About Horizon

Karl Ahlstedt is the founder of The Horizon Institute, and has previously worked at some of the largest investment companies in Wales. Karl holds a degree in business management and studied post graduate investment management at a top UK university.

Disappointed in the education offered by get rich quick schemes that litter the internet, Karl set up The Horizon Institute to teach finance and trading to the same level as he received at top UK universities and investment firms.



Traders come from all walks of life and have diverse backgrounds. Yet successful traders approach trading as they always have - through systematic analysis & structured approach.

This includes:

  • Picking up on things others miss
  • How to effectively manage risk and emotions
  • Traditional technical and fundamental analysis

We have created a series of courses to guide you through the journey of becoming a successfull trader.

Investing for Beginners

Horizon Institute instructor Karl Ahlstedt created Investing in Shares for Beginners, an online course that will teach and prepare you with the basics of the stock market and investing.

Investing for Beginners

Investment Masterclass

This course is for investors and traders with at least one year of investing experience. The Investment Management Masterclass is designed around a Masters in Finance with a strong emphasis on trading and investment management.

Investment Masterclass

Trading Journal for Equities

Ideal for traders of every stage. A trading journal is a must-have tool for every serious trader who wants to survive and thrive in this business.

Trading Journal for Equities

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Industry Experience

Our team has a wealth of industry experience working in some of the UK’s largest financial institutions. It is a prerequisite that anyone who joins our team must have previously worked in the realm of trading or investment management in a professional setting. We continually train our team to ensure consistency in the quality and delivery of the education we provide.

Holistic Approach

We understand from experience that becoming a successful trader takes time, hard work and patience. Our holistic approach to training allows you to gain a comprehensive understanding of trading across all key areas in turn through our Online Courses, reducing the risk of knowledge gaps – a problem many seminar-based courses cannot guarantee.