Short Master Investing

Learning has never been so profitable

E-learning & individual coaching go hand in hand during this unique Short Master.

The Short Master is designed for those wanting to excel their investing results, powered by NVAO accredited University.

After completion, you will have the same skills as professional investors. As a result, you will have huge advantages.  

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About this course

Anyone can open an investment account and start investing; it’s easy. But what characterises a successful investor? The creators of this Short Master have more than 60 years of combined experience in coaching investors. They know what a successful investor does and what not! All this knowledge and especially experience have been bundled and brought together in this Master’s program. We discuss the theory of all products, but especially how to apply this in practice. You will learn which strategies work for whom and why. Only a few private investors know this, giving you a head start!  

Academy for Investors Short Master is unique and the only Short Master Investing program in the Netherlands! It covers everything about investing in the stock market and is a complete training of approximately half a year.

This hybrid Short Master Investing is suitable for people who have never invested and investors with experience. We determine at which level you can enter based on a thorough personal intake interview. If you have any exemptions, you may start from a different level. The Short Master requires a University level of interpretation. It’s ideal for private investors wanting to become better at investing and earn more returns but also for professionals in the financial sector looking to up their game. 

The basis of this course is online. In addition, several one-on-one sessions exist between the student, the teachers and fellow students.


The chance that you will become a successful investor increases significantly after completing this Short Master.

At the end of this Short Master, you will have the same skills as many professional investors!

This Short Master is a
collaboration between Academy for Investors and 
NVAO accredited University, Netherlands
Business Academy (NLBA).
 After completion, you
receive an official diploma and a Digital Badge known as ‘ Edu- badges’. These
badges are a digital representation of an obtained certificate or diploma.
Badges can be shared and verified online easily and securely through online
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more information about the Edu-badge.

This Short Master is a half-year course combining e-learning and
individual coaching, powered by an International University in the Netherlands
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Why choose this Short Master Investing


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Short Master curriculum

  1. Introduction by Kaspar Huijsman
  2. Introducing the teachers
  3. Functionality
  1. History of the stock market
  2. What is a stock?
  3. Why invest in stocks?
  4. How does the stock market work?
  5. Which shares should you buy and when?
  6. Risk & Return
  7. Fundamental analysis
  8. Technical analysis
  9. Order types
  10. Your investment plan


Free Extra Bonus Course

  1. History of the stock market
  2. Investing in stocks
  3. Why should you invest in stocks?
  4. More in depth about the functionality of the stock market
  5. Risk and Return
  6. Fundamental analysis
  7. Technical analysis
  8. Interpretation of macro events
  9. Your investment plan
  1. What is an ETF?
  2. Why do ETFs need a KID
  3. Why investors should invest in ETFs
  4. Different sorts of ETFs
  5. How to incorporate ETFs into your portfolio
  1. Introduction: bonds
  2. What is a bond?
  3. Characteristics of bonds
  4. Yield on bonds
  5. Risks on bonds
  6. Different bonds
  7. How to invest in bonds
  1. Background & History 
  2. What is an option?
  3. Why invest in options?
  4. What is a call-option?
  5. What is a put-option?
  6. Characteristics of option contracts
  7. The price of an option
  8. When to buy and sell call options?
  9. When to buy and sell put options?
  10. Summary and conclusion

 Free extra’s; 

  1. Bonus lessons 
  1. Refresh your knowledge
  2. The price of an option
  3. Implied volatility and standard deviation
  4. Margin
  5. Introduction to option strategies
  6. Call spreads
  7. Put spreads
  8. Long call, short put (synthetic shares)
  9. Long put, short call
  10. Long & short straddles
  11. Long & short strangles
  12. Iron condor
  13. Ratio put spread
  14. Butterfly
  15. Conclusion


  1. Exclusive interview – Retired market maker
  2. Three bonus lessons 
  1. What is the FX market?
  2. Importance and impact of FX
  3. Forex terminology
  4. Different currency pairs
  5. Creating a vision on FX
  6. Hedge your FX risk
  7. Example portfolio basic
  8. How to trade FX
  9. FX options
  10. FX forwards

On top of the comprehensive curriculum, there is more!
Our bonus lessons cover insight into after-market trading, exclusive interviews with investment professionals, and more.

The recognized quality of NLBA -
NVAO accredited

The high level of our courses is guaranteed as NVAO recognized Master and Bachelor trainers. The courses are provided by experienced professionals who, in addition to their teaching position, also hold a position in the business community or government. They are professionals with an impressive CV and they are often affiliated with other Dutch universities or have management or training experience at the larger companies in the Netherlands.

From our students

Who will be teaching you

Short Master Investing is developed and supported by the people who co-founded the first online broker in the Netherlands in 1999 and the first Investors Academy in 2004. The team behind this course has more than 60 years of experience guiding and coaching investors daily. All this knowledge and experience has been implemented in this partly online & offline Master. The theory is, of course, discussed extensively. The red line throughout this course is the practice. It has proven to work. We practise it daily with our clients via our regulated Finance broker Hugo Investing. The academy has compiled the Short Master Investing for investors in collaboration with the accredited dutch business academy.

The teachers have been investors for decades and have developed the Master together with investors, so theory and practice go hand in hand.

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Kaspar Huijsman 

Kaspar worked for BinckBank for over 22 years. He launched the Spanish Branch of the bank in 2006, initially to support Dutch ex-pat investors in Spain – a service that subsequently expanded to include other ex-pat residents and non-residents throughout the country. Kaspar is a seasoned expert in investing. He is passionate about investing and is often invited to lecture for groups, universities and rotary clubs about financial education. 

Martin Totté 

Martin is an experienced account manager who was part of the Spanish BinckBank team for over 12  years (BinckBank is now Hugo Investing). “For me, the most important thing is that clients keep their portfolios together when markets are bearish. Resisting reflex impulses is more often than not rewarded in the mid to longer term. My main goal is teaching our clients which instruments to use at what moment.”

Taco te Gussinklo 

Taco was an active trader before he joined the team as an account manager. “It’s nice to pass that knowledge on and show people how to invest, whether they are experienced investors or people who have simply decided to take more control of their money. Our door is always open to them.”

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