Easy Stock Market Success In Simple Steps
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Easy Stock Market Success In Simple Steps

How I Made $30,000 Using Common Sense, And Other Winning Strategies
4.4 (4 ratings)
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Created by Brett Hargreaves
Last updated 12/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the Basics of Investing
  • How To Find GROWING Companies
  • How to EASILY Analyse a Company
  • How to Separate Good Investments from the Bad
  • How to Reduce Risk
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  • A Computer
  • An Internet Connection
  • A Desire to make money!

Have you ever wanted to learn about investing in companies? How to trade stocks and shares?

Do you like the idea of building a lucrative investment portfolio, but are scared of all the horror stories you hear? You know the ones – how people have literally lost there houses on a bad investment?

Would you like to take control of your wealth but don’t have the time to sit and watch stock market prices all day long?

Like you, I have a full time job, and like you I always wanted to get involved in the stock market – but I simply didn’t know where to start!

Early on in my investing I made lots of mistakes.  I made a bit of money, then lost some on a bad bet.

But through research, a bit of trial and error, and ultimately a modicum of common sense – I learnt what most other investors don’t want you to know – that investing in the stock market is actually easy, relatively straight forward, doesn’t require you to give up your job – and with a few simple rules - can be safer than you think!

As my experience grew I transferred £10k into my own managed portfolio.  In no time at all my investments had grown to £30k! All without having to put any more money in.

Let’s be clear on this – I’m not a financial wiz.  I just learnt a handful of basic principles – and then did it all whilst holding down a full time job and busy family life!

Now I want to show you just how easy it can be – and help you succeed too!

In my course I’ll teach you;

  • The basics of investing – what exactly ARE stocks, shares, ISAs, SIPPs bonds and gilts?
  • Where to find stocks that are growing and have real potential;
  • All the FREE tools you need.
  • How to perform SIMPLE analysis of a company – get to the core of what you need to know.
  • How to separate the good investments from the bad
  • How to reduce risk as much as possible to stop you from losing it all on one bad deal.

I’ll assume you don’t know the first thing of investing, that you don’t have time to spend all day scouring the financial times or glued to stock price tickers.

By the end you’ll know your PE Ratios from your Market Caps – and you’ll have the confidence to invest without putting you house at risk!

So join my course – EASY STOCK MARKET SUCCESS IN SIMPLE STEPS – and take control of YOUR finances.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to take control of their investments
  • Anyone who wants to make more money
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
2 Lectures 08:36

Just a quick welcome! And brief overview of the course.

Preview 01:50

Stocks, Shares and Other Investing 101
9 Lectures 37:22

People invest for difference reasons. Here we discuss some of them.

Preview 03:53

$10, $100, $1,000,000,000,000!!???

How much do you need to invest? As always it's not QUITE that simple. :-)

How Much Should I Invest?

What are the options for normal Savings and what are ISAs in the UK?

Savings & ISAs

Heard the term but no idea what they are? Actually Bonds and Gilts can be handy additions to anyone's portfolio, and I'll explain why.

Bonds & Gilts

Don't know your SIPP from an ISA? Let's have a look at what a SIPP is (hint - it's an acronym for Self Invested Pension Fund) - and why ISAs and Pensions are such great investment vehicles!

SIPPS & Pensions

No, it's nothing to do with bushes. But actually Hedge Funds (sometimes known just as funds) are great ways for novice Investors or those with not much Capital to get started.

Hedge Funds

At last! What exactly ARE Stocks and Shares!

Stocks and Shares

OK, you want to trade? You'll need a broker!

Using a Stock Broker

Let's introduce the tools (i.e. websites) we'll be using.

I'll also run through how you place a trade on a typical Broker site.

Tools and Sites for Share Research & Investing
How to Find Companies Worth Your Money!
4 Lectures 09:47

Just a brief intro to this section.

Preview 03:04

Investing is too much easier these days thanks to the internet! Let's look at how to leverage the various tools we have to start looking for companies,

Using the Internet to Find Worthy Shares

A number of websites have these neat little lists to help you find stocks worth investing in.

Top Lists for Finding Growth Companies

Get some hints from the experts (ahem).

Stock Broker Tips
Analysing Stocks
10 Lectures 42:42

This Section is about how to decide if a company you're interested in is worth investing in. We look at Apple (APPL) as an example throughout and then decide if it's worth all the hype!


I've provided a useful spreadsheet to help you analyse companies - let's have a quick look at how to use it.

Using a Comparison Chart

No one is safe from the media these days - use this to your advantage!


Those squiggly lines that get people in pin stripe suits so excited! Let's start to look at what they actually MEAN.

Epic Charts

Not all share prices are equal!

Share Price

Nothing to do with shopping or head wear. But very important all the same.

Market Cap

Of course profit is important - but it's not quite all that simple! Actually yes it is - and I'll show you why.


Did you know companies pay YOU when you own a part of them? Thats called a Dividend and past dividends help estimates a companies growth prospects.

Dividend History

Those long lengthy statements waffling on and displaying a bunch of numbers? I'll show you how to skip through and get to the information you NEED.

Quarterly and Yearly Statements

OK - all research done - let's bring it all together and make a decision.

Final Research
Reducing Risk
5 Lectures 13:02

The section is INCREDIBLY important - and could mean the difference between you losing your house - or just a shirt (a cheap one).


Be a robot! Or in the words of Douglas Adams - DON'T PANIC!!!!!!

Remove all Emotion!

Don't know the first things about Ladies handbags or football? Better stay clear then. Stick to what you know - or can at least grasp.

Know What You Know

If this saying was every meant for anything - it was meant for Investment.

Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket!


Research, Research, RESEARCH!
Bonus - All the downloadable stuff.
3 Lectures 00:07

Click the resources table to download the PDF containing the keywords.

List of keywords to add to the ADVFN Highlighter

This Comparison chart will help you check and track the companies you are interested in.

Comparison Chart

My finished example of a simple Excel spreadsheet that illustrates how much investments can grow by over time.

Financial Forecaster
About the Instructor
Brett Hargreaves
4.2 Average rating
815 Reviews
8,259 Students
4 Courses
Professional Software Developer and Teacher

Hi! I'm Brett and I live in a quiet little town in the North of England.

I've worked in IT for over 15 years as a developer and architect and I've been programming since I was 10. I've worked as a freelancer and as a consultant for small companies and some of the worlds largest IT providers - including Fujitsu, Cap Gemini and Capita.

In that time I've worked with a range of development tools from BASIC to PASCAL, Visual Basic, C#, Swift, Java, ASP and ASP.NET. I've built solutions with pure code, Dynamics CRM and Sharepoint - I certainly don't get bored!

I love learning new technologies, and more recently I'm enjoying sharing that knowledge through books, blogs and of course training courses.

For me learning is a lifelong pursuit - and I hope you'll join me on my journey!