ITPM Online Educational Video Courses

1. What is the difference between the Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series and the Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass Video Series?

The Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series and Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass (PFTM) Video Series are both high level Professional Grade educational Video Series’ that are broken down into formats that are understandable to Retail Traders globally. Both courses are designed to deliver a Professional Trader level education to Retail Traders so that Retail Traders can implement and emulate the same approach as used by Professional Traders at Hedge Funds and Investment Bank Proprietary trading desks in their Retail Brokerage Trading Accounts.

The PTM Video Series covers a full Top Down Multi Asset Class Systematic generalist Framework across the four major asset classes (Equities, Currencies, Commodities, Rates) with specific focus on the Stock Market (Equities), combined with a Bottom Up overlay. The PTM Video Series is the perfect educational course for Retail Traders aiming to take the same approach as Professional Traders in their Retail Brokerage accounts and for university students seeking employment in the Hedge Fund or Proprietary Trading side of the Investment Banking Industry.

The Professional Trader approach is taught in the PTM Video Series by utilising 80% Fundamental Analysis and 20% Technical Analysis and Price Action overlay with Professional Risk Management and Trader metrics utilised. Applied Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Fundamentals are directly drawn on from the Professional Trader world, whereby the Fundamentals used are frequently handled in the reverse way to the way in which Retail Traders perceive they are used. This set of disciplines taught in the PTM Video Series also applies to Technical Analysis, Price Action and Risk Management. Many of the disciplines taught to Retail Traders relating to Fundamentals and Technicals are simply wrong and Professionals actually see and use these disciplines in totally the opposite way to the way in which Retail Traders are generally taught. The PTM Video Series deals with this in a systematic way and re-programs Retail Traders into the way of thinking of the Professional Trader to enable a much higher probability of long term consistent profitability in Financial Markets.

Graduates of the PTM Video Series have the right but not the obligation to become an Institute Trader once they have passed the exam of the PTM Video Series. The PTM Video Series is one of the pre-requisite educational courses at the Institute in order to become an Institute Trader and join the Institutes global community of highly educated Retail Traders. By taking this course and passing the exam, any Retail Trader in the world can then apply for Becoming an Institute Trader.

Students can take either or both the PTM and / or the PFTM Video Series and qualify for the right but not the obligation to become an Institute Trader

The PTM Video Series is a pre-requisite course for Becoming an Institute Trader however when taking the PTM Video Series and the PFTM Video Series together, Retail Traders become more complete Traders because they can effectively trade both Equities and FOREX in a multi-disciplinary approach. Many of the Institutes students globally, purchase either the PTM or the PFTM Video Series on an individual (1 Month or 12 Month Subscription Access) basis and then go on to complete the other course as and when they want to progress in doing so. Also, many of our students purchase both courses upfront (typically more so on a 12 Month Subscription basis) allowing them to complete both courses at their own pace. The structures of online course access at the Institute are designed so that students can choose the most suitable options based on their own timetable and expertise.

The PFTM Video Series is also a Top Down Multi Asset Class Systematic Framework, however unlike the PTM Video Series that provides a generalist framework and then concentrates specifically on the Stock Market (Equities), the PFTM Video Series concentrates specifically on the Currency (FOREX) markets. No Bottom Up overlay (Microeconomic) framework is required when taking a Systematic Professional Trading approach in the FOREX Markets. The PFTM Video Series teaches students exactly how Professional Traders at Hedge Funds and Investment Banks utilise Macroeconomics in order to build a robust and repeatable Systematic Framework for assessing trading opportunities specifically in the FOREX markets. Applied Macroeconomic Fundamentals, directly drawn on from the Professional Trader world, whereby the Fundamentals used are typically handled in a totally different way to the way in which Retail Traders perceive they are used. This set of disciplines taught in the PFTM Video Series also applies to Technical Analysis, Price Action and Risk Management. Many of the disciplines taught to Retail Traders relating to Fundamentals and Technicals are simply wrong and Professionals actually see and use these disciplines in totally the opposite way to the way in which Retail Traders are generally taught.

Graduates of the PFTM Video Series have the right but not the obligation to become an Institute Trader once they have passed the exam of the PFTM Video Series. The PFTM Video Series is one of the pre-requisite educational course at the Institute in order to become an Institute Trader and join the Institutes global community of highly educated Retail Traders. By taking this course and passing the exam, any Retail Trader in the world can then apply for Becoming an Institute Trader.

Students can take either or both the PTM and / or the PFTM Video Series and qualify for the right but not the obligation to become an Institute Trader

The PFTM Video Series is a pre-requisite course for Becoming an Institute Trader however when taking the PTM Video Series and the PFTM Video Series together, Retail Traders become more complete Traders because they can effectively trade both Equities and FOREX in a multi-disciplinary approach. Many of the Institutes students globally, purchase either the PTM or the PFTM Video Series on an individual (1 Month or 12 Month Subscription Access) basis and then go on to complete the other course as and when they want to progress in doing so. Also, many of our students purchase both courses upfront (typically more so on a 12 Month Subscription basis) allowing them to complete both courses at their own pace. The structures of online course access at the Institute are designed so that students can choose the most suitable options based on their own timetable and expertise.

