Internship Program (Staff)
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Staff Breakdown

Induction

Following your acceptance onto the program we will begin with:

 

  • A general introduction to the company.
  • Formally introducing you to the CEO, Department Heads and Staff members.
  • Explaining the computer log in system
  • Running through the Internship hours / days / upcoming public holidays
  • Exchanging contact details
  • Procedure to call in sick
  • Confidentiality within the company
  • Company rules & regulations
  • Company’s expectations of your e.g. punctuality
  • Your training expectations of the internship / company
  • Your University requirements of the internship (if applicable)
  • Weekly / fortnightly educational goals throughout the duration of the placement
  • Expected training offered throughout the internship
  • Procedure to monitor progress and provide regular feedback for both the intern and the company

Market Foundations

Throughout Market Foundations, we will teach you the institutional methodology and techniques needed to analyze the following markets:

 

  • Indices
    Made up of a basket of shares, a stock market index can be traded like an individual share. By buying and selling indices, traders can reflect on the changes in price of the largest companies in a single market.

 

  • Currencies
    Also known as Forex or FX, the currency markets represent the constant exchange of currencies between banks and other market participants. Currencies are cited as a currency ‘pair’ – EUR/USD is the value of Euro to the US dollar.  All currencies have a three letter code. The currency markets, unlike many other markets, are open 24 hrs.

 

  • Commodities
    Many commodities are resources that are ultimately consumed, for example oil or wheat. Most commodity markets fall in energy,  like natural gas or crude oil, softs – like soybeans or wheat, and metals, like gold, silver or platinum. Each commodity market will have its own particular course, decided by specific factors like harvests or energy demands.

 

The Market Foundation will lay the road for your personal and professional trading career with insight into our institutional techniques and approach to the financial markets.

Regulatory Compliance

During your time with our Compliance team, you will be educated in Regulatory Compliance in line with:

 

  • Our values
  • Our regulatory environment
  • Personal conduct
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Market conduct
  • Financial crime
  • Operational risk
  • Information security
  • Confidential information

Writing styles and industry terminology

The Writing Style and Terminology module will guide you towards acquiring knowledge of the modern and most importantly, compliant terminology used by The House of Trading.  This module is extremely important as the successful understanding of the correct terminology and how it is used in the correct context provides compliance for us as a business which as you will soon be aware if not already, is imperative within the financial industry.

 

You can expect to be educated within some of the following throughout this module;

 

  • Term Structures
  • Recognising the main aspects of the meanings of our terminology
  • Phrasing of meanings and definitions for our terminology structure
  • How to apply your knowledge of term structures in determining its market meaning
  • Unlocking the meanings of our market terminology with a comprehensive summary.

Advanced Technical Training

Our department heads will provide you with the opportunity to learn the institutional technical methods needed to be a successful but most importantly, professional trader by guiding you through specific aspects of the following:

 

What works best?

  • Which techniques do we use?
  • What should you avoid?

What timeframe chart suits you?

  • How many charts do you need?

Heikin-Ashi Candlestick charts

  • The unique advantages of Heikin-Ashi candlestick charting
  • An overview of our most popular patterns and their signals
  • Some lesser known but effective patterns and how to trade them

Sentiment Candles 

  • A technique for trading using the sentiment of candles
  • Turning the method into a system
  • Finding high probability trade levels

Behavioral finance

  • Understand why the market behaves the way it does
  • Know your self

Trading volume

  • Using the ‘Squeeze’ Indicator

Moving averages techniques

  • Choosing ideal period settings for moving average lines across different markets
  • Optimization

Trend lines

  • Drawing them correctly
  • Targets and false breaks
  • Exit methods

Long-term trend analysis

  • Identifying a trend and assessing its strength
  • Measuring if the trend is close to exhaustion using volume data and histograms
  • Advance/Decline analysis techniques

Stop-loss placement

  • 10 types of techniques for stop placement – Reduce false breakouts + Avoid catastrophes

Technical analysis and your personal prefernces

  • An individual round-up of the techniques, time frames and charts you could use in the future.

