Trading Academy

  • Trading Academy - Eight traders, two mentors, six weeks - £100,000 to be won

    Over a period of six weeks, the Trading Academy series showed that with the right education and support, anyone can learn to trade the financial markets.

    But who of our eight contestants was the best trader and won the £100,000 cash prize?

    Episode 1: Meet the candidates

    Eight contestants with aspirations of becoming fully-fledged traders meet our market experts for the first time.

    Episode 2: FTSE fundamentals

    See how our aspiring traders fared after their first week; and who comes out bottom of the pile.

    Episode 3: Global indices

    Ashraf Laidi and James Chen teach the remaining candidates how to trade on major indices like the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 as they battle it out on the global markets.

    Episode 4: Trading the stock market

    The five remaining contestants are set their fourth trading challenge, being given £100,000 to work with by choosing their own markets.

    Episode 5: Trading FX

    As the traders battle out for a place in the final, who will slip at the last moment?

    Episode 6: Trading Academy final

    In the final episode, we find out who gets their hands on the £100,000 cash prize.

    Ashraf Laidi - Mentor

    Ashraf’s insights on forex, central bank policies, macroeconomics and trading strategies are based on nearly two decades of market experience. His book "Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis" was the #1 bestseller on Amazon in 2009, and he’s often called on to provide comment on CNBC TV, Bloomberg, Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

    James Chen - Mentor

    James has been a trader for many years and is a Chartered Market Technician. He’s the author of a number of books as well as the DVD series, High-Probability Trend Following. He’s
    appeared regularly on a variety of financial programmes and publications and is a featured speaker at international trading seminars and conferences.