2. The PTM Video Series - How many videos are there and what is included in the video footage?

Every PTM subscriber (1 Month or 12 Month Subscription access) receives access to the core PTM Video course that includes 28 videos totalling over 30 hours of footage. 12 Month subscribers however get access to regularly released Bonus Videos with current examples and content over a 12 Month period. The content of the 28 PTM core course videos are a mixture of an Institute of Trading and Portfolio Managements two-day weekend presentation given by ex-Goldman Sachs trader and Managing Partner of the Institute Anton Kreil and includes footage of Anton at his trading desk, teaching you directly as a one to one student. You will also be provided with footage of computer screen filming in which Anton and Institute Analyst Christopher Quill show you on their computer screens how to implement all of the processes that Professional Traders go through each week in the Stock Market at leading Hedge Funds globally and Proprietary Trading Desks at Investment Banks such as Goldman Sachs in order to be consistently profitable in the Financial Markets.

3. The PTM Video Series - Are there any resources supporting the video content?

When you purchase the PTM core course you will receive access to 57 Professional Trader Level Spreadsheets and 6 PDF training manuals (30-40 pages long) that supplement the 28 Videos. Anton and Chris show you in the videos how to use each spreadsheet on their computer screens. The spreadsheets you receive are fully supportive of the video course content and are located next to each video via the corresponding download links. Spreadsheets are updated twice a year with current data. Each PDF training manual takes you on a step by step guide detailing how to implement processes that real Professional Traders use at leading Investment Banks and the vast majority of Hedge Funds globally. PDF’s are approximately 30-40 pages in length and include Professional Trader Level Step by Step instruction in an easy to understand format.

12 Month subscribers to the PTM Video Series also receive resources that supplement Bonus Videos that are released regularly.

If your objective is to vastly increase your knowledge of the Financial Markets and take a much more Professional approach to your trading via your Retail Brokerage trading account, the resources provided in the PTM Video Series will go a long way in helping you to achieve this objective.

If your objective is to work in the industry as a Professional Trader at an Investment Bank or Hedge Fund, the resources provided in the PTM Video Series and the corresponding resources provide the most comprehensive online trading course you will find globally and exactly the knowledge you will need to acquire in order to secure interviews and employment as a Professional Trader.

4. The PFTM Video Series - How many videos are there and what is included in the video footage?

Every PFTM subscriber (1 Month or 12 Month Subscription access) receives access to the core PFTM Video course that includes 29 videos totalling over 42 hours of footage. 12 Month subscribers however get access to regularly released Bonus Videos with current examples and content over a 12 Month period. The content of the 29 PFTM core course videos are of the Institute’s Managing Partner Anton Kreil teaching you directly as a one to one student from his Trading Desk in Singapore. You will also be provided with footage of computer screen filming in which Anton and his analyst Christopher Quill show you on their computer screens how to implement all of the processes that Professional Traders go through each week in the FOREX markets at leading Investment Banks such as Goldman Sachs and leading Hedge Funds globally in order to be consistently profitable in the financial markets.

5. The PFTM Video Series - Are there any resources supporting the video content?

When you purchase the PFTM core course you will receive access to 30 Professional Trader Level Spreadsheets and 3 PDF training manuals (30-40 pages long) that supplement the 29 Videos. Anton and Chris show you in the videos how to use each spreadsheet on their computer screens. The spreadsheets you receive are fully supportive of the video course content and are located next to each video via the corresponding download links. Spreadsheets are updated twice a year with current data. Each PDF training manual takes you on a step by step guide detailing how to implement processes that real Professional Traders use at leading Investment Banks and the vast majority of Hedge Funds globally. PDF’s are approximately 30-40 pages in length and include Professional Trader Level Step by Step instruction in an easy to understand format.

12 Month subscribers to the PFTM Video Series also receive resources that supplement Bonus Videos that are released regularly.

If your objective is to vastly increase your knowledge of the Financial Markets and take a much more professional approach to your trading via your Retail Brokerage trading account, the resources provided in the PFTM Video Series will go a long way in helping you to achieve this objective.

If your objective is to work in the industry as a Professional Trader at an Investment Bank or Hedge Fund, the resources provided in the PFTM Video Series and the corresponding video’s provide the most comprehensive online trading course you will find globally and exactly the knowledge you will need to acquire in order to secure interviews and employment as a Professional Trader.

6. Do I need to have any prior knowledge about trading to take the Institutes online Educational Courses?

You do not need any prior knowledge of trading in order to take any of the Institutes online Educational courses. The concepts and processes used regularly by Professional Traders are explained and delivered in a format throughout each Video Series that everyone can understand. Prior to releasing the Institutes Online Educational Courses, Institute Managing Partner Anton Kreil toured the U.K. Europe, North America and Asia delivering live Institute weekend seminars for three years. The majority of delegates at these seminars were novice Retail Traders with little or no knowledge of the Financial Markets. Over these three years Anton’s objective was to deliver the knowledge and resources of Professional Traders to delegates in an easy to understand, no nonsense format. Over five thousand students attended these seminars globally over three years. Naturally, as Anton was touring and delivering his live seminars, he has perfected the delivery of all Professional Trader concepts and resources so that everyone can understand the content. All you need to have is a basic understanding of arithmetic and a basic level of common sense. If you have this you will not struggle with the content of the Institutes courses. Infact, as a student of the Institutes online educational Video Series’, you are at an advantage relative to our past live delegates. You will be able to rewind the videos and go over the content and resources multiple times until you clearly understand everything.