Advanced Analytical Training

Fundamental and Technical Analysis  go hand-in-hand in guiding you to potential opportunities under ever changing market conditions. Both beginner and veteran traders can benefit from the material included in this module. Our head of Analytics will guide you in determining a general feel for market directions, the interplay of key variables, and existing monetary policy differences to suggest which currency pairs offer the greatest opportunities at a point in time.

 

The objective of every trader is to assess market conditions daily, and then to modify his strategy accordingly. Fundamental and Technical Analysis are your tools for achieving this goal each and every trading day.

Departmental Modules

When you reach this stage, you’ll be taken through the intermediate departmental modules.  Based on what our heads of departments have viewed in your reports, they will already have an idea of where they believe your strengths are and will engage you with specific extra curricular activities to allow you to utilize what you have learnt. We’ll introduce you to the key concepts in the modules and look at what’s involved.

 

Each department head will be updated with your progress reports throughout the program leading up to this stage and will make an informed decision on where we feel you are best placed moving forwards.  However at this stage, you will have open access to each module to give you the opportunity of showing us where you feel your true strengths and passion lies whilst also being provided a broad spectrum of knowledge regarding the financial markets industry.

Communications Department

Education & Trading

Analytics and economics

Communication Compliance

The term compliance describes the ability to act according to an order, set of rules or request. In the context of a financial services businesses as our own, compliance operates at two major levels.

 

You will be educated specifically in the communication side of compliance within the following subjects:

 

  • Potential consequences of careless communication
  • The vital role of clear, simple, and direct communication
  • Best practices for protecting confidential, personal, and third-party information
  • Using the appropriate method of communication
  • Best practices when using social networks, digital storage, electronic devices, and instant messaging
  • A comprehensive review of guidelines and best practices for safe and effective communication

Chart Pattern recognition

Chart Patterns are graphical representations of historical prices which help to determine current supply and demand forces in a stock or currency pair.

 

Chart pattern analysis allows a trader to determine with more accuracy just what the current supply and demand is in a stock or currency.

 

Within this module, you will be taught a variety of chart patterns ranging from but not restricted to the following:

 

  • Head and Shoulders

 

  • Double Tops and Bottoms

 

  • Triangle Formation

Analytical Levels Experience

Every market and every time-frame on every market provides evidence of trading Support and Resistance levels.

 

They are a major factor in the way that markets move and therefore it is imperative for a trader to be aware of how they work, how to identify them and how to plot them on your charts.  In this module, you will be focusing in and around the following:

 

  • The previous days: Open, close, high, low prices.

 

  • Round numbers. eg 150, 100, 50 etc.

 

  • Previous swing highs and lows. Intra day swing highs and lows, daily swing highs and lows, weekly swing highs and lows.

Social Media

Learn strategies and tactics for the effective implementation of social media for business with our social media staff.

 

You will be guided through some of our processes regarding social media and find out what works and what does not touching base on certain aspects of the following:

 

  • Why social media matters
  • Using social media for business outreach
  • Social media benefits and drawbacks
  • Overview of key social media tools
  • When to blog, comment or listen.
  • How to integrate new media into conventional public relations campaigns.
  • The basics of search engine optimization (SEO).
  • About social bookmarking and networking.
  • How social media can drive business social responsibility

Course content design and build

The knowledge gained from completing this module will help you design and develop instructionally sound content for your target audience on certain market subjects.

 

Additionally, after completing this module, you will be able to confidently present your instructional viewpoint in front of an entire array of professionals in the industry. This will help chart out a stronger growth path for you in Content Development.  Among other topics, you can expect to go through some of the following:

 

  • Readability and Accessibility – Awareness and Appreciation
  • Template-creation for various design and development documents
  • Writing introductory and Summative Content
  • Understanding the internal and external audience

Market Economics

This module will guide you through an assessment of the current economic scenarios of the world and the implications on the financial markets, for policy makers and investors alike.

