So you want to become a Trader?

Day Trading can be extremely lucrative. But…you absolutely have to know what you are doing.

Very few day traders can be successful without the mentorship of someone who’s ‘been in the trenches’.  This is why the vast majority of day trading courses fall short.  They teach the ‘book stuff’ but don’t follow through with real-life training.  That’s like learning how to ride a bike without actually getting your knees scraped up a little.

Now, here’s the good news.  Casdaq Trading is unique.  Not only will we give you the best start by professionally trading your funds to ensure you can enter the market with a solid level of funding (day-trading your own account requires a minimum balance of $25,000.00 at all times) We will educate you along the way as to how we trade the markets and why we pick certain entry and exit points. We have found that by following our professional traders for at least 6 months sets you up well to take in to serious consideration our Trader Training Programme.

Without specialized training, profiting in day trading is virtually impossible.  But, with specialized training, a smart day trader is able to pick out these profit opportunities.  There are dozens of profitable day trading opportunities every day.

The Casdaq Trader Training Programme provides you with an edge for today's markets. The Casdaq Trader Training Programme is a demanding, comprehensive, and thoughtful trading course. You will develop valuable trading skills that will enable you to profit in any market, from any location, and for your entire trading career. The Casdaq Training Programme teaches you the a craft: the craft of trading!

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ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMME

Our online program starts with the basics and assumes you have never traded before. We move on to strategy, analysis styles and trading styles. We use a simulator extensively to learn new things. You are not left alone here. The program is a guided one where you have a real person to speak with and request feedback.

Frequently asked questions

IS IT HARD?


It sure is, but anything easy is not going to give you much reward. The online program requires you to study, research and trade on a simulator. It’s a few hours per day minimum, but the more time you put in, the better.




IS IT FUN?


Well we hope you find it fun. Trading for a living is tough, but it can also be very rewarding. The markets are always changing and presenting new opportunities. We think that is fun.




WHAT TYPE OF APPLICANTS?


Anyone can apply, but things we look for in applicants are little or no trading experience, some financial education (e.g. a commerce degree), entrepreneurial flair, an active lifestyle and a few other things. We have no secret criteria as such.





Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS THE COST?


Nothing. We do not charge for our program. Our goal is to hire you as a trader.




WHAT IF I DON’T GET THROUGH?


You can apply again. Before you do however, speak to us about how to improve your trading.




I WANT TO KNOW MORE…


Click Here to Contact us, we will eb happy to answer any questions or queries regarding our training programmes





TOPICS COVERED

TRADING 101

Fundamental knowledge is the start. We cover the basics from market details to order placement.

 

GENERAL TP FAQs

Frequently asked questions

HOW OFTEN ARE TRAINING PROGRAMS RUN?


We aim to run several programs per year and we take applications year round.




AAAGGHHH, THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME.


Relax. It was new to all of us at some stage. This is not rocket science. We simply teach you the tools of trading for a living. The best advice is to read, reread, ask questions and put more time into it.




I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY....


The best thing you can do is ask. When online you’ll have a ‘go to guy’. When in-house, you have the same. Use those resources.




I'M A LAZY, CAN I DO THIS?


No.





Frequently asked questions

HOW DOES THE IN-HOUSE PROGRAM WORK?


Trainees who successfully complete the online stage may then be invited to progress to join our in-house program in New York. This stage runs for six weeks and full time attendance is required. Trainees will be under the expert guidance of our training & mentoring team. This stage of the program is designed to immerse you in a real trading environment with like-minded individuals. You will continue to develop and hone the skills learned on the online program in an open and collegiate atmosphere. Here you will begin to specialise and delve deeper into more advanced trades and concentrate on specific strategies.




WHAT ARE THE HOURS IN-HOUSE?


Trainees will essentially be living and breathing trading for these six weeks and will be expected to work traders’ hours. This would include preparation for your trading day, attending the pre-open morning meeting and post-market analysis sessions.




HOW LONG UNTIL I GO LIVE?


That varies from person to person. We try to make it as short as possible.