7. Who will be my course tutor during each video series? What is their background?

Your course tutor throughout each Video Series is Institute Managing Partner Anton Kreil. Anton trades professionally on a full time basis and is the Managing Partner of the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management. You can view Anton’s resume on LinkedIn at the flowing URL http://www.linkedin.com/pub/anton-kreil/b/390/994

Anton started his trading career at the age of sixteen in 1995. During his Economics degree at the University of Manchester and within four years of trading as a Retail Trader, he was hired directly by Goldman Sachs as a Professional Trader to work on their Pan European Equities Trading Desk in both a Market Making and Proprietary Trading capacity. Anton quickly made a name for himself as a no-nonsense consistently profitable trader who traded in an uncompromising, direct style that always left competitor’s several steps behind the curve. Within four years of his Professional Trading career, Anton had become one of London’s largest traders, transacting billions of dollars of trades per day and became known as THE trader to go to in order to obtain large amounts of liquidity in the Financial Markets and as one of the largest Investment Bank Proprietary Traders globally with mandates to trade portfolios with Gross Exposures of up to $500,000,000 USD. He was consequently headhunted by Lehman Brothers and then JP Morgan to help build their global Equities franchises into industry leading businesses. Anton left JP Morgan in May 2007 to travel the world and returned to the UK in 2008 to film the hit TV series Million Dollar Traders with the BBC, in which he helped to deploy $1mln of capital to a group of eight novice traders. Anton was the Manager of the group. Over the summer of 2008 and the ensuing credit crisis, the group outperformed Professional Hedge Fund managers by 4%.

Due to the popularity of the TV show, Anton received thousands of messages from around the world asking him to teach his Professional Trading methods. He then set-up the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management and began trading again with his own money. Anton has taught thousands of students and privately mentored hundreds of students globally via remote learning methods. The Institute has now grown into a fully serviced community of traders from around the world and continues to share their knowledge and resources with delegates globally.

Trading and teaching Retail Traders how to trade the Financial Markets is Anton’s passion.

In his own words; –

“All I aim to do at the Institute is spread the message of our educational trading content and approach to the widest possible audience. This is because I know with certainty that once our students implement what we teach them, the size of our community will simply take care of itself. Nothing matters more to me than teaching people the right approach to trading.”

90% of ITPM online video course material is delivered to you directly by Anton, via presentation, trading desk filming and computer screen filming. The remainder of the course is delivered by the Institutes Statistical Analyst Christopher Quill. Chris works directly with Anton in managing the Institutes Global Long Short Portfolios and providing educational support to the Institutes growing community of Retail Traders globally.

8. Why do I have to take an examination for each course?

You do not need to take the examinations if you do not want to. The examinations are primarily designed so that you can test your own knowledge on all of the information that you have learnt in each Video Series and from the resources provided. The examination is optional and can be taken by clicking on the “Take Exam” button at the bottom of the main page of each Video Series.

The examinations for both the PTM and PFTM Video Series’ are 100 multiple choice questions with answers A,B,C and D with a 90 minute time restriction. There is nothing in each examination that you can be questioned on that is not included in each corresponding Video Series’ and the supporting resources.

In terms of grading, if your percentage mark is below 50% this is a “Fail” grade, 50%-59% is a “Pass” grade, 60%-69% is a “Merit” grade and 70% and above is classed as a “Distinction” grade. 95% of our delegates pass the exam simply because there isn’t anything that you are tested on that isn’t in each of the corresponding Video Series’. You can rewind the Videos as many times as you want for self-study, before you take the exam. You will automatically receive an original colour certificate from the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management after you take the exam to your email. The certificate includes your name, percentage mark and your grade, with certification to manage your own money in a professional trading capacity via your brokerage account subject to local regulatory parameters globally. Each certificate is personally signed by Institute Managing Partner Anton Kreil.

You will also receive a PDF document upon completion of the exam detailing the key “buzzwords” of the course content that you must include on your resume when applying for Professional Trading roles globally. If your objective is to work in the Financial Markets as a Professional Trader, just by including the key buzzwords of either the PTM or PFTM Video Series course content on your resume, along with your percentage mark and grade, you will vastly increase your chances of obtaining interviews at Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and with other Professional Trading outfits. Many of our students have gone on to secure interviews and positions at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, JP Morgan, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, large Hedge Funds with over $2bln Assets Under Management (AUM) and multiple smaller sized Hedge Funds with $100mln-$500mln AUM, across the globe. This is because you are displaying on your resume that you have acquired both the theoretical and practical knowledge that Professional Traders have themselves, you now speak the same language as them and you know exactly what they are looking for.

On completion of the exam you may also include the Institutes Managing Partner Anton Kreil as a referee on your resume. This is particularly useful for university students who typically find themselves only being able to reference their university course tutors as their referees. When you are offered your job, and when your new employer requests us too, we will find you in our database and send your employer a reference detailing which course(s) you have completed along with your mark(s), your grade(s) and a positive reference in thanks for your participation in our educational programme.

Please note: We will not provide references to students that have not been offered positions. You must first be offered your position / job and your employer must contact us via the Institute website contact form to ask for the reference.

9. Can I take my examination more than once?

No you cannot take your exam more than once.

10. What if I want to complete the Institutes online educational courses but I don’t want to take the next step and become an Institute Trader. Is this possible?

Of course this is possible. Our online educational courses are available for anyone to purchase online anywhere in the world. We are an open forum and treat every student equally with the respect and time they deserve. Our online educational courses can be taken by anyone and implemented successfully on any decent brokerage platform anywhere in the world. The Institutes online educational courses have a transactional value that is exchanged between the student and the Institute at the “front door” of the Institute. We are confident that once you learn and digest the Institutes educational material you will want to join our community of traders globally because the value of the content far exceeds the transactional value that you have paid for it. If however you do not want to do this, we do not force anybody to do what they do not want to do. If you complete the Institutes online courses and want to “disappear” afterwards that is entirely up to you. You can implement our teachings anywhere on any decent Retail Brokerage platform globally. If you do happen to complete your online educational course(s) with the Institute and then decide to implement our teachings elsewhere, you will still receive your Certificate, Resume Text and professional references (as and when required) in the future. This is because once you have taken an Institute Online Educational Course you are considered Institute Alumni and categorised by the Institute as such.