 

You can expect to find some of the following topics during your time with our economists;

 

  • Understanding macroeconomic fundamentals
  • See the big picture – drivers, key indicators, issues of the day
  • Be able to apply the knowledge practically to your role
  • Understand how macro factors might have an effect on different asset classes
  • Analyse real, current data and explain its impact on the financial markets

Advanced Departmental Modules

The Advanced Departmental Module is what we consider to be the end of your internship program.  By this stage you will have a great understanding of what it means to be a member of The House of Trading and what the actual various roles entail.

 

The Advanced Departmental module is your final stage in which we will be closely monitoring each and every one of you to determine who, if anyone, has the necessary talent for the opportunity of gaining a permanent position with us in the future.

 

The modules here have been specifically chosen to allow us to view you at your most heightened potential and to see precisely how you handle each task in anticipation of our decision on you becoming a valuable asset to the relevant department head and business overall.

Communications Department

Education & Trading

Analytics and economics

Presentation Training

This Presentation module is designed to give anyone required to do a presentation the basic knowledge in order to be able to present concisely and effectively through the correct use of terminology, practice and performance.

 

You can expect to learn some of if not all of the following whilst being guided through the Presentation Training;

 

  • Understand how to prepare for a great presentation.
  • Understand the need for practice, preparation and review.
  • Know how to calm nerves and stay in control.
  • Know how to act whilst presenting, including starting and finishing the presentation and answering questions.
  • Be aware of the importance of language and assertiveness.

Project Management

The Project Management module will provide you with a comprehensive review of project management such as methodology, tool sets and documentation, and the project life cycle including analysis, planning, design and evaluation.

 

Once completed, you will have a general understanding what needs to be considered when planning a project and the various phases of the project life cycle.

 

You will have a good understanding of the project management methodology and be more familiar with our project management tools.

Market Economics One-on-One

The aim of this module is to train you in techniques and approaches to online tutoring for Market Economics in virtual learning environments. The module focuses on the demands of the asynchronous environments and how this is different from face-to-face mentoring.

 

In addition, this module familiarises participants with key terminology surrounding asynchronous platforms.

 

We look at techniques for monitoring our own market students in the online environment and how to ensure the participants are involved. You will also look at how to craft messages and the reasons for sending them.

Webinar Training

Building up from your prior module with Presentation Skills, this Webinar Training module guides you through more of an advanced overview of what it takes to present via live webinar feeds and the key features to focus on when preparing for, and actually taking part in the live environment.

 

You can expect to find out more in some of the following areas;

 

  • Create key messages with finesse
  • Develop and refresh current skills
  • Move to a higher level of presenting
  • Adapt to different levels of understanding
  • Present confidently to large or small groups
  • Tailor content and delivery for different audiences
  • Use more creative approaches to presenting
  • Refresh old material
  • Increase confidence in the presenting arena
  • Handle awkward situations
  • Deal with getting wrong-footed

Analytical writing – Advisory notes

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Media Training

This module will give you an even better understanding of what it truly means to achieve better brand awareness, improved customer service, deeper engagement, broader reach, and greater advocacy.

 

You will also be guided through the management of your reputation, nurturing clientele and getting measurable results throughout social media streams.

 

From this module, you will have a greater view of the importance of social media in business and how to utilize this essential tool when attempting to gain traffic to the business.

Training to provide education – 1 on 1

Effective mentoring is unbiased, objective support that identifies the qualities and abilities in other people and develops them.  It identifies which hurdles are hard to get over and finds ways to get over or circumvent them when appropriate.

 

This module will help you towards the end goal of being able to guide new members in their tasks and also to assist them in a manner that makes them feel driven to succeed.

 

You can expect to be educated in some aspects of the following:

 

  • Boundary setting
  • Dealing with stressful situations
  • Retaining objectivity in the face of someone else’s emotions
  • How to present difficulties and problems without dampening spirits
  • Guiding someone to a solution without telling them
  • Finding options and making active choices

National & Regional Economic Overviews

An economic overview combines narrative information with selective business and financial data to provide an overview of the economic landscape of an industry, business sector, city, region or nation.