Fortress Capital Trading Academy - Introduction to Foreign Exchange

A complete course to understand the global monetary system | taught by Joseph Gelet

Course description

Introduction to Foreign Exchange explains the basics of the global monetary system, starting with the foundation of international banking & finance (FX). Each student receives a physical paperback copy of the book Splitting Pennies - Understanding Forex, a Forex trading account (self-funded) and optional strategies to use for Forex trading. When the course is completed, students receive a certificate of completion from our accredited education partner.

This course will open your mind to the inner workings of the financial system. It will help you 'not lose' money, and understand that in FX, 'not losing' is more important than 'winning.' Students will have practical examples to use in their daily lives and business, whether it be to grow their own portfolios, manage risk better, or analyze their business more objectively. Course instructors paint the global landscape with a broad brush while providing specific examples and practical information for real use.

Students will receive:

  • A live Forex trading account (self-funded)
  • Splitting Pennies - Understanding Forex hard-copy (checkout to learn more)
  • Penny Splitter Expert Advisor (Forex Robotic Strategy)
  • Unlimited, lifetime access to course materials
  • Certified, certificate of completion
  • Personalized training, Q&A from one of Fortress Capital licensed reps

Topics are divided into 7 lessons:

1 - Banking and Finance
2 - Foreign Exchange (Forex)
3 - Information Technology & Computing
4 - Compliance & Regulation
5 - Economics & Analysis
6 - Forex Business
7 - Algorithmic Trading Systems

Joseph Gelet
Joseph Gelet
Forex Instructor

Joseph James Gelet was born in Anaheim, California in 1980 and grew up bi-coastal, in Southern California and Boca Raton, Florida. His interest in computers led him to electronic trading and algorithm development when there was no 'program trading' or algorithmic industry to speak of. Joseph Gelet has been trading since 1996. He began day-trading equities during this time and was always on the cutting edge of algorithmic electronic trading. In 1999 Mr. Gelet began a quest to develop an intelligent trading system for the markets - but at that time algorithmic trading was heresy. In 2002 Mr. Gelet founded Elite E Services in New Zealand, the first boutique Forex broker in the jurisdiction (currently, New Zealand is a Forex hotspot). In 2006 Mr. Gelet became registered with the NFA as a Member CTA (#373609) with a Series 3 designation, through Elite E Services, Inc.USA - and for many years, managed client funds using algorithmic Forex systems. EES was twice named top 10 CTA by Barclay Hedge, as well as receiving press from publishers such as Futures Magazine, Stocks & Commodities magazine, FX Magazine, and many others. Mr. Gelet is a well read author, he has authored 2 books on the topic of Forex as well as countless articles both in leading print and online publications. Always staying on the cutting edge of algorithmic electronic trading, he recently pioneered the first Binary Options Forex robot available in MT4 format. He also is an expert Forex consultant to Steinmeyer Law, a leading securities class action & anti-trust litigation firm. He holds a Series 3 license (Commodity Trading Advisor), and has developed an in-depth Forex training course which has helped many Wall St. professionals and international investors understand the nuances of Forex. Mr. Gelet has been the Forex & IT consultant to many FCMs, FDMs, Banks, Hedge Funds, and Universities.

Due to the overwhelming amount of fraud and unscrupulous practices in Forex in the United States, Elite E Services decided to withdraw from the NFA in 2014 in pursuit of opening a Forex bank. Joseph Gelet lives in South Carolina with his wife.

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Course Curriculum