Good resources for understanding the advantages of progressing as an Institute Trader are our Student Progression Chart and the FAQ section Institute Trader Benefits.

11. If I decide to choose Option One, giving me One Month’s “Core Access” to the videos and take my exam within one month, what happens to my video access?

Option One access to either the PTM and PFTM Video Series’ is our entry level solution for individuals that may not necessarily have the funds to purchase Option 2 (12 Month Access) but have the necessary time available to complete the core course(s) and examinations within 1 month. Every student is different and every student has a slightly differing schedule and learns at a different pace. We advise all students that at a bare minimum, you must watch either the core PTM and PFTM Video Series’ twice over and spend at least 24 hours familiarising yourself with the Spreadsheets and PDF’s before taking your exams and attempting to implement everything you have learnt with real money in the Financial Markets. A total of approximately 8 days, working 10 hours per day for each Video Series is required to complete each of the core PTM and PFTM courses successfully. So a total of 80 hours is approximately required for each Video Series. This of course can be split up over 1 month or 2 or 3 or 10 months to complete each core course depending on your individual schedule.

Incidentally, once you have taken the core PTM or PFTM course(s), implementing the knowledge and resources you have learnt for real in the Financial Markets requires approximately a minimum of 8-12 hours work per week. The Institutes courses are designed so that you can hold down a full time job to complete each course and implement them successfully. If you work full time Monday to Friday, you can therefore complete each core course over 3-4 weekends.

If you choose Option One, after thirty days, you will not have access to the videos; however, you will have downloaded all of the resources (Spreadsheets and PDF training manuals). These are yours to keep forever. Whilst taking your course you will see a timer in the corner of the screen which tells you how long you have left to access the videos and take your exam.

12. If I choose Option One (1 Month Access), can I upgrade to Option Two (12 Months Access) at a later date?

As a student that has previously purchased Option One, you will be able to upgrade to Option Two automatically online. You can do this by logging in to your ITPM Account and going to the education section of the Institute website https://www.itpm.com/education/ – You will see by the 12 Month “Buy Now” Option a link with the opportunity to upgrade automatically.

13. What is the definition of “12 Month Access” if I decide to purchase Option Two for the Professional Trading Masterclass series?

The definition of “12 Month Access” to each of the PTM and PFTM video series’ is very straight forward. You will have access to each of the core course videos for 12 Months and to future Bonus Videos. The professional approach to trading will not change in the immediate future. The examples used throughout each video series in order to demonstrate professional trader concepts and processes are current examples. Bonus Videos for each core course are released regularly. Future updates (Bonus Videos) to each Video Series therefore include updates to examples and include more advanced materials. As you will be on our database as a PTM or PFTM student with 12 Month Access, you will be notified of any future updates (upload of Bonus Videos) to the corresponding video series you have 12 Months Access to and the core Video Series’ will always be available to you over your 12 Month Subscription period when you log into the Institute website and we will not spam you unnecessarily with “offers.”

14. Can you give me access to the courses for free, then when I trade with the Institutes money and make you a profit can you take the course fee out of my profits?

Absolutely not! You must pay for your education yourself and prove to us first that you are committed to your Professional educational development. Then secondly, you must trade within the Institutes infrastructure as an Institute Trader for a minimum of 9-12 months as a profitable and consistent trader, responsibly deploying the processes and strategies that we teach you, with your own capital, prior to becoming eligible for our capital. The Institute is not a drop in centre for homeless, flaky Retail Traders that want a free ride. We take our education very seriously and we are committed to teaching, sourcing and backing great traders. You must be committed to your own educational development and then prove yourself as a trader first.

Good resources for understanding the advantages of progressing as an Institute Trader are our Student Progression Chart and the FAQ Document Institute Trader Benefits.

15. I am having problems paying for the video series via PayPal. What should I do? Can I pay the Institute in another way?

If you are having problems paying for either the PTM and / or the PFTM video series via PayPal, you must contact PayPal directly. The PayPal customer service department is excellent and the vast majority of payment problems are usually resolved within twenty four hours.

If you are experiencing payment problems, this is simply because your funds haven’t cleared to us and you have therefore not been automatically directed back to the Institute website and given automatic access to the Video Series you are trying to purchase. This is usually due to two main reasons;-

Firstly, you may already be registered with PayPal because you have used PayPal once or twice in the past and the debit / credit card that you used in the past to link to your email address via PayPal may have expired. In this instance your transaction will have been “red flagged” by PayPal and your funds will be on hold. Your transaction has therefore not fully completed. You must contact a PayPal customer services representative directly. They will show you how to register a new card, so you can make payment for your course successfully. You must then let us know via the contact form of the website https://www.itpm.com/contact/ that you have been through the registration process with PayPal. When the funds clear on our side we will give you access to the Video Series you have purchased manually via the backend of the Institute website.

Secondly, if you do not use PayPal regularly, you may be subject to “daily limits” imposed on you by PayPal. You should never have this problem if you are trying to make payment for a Video Series and choosing Option One. However, if you are trying to pay for Option Two (12 Month Access), then you are more likely to experience this problem if you do not use PayPal regularly. In this instance you must contact PayPal directly. They will simply need to “verify” your account and “verify” that the payment you have made to us is “real.” Once your account has been “verified” and you have verified to PayPal that your payment is “real” they will release the funds to us. You must then let us know via the contact form of the website https://www.itpm.com/contact/ that you have been through the verification process with PayPal. When the funds clear on our side we will give you access to the Video Series you have purchased manually via the backend of the Institute website.

