How to Start Building Wealth Investing in the Stock Market
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How to Start Building Wealth Investing in the Stock Market

Simple personal finance course covering the stock market, stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, saving, investing, building wealth
4.4 (58 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,308 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Invest in the stock market, on your own, using only around 4 hours per year
  • Switch off the noise related to the stock market and focus on the long-term
  • Feel confident that you can manage your own financial future
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Requirements
  • You will benefit most from this course if you know NOTHING about the stock market
  • There is nothing required to take this course, only that you are looking ahead and wondering how you can secure your financial future.
Description

Does the stock market seem overwhelming to you? Have you wanted to start investing but each time you do it you hit a roadblock? This course will teach you the most important things you need to know about investing in the stock market in a simple and easy to understand way. When you finish this course you will have what you need to start investing in the stock market and take control of your own financial future.

Who is the target audience?
  • Uninterested in the stock market? This course is for you!
  • Hate the stock market? This course is for you!
  • This course is not for those looking for a fancy new stock market trading method
  • Don't take this course if you are looking to learn how to value a stock or invest like Warren Buffet
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
03:26:11
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Introduction - Get to know the course and the community
1 Lecture 02:44

We kick off this course with a short introduction about why I wrote this course and how you can benefit from it.

Preview 02:44
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Part 1: Planning, simplicity, start early, and be realistic
12 Lectures 01:15:29

Learn the benefits of creating a written plan and what goes into it

Preview 08:50

In this short video I talk about the new vocabulary presented in chapter 1

1. Create a written plan and follow it-Terms
06:49

Give your best answer to make sure you completely learned the material

1. Create a written plan and follow it
5 questions

2. Intro - Simplicity beats complexity; keep it simple
01:15

Wear your "financial seat belt” by owning at least 10 stocks

2. Simplicity beats complexity; keep it simple
11:07

2. Simplicity beats complexity; keep it simple-Terms
04:26

Simplicity beats complexity; keep it simple
5 questions

3. Intro - Start early; time really is money!
01:28

Start now to benefit from future decades of compound interest

3. Start early; time really is money!
12:36

3. Start early; time really is money!-Terms
03:32

Start early; time really is money!
5 questions

4. Intro - Be realistic about stock market returns
02:54

Run a business to make yourself rich, and use the stock market to grow your wealth

4. Be realistic about stock market returns
17:46

4. Be realistic about stock market returns-Terms
03:51

Be realistic about stock market returns
5 questions
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Part 2: Do it yourself, avoid big mistakes, save, and keep costs low
12 Lectures 01:00:31
5. Intro - Do it yourself; pros don’t always work for you
03:47

Remove the guesswork, buy a passively managed index fund or ETF

5. Do it yourself; pros don’t always work for you
11:33

5. Do it yourself; pros don’t always work for you-Terms
03:54

Do it yourself; pros don't always work for you
5 questions

6. Intro - Youthful mistakes hurt more than you think
02:45

Don’t wait, start investing now, no one can do it for you

6. Youthful mistakes hurt more than you think
11:26

6. Youthful mistakes hurt more than you think-Terms
01:34

Youthful mistakes hurt more than you think
5 questions

7. Intro - Start building wealth through savings
03:03

Take pleasure in spending less than you make

7. Start building wealth through savings
07:07

7. Start building wealth through savings-Terms
00:43

Start building wealth through savings
5 questions

8. Intro - Keep financial costs as low as possible
04:32

Keep fees and taxes low with a passively managed index fund

8. Keep financial costs as low as possible
08:55

8. Keep financial costs as low as possible-Terms
01:12

Keep financial costs as low as possible
5 questions
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Part 3: Diversify, blend in bonds, don't trade too much-stay cool
12 Lectures 01:07:27
9. Intro - Diversify to reduce risk of loss
02:43

Achieve diversification through a passively managed index fund that owns shares in all stocks in your nation or across the world

9. Diversify to reduce risk of loss
10:06

9. Diversify to reduce risk of loss-Terms
01:45

Diversify to reduce risk of loss
5 questions

10. Intro - A mix of stocks and bonds is vital
03:25

Own stocks in a ratio of 110 minus your age, and the rest should be in bonds

10. A mix of stocks and bonds is vital
16:28

10. A mix of stocks and bonds is vital-Terms
03:54

A mix of stocks and bonds is vital
5 questions

11. Intro - Do not trade too much
01:50

Reduce action. Invest, let it be or risk big long-term losses

11. Do not trade too much
09:27

11. Do not trade too much-Terms
00:34

Do not trade too much
5 questions

12. Intro - Cool heads win in the end
03:41

In the long run, stock markets bounce back. Don’t try to time the stock market, it’s a loser’s game

12. Cool heads win in the end
12:21

12: Cool heads win in the end-Terms
01:13

Cool heads win in the end
5 questions
About the Instructor
Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA
4.7 Average rating
83 Reviews
7,739 Students
3 Courses
Award-Winning Analyst, Investing Expert, Public Speaker

Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA

Andrew has been a financial analyst his whole career and has lived in Asia since 1992. He has been a university lecturer, in addition to his full time work, for more than two decades and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and an MBA both from California State University. He also earned his PhD in finance from the University of Science and Technology of China. In addition, he is has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2001.

Teaching three main topics

*Quality management through his book, "Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points"

*Finance for beginners using his book, "You Won't Get Rich in the Stock Market...Until You Change the Way You Think About it"

*How to give great presentations through his course, "Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence"

Teaching his real work business experience

Andrew co-founded A. Stotz Investment Research Limited (which provides investment services) and A. Stotz Academy (where he shares his knowledge on various subjects related to finance and business).

Over his 20+-year career Andrew has been an equity analyst for large investment banks, with his most recent position as a portfolio strategist and managing director. Over that time he has written thousands of pages of equity research and was previously voted No. 1 analyst in Thailand.

He is an Advisory Board member at Thammasat Business School at Thammasat University and the President of CFA Society Thailand. In 1995, he co-founded CoffeeWORKS Co. Ltd., Thailand’s leading specialty coffee roaster.

Andrew is the author of two books: "You Won't Get Rich in the Stock Market...Until You Change the Way You Think About it" and "Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points"