CAN I TRADE REMOTELY?


Sure you can but not straight away. We both need to feel that trading remotely is the best thing for you.





 

BEFORE APPLYING

Frequently asked questions

HOW OFTEN ARE TRAINING PROGRAMS RUN?


We aim to run several programs per year and we take applications year round.




AAAGGHHH, THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME.


Relax. It was new to all of us at some stage. This is not rocket science. We simply teach you the tools of trading for a living. The best advice is to read, reread, ask questions and put more time into it.




I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY....


The best thing you can do is ask. When online you’ll have a ‘go to guy’. When in-house, you have the same. Use those resources.




I'M A LAZY, CAN I DO THIS?


No.





Frequently asked questions

HOW OFTEN ARE TRAINING PROGRAMS RUN?


We aim to run several programs per year and we take applications year round.




AAAGGHHH, THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME.


Relax. It was new to all of us at some stage. This is not rocket science. We simply teach you the tools of trading for a living. The best advice is to read, reread, ask questions and put more time into it.




I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY....


The best thing you can do is ask. When online you’ll have a ‘go to guy’. When in-house, you have the same. Use those resources.




I'M A LAZY, CAN I DO THIS?


No.





 

ONCE ONLINE

Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS PROPRIETARY TRADING?


The definition of proprietary trading is very simple but often misunderstood or confused with other financial market participants.
Proprietary Trading activities are financial transactions undertaken by an organisation using and risking its own capital. The proprietary or ‘prop’ firm, will generate profits by way of assuming risk rather than by generating commission fees from customers. Proprietary Trading firms operate and prosper through a thorough understanding of risk and money management. As a consequence of their activities, proprietary traders generally provide liquidity to the market and a risk transfer mechanism for other market participants. There are myriad trading styles under the ‘prop’ umbrella, using many different asset types. At Casdaq Trading we focus primarily on global capital markets.




WHAT DOES THE THE TRAINING INVOLVE?


The program is split into two parts; online and in-house Part 1 – Online
This initial part of the program runs online for four weeks and begins with the basics of trading, progressing quickly to more advanced concepts. The training involves a mixture of simulated trading, online seminars, research projects and assessments. You will have access to a training specialist to guide and advise you along the way. The program will be hard work from day one. To get to an acceptable standard with which to progress to Part 2 we expect you will need to put in several hours per day. Obviously, the more you put in, the more you will get out of this stage of the program and the more likely you are to reach the required standard. To move on to stage two you will be required to show us a months worth of day trading so we can analyse your trading style, weaknesses and produce an effective programme to suit your style Part 2 – In-house
Trainees who successfully complete the online stage may then be invited to progress to join our in-house program in NYC or HK. This stage runs for six weeks and full time attendance is required. Trainees will be under the expert guidance of our training & mentoring team. This stage of the program is designed to immerse you in a real trading environment with like-minded individuals. You will continue to develop and hone the skills learned on the online program in an open and collegiate atmosphere. Here you will begin to specialise and delve deeper into more advanced trades and concentrate on specific strategies.




WHO TEACHES THE TRAINING PROGRAM?


We have a dedicated Training Team comprising traders and trading development professionals with global market experience spanning the decades, from the days of open outcry trading pits to up-to-the-minute technology focussed trading.
Trainees are guided, supported and encouraged every step of the way – your success is our success.




WILL I BE PAID AS A TRAINEE?


The program is free, which also means it’s unpaid. You will need to have the means to support yourself for the duration of the training program and beyond. Our traders are entrepreneurs, they run their own trading business, with our infrastructure, backing and support.




HOW MUCH WILL I EARN AS A TRADER?


Traders who successfully complete our full trader training program and become a Casdaq Trader will essentially be starting their own business. We provide traders with the capital and infrastructure to trade with ongoing mentorship and guidance. Remuneration arrangements are straightforward –profits are split between the trader and the house. You eat what you kill, it’s as simple as that.




I’M BASED OVERSEAS, CAN I TAKE PART?


