News about <![CDATA[Courses]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[Udacity design course emphasizes design for everyone]]> ]]> <![CDATA[New York Video School partners with Vidwala to release App in Apple App Store]]> <![CDATA[Boston College Releases 2013-2014 Professional Development Schedule]]> <![CDATA[Addison’s Judy Sandford Teaching New Sustainability Communication Course at Columbia’s Earth Institute]]> <![CDATA[CAA, William Morris, Kevin Rose & More Put $8M Into Hot Online Classroom CreativeLIVE, Flickr Founder Joins Board]]> CreativeLIVE, the startup looking to bring a live, online classroom to creative entrepreneurs, announced today that it has raised $8 million in series A financing from Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor, CrunchFund and Google Ventures. The new investors join Greylock in backing CreativeLIVE, which invested $7.5 million in the startup back in October of last year, bringing the startup's total (series A) funding to just under $16 million.]]> <![CDATA[Curbing The Cost Of College: Coursera Wins Approval To Offer Online Courses For Credit For Under $200]]> Last year, the buzz around the potential of online courses (particularly MOOC platforms) reached new heights, and this year is already shaping up to be the one in which online course platforms and the startups that love them, make their big push for legitimacy. To wit: The year kicked off with the news that the largest university system in the world has partnered with Udacity to pilot low cost, lower-division and remedial classes -- online and, importantly, for credit -- within the California state university system. ]]> <![CDATA[Upcoming CSR Course: Developing & Implementing Effective Social Performance Management Systems]]> <![CDATA[Google Opens Up Registration For “Advanced Power Searching” Courses Program]]> If you don’t consider yourself to be a “Power Googler”, have no fear, the company has opened up registration for a program that it called “Advanced Power Searching.” It sounds pretty fancy, but all it is, is a series of online courses to help you get the most out of Google and its most important service, search. Collectively, we probably barely use half of the power that Google Search has locked inside of its walls. Here’s what Dan Russell, Über Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness (awesome title), had to say about it today: Advanced Power Searching with Google helps you gain a deeper understanding of how to become a better researcher. You will solve complex search challenges similar to those I posed in my blog, or a Google a Day, and explore Google’s advanced search tools not covered in the first class. Oftentimes the most intriguing questions invite you to explore beyond the initial answer, and there’s no single correct path to get there. When looking for questions that can’t be solved with a single query, “search” can quickly turn into “research.” Google Search offers a palette of tools to help you dive deeper into the web of knowledge. If you use Google, then you know that you can get more out of it when you change the way that you pose questions in the search box. By rephrasing things, you find yourself getting better, and more relevant, results. It’s actually a skill, if you will. This program comes after its first run, Power Searching with Google. Will there be super advanced, next? We will see. The program, which is free, starts on January 23rd and runs until February 8th, and if you take all of the classes and follow the search tips, you’ll probably be able to track the history of your Aunt Tilly in no time at all. [Photo credit: Flickr]]]> <![CDATA[With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network]]> Instructure launched Canvas in 2011 to give educational institutions an alternative to the ubiquitous (but much criticized) software of educational giants like Blackboard. Today, the company is adding another piece to its learning management system with the launch of its own MOOC hybrid, which allows schools to define the structure of their online courses and customize the learning experience.]]> <![CDATA[Udemy Rolls Out New Publishing Platform To Helps Teachers Create Quality Online Courses]]> Online video education is a hot space right now, thanks to the likes of Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, StraighterLine, Lynda.com, CreativeLIVE (and many more), which are collectively on a mission to democratize education and bring affordable, online learning tools and courses to a global audience. While the rising tide of video-based learning has lifted all boats, it's also led to some crowding. With more and more players entering the space, it's become important for startups to try to set themselves apart from the pack and show evidence of workable business models.]]> <![CDATA[CreativeLIVE Lands $7.5M From Greylock For Its Free, Online Classroom For Creative Entrepreneurs]]> With the rise of massive online open course platforms (a.k.a. "MOOCs") like Khan Academy and Coursera, a new model of online learning has emerged, promising quality, affordable education at scale. This new generation of educational platforms offer alternatives to expensive degrees programs and physical classrooms in the hopes of ushering in Education 2.0 by emphasizing interactive, personalized and skill-based learning. Tapping into this trend, Chase Jarvis and Craig Swanson launched CreativeLIVE in early 2010 to bring a live, online classroom to creative entrepreneurs. Since then, the Seattle-based startup has flown under the radar, building a social learning platform that has quietly attracted one million students from over 200 countries.]]> <![CDATA[Class2Go: Stanford’s New Open-Source Platform For Online Education]]> The cost of higher education in the U.S. today is ridiculous. Student debt shot north of $1 trillion earlier this year, for example. It's not surprising, then, that we're seeing growing adoption of online learning platforms and tools. MOOCs, or massive online open courses, have been the stars of a new educational model, thanks to their potential to offer quality, affordable education at a scale that just wasn't possible five years ago. While some say that MOOCs will fundamentally change higher education and distance learning, others have seen these platforms as having more of a supporting role, offering certificates or flair rather than diplomas. That doesn't really matter right now. The experimentation at this early stage is what's important. To their credit, many universities have begun to support and/or develop MOOC platforms (like EdX), but probably not have taken such an active role in developing these new models as Stanford has.]]> <![CDATA[Profitable Trading Goals for 2012]]> <![CDATA[Profitable Trading Goals for 2012]]> <![CDATA[Learn to Trade from a 45-Year Day-Trading Legend]]> <![CDATA[Learn to Trade from a 45-Year Day-Trading Legend]]> <![CDATA[Transform Your Ideas for Trading Success]]> <![CDATA[Transform Your Ideas for Trading Success]]> <![CDATA[Van Tharp Peak Performance Home Study Course for Traders and Investors]]> <![CDATA[Van Tharp Peak Performance Home Study Course for Traders and Investors]]> <![CDATA[Free Online Options Course]]> <![CDATA[Free Online Options Course]]> <![CDATA[Market Mastery Free Copy]]> <![CDATA[Market Mastery Free Copy]]> <![CDATA[Exchanged Traded Funds Revisited]]>
Unless you've been living under a rock, you saw the massive release last week of 30+ year trader Bill Poulos's ETF Profit Driver home study course.

