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Learn Finance from Movies & TV: Billions, Wolf of Wall St.

By an Award Winning MBA Prof who worked at Goldman Sachs, at Hedge Funds and in the Venture Capital industry
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (176 ratings)
6,183 students
1hr 21min of on-demand video
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How Hedge Funds make money
How Activist investors like Hedge Fund icon Carl Icahn and Private Equity firms make money (case study on the breakup of eBay and PayPal)
How trading floors work on the Buy Side and on the Sell Side
How Investment Banking works
How to sell (and not "oversell")
How some Hedge Funds violate Insider Trading rules and what the rules are
How Hedge Funds can tell if a CEO they are meeting with may not be telling the truth (based on training I received from 20+ year former FBI and CIA employees)
Why Over the Counter Securities are often the worst investments
Why using leverage and some derivatives products are not the best ways to invest
Catalyst based investing

Requirements

  • No prior finance or accounting or investing experience is required to take this course

Description

Welcome to my free course called Learn Finance from Movies & TV: (from Billions, The Wolf of Wall Street and the movie Wall Street). This course is a fun way to learn about finance by analyzing finance movies and television programs.

In this course are videos I made that discuss how accurate are shows and movies like Billions, the Wolf of Wall Street and the movie Wall Street, based on my experience working on wall street at Goldman Sachs, the largest Hedge Funds and in the Venture Capital industry. At the end of this course , there is a short quiz based on the videos. I hope you enjoy this free course and thank you!

Topics covered in this course include: 

  • How Hedge Funds make money

  • How Activist investors like Hedge Fund icon Carl Icahn and Private Equity firms make money (case study on the breakup of eBay and PayPal)

  • How trading floors work on the Buy Side and on the Sell Side

  • How Investment Banking works

  • Catalyst based investing

  • How to sell (and not "oversell")

  • How some Hedge Funds violate Insider Trading rules and what the rules are

  • How Hedge Funds can tell if a CEO they are meeting with may not be telling the truth (based on training I received at a large Hedge Fund from 20+ year former FBI and CIA employees)

  • Why Over the Counter Securities are often the worst investments

  • Why using leverage and some derivatives products are not the best ways to invest

By An Award Winning Business Professor, Columbia University MBA Graduate (Majored in Finance) and former Goldman Sachs Employee who is also the author of the #1 best selling business course on Udemy called An Entire MBA in 1 Course. He is also the author of 101 Crucial Lessons They Don’t Teach You in Business School, which Forbes calls “1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs need to read right now.”

I hope you enjoy the course and thank you!

Chris


Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning about finance in an edutaining way by analyzing popular finance television shows and movies.

Instructor

Finance, Business, AI, Excel and Public Speaking Courses
Chris Haroun | 1.4 Million Students | #1 Best Selling Business & Finance Prof.
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Please join me for my weekly Office Hours Q&A on my YouTube channel every Thursday from 8am until 10am Pacific time. Here is my bio thanks: 

Chris Haroun is the founder & CEO of the 300+ hour online Haroun MBA Degree Program®, an award winning business school professor, MBA graduate from Columbia University & former Goldman Sachs employee. He has raised/managed over $1bn in his career.

He also has work experience at hedge fund giant Citadel, consulting firm Accenture & several firms that he has started, including an investment firm that had a venture capital investment in Facebook several years before the Facebook IPO.

Chris has sold more than 2,000,000 of his online business & self improvement courses in 12 languages in 196 countries and his courses have been profiled in Business Insider, NBC, Inc, Forbes, CNN, Entrepreneur & on other business news websites. Chris is the author of the #1 best selling online business course called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course®” & many other courses.

He’s the author of the book "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School®,"​ which Business Insider wrote is "the most popular book of 2016."​ Forbes called this book "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now."​

He is a frequent guest lecturer at several Bay Area MBA schools including Berkeley & Stanford. He also has an undergraduate degree with a major in Management Information Systems & International Business from McGill University where he is a McGill University Dobson Fellow (awarded for his work mentoring students with start up business models).

He has founded several companies & served on the boards of several Bay Area companies & charities, including The LEMO Foundation & Providing Opportunities for Women. His #1 charitable focus is currently building schools in Rwanda and other countries, as well as continuing to provide many scholarships to students all over the world.

According to Business Insider "Haroun is one of the highest rated professors on Udemy, so you can expect to be in good hands through the course of your education."​

He is passionate about education as he believes that all problems can be solved via education. Chris lives in Hillsborough, California with his wife Christine and his 3 sons Andrew, Matthew and Dylan.

Chris lives by this quote: Don’t expect to accomplish your dreams in life unless you help others accomplish theirs first.

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