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Learning TradeStation

Learning TradeStation is an online educational program designed to get you up and trading with TradeStation. The program consists of 12 lessons. Each lesson is designed to familiarize you with specific features of TradeStation and help you master the skills needed to tap into the power and flexibility of the TradeStation trading platform.

View the on-demand webcasts of the Learning TradeStation series

Register for multiple classes with the live webcast schedule


Lesson 1: Essentials of the TradeStation Desktop

Class objectives:

  • Understand desktop components and personalize your platform
  • Switch between live trading and simulated trading environments
  • Create and manage windows, workspaces and desktops
  • Run macros using hot keys and toolbar buttons
  • Access Help and other educational resources

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 12 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 2: The Order Bar and Order-Entry Preferences

Class objectives:

  • Learn how to enter orders using the order bar
  • Track and manage orders and positions
  • Understand and place OCO and OSO orders
  • Use activation rules and advanced order types

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 13 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 3: Placing Orders Using Different Order-Entry Tools

Class objectives:

  • Use single-click order entry in the Matrix
  • Enter orders from a Chart Analysis window
  • Create an order-entry dashboard with the Quick Trade Bar
  • Use Market Depth when placing orders
  • Use hot keys and toolbar buttons to place orders

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 14 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 4: Chart Analysis – Bar-Building Techniques and Chart Styles

Class objectives:

  • Understand the differences between time-, activity- and price-based charts
  • Change the style and appearance of Chart Analysis windows
  • Learn how to personalize chart scaling and other charting properties
  • Change symbols, bar interval and date range

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 15 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 5: Analysis Techniques and Drawing Tools

Class objectives:

  • Draw on a chart using analytical and non-analytical drawing tools
  • Use analysis techniques such as Indicators, ShowMes and PaintBars
  • Format Analysis Techniques and enable alerts
  • Use multi-data analysis and percent change charts
  • Import custom and third-party analysis techniques

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 19 2015 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 6: Strategy Testing, Optimization and Automation

Class objectives:

  • Build a trading strategy using strategy components
  • Understand the strategy engine and calculation
  • Learn to back-test a strategy and evaluate its performance
  • Optimize a strategy and automate order execution
  • Use advanced tools such as the Walk-Forward Optimizer and Portfolio Maestro

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 20 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 7: Real-Time Scanning Using Analysis Techniques in RadarScreen

Class objectives:

  • Insert and organize symbols and pages in RadarScreen
  • Understand the difference between Quotes and RadarScreen
  • Rank stocks in real time and monitor alerts using Analysis Techniques
  • Use different data intervals for indicator calculations

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 21 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 8: Filtering the Universe of Symbols Using Hot Lists and Scanner

Class objectives:

  • Rank stocks and stock options using quick filters in the Hot Lists window
  • Use TradeStation sample scans in the Scanner
  • Build a custom scan using quote data, fundamental data and technical indicators
  • Schedule automatic scans and save results in a custom symbol list

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 22 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 9: Trading Options with OptionStation Pro

Class objectives:

  • Learn to load an options chain for any asset and create spreads
  • Create and manage theoretical positions
  • Graph risk and reward using 2-D and 3-D graphs
  • Trade options spreads and manage real positions

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 26 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 10: News, Time & Sales, Research, Browser and Ticker Bar

Class objectives:

  • Get news on specific markets and topics of interest
  • Track trades, bids and asks of any symbol in the Time & Sales window
  • Expand your research and analysis using the Research and Browser windows
  • Monitor quotes and market activity using the Ticker Bar

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 27 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 11: Introduction to EasyLanguage

Class objectives:

  • Learn the benefits of using EasyLanguage in TradeStation
  • Use the TradeStation Development Environment
  • Access word definitions and examples in the EasyLanguage Dictionary
  • Use EasyLanguage to create a custom indicator, ShowMe, or strategy

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 28 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Lesson 12: The TradeStation Website and Online Presence

Class objectives:

  • Tour the different educational offerings in TradeStation.com
  • Join the TradeStation user community via wiki and discussion forums
  • Get help and account information from the Client Center
  • Connect with us through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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Price:

Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Dates and Times:

  • January 29 2016 - 10:30 a.m. ET
Register for multiple classes with the live webcast schedule