He sold out of his alloted 450 copies and is already working with his charter group of students to show them how to 'corner' the stock market without actually owning any stocks by using these 'under the radar' markets -- Exchange Traded Funds.

Well, here's what happened.

Bill got flooded with a good number of requests after the door closed last week from individuals who didn't act quickly enough because they were waiting either to file their taxes or were waiting for their tax refund check to show up.

(For my non-U.S. readers, April 15th is tax day in the U.S....)

So to appease this 'angry mob', Bill decided to open up access to his course ONE MORE TIME, but only through April 17th, Thursday, at 11:59pm Eastern . . . and there's another catch: He's only letting 50 more people in.

While most of these requests for a 'second chance' came from U.S. traders, to be fair, Bill decided to open this to everybody - no matter where you live.

But it IS first come, first served . . . and when the last 50 copies are gone - they're gone.

Insane Bonus Time

But because the inventory of courses is even more scarce for this second chance offer, Bill decided to do something I've never seen him do before... not ever in the 7 year history of his company.

He's giving away a rare preview of Module 2 of the ETF Profit Driver course. You actually get about 75% of that complete module, which teaches one of the 4 methods he reveals in the course.

This preview is on a self-destruct timer, though, and it will go offline to coincide with his Thursday deadline.

Click Here To Get It

Even though it's a little crazy, I understand why he's doing this:

It weeds out the tire kickers so that only those individuals who are ready to supercharge their portfolios with the extremely lucrative ETF market will get to do so.

But that's not all . . .

Options, Anyone?

This is another rarity . . .

Bill also recorded a brand new 58 minute, 18 second bonus tutorial that shows you how to trade options on his ETF methods!

He was planning on selling this to his current ETF students as an 'upsell', somewhere in the $100 - $200 range.

However, in the spirit of 'under promise & over deliver', he decided to throw it in 'on the house', if you take action and pick up his ETF Profit Driver course today.

So not only do you get the added profit potential ETFs can add to your portfolio, but you get the added leverage options can bring to the mix.

But like the preview video above, this options trading bonus expires Thursday also.

How To Get It

Hopefully you're reading this message before Friday . . .

If so, here's what you should do next:

1. Click here to go check out the complimentary ETF Profit Driver Module 2 preview NOW:

(And at the very least TAKE NOTES before it goes offline.)

2. Click here to reserve your copy of the ETF Profit Driver here:

(Choose the 3-pay option if you want, and get in on Bill's 90 day trial.)

I know Bill has a full schedule the rest of the year with other courses and materials, and the ETF Profit Driver is NOT on his schedule as far as I can tell. So after Thursday, I can't say when or if you can get this breakthrough course again.

Good day, good investing and trading!

P.S. Remember... ETFs give you all the advantages of stocks, but with quite a bit less risk.

You can discover all the advantages by clicking here. ]]>
<![CDATA[Exchanged Traded Funds Revisited]]>
Unless you've been living under a rock, you saw the massive release last week of 30+ year trader Bill Poulos's ETF Profit Driver home study course.

He sold out of his alloted 450 copies and is already working with his charter group of students to show them how to 'corner' the stock market without actually owning any stocks by using these 'under the radar' markets -- Exchange Traded Funds.

Well, here's what happened.

Bill got flooded with a good number of requests after the door closed last week from individuals who didn't act quickly enough because they were waiting either to file their taxes or were waiting for their tax refund check to show up.

(For my non-U.S. readers, April 15th is tax day in the U.S....)

