Foundations of the Stock Market
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Foundations of the Stock Market

Learn how to trade and analyze the stocks and bonds markets. Learn about the fundamentals of the stock market.
4.8 (2 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.
17 students enrolled
Created by James Gallagher
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course, students will be able to create an investment plan, write a portfolio report, invest successfully in the stock market and have a key knowledge of fundamental concepts of the stock market and investing.
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  • A passion for learning
  • (if you don't have it, you will be given a tutorial on how to get access to a free trading account during the course)

This course is designed to provide a solid introduction to the stock market, providing detailed information that you need to know in order to place a successful trade. Throughout the course, you will learn about concepts from Balance Statements, to the IPO, to Portfolio Beta, to risk management, and will build a portfolio of projects which you can use when placing investments. By the end of the course, you will have built a portfolio evaluation sheet and investing plan amongst two other projects designed to ensure you make successful trades.

Unlike other courses, I encourage you to contact me with any questions you have throughout the course and I would be happy to act as your professional mentor as you progress, and help you ensure you are ready to start investing on the stock market.

Let's learn about the stock market!

Who is the target audience?
  • Any individual of whom is interested in learning about the stock market, or is interested in investing in the stock market.
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Curriculum For This Course
100 Lectures
3 Lectures 05:08
Readiness Assessment
2 Lectures 01:53
Welcome To The Readiness Assessment

This quiz will evaluate whether or not you are ready to embark on the journey which is your Stock Foundations Course. You will be asked questions regarding time commitment, and knowledge to ensure you are ready to continue. If the outcome of the quiz states that you are not ready, review the introduction section again, and then retry to ensure you are adequately prepared.

Readiness Assessment
3 questions

Readiness Assessment Next Steps
Term 1 - Introduction to Stocks
8 Lectures 26:13

This lecture will cover the concept of stocks, stock tickers, shareholders and stock symbols, providing a clear entry to learning about the stock market.

Preview 03:42

Types of Stocks

Pursuing Your Goals With Stock Investing

What is Shorting?

Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Order Types
Term 1 - Fundamental Analysis
6 Lectures 25:51
What is Liquidity?

Basics of Fundamental Analysis

Top-Down Analysis

Market Segmentation

Introduction to Financial Statements

Understanding Earnings
Term 1 - Other Market Types
2 Lectures 10:48

This video will provide an insight into the concept of a penny stock, the risks associated with them and why you shouldn't consider investing in penny stocks without being prepared, and experienced.

Penny Stocks

Forex Trading
Term 1 - Corporate Evaluation
5 Lectures 20:33
Capital Structure and Market Cap

Economic Calendar

SEC Filings

Technology Stocks

How to Read a Stock Table
Term 1 - Bonds
3 Lectures 11:31

Yield Curve

Treasury Bonds
Term 1 - ETF's
1 Lecture 04:24
Exchange Traded Funds Basics
Term 1 - Options Trading
2 Lectures 06:12
What is an Option?

Options Contract
Term 1 - Brokers and Online Trading
6 Lectures 21:19
Tax Tips

What is a Stock Broker?

What is Online Trading?

The Value of Test Accounts

CFD Trading

What is an Investment Club?
19 More Sections
About the Instructor
James Gallagher
4.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
17 Students
1 Course

I am James Gallagher, an investor of whom has made a large amount of successful investments on the market, and enjoys helping others learn. Furthermore, I am also the founder of a financial research firm (Financial Bears) of whom conducts professional equity research and due diligence for corporate clients.

I develop educational content on Udemy to help people learn about investing on the stock market, and investing in real estate.