Get Trading: Volatility & VIX Stock Indices Strategies

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Get Trading: Volatility & VIX Stock Indices Strategies

Learn how to trade Stock Indices & Commodities using the 'fear' gauge!

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

Learn how Volatility Indices such as the VIX, IndiaVIX, VHSI, VCAC, GVX and many more, can help you trade many of the Worlds Stock Markets, Commodities and other financial asset types and apply this analysis to creating your own strategies for trading global Stock Market Indices e.g. S&P500, Nasdaq100, DAX, CAC, Nifty, etc and Commodities such as Gold in various timeframes and using different technical analysis chart types.

Do you want a great sentiment market tool that can give you a warning of the potential future direction of any given stock market or even commodity?

Would you like to know how to trade this tool or use it as supporting analysis to your trading?

The VIX is the ‘original’ example of this approach. Since then volatility analysis has gone global!

This course looks to give you an understanding of what these Indexes are all about and how you can utilise them to give you an edge in your trading.

  • You'll learn, why Volatility Indexes can be an extremely valuable tool for your trading.

  • Learn how you can utilise these Volatility Indexes (VIX) across numerous markets and how they could be used in Technical Analysis.

  • Gain a complete working understanding of Volatility Indexes.

  • Be able to enhance the basics of these Indexes to create more powerful trading opportunities.

  • Learn how to build and run your own Volatility Index trading strategies.

  • Improve your trading discipline and psychology and make you a more robust trader.

I look forward to seeing you on the course.


What will you learn in this course:

  • You will learn how to apply Volatility Index analysis to trading and investing Stock Market indices and Commodities.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Assumes some basic knowledge of Technical Analysis and trading.
  • You will need a Technical Analysis charting package that allows you to utilise Volatility Indexes such as the VIX and add indicators, tools and other markets on top of these charts.
  • If you don't have this, don't worry we can point you in the right direction within the course (the free intro Section 1 covers this). 
  • If you just want to learn about new methods of applying Volatility Indexes for purely educational purposes and don't want to apply it practically then you wont need a Technical Analysis charting package.
Get Trading: Volatility & VIX Stock Indices Strategies


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1.0 Introduction
1 Lectures
  • play icon 1.1 Introduction 12:27 12:27
Section 2: Understanding Volatility
7 Lectures
Section 3 Using Volatility to trade Stock Indices & Commodities
3 Lectures
Section 4 Using Technical Analysis
2 Lectures
Section 5 Strategy Examples On Stock Indices & Commodities
3 Lectures
Section 6 Course Roundup
2 Lectures

Instructor Details

Stephen Hoad

Stephen Hoad


Stephen Hoad BA (Hons)  MSc  MSTA            

An algorithmic, quantitative, technical analyst trader who founded THE STOP HUNTER, a financial markets trading, fund, training, FinTech company, in 2015. He has 25+ years global financial markets experience as a PM, proprietary trader, options trader, quantitative analyst and senior risk manager. He is now the CIO of his own fund.

He has previously held senior roles at Koch Industries, Merrill Lynch, WestLB and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, where he specialised in commodities, technical analysis, systematic/automated trading, derivatives products, financial & quantitative theory and risk management.

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