Member Spotlight by The Chartist Academy
Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services
The Chartist Academy provides stock and options (and soon to be cryptocurrency) trading education through group classes, private events, public speaking, public events, and our free weekly newsletter. We offer classes and events at our state-of-the-art Trade Lab in Columbus, OH.
Tell us about your company’s mission and values
At The Chartist Academy, we believe anyone who wants to take financial control of their future should have the ability to do so. Financial security typically requires people to invest or trade in the stock market. However, the stock market has a reputation for being complicated and confusing. It doesn’t have to be though! At The Chartist Academy, we teach simple and repeatable fundamentals of successful trading that reduce risk and maximize profitability, and we do it with an in-person, hands-on approach.
What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?
The Chamber offers more services than any new business could possibly ask for. Between the business development, networking, brand awareness and consulting services that the Chamber provides, The Chartist Academy intends on fully utilizing them all!
How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?
Over the last 15 years, The Chartist Academy’s founder and lead instructor has taught more than 4,000 students in 30 countries how to trade and invest in the stock and options markets. He has written over 3,000 articles and newsletters on the technical analysis of stocks, appearing on sites such as Google Finance, Entrepreneur, Yahoo Finance and MarketWatch. As the advisor for more than a dozen trade advisory services, he guides thousands of members each day to trade using The Chartist Academy’s strategies. Being in the market every single day, engaging with so many students and members, requires The Chartist Academy to stay on top of industry trends.
What is your company culture like?
Our culture is encouraging, supportive and fun. We’re passionate about educating people to confidently trade or invest in stocks, options and even cryptocurrencies. As a new business, we’re open to collaborating with businesses, educational institutions, and other organizations in the city to educate and empower people to take financial control of their futures.
What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?
As The Chartist Academy staff grows, our measurement of employee success will be a simple one: Are they happy in their position with us? We will strive to insure that they are fulfilled in the tasks they are performing, appropriately compensated, work in a positive environment, and have the highest possible work-life balance.
What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?
Columbus is an incredible place with so many strengths! It’s filled with educated and entrepreneurial people interested into learning and growing financially. We have so many educational institutions, a thriving community of young and older professionals, and numerous businesses contributing to the economy. In addition to the job opportunities, Columbus has a thriving social scene offering many ways for people to get connected and involved in the city.