PayPal is the Institutes preferred payment method as it works for the vast majority of customers in the vast majority of cases. Only in exceptional circumstances and if you are experiencing multiple problems with PayPal will we accept payment in a different form. If you feel that you have no other option, then you can get in contact with us via the Institute website utilising the contact form https://www.itpm.com/contact/

Do not contact us if you have not contacted PayPal and tried to fix the problem first. The PayPal system is 99% full proof. They accept all major debit and credit cards globally, perform millions of transactions per day and their customer services department is excellent. If you contact them directly it is much more likely that they will provide you with a solution to your payment problem a lot faster than we can.

The easiest way to get in contact with a PayPal customer services representative in your country is to click on “contact us” at the bottom your main PayPal page, then click on “Call Us” and then “Call PayPal Customer Services.”

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You will be provided with the telephone number and a passcode to access your local PayPal customer services representative.

16. What firewalls / security do you have in place to prevent distribution of an individual log in?

When you purchase your PTM and / or PFTM video series you will be able to access the videos by simply logging in to your Institute account via the Institute website in the “Education” area. We do not take kindly to individuals and organisations that try to distribute their log in details to friends and colleagues in order to provide access to additional individuals via the same log in. We have not given you permission to distribute our content and therefore doing this is a serious and intentional infringement of Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights.

In the back end of the Institute website we have a bespoke system that only allows one device to log in to each subscription. Our bespoke system tracks single log in IP Addresses to monitor user log in activity. In the instance of unusual activity and behaviour, we are uncompromising in our actions and you will leave us no choice but to suspend your account pending further investigation. We take our Copyright and Intellectual Property rights very seriously and we reserve the right to suspend / ban your account if necessary with no refund or explanation required. We as a company own the content, not you.

As a customer / student of the Institute and under international Copyright and Intellectual Property laws you are simply provided access to our content over a subscription period of time in return for a fee for that subscription period. As a subscriber, you are renting our educational content. You do not own it. We do. You have not been transferred ownership rights and you have not been provided a license to distribute our content in anyway. Unauthorised distribution of our content will result in an immediate account suspension and / or an immediate outright account ban. You will also be blacklisted at the Institute (not able to attend seminars and conferences globally, purchase any Institute educational material in the future or become an Institute Trader) and we may also pursue a civil law suit against you and / or your company in which we will sue you personally and / or your company for infringement of Copyright and Intellectual Property in your own domestic geography. To date we have a 100% legal record in recovering damages and legal fees from disingenuous individuals that attempt to distribute our content. Cases like this are easy for us to prove in court due to the online footprint that rogue customers leave throughout the sales and consumption cycle of our online educational content. We systematically monitor log in activity for each log in and record an entire history of every users activity.

If you want to help us distribute the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series, then please see the details of our Global Affiliate Programme on the Institute website https://www.itpm.com/affiliates/

If you feel you have been suspended / banned unfairly, then you can submit your concern via the Institutes website contact form https://www.itpm.com/contact/ – We will get back to you within seven working days and provide you with a breakdown of your login activity, IP and device monitoring activity, viewing statistics and the reasons why you have been suspended / banned. If your case is a clear cut case of malicious distribution, we may not even bother replying to you and will leave this to our lawyers.

17. If I have any questions relating to the content of each Video Series do I receive support when I am studying the material of the Video Series?

No. You do not get continuous support when you are studying either the PTM Video Series and / or the PFTM Video Series. You do not get a phone number and a teacher that is at your beckon call whenever you find yourself a little bit stuck with an issue or every time you have a minor question.

This is for two main reasons; –
Firstly, learning how to trade properly is not about learning how to rely on someone constantly for information. In both the PTM and PFTM Video Series’ we literally teach you how to become a self-reliant trader. This is the only way you will become long term consistently profitable. We have had decades of experience in teaching some of the best traders in the world at leading Hedge Funds and Investment Banks and we know that if we provided you with a support mechanism whilst you are learning, that you can lean on whenever you found yourself a little bit stuck with an issue or every time you had a minor question, we would be doing you a huge disservice in your education because we would be making you dependent on us.

Great traders depend on themselves and themselves only. Bad traders constantly rely on others for information and guidance in the Financial Markets. At the Institute we breed great traders and you can only become a great trader if we stick to the principle of eliminating educational and infrastructure dependency. Once you have taken either the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series you will understand these issues in more detail and how they are solved. We literally teach you how to become self-reliant and how to get your own answers. This is one of the main principles we stick to at the Institute when teaching our students.

Secondly if we provided this service / infrastructure it would simply get abused. Unfortunately not everyone in the world is of average emotional intelligence and common sense. The average is the average for a reason. There are individuals in the world’s population that are above average emotional intelligence and common sense and there are individuals in the world’s population that are below average emotional intelligence and common sense. Unfortunately there are a lot of “crazies,” “crackpots” and “lunatics” in the world. This is a fact of life and we at the Institute cannot change this. The only thing we can do is limit our exposure to the negative outcomes this fact of life creates. The distribution of global population emotional intelligence and common sense existed well before the Institute existed. The Institute is not a drop in centre for the homeless Retail Trader nor is it a Call Centre for the lonely trader who just wants to have a chat for no particular reason. Our staff take their work very seriously and their time is very valuable. We provide Retail Traders with phenomenal educational resources and infrastructure, however we must stick to our principles in order to attract the best talent and get the best out of the community. Our staff need to be protected from serial abusers of company time and resources that have no particular end game or goal in mind.
For these reasons, we have been very careful to build an infrastructure that is fair to both our students and the Institute and that optimizes our students learning and results.