So to appease this 'angry mob', Bill decided to open up access to his course ONE MORE TIME, but only through April 17th, Thursday, at 11:59pm Eastern . . . and there's another catch: He's only letting 50 more people in.

While most of these requests for a 'second chance' came from U.S. traders, to be fair, Bill decided to open this to everybody - no matter where you live.

But it IS first come, first served . . . and when the last 50 copies are gone - they're gone.

Insane Bonus Time

But because the inventory of courses is even more scarce for this second chance offer, Bill decided to do something I've never seen him do before... not ever in the 7 year history of his company.

He's giving away a rare preview of Module 2 of the ETF Profit Driver course. You actually get about 75% of that complete module, which teaches one of the 4 methods he reveals in the course.

This preview is on a self-destruct timer, though, and it will go offline to coincide with his Thursday deadline.

Click Here To Get It

Even though it's a little crazy, I understand why he's doing this:

It weeds out the tire kickers so that only those individuals who are ready to supercharge their portfolios with the extremely lucrative ETF market will get to do so.

But that's not all . . .

Options, Anyone?

This is another rarity . . .

Bill also recorded a brand new 58 minute, 18 second bonus tutorial that shows you how to trade options on his ETF methods!

He was planning on selling this to his current ETF students as an 'upsell', somewhere in the $100 - $200 range.

However, in the spirit of 'under promise & over deliver', he decided to throw it in 'on the house', if you take action and pick up his ETF Profit Driver course today.

So not only do you get the added profit potential ETFs can add to your portfolio, but you get the added leverage options can bring to the mix.

But like the preview video above, this options trading bonus expires Thursday also.

How To Get It

Hopefully you're reading this message before Friday . . .

If so, here's what you should do next:

1. Click here to go check out the complimentary ETF Profit Driver Module 2 preview NOW:

(And at the very least TAKE NOTES before it goes offline.)

2. Click here to reserve your copy of the ETF Profit Driver here:

(Choose the 3-pay option if you want, and get in on Bill's 90 day trial.)

I know Bill has a full schedule the rest of the year with other courses and materials, and the ETF Profit Driver is NOT on his schedule as far as I can tell. So after Thursday, I can't say when or if you can get this breakthrough course again.

Good day, good investing and trading!

P.S. Remember... ETFs give you all the advantages of stocks, but with quite a bit less risk.

You can discover all the advantages by clicking here. ]]>
<![CDATA[Options Strategies]]> Five Proven Options Strategies You Can Use Today

Former Floor Trader Reveals Strategies to Maximize Returns with Minimum Risk

By Ron Ianieri of Options University

The proliferation of online brokerage firms combined with low commission costs has empowered the average retail investor to navigate the options market like never before. Despite their reputation for being risky and difficult to master, options can present a unique advantage to the individual trader. They provide increased cost efficiency and are not as risky as equities. Options can also offer higher percent returns than stocks and strategic alternatives.

"A mastery of options is very achievable if you learn the right way," states Ron Ianieri, Chief Strategist of The Options University. The former Philadelphia Stock Exchange floor trader offers five proven strategies for maximum returns with minimum risk.

The Covered Call/Buy-Write Strategy

The covered call is a premium selling strategy with two components - stock and options. The stock component consists of a long stock position in which the investor owns stock. The options component consists of selling one call per every 100 shares of stock owned. One options contract is worth one hundred shares of stock, so the ratio of stock to calls must be exactly 100 shares to one option contract. The philosophy behind this strategy entails using a long stock position with a short call option to create a positive stream of additional income. "It is similar to person purchasing a house then leasing it to pay the mortgage," says Ianieri.

The Protective Put Strategy

The protective put is a premium purchasing strategy that is ideal for an investor who wants full hedging coverage for their position. The investor buys the stock and put at a one-to-one ratio, meaning one put for every 100 shares. The protective put strategy is optimal for situations when the stock has a potential for an aggressive upward or downward move.

Stock Replacement/Covered Call Strategy

Consider 1,000 shares of a stock trading at $58, but an investor is unable to take advantage of this because of the capital requirement of $58,000. This is the time to consider using the stock replacement strategy. An alternative to purchasing the stock outright is to find a way to replace the actual stock with something that is not as expensive. In this case, that alternative is a deep-in-the-money call.

Vertical Spreads

Vertical spreads provide the buyer and seller an excellent percentage return while providing limited loss scenarios.

Time Spreads

The time spread strategy is excellent for premium sellers who want to capture a premium in a hedged way. It involves the purchase of one option and the sale of another in different months, with both having the same strike. Important elements in the construction of the time spread are: using two calls or two put options on the same stock, using the same strike for both, choosing different months for each, and using a one-to-one ratio.

Summary

While these strategies lay the groundwork for a successful entry into the options market, ongoing education is the best asset that any investor can have. Ensure your success by staying abreast of the latest information such as articles, classes and the advice of professionals, along with option trading software.

Click here to review more option articles, tools, software, and resources.

Good day, and good options trading!]]>