“Anyone who trades or has investments should attend a course with the Irish Institute of Financial Trading.”
- Shane Ross Journalist, TD & Ex-Stockbroker
“I wish the Irish Institute of Financial Trading was around when I was a trader – I wouldn’t have made such a huge mistake.”
- Nick Leeson Trader who broke Barings Bank
“I attended the Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading course in October and found it to be excellent value for money. It gave a good grounding and basis for trading. The highlight was the variety of course content and lecturers. I continue to trade and find the after support very helpful. Peter Brown brings a real pragmatism and common sense to the proceedings.”
- Steve Larkin, Clonakilty Cork
“A quiet revolution is taking place in central Dublin just a stone’s throw away from Dáil Eireann. Peter Brown and his capable team are showing how you can take control of your financial destiny, manage your risk and avoid the pitfalls usually associated with day trading. With a wide range of courses on offer during the day and at night, the IIFT offers courses for anybody interested in increasing their financial awareness or expanding their skill base. 5 stars.”
- Seamus, Dublin
“An IIFT course is a must for anyone considering taking control of their finances. Whether you want to be a part time trader to supplement your income, or a full time trader to earn a living from the profession, this course is a must. I have transformed my trading from a roller coaster ride of wins and losses (more losses) to having a disciplined risk management strategy, which trains you to cut your losses and let your winners run. The traders at the IIFT have a genuine interest in seeing you succeed and do all they can to help you along the way. The simple fact is, if you follow their plan and don’t break the rules, you will make money.”
- Dave Daly Trader, Tipperary
“I recently attended the Diploma in Financial Trading with the IIFT and all I can say is this is a “must do” course if you are serious about learning to trade. Regardless of your current knowledge base, it gives great insight into the world of trading and using spread trading correctly. This course takes a hands on approach using a combination of market methods and information sources but applying it in a practical and real way to fit your lifestyle (either full time or part time trading). More importantly, everything is thought encompassing a risk management structure which is a must, if you want to be a successful trader. The course exposes you to the various trading products and their advantages and disadvantages. These products can be used at different times during a market cycle in a risk controlled framework. I cannot speak highly enough of Peter Brown and his team. A gentleman, who is professional and practical and who consistently displays and willingly shares his vast knowledge of the markets. Not only will you learn from Peter and his team but also from the people who attend the course. I have attended many a course in my time and if you are willing to put in some time and effort you should begin your journey into trading with Peter Brown and IIFT to reap the rewards which will put you on the right track. This is the first course that truly applies market theory in a practical way, under the umbrella of a risk management structure.”
- Aoibheann, Dublin
“I arrived at the IIFT thinking I knew something about spread trading having attended various training seminars. How wrong I was! If you are serious about your trading, a visit to the IIFT is the only priority. The chance to be able to sit down and trade real time with traders who do this for a living is invaluable. The risk management lectures alone can save you a fortune. Spread trading is not easy and the only way to approach it is with professionals.”
- Harry McCalmont , Stud Farm Owner, Kilkenny
“Just a few lines to let you all know what I thought of the “Introduction to Financial Trading” course which I completed this month. I found the course very educational and found that there is money to be made if you stick to the strict guidelines given during the course. They teach you how to read the market and find the indicators to “buy or sell” on your trading account. I also heard some very scary stories from both Peter Brown and Bryan Noble of how it could and has gone wrong for some people. Bryan Noble has a lifestyle I would love and maybe someday will have. If I didn’t live so far away from Dublin I would love to do the Diploma course which they also run. It looks to be great value. Don’t throw your money away by opening a trading account before you educate yourself.”
- Joseph, Donegal
“I recently attended the 8 week trading course at IIFT. I found the knowledge of staff top class and their commitment to answering all your questions and ensuring you understand each part of the course is commendable. Having completed the course I now have the ability to trade my own money confidently. The risk management techniques combined with the valuable technical and fundamental analysis provided me with the necessary tools to trade successfully. The various trading strategies are explained to suit the market environment in which they are most successful and to ensure you avoid the common pitfalls, the type of things you cannot learn from books! However, the most valuable aspect of the course is the feedback on your trades from traders with years of experience. Finally, this course has made me a much more valuable prospect for employment and the part time structure of the course suited perfectly around my schedule as a full time MSc in Finance student at Trinity College Dublin. I can categorically recommend this course for people that are serious about learning about trading.”
- Deirdre Mc Gettrick, Dublin
“I did the Diploma in Financial Trading in August 2011 and I thought the classes given by Peter Brown were excellent.”
- Pat Gaughan, Dublin
“Great course thoroughly enjoyed it and it was very beneficial.”
- Colm Heaney, Diploma in Financial Trading September 2011
“Thanks to all for helping me see the financial markets in a whole new light. To understand the difference between an impulse trade, which will destroy your capital and a strategic trade which, combined with risk management will help grow your capital and also make you feel much more confident within yourself about trading for a living. Prior to completing this course, I was floundering around in the dark but now see things in a whole new light. To anybody contemplating trading for a living, do yourself a favour and get educated. Do the Diploma course at IIFT.”
