A Beginners Guide to Investing in the Stock Market
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A Beginners Guide to Investing in the Stock Market

Learn Our Step-by-Step Process to Find, Analyze, and Value Stocks and Invest with Absolute Confidence
4.5 (243 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,517 students enrolled
Created by Tom Vilord
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • After completing our course, our students will be able to determine what to look for in a great potential investment, when to enter into a position, when to exit a position, how to consistently find investment ideas that you can act on, and so much more!
  • This course is for beginners, as the title describes. A basic knowledge of the stock market is not required. All that is required is a willingness to learn and apply what we teach.

Many people find investing in the stock market very intriguing and exciting, but the investment industry wants you to believe that investing is too complicated to do it on your own.  They want you to believe that you need to pay the Wall Street professionals to do if for you.  The fact of the matter is investing is actually very simple once you learn how to do it properly. 


We built this course, so you can learn how to invest on your and take back control of your financial lives.  Learn the Basics of Investing in the Stock Market Using our Step-By Step Process to Find, Analyze, and Value Stocks so You Can Invest with Absolute Confidence!


This course is designed for investors who are just starting out but don’t know where to start.  It’s also designed for those who do have some investing experience but aren’t quite seeing the returns that you hoped for, and for those who have used financial professionals in the past but are fed up with paying high fees for low performance and are now ready to take control of their own financial future, TODAY!


As we guide you through 8 workshops together via professionally recorded audio/video slideshows, you are going to learn all the basics that you need to know before you invest a penny, and then we will show you the exact steps we go through on a daily basis to:

·         Find potential investment opportunities we can act on now

·         Determine if this is a quality investment

·         When to buy a stock at the right price

·         When to sell based on FACTS, not emotions

·         How to build a properly diversified portfolio

·         How to manage portfolio risk

·         Daily, weekly, and monthly routine for consistently finding new opportunities.


If you want a step-by-step process to earn consistent profits investing in the stock market, then this course may be for you.   A basic knowledge of the stock market is not required.  All that is required is a willingness to learn and apply what we teach.


After completing our course, you will be able to invest with absolute confidence as you will be now be able identify solid, fundamentally sound investment opportunities that you can profit from in any market condition for the rest of your life!  We will be teaching you methods that you will be able to implement immediately to consistently earn better investing results.  These methods are easy to understand and very easy to apply. 


Our goal is to make sure that you put into action all the education that you have learned in our course.  A great education is meaningless if you don’t apply your new-found knowledge.  Once you have completed the course, we would like to offer a complimentary one-hour strategy session to keep you accountable, answer any questions you may have, and help you start off on the right path once you have finished the course.  This is complimentary but not mandatory. 

Who this course is for:
  • If you have a desire to invest in stocks, but don't know where to start, this course is for you. If you are an experienced investor, this is not for you.
Course content
Expand 11 lectures 04:57:42
+ A Beginners Guide to Investing in the Stock Market
11 lectures 04:57:42

Welcome to the Stock Market Basics program!

This video shows you how the program works and how to get the most out of it. From the training structure, resources in each section, customer support and more.

We highly recommend watching this video before starting the program.

Preview 08:51


This is a full overview of the core parts we focus on to get results. This video is extremely important to understand the road ahead.
Here's what we cover in this section:

* Is Investing Right for You

* Risk Tolerance

* Investment Objectives

* Time Horizon

* Current Investments

* Common Investing Mistakes

* Goal Setting

Preview 22:12


Before you make a purchase decision, you should be aware of the many types of investment categories that exist, what the benefits of each are as well as the risks involved.

Here's what we cover in this section:

* Owning Investments

* Advantages/Disadvantages

* IPO vs Secondary Market

* Stock Categories:

          Common vs. Preferred



          Small Cap

          Mid Cap

          Large Cap

          Industry Groups

Preview 24:48


All investments carry some level of risk. Even cash in the bank has certain risks. We cover what each of those risks are here in this section. We can't eliminate it entirely, but there are many things we can do to reduce that risk. That is what you will learn in this section.

Here's what we cover:

* Common Investment Risks

* Diversification

* Asset Allocation

* Rebalancing

Preview 18:36


You are almost ready to buy shares of your first stock (or your next stock if you aren't a rookie). Before you do, there are a few things you need to be aware of before clicking the "Send Order" button, such as where to open an account, what type of account is appropriate for you. Is the stock a liquid stock with a small spread, and what type of order should be placed.

