So You Want to be a Stock Market Genius?
An easily understandable approach to learning about stocks and business.
About the Course
Learn about investing in stocks without needing an MBA.
What Drives a Business
Learn the basics of business and how businesses create value for their customers.
Why do Stocks Prices Move
Understand why stock prices change day to day and how to spot opportunities in the market.
Invest For Yourself
Dive into the trading simulation to see exactly how it feels to be an investor with skin in the game.
What You'll Learn
A lesson by lesson break down of the course.
Lesson 1What is a business and why should I care?In the first lesson we seek to understand exactly what it means to be in business. Why do companies exist in the first place? What benefits are bestowed onto the owners of a company?
Lesson 2How does a stock work?Making the conceptual leap from understanding a business to understanding the stock of a given business business can be hard. In lesson 2 we break down exactly what it means to own stock in a company that you're already familiar with: The Walt Disney Company.
Lesson 3What is a stock worth?It's obvious that companies should be worth something: Companies own actual stuff after all. But how to estimate a value for what a company is worth is not at all obvious. In this lesson, I layout an easy to learn framework for valuing a company.
Lesson 4Real world case studiesIn the fourth lesson we will analyze 3 real world case studies of companies that you already know and probably understand: Coca-Cola, Mcdonald's, and Amazon. We look at how these businesses operate and work through an analysis of each to assign a value to the stocks.
Trading SimSee how investing works in real lifeThe investing simulator allows you to get a sense of how investing works in the real world. It follows 5 companies over a 10 year peoriod. Every two days for 3 weeks you will recieve real world information about these companies and be asked to make an investment decision to grow your portfolio.
Each of the four lessons is structured in a way that easily digestable and fun to complete.
75 Minutes of Video Content
Each lesson contains 3 short (5-7 minutes) and entertaining videos explaining the core concepts.
Following the video content for each lesson you will be presented with a case story and worksheet to cement the ideas that were covered in the videos.
Tips From a Market Pro
Throughout the course I provide advice on real world data sources and strategies I used as an institutional investment advisor to find success.
Real World Trading Simulation
Take the lessons learned into the trading simulation that incorporates real world data into a 3 exercise that will give you a taste or real world investing.
What You'll Learn
Over the course of the curriculum your child will learn:
Qualitative Business Analysis
Develop a sense of how a business makes money and how consistent its cash flows will be.
Financial Statement Analysis
Understand what the major financial statements are and how they are used to inform decision making.
Estimate the value of a business and convert that estimate into an investment decision.
Put yourself on a path to financial literacy
Ok, so calling the course "Be a Stock Market Genius" is tongue in cheek. I can't turn you into that - no one can. What I can do is provide you with a solid foundation to make good investment decisions.