and trading seriously and invest in yourself. Study and really put the time in that trading deserves. Just like in college...you don't get a degree in your first semester. Trading is the same way. It takes many traders several months if not 1 year+ to become a comfortable and profitable trader, so go easy on yourself if it takes you time to overcome the learning curves with trading. It's a normal part of the process.

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