Here's what we cover:

* Types of Brokerage Firms

* Account Types



* Ticker Symbol

* Trading Volume

* Transaction Types

          Market Order

          Limit Order

          Stop Order

Preview 38:31


This is my favorite section in the entire course because this is information is how we find GOLD!!!

The numbers in a company's financial reports are there for a reason. This information tells us if this is a solid, fundamentally sound business that is growing in the right direction or if this is a potential sinking ship. As an investor in the stock market, this information is our most valuable tool. By knowing what to look for in a solid business that you may potentially invest in, you eliminate so much risk.

This will also help you to invest with absolute confidence and eliminate the biggest killer to portfolio returns...EMOTIONS. Once you know what a solid business looks like, you will invest by using facts, not emotions. And this will put so many odds of having successful investments in your favor.

Here's what we cover:

* What is Fundamental Analysis

* Earnings, EPS, and Growth Rates

* Price to Earnings

* Cash Flow

* Debt

* Net Profit Margins

* Return on Equity

* Return on Assets

* Return on Capital

* Sales/Revenue

* Company Specific News

Preview 25:05


In this section, you are going to learn a very simple, yet extremely effective way to figure out what a stock SHOULD be worth. 

As Value Investors, we never pay full price for anything, especially stocks that we may invest in.  After this section, you will know, with a high degree of accuracy, what the intrinsic value of a company is.  Once you know this information, you will know when to buy, and that is when it is trading at a discount to fair value, aka, it's on sale.  You will know when not to buy and that is when a stock is fairly priced (remember...we only buy when the stock is on sale).  This could be a good time to put a stock on your watch list.  You will also be able to identify the right times to sell, and that is when the stock is overvalued, aka, it's trading for more than it is worth.

Here's what we cover:

* Intro to Valuations

* Valuation Method #1

Preview 28:39


So far we have spent a good amount of time discussing the topic of individual stocks.  However, some of you may not have any interest investing directly into individual stocks, but would prefer a diversified, passive style of investing instead.

Passive investing means you are handing over the day to day management of the assets to the professional fund managers, while the investor still gets to participate in the market. 

As Warren Buffett says: If you don't have the time, knowledge, or desire to invest directly into individual stocks, then your best bet would be to invest into a passive fund, such as an Index Fund.

There are a few ways that investors can invest in a passive investment strategy.  The two most common are Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds, also known as ETF's.  In this section, we are going to cover these two in detail including the pros and cons of each, the fees that you need to be aware of BEFORE investing into either type of fund, and a full side by side comparison of each strategy.

Here's what we cover:

* Mutual Funds

* Fund Fees

* Exchange Traded Funds

Preview 38:29


Technical Analysis is very important for two reasons: First, it helps us get into a long-term position when we know that an uptrend has started. Our goal is to invest in great businesses...at GREAT prices. Often times, a great company will only be at a great price because it is temporarily out of favor. This means it has dropped in price due to selling. We don't want to get in too early if the stock is dropping, so we use many of the indicators taught in this section to tell us when the selling has ended, and when it is safe to buy the stock.

The second reason we use technical analysis is to help us find the trend on our short-term trades, where to place the trade, and when to exit a trade.

Here's what we cover:

* What is Technical Analysis

* Trends for Short-Term Trading

* Higher Highs/Higher Lows

* Lower Highs/Lower Lows

* Moving Average

* Stochastics

* Relative Strength Index

* W%R


* Arrows

* Support/Resistance

Preview 32:24


You now have the tools to start buying stocks and investing with absolute confidence in your research. Now it's time to properly build and manage your portfolio.

Here's what we cover:

* Creating a Portfolio

* Risk and Position Size

* Managing a Portfolio

Preview 28:21


You are all ready to go!!! Now what? Now that you have laid the proper foundation for your life as an investor, you may be wondering...WHAT DO I BUY??? We are going to answer that questions in this section. You are going to learn my NUMBER 1 favorite way to find stocks that are ready to move much sooner than later. This is where my biggest, and most frequent winners come from.

We are also going to give you a step-by-step routine for consistently finding stocks that you may consider buying. I will share with you my daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly routine for finding stocks to put on my watch list.
Here's what we cover:

* Routine for Finding Stocks

* Monitoring your Watch List

* Creating a Trade Journal

Preview 31:46