Although part 1 is online, the aim of the program is to develop traders for Casdaq. Therefore, to complete the programme you will be required to spend time in our NYC or HK offices. Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas.





Frequently asked questions

HOW OFTEN ARE TRAINING PROGRAMS RUN?


We aim to run several programs per year and we take applications year round.




AAAGGHHH, THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME.


Relax. It was new to all of us at some stage. This is not rocket science. We simply teach you the tools of trading for a living. The best advice is to read, reread, ask questions and put more time into it.




I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY....


The best thing you can do is ask. When online you’ll have a ‘go to guy’. When in-house, you have the same. Use those resources.




I'M A LAZY, CAN I DO THIS?


No.





 

WHEN IN-HOUSE

Frequently asked questions

HOW DOES THE IN-HOUSE PROGRAM WORK?


Trainees who successfully complete the online stage may then be invited to progress to join our in-house program in New York. This stage runs for six weeks and full time attendance is required. Trainees will be under the expert guidance of our training & mentoring team. This stage of the program is designed to immerse you in a real trading environment with like-minded individuals. You will continue to develop and hone the skills learned on the online program in an open and collegiate atmosphere. Here you will begin to specialise and delve deeper into more advanced trades and concentrate on specific strategies.




WHAT ARE THE HOURS IN-HOUSE?


Trainees will essentially be living and breathing trading for these six weeks and will be expected to work traders’ hours. This would include preparation for your trading day, attending the pre-open morning meeting and post-market analysis sessions.




HOW LONG UNTIL I GO LIVE?


That varies from person to person. We try to make it as short as possible.




CAN I TRADE REMOTELY?


Sure you can but not straight away. We both need to feel that trading remotely is the best thing for you.





Frequently asked questions

HOW DOES THE IN-HOUSE PROGRAM WORK?


Trainees who successfully complete the online stage may then be invited to progress to join our in-house program in New York. This stage runs for six weeks and full time attendance is required. Trainees will be under the expert guidance of our training & mentoring team. This stage of the program is designed to immerse you in a real trading environment with like-minded individuals. You will continue to develop and hone the skills learned on the online program in an open and collegiate atmosphere. Here you will begin to specialise and delve deeper into more advanced trades and concentrate on specific strategies.




WHAT ARE THE HOURS IN-HOUSE?


Trainees will essentially be living and breathing trading for these six weeks and will be expected to work traders’ hours. This would include preparation for your trading day, attending the pre-open morning meeting and post-market analysis sessions.




HOW LONG UNTIL I GO LIVE?


That varies from person to person. We try to make it as short as possible.




CAN I TRADE REMOTELY?


Sure you can but not straight away. We both need to feel that trading remotely is the best thing for you.





 

RISK DISCLAIMER

The risk of loss in trading capital market positions can be substantial. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition. In considering whether to trade or to authorize someone else to trade for you, you should be aware of the following:

If you run a capital market position you may sustain a total loss. If you run a capital market position or engage in off-exchange foreign currency trading you may sustain a total loss. If the market moves against your position, you may be called upon by your trader to deposit a substantial amount of additional margin funds, on short notice, in order to maintain your position. If you do not provide the requested funds within the prescribed time, your position may be liquidated at a loss, and you will be liable for any resulting deficit in your account. ​​

​​​The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in capital markets trading can work against you as well as for you. The use of leverage can lead to large losses as well as gains. ​

This brief statement cannot disclose all the risks and other significant aspects of the capital market trading.

​You should also be aware that this capital markets trading advisor may engage in trading foreign futures or options contracts. Transactions on markets located outside the united states, including markets formally linked to a united states market may be subject to regulations which offer different or diminished protection. Further, united states regulatory authorities may be unable to compel the enforcement of the rules of regulatory authorities or markets in non-united states jurisdictions where your transactions may be effected. Before you trade you should inquire about any rules relevant to your particular contemplated transactions and ask the firm with which you intend to trade for details about the types of redress available in both your local and other relevant jurisdictions.