Exam Support – The only support we can provide to students whilst they are digesting and learning the material of the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series is via Examination Support. Exam Support consists of two hours of dedicated support from the Institutes Statistical Analyst Christopher Quill and covers all your outstanding questions on the material that you may be having difficulty in understanding within the content of your Video Series. The two hour coverage includes one hour of answered questions within a word document and one hour telephone call to go over the answers.

More information can be found on this by reading the FAQ’s document entitled Exam Support FAQ’s

18. What happens after I take the Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series and / or Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass (PFTM) Video Series and pass the exam?

Once you have taken either the Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series or Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series, you will then be officially allowed to apply to become an Institute Trader. Both the PTM and / or the PFTM Video Series on a standalone basis are the pre-requisite online educational courses at the Institute for becoming an Institute Trader. If you want to become an Institute Trader you must complete either the PTM and / or the PFTM Video Series and pass your exam in at least one of these courses as the bare minimum.

You can complete both the PTM & PFTM Video Series at the same time if you wish. Or you can do the PTM first and PFTM afterwards or the PFTM first or PTM afterwards. There is no restriction.

When you become an Institute Trader you become part of the Institute Community. When joining the Institute Community we must guarantee a minimum level of educational ability in the Community. The PTM and / or PFTM Video Series are the Institutes flagship educational courses and provide the Institute with a control mechanism / qualification process that ensures the educational level of ability of the Community and therefore guarantees a minimum level of Trading and Portfolio Management intelligence within the Community. By setting the bar high we guarantee a high level of intelligence in the Community thus ensuring better success rates in terms of profitability within the Community. Additionally a healthy Community is one in which everybody contributes and adds value to the Community. The Institute Community is not a drop in centre for the homeless Retail Trader looking to leech and tailgate off profitable traders and who never contribute back. The Institute is a Community of well-educated, highly informed Retail Traders that are independent of each other and who all contribute to the Community and add value to the Community.

You must complete either the Institutes Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series and pass your exam or the Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass (PFTM) Video Series and pass your exam, in order to be eligible to become an Institute Trader. Once you purchase your course(s), your details will be kept on our database. When you pass your exam and complete your course(s), you will be eligible to become an Institute Trader.

Institute traders open their trading accounts via the brokerage companies / trading platforms that we use as a community, which you can find on the Institute website in the “Accounts” section of the website https://www.itpm.com/trading-accounts/

If you do not see your country listed, do not worry. We are global and it is very likely you will be able to open an account with at least one of the Brokerage companies we use at the Institute and become an Institute Trader.

You must fill in the application form in order to become an Institute Trader. This simply involves you providing us with your Name, Email Address and Phone Number to begin with. We will then check this against our database to see if you have completed your PTM or PFTM Video Series and if you have passed your exam. If everything is in order we will contact you by email with instructions for taking the next step in your application.

If you have already taken the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series and passed your exam you should now read the FAQ’s documents Becoming an Institute Trader and Institute Trader Benefits in order to fully understand the process to become an Institute Trader and why you would do so. You can then begin the application process to become an Institute Trader

19. What is the price of a 3 Month Trader Mentoring Programme?

The price of a 3-Month Trader Mentoring Programme is delivered on a Price On Application (POA) only basis. More information on what is included in a 3 Month Trader Mentoring Programme can be found in the FAQ section Three Month Trader Mentoring Programme FAQs

All participants in a 3 Month Trader Mentoring Programme receive the following resources and coaching; –
– 12 Months Access to PTM Video Series = $2,999 Value
– 12 Months Access to PFTM Video Series = $2,999 Value
– 12 Months Data Access to Institute Data = $1,999 Value
– Institute Trader with Institute Trading Account Access including all benefits
– 3 Months Skype Coaching with chosen Institute Mentor dependent on geography and Mentor availability.

You have two choices in applying and booking a 3-Month Trader Mentoring Programme. Firstly, you can either purchase either or both the Institutes Online Educational Courses i.e. the PTM Video Series and / or the PFTM Video Series before you book your programme and then “upgrade” to a Mentoring Programme at a later date or …, Secondly, you can apply, book and pay for your Mentoring Programme all upfront and get access to all our Video and Data resources immediately as part of your Programme.

i) Complete the PTM and / or PFTM first
You can choose to complete your PTM and / or PFTM Video Series first, pass your exam(s) and then apply for your Trader Mentoring Programme via the Institute website at the following URL https://www.itpm.com/trader-mentoring/ – We will first check our database to see if you have completed the online PTM and / or PFTM Video series and passed your exam. If everything is in order, we will contact you within seven working days to schedule a telephone call. You will be told all of the details of the Trader Mentoring Programme on this call and you will be expected to pay the difference between the cost of Option One or Option Two (PTM & PFTM) and the price of a full 3 Month Trader Mentoring Programme.

ii) Apply, Book and Pay Upfront
Apply for your Mentoring Programme via the Institute website; –
https://www.itpm.com/trader-mentoring/

Due to the nature of the waiting list for an Institute Mentoring Programme this is a very popular option as students can secure their Mentoring Programme start date and whilst waiting for your Mentoring Programme to start, you can complete each Video Series.’ You just need to let us know in your application that you want to book your Mentoring Programme in advance and to reserve your place. After paying for your Mentoring Programme in advance, we will then grant you 12 Months Access to both the PTM and PFTM Video Series. To proceed onto the Trader Mentoring Programme, we will expect you to complete the PTM and PFTM online Video Series’ and pass your exams first. Your Mentoring Programme will then begin as soon as you have completed the online course(s) by passing the exams and will be scheduled up front.