- Terry O’Malley
” ‘In theory there’s no different in Theory and Practice. In practice, there is.’
This saying rings true in many areas of life and Financial Trading is no exception. The Advanced Diploma course at the IIFT, however, addresses this dichotomy. Students attending the course present with varying levels of knowledge and experience in financial trading but exposure to the highs and lows of being in an actual trading room will probably be new to all. There is plenty to learn. Whether it’s the advantages or disadvanategs of technical trading over fundamentals or vice versa, or how trading strategies that seem contradictory can both be successful when properly applied. An outstanding feature of the course is that there is no parsimony on behalf of the mentors when it comes to sharing their knowledge and experience. Genuinely, they wish that students do well. Of course it is important that students come with an open mind so that they can derive full benefit from the course but for those who do, the rewards can be worthwhile. I have no hesitation in recommending the Advanced Diploma course to anyone who is serious about Financial Trading.”
- John Healy
“I completed the Diploma in Financial Trading in the first quarter of 2012 & would recommend it to those seeking a better understanding of the financial markets & those interested in accumulating the basic skills to begin undertaking a career in trading.
The emergence of accessible spread betting companies & the allure of a quick buck will frequently attract uneducated beginners, who will continue to be easily parted with their money. However institutions such as the IIFT provide people with an inside track on how to avoid being one of the vast majority of losers.
The classes are well structured & provide practical advice & knowledge on every conceivable basic aspect of trading the market on a daily basis, within specific markets which provide the necessary volatility to present opportunity. The lecturers headed by Peter Brown & Bryan Noble, are engaging, informed & experienced. And ultimately this course along with the live trading days will give an individual a fairly clear idea of whether this is something they wish to pursue. So if you are serious about becoming involved in this sector & go in with an open mind & the necessary patience & focus then this is an excellent place to start.”
- Karl Jennings
“I found this course to be extremely eye opening. Both Peter Brown and Tomas Agnew are both very friendly and easy to talk to, even as a novice to the markets. This course is well worth the money and I would have paid the full fee for just one night of teaching from the guys, I found it that good.
On a very honest note, I didn’t learn to read or write until I was almost 11 years old. I have obviously caught up since but my point is I feel anyone with a real interest could make this work for them, it’s really not rocket science. All I took with me to the course was an interest in finding a way to profit from the rising markets in China and India.”
- Martin Delaney, Introduction to Financial Trading May 2012
After attending the trading course I now have the confidence and knowledge to trade my own account. I have developed strong technical and fundament analysis skills from Robust support provided by the entire team at the IIFT. This course has added value to my own investing and trading as well as greatly strengthening my CV. I can without hesitation strongly recommend this course to anyone interested in the financial markets. (Richard Martin MSc Finance Trinity College Dublin)
- Richard Martin
Hi Tom, just a quick mail to say thank you to yourself and Peter for a fantastic day in Little Island yesterday on the One Day Trading Boot Camp.
It was fascinating! My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago!!
I’m going to set up an account and get going and will be back in touch very soon.
- John Hegarty, Cork Trading Bootcamp 2012
I attended the Trading Bootcamp in Cork on Wednesday and I thought it was excellent. Peter crammed a lot of information into a single day and I thought he delivered it at an excellent pace.
- Darren Bowler, Cork Trading Bootcamp 2012
Trading the markets without training is just stupid, I can’t believe anyone ever could without the knowledge and skills taught to us in this course. If you’re serious and want the confidence to trade, the IIFT is your starting point. GET EDUCATED!
- Graham Dunne, Advanced Diploma June 2012
Very informative course. As a long term investor, I soon learnt that long term investing concepts are often inapplicable to daytrading. Clear, focused, hands-on approach with a small class made this course good value for money. Some of the things I learned on the course are also assisting in my medium and longterm investing tactics.
Most importantly, I enjoyed the course.
- John Roger Kenny, Advanced Diploma June 2012.
The Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading gives you the unique opportunity to immense yourself in a trading room environment adn benefit from the minute-by-minute advice and personal tutorship of Peter, Tommy and their team. The greatest challenge I found as an isolated trader is forming a correct macroview of the market and the influence of key economic events on the market.
On the IIFT course, the market macroview is explained and this guidance given. The course gives you the opportunity to bounce ideas off each other and helps you enter trades efficiently (and keeps you out of others).
I would recommend this strongly for anyone who has studied the basic technical theory but wants to learn and observe how to put this into practice to grow your trading account.
- Darren Bowler, Advanced Diploma June 2012.
Excellent course with tutors who know what they are talking about. Are involved and answered every question asked. Advice was great and the different styles of trading was amazing and something for everyone. Being in a trading environment was just great to experience.
- Gerard Gormley, Advanced Diploma June 2012.