Its unfortunate that our schools don’t teach the basics of finance, saving and investment to our kids. As an adult, don't you wonder why our schools don't make it mandatory for children to take finance classes? In fact, isn’t that what all our adult problems are these days – thinking about managing our finances, our loans etc.? Just imagine as kids if we were knew this stuff, we would be on our way to a successful retirement a lot earlier than expected.
That’s why we're here today. Over the past 2 years, our course instructor has been teaching at Chicago’s public schools – the basics of stock market investing to 8th grade students as part of their Math class. This course is the online version of the same class.
At the end of it, you will all be prepared to invest in the stock market. So next time you give your kids some pocket money or they earn some, they will know exactly where to put it – in the stock market and watch that money grow. If they don’t have any money, not a problem, we'll show you exactly how to paper trade, so they'll be ready when you have some.
So parents, get your kids onboard, get them a notebook, get them ready to take some notes and lets get started. Its going to be a lot of fun.WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
We will introduce the course in this lecture and also take a look at the course outline.
We'll understand how Bill Gates and Warren Buffet made their wealth.
We will understand the Profit and Loss statement for McDonalds.
We will see where investing in McDonalds would've gotten us to today.
We will review McDonalds and what we learnt so far.
Why should you start investing in stocks? We will understand the answer to this question.
We will see what skills do you need to become a successful stock investor.
We'll understand why going to college is important and why you should NOT drop out.
We'll kick things off with our first assignment in this lecture.
We'll understand what return is on a stock investment.
We'll understand some of the risks with a stock investment in this lecture.
I'll give you a breakdown of my stock picks.
We'll see how to measure the performance of a stock.
We'll continue our discussion on performance.
We'll understand the concept of diversification.
We'll continue our discussion on diversification.
In this lecture, I'll push you to brainstorm on stock ideas.
We'll understand what makes a good stock.
We'll start with Assignment # 2 for the week.
We'll continue our discussion on last week's concepts.
We learnt a lot last week. We'll revise it all in this lecture.
We'll understand what the concept of Price to Earnings ratio is.
Why is the P/E ratio important?
We'll go into the details of the P/E ratio in this class.
If you're confused about the P/E ratio, after this class you won't be.
We'll look at the assignment for this week in this class.
We'll understand why its important to sell your stock?
We'll look at how our courtesan portfolio was updated so far.
Week 4's assignment will be covered here.
We'll revise what we've learnt so far.
We'll further look into last week's concepts and make sure we're good to go with all our concepts so far.
Why do companies go public?
Stocks can give us a great return. But they are also risky.
We'll see how our portfolio is doing in this lecture.
We'll understand how to diversify our portfolio to manage risk.
We'll revise what we've learnt so far.
Whats the difference between saving and investing is what we'll look at in this class.
We'll look at a special rule called - The Rule of 72 in this lecture.
We'll see how to get the current rate of inflation.
We'll understand the value of a dollar in this lecture and how it changes over the years.
The power of compounding is a powerful concept and we'll understand the same in this class.
We'll conclude this concept of saving and investing in this class.
We'll look at how bonds work in this class.
We'll understand the 3 concepts of maturity, collateral and trustworthiness in great detail.
We'll wrap up the lecture here and recap what we've learnt about bonds.
We'll conclude the entire course in this lecture by summarizing the concepts.
We'll use one more lecture and revise concepts and conclude everything here.
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