The advantage of choosing this approach is guaranteed less waiting time for your Mentoring Programme to start and complete. This option is essentially the Institutes Premium Fast Track Option to consuming all of the Institutes Resources and jumping the queue for a Mentoring Programme.

Please Note the waiting list for Trader Mentoring Programmes is on average 4-6 weeks. If you intend to proceed onto a Trader Mentoring Programme you must book your programme 4-6 weeks in advance. Your programme will be scheduled as 4-6 weeks’ preparation (Video Series’ completion) and 12 weeks One to One Mentoring trading live with real Money.

20. My objective is to trade with Institute money at the Institute. How does this work? How can the Institute help me with this after I purchase the online PTM and / or PFTM courses?

More information regarding how you progress through the Institute in terms of your own objectives and options for “careers” can be found in our Student Progression Chart

Purchasing the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series then implementing our teachings successfully with YOUR real money in YOUR OWN trading account as an Institute Trader under the Institutes infrastructure is the ONLY way that the Institute hires its own Traders. We do not accept applications to become traders at the Institute from anyone that has not been through this process. This is a strict policy and no exceptions will be made. If you send us emails and messages telling us that you “made a lot of money” in your trading account last year (outside the Institute), asking if we can hire you, your emails and messages will simply be ignored.

In order to be eligible to trade with Institute money, you must take the following steps over a 9-12-month period; –

1. As a minimum complete the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series at https://www.itpm.com/education/ and pass your examination(s).

2. Become an Institute Trader trading your own money in your own trading account under the Institutes infrastructure.

3. Build your own track record within the Institute infrastructure to show consistent profitability over a 9-12 month period. Details of a trading plan and performance are outlined in both the PTM & PFTM Video Series.

4. As performance targets are met, you will be contacted by the Institute for telephone interview and we will invite you on Power of Attorney (POA) contract to trade Institute capital and provide you with the Log in Details to one of the Institutes Trading Accounts globally and the risk parameters you must stick too.

5. You will then be eligible to invoice the Institute for a quarterly performance fee of 25% on any profits you make in the Institutes Trading account that has been provided to you.

Power of Attorney Contracts are flexible contracts that allow Corporates such as the Institute to invite third party’s legal permission to manage their money without regulatory license. Both parties enter an agreement together by which we give you permission to trade our money within an Institute Corporate trading account with full discretion within the risk limits provided. The risk limits are very reasonable and in line with all of the teachings of the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series.’

This infrastructure provides a fantastic segway for Retail Traders that intend to become Professional Traders at Hedge Funds or Investment Banks but are finding it difficult to get into the industry. If you can prove that you can make money trading with your own money AND with Institute money then you will have a track record of managing your own and other people’s money successfully. The good news is you will make money with us along the way. This is exactly why at the Institute, we eliminate ANY conflict of interest during the education and implementation stage. We want you to be profitable and we want a profitable and healthy trading Community so we get to pick the best traders in the Community that have the objective of becoming Professional Traders to trade our money and we all make money together.

The Institute has over $10,000,000 of liquid capital (available on margin) to deploy to Retail Traders that operate successfully within the Institutes infrastructure. If you successfully implement what you have learnt in the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series’ and make consistent money in your own Institute Trading Account over a 9-12 month period, you will be invited on Power of Attorney (POA) to trade at the first stage between $25,000 to $250,000 on margin. This can be leveraged typically up to 5 times across a multi asset class long / short portfolio deploying the processes and risk metrics we teach you. Therefore, in stage one you could be managing anything between $125,000 to $1,250,000 of exposure. The criteria for the amounts we deploy are discretionary and dependent on the performance in your own account and the exposures you have managed in the 9-12 month period preceding your invitation to trade the Institutes money on Power of Attorney (POA).

More information regarding how you progress through the Institute in terms of your own objectives and options for “careers” can be found in our Student Progression Chart

21. My objective is to become a Professional Trader at either a Hedge Fund or an Investment Bank. How does this work? How can the Institute help me with this after I buy the online PTM and / or PFTM courses?

Purchasing the PTM and / or PFTM video series will vastly increase your chances of working as a Professional Trader at an Investment Bank or Hedge Fund. This is because you are learning exactly the approach of the vast majority of Professional Traders at Investment Banks and the World’s leading Hedge Funds. By placing your exam mark, grade and the course content on your resume, you will vastly increase your chances of obtaining an interview at an Investment Bank or Hedge Fund for potential employment as a Professional Trader. At the interview stage, you will speak the exact language as the traders that are interviewing you and you will know exactly what they are looking for.

However this is just the bare minimum you should seek to achieve. You must seek to combine this with implementing what you have learnt on the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series by putting it into practice with a real live trading account and build your track record.

Your track record is simply all of the trades you have ever done and your risk adjusted Profit and Loss measured over time. If you do not do this through the Institute then you must seek to do this yourself. Investment Banks and Hedge Funds look for candidates that have a genuine interest in trading. If you arrive at your interviews and state that you have been interested in becoming a Professional Trader for a long time, yet you have never opened your own trading account and have never traded, then this is like saying that you want to be a Professional Golfer, but you have never swung a golf club and hit a golf ball. You will risk being laughed out of the interview room.

In today’s world, it is easy to open an online trading account with your own money and with small levels of capital. There simply is no excuse. However, what’s not so easy is avoiding all of the Charlatans and the misinformation in the market and finding great Teachers and Mentors and Educational Programs that are provided by instructors that have huge amounts of real and genuine Professional industry experience, expertise and connections. Professional Traders are not stupid and at your interviews they will ask you the obvious questions; i.e. if you have never traded before? how do you know you want to be a trader? How do you know you will be any good at it? How do you know you even like it? What is your approach to trading? and …, have you ever been a profitable trader? You will just look very stupid in front of your interviewer if you have never opened a trading account. It will be even worse if you have been taught by a Charlatan and you always lose money. Your judgement and ability to do research and deploy common sense will be called into question and could end up risking your entire integrity with the interviewer. There are no short-cuts these days. If you want to be a Professional Trader, then you must be trading and be building your track record responsibly in order to prove to yourself and future employers that you are good at trading, that you enjoy it and that you have a genuine interest in it.

