IM Academy is an online educational platform specializing in financial markets and e-commerce. The Academy has also recently added programs in social media and mindset development. It’s known for its emphasis on live interaction with educators in an online format and its library of prerecorded video lessons, readings, market strategies, apps, and market scanners.
Students may turn to IM Academy because of the flexibility of an online program accessible 24/7 or because they’re interested in the Academy’s supportive online community. Now in its 10th year, the Academy has built a reputation in the crowded field of online education platforms. Here are five of the unique benefits the Academy offers.
1. A wide range of programs.
IM Academy was founded in 2013 and initially focused on the foreign exchange (forex) market, educating students on how market participants exchange currency pairs such as the euro and U.S. dollar in the world’s largest market. However, as the financial world has evolved in the subsequent decade, the Academy has adapted to offer programs in new and dynamic markets.
In addition to its flagship FRX Academy for the forex market, IM Academy now offers the DCX Academy for students interested in cryptocurrency, as well as the SFX Academy, which covers stocks and futures and was designed in collaboration with “Fibonacci Queen” Carolyn Boroden. For students who want to learn about a fast-paced approach to market engagement that can be applied across markets, IM Academy offers TBX, which covers an intraday, time-based approach known as scalping.
IM Academy has also expanded into areas beyond financial markets in recent years, responding to student demand to enter new arenas relevant in the increasingly digital world. These include the ECX Academy, which educates students on how to launch and manage an online store, and the SMX Academy, a social media marketing program that educates students about the ins and outs of social media influencing on platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.
In 2022, the Academy launched its TLX travel and lifestyle service, which gives members access to an online platform used to book hotels and resorts at discounted rates. TLX also occasionally organizes themed trips based on educational topics covered in the academies. It also launched the MMX Academy, or Mindset Mastery Academy, to help students harness a positive mindset with an openness to mentorship.
For those students who want access to all of the above programs, IM Academy offers the ALL-IN program, which provides membership to the Academy’s entire range of offerings at a discounted rate.
2. A pattern-based approach to chart analysis.
While IM Academy covers a variety of financial markets, its approach to market education is unified by an emphasis on understanding how market charts work and how participants look for patterns in chart activity at different timescales. This approach, known as technical analysis, involves using historical price and volume data to identify patterns and trends in the market.
For example, one commonly used pattern studied at IM Academy is the Fibonacci retracement pattern, which is based on the idea that markets tend to retrace a predictable portion of a move, after which they continue in the original direction. Fibonacci retracement levels are calculated based on key ratios related to the Fibonacci sequence, a mathematical pattern observed throughout nature and art.
Another key concept covered at IM Academy is support and resistance levels, which are used to identify potential points where a market may either encounter buying pressure (support) or selling pressure (resistance). These levels are determined by looking at historical price data and identifying areas where the market has previously struggled to move beyond or has bounced back from.
A support level is a price level below which a stock or other financial asset is unlikely to fall, as it’s supported by demand. When the price approaches a support level, buyers will typically step in and start buying, which can create a floor under the price and push it higher.
On the other hand, a resistance level is a price level above which a stock or other financial asset is unlikely to rise, as it’s met with selling pressure from sellers. When the price approaches a resistance level, sellers will typically step in and start selling, which can create a ceiling over the price and push it lower.
These are just a few of the many pattern-based approaches covered across IM Academy’s range of educational programs, strategies, and apps.
3. Access to strategies, apps, and scanners.
In order to guide their education in chart analysis, IM Academy students receive access to strategies, mobile apps, and scanners that analyze market charts. For example, the Academy’s IMpulse scanner uses proprietary technology to distill dozens of market variables into easy-to-follow visualizations that represent market direction and momentum for a variety of assets, including cryptocurrencies, currency pairs, commodities, and stocks.
4. Live online and in-person mentorship and learning.
Students who sign up for any of IM Academy’s programs have access to live online mentorship through the Academy’s GoLive service. GoLive offers students the opportunity to engage in online video discussions with educators. They can discuss strategies and market trends, or follow up on topics covered in the asynchronous content such as prerecorded videos and readings.
IM Academy also hosts live in-person events where students, educators, and independent business owners can network and discuss market engagement and educational strategies. These events feature keynote addresses from Academy leaders, including CEO and co-founder Chris Terry and CFO Isis Terry.
The events are scheduled on an international scale. Past events have been held in locations such as Palm Beach, Florida; Barcelona, Spain; Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona; Zurich; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Orlando, Florida. An upcoming event is scheduled for Zagreb, Croatia, from September 7-10.
5. A vibrant international community.
The list of event locations speaks to the global reach of the Academy. For example, in recent years, IM Academy Spain, France, Germany, and Italy have experienced significant growth. The Academy also offers its programs in several languages. In addition to those mentioned above, languages offered include Portuguese, Mandarin, and Polish.
For those interested in financial markets, e-commerce, or even social media and lifestyle, IM Academy could offer a community and learning materials to support an educational journey.
Note: IM Mastery Academy is not an advisory or broker service. IM Mastery Academy provides online educational services only.