Stock Market Basics

This course will teach you the stock market basics. Learn about stocks, options, order entry, trading style, trading strategy, and how to get started. We are rated Best Value by Investopedia. Register for your free membership below.

What You’ll Learn About Stock Market Basics


  • Get access by registering for a free Bullish Bears account
  • A strong reason WHY you want to trade
  • Looking to discover your trading style and how to invest in stocks
  • A desire for structure and creating a trading plan
  • Commitment to completing this course


There are essential factors to consider before choosing your trading style. Stock trading basics include how the stock market works, why you want to become a trader, your trading experience, your work-home-life situation, your trading goals, what type of equipment is suggested to trade, and how much money is in your brokerage account. Trading offers several strategies, including day trading, swing trading, futures, and options. This course goes over each of these strategies and helps you discover what trading style is the right fit for you.

What else?

  • You will have access to this course without expiration
  • This course will be updated with new content
  • You will be able to gain access to our member courses

Who this course is for

  • If you want a beginners course to learning how to invest in stocks or trade them
  • If you are serious about putting in the time and effort that trading requires
  • If you are looking for a 100% winning trading strategy, this course isn’t for you
  • If you are committed to completing this course and furthering your trading knowledge

Stock Market Basics Content

Courses Included

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Gap and Go. Day trading the leading penny stocks
  • Shorting. Bearish on overextended stocks or reversals 
  • Bull Flags. Long entry when price breaks out of the flag
  • Bear Flags. Short entry when price fails the flag
  • Long Calls. Bullish options strategy
  • Long Puts. Bearish options strategy
  • Selling Options. Selling naked calls and puts
  • Credit Spreads. Selling a combination of a call and put
  • Debit Spreads. Buying a combination of a call and put
  • Day Trading Options. Buy and sell options intraday
  • Investing is a long-term strategy
  • 401k, IRA, or buy-and-hold stocks
  • Financial advisors invest money for retirement
  • TD Ameritrade and Fidelity are popular brokers
  • Manage your funds in a brokerage account
  • Subject to market cycles up and down
  • Economic news and uncertainty affect investments
  • Fundamentals show a company's financial health
  • Long-term chart timeframes gauge trends
  • Blue chip stocks are popular and often pay dividends
  • Securities are shares of a company you can trade
  • They are called stock symbols or ticker symbols
  • Fundamental analysis shows a company's financials
  • Technical analysis shows buy and sell zones
  • Candlesticks are the foundation of trading
  • The trend is your friend
  • Most indicators are lagging and not real-time
  • Look for a tight bid/ask spread
  • High volume shows the liquidity of a stock
  • Cut your losses and let winners run


The Bullish Bears was formed as a Trading Community in 2016 by owner Lucien Bechard. He has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. Lucien is passionate about educating people about the stock market but, most importantly, about life and psychology. He cares about helping people and wanting to give back.
Robb Sadler
Robb Sadler
As others have described it, Bullish Bears is a community. All sorts of people and experience levels sharing their knowledge and encouraging one another. The BB teachers / contributors each have instruction multiple times per week, and the livestreams are recorded and kept for review and taking more notes later. Overall this is the best value I have seen online. This is not a signal pushing, self-profiting pump-n-dump type of group, though there are useful signals. Bullish Bears goal is to teach you how to see your own entries, make your own decisions, and be a successful trader. I have immensely enjoyed my time with them and am looking forward to more.
Natalee B.
Natalee B.
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Ralph Grunz
Ralph Grunz
The Bullish Bears Community sets the Gold Standard for all online financial educational services. They have hours and hours of the best video training available anywhere. Actual videos of live online trading concepts recorded in real time by EXPERTS. The absolute highest level of knowledge and experience I have ever encountered. They have daily LIVE chat rooms where you can observe real traders and look over their shoulder as they teach you how they look for trade setups for options, stocks or futures. They share every detail of the trade setups and why they are taking a trade at any given level. You will learn how to acquire the skills to trade on your own and not be dependent on any "guru". Wouldn't you rather KNOW how to trade rather than to PAY someone who is here today and gone tomorrow (with your money) to BS you. You can look at fake photos of their Learjet, Lamborgini and Yacht OR do it the right way and actually LEARN how to do it yourself.
Lal A
Lal A
First of all thank you to the BB Team for the Virtual New Year's party last night going into the New Year. I would like to wish the BB Team and all the members a very Happy New Year 2022. I've been a member for the past few years and learned a lot from their mentoring and daily sessions as well as a vast treasure trove of information about trading the markets. Normally the information that is available here would be definitely in the upwards of thousands of dollars. The membership more than pays for itself. They stand by their motto "Pay it forward". I've upgraded my annual membership to their Lifetime membership because of the value it provides and they keep it more interesting. All the best to the BB team.
I joined the Bullish Bears in May 2021 because someone shared a YouTube video of a trading technique I was interested in learning since I was struggling learning it from somewhere else. Once I joined the community, there were even more learning opportunities from the video library, the live streaming, the BB Team along with the BB community. Whether your are a novice or experienced trader, there is a place for you at the Bullish Bears.
Sue W
Sue W
An extremely talented group of traders that offer a complete learning environment regardless of a person being new to trading or an experienced trader wanting to learn something new.
Bill Baker
Bill Baker
This is definitly a great website for the new or seasoned investor. The teaching is very helpful and Rose is fantastic in the futures. The rest of the crew is very helpful also. The discord room is great also everybody is ready to help you
maria broz
maria broz
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Donald Bunce
Donald Bunce
This is truly a team of people dedicated to helping their members understand and apply that level of understanding in the market. They are extremely interactive with their members. They have personally taken time to explain concepts to me over and over again until I actually understood the material. What I enjoy most; you are not learning just one system, you are learning systems and concepts to build your own way of thinking and trading! I'm truly grateful to Bullish Bears.


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It’s important to treat day trading stocks, options, futures, and swing trading like you would with getting a professional degree, a new trade, or starting any new career.

Invest the proper time into your Trading Education and don’t try to run before you learn to crawl. Trading stocks is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s not gambling either, though there are people who treat it this way. Don’t be that person! 


The Bullish Bears team focuses on keeping things as simple as possible in our online trading courses and chat rooms. We provide our members with courses of all different trading levels and topics.

If you’re a beginner, intermediate level, or looking for expert trading knowledge…we’ve got you covered. 

We have a basic stock trading course, swing trading course, 2 day trading courses, 2 options courses, 2 candlesticks courses, and broker courses to help you get started. Free.

Just choose the course level that you’re most interested in and get started on the right path now. Become a leader, not a follower. When you’re ready you can join our chat rooms and access our Next Level training library. No rush. We’re here to help.

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