More information regarding how you progress through the Institute in terms of your own objectives and options for “careers” can be found in our Student Progression Chart

If you want to work as a Professional Trader at a Hedge Fund then you can become an Institute trader and utilise our network and the services that we offer. We provide a full suite service to fast track your career prospects. Through our extensive network of Hedge Fund Managers, the Institute can place its most profitable traders that have the career objective of becoming Hedge Fund managers into internships and full time employment within Hedge Funds.

The Institute holds contractual agreements with over thirty Hedge Funds globally across multiple trading strategies and we have access to over six hundred Hedge Funds on speed dial. We refer our most talented traders to these Hedge Funds and charge a consultancy fee to the Hedge Fund for nurturing and discovering your talent.

In order to be eligible for this, you must take the following steps over a 9-12-month period; –
1. As a minimum complete the PTM and / or PFTM Video Series at https://www.itpm.com/education/ and pass your examination(s).

2. Become an Institute Trader trading your own money in your own trading account under the Institutes infrastructure.

3. Build your own track record within the Institute infrastructure to show consistent profitability over a 9-12-month period. Details of a trading plan and performance are outlined in both the PTM & PFTM Video Series.

4. As performance targets are met, you will be contacted by the Institute for telephone interview and we will invite you on Power of Attorney (POA) contract to trade Institute capital and provide you with the Log in Details to one of the Institutes Trading Accounts globally and the risk parameters you must stick too.

5. You will then be eligible to invoice the Institute for a quarterly performance fee of 25% on any profits you make in the Institutes Trading account that has been provided to you.

If you want to work as a Professional Trader at an Investment Bank that is fine. You will however have to apply to the banks directly yourself after completing your Online Education with us and building your track record. The Institute will of course provide your track record and references to the bank upon request after you receive a job offer. All you have to do is to tell your employer to contact us through the contact form of the Institute website when this happens. We have had scores of successful applicants graduate from the Institute, trade well for 9-12 months’ minimum then go on to become Professional Traders at Investment Banks. By simply taking either the PTM and / or the PFTM Video Series you will vastly increase your chances of success in getting interviews at Investment Banks. However, once you are in the Interview Room your chances of success again dramatically increase further if you can show that you have traded with a minimum of 9-12 months track record and grown your capital at a respectful rate within the infrastructure of the Institute Community.

More information regarding how you progress through the Institute in terms of your own objectives and options for “careers” can be found in our Student Progression Chart.

22. What if I don’t want to trade at a Hedge Fund or an Investment Bank or with Institute Capital?

This is also totally fine. The vast majority of Institute Traders do not actually have the objective of either wanting to work for a Hedge Fund or Investment Bank or to eventually trade with Institute Capital. If you want to simply learn how to trade in the same way that Professional Traders do and to operate successfully and be consistently profitable over the long term, then the Institutes education and infrastructure perfectly complements this objective too.

23. I was referred to the Institutes online education by an Affiliate. Why has this happened and what relationships do you have with these Affiliates?

The reason you have been referred to our educational programme by an Affiliate is because you are on their mailing list and the Affiliate has realised that our educational programmes can add value to your trading education. They have become an Affiliate of the Institutes educational programmes and want to offer you the best trading educational available. In turn this helps us spread our message of helping Retail Traders to take a much more professional approach to their trading. This is a good thing and you should be grateful to the Affiliate for offering you this service. If this didn’t happen you may have never heard of the Institute. What is important to us is that you have been educated properly and that our education gets out to the largest possible audience, so Retail Traders globally take a much more Professional approach to their trading.

Also, we do not allow any Affiliates to join our Affiliate Programme without doing our own due diligence on them. If you have been referred to us by an Affiliate, it also means that we have done our due diligence on the company and deem them to be fit and proper in that their own business and corporate ethos has synergies with our own. This means that the company has been independently authorised by us as a company that will, in our opinion provide you with a good all round product and service that adds benefit to your trading in addition to our own offerings.

The differentiating factor with the Affiliate that has referred you is that they have offered you an educational programme and resource that aims to significantly increase your knowledge in the financial markets and help you take a more professional approach to your trading. This can only be a good thing. If they have decided to affiliate themselves with our programme then it just means they seek to have a well-educated client base. At the very least, you should view this as a very responsible move on their part.

Affiliates are paid a flat referral fee by us for your introduction to us.

24. Do you have a recommended reading list? What books do you recommend I read before taking your courses?

No, we do not have a recommended reading list and we do not recommend trading books to our students and to people who enquire asking for book recommendations through the company website. We receive multiple messages through the company website every week from individuals that are either too lazy to attend our seminars and / or cannot afford our educational programmes asking us to recommend trading books to them. If you want to educate yourself to a Professional Trading standard this is a very poor strategy. Unfortunately, you will not find the answers you are looking for in a $20 book that you can buy on Amazon. You are looking for “shortcuts” that do not exist. Additionally, there are no books that can prepare you properly for our education because our education is very practical, utilising an extremely hands on approach, with lots of spreadsheets and current data, followed by real money implementation in real live trading accounts. The Professional Trader Approach is simply not available in $20 books. There are no shortcuts in trading and there are no “ifs” or “buts.”