How to Understand Stocks

a simple stock market guide
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Instructed by Robert Fernandez Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Are you fascinated by the idea of making lots of money picking stocks? Do you feel overwhelmed getting started in stocks?

This simple course is designed to help you get started.

I felt those same concerns when I started learning about the stock market. Through my career on Wall Street I have learned the rights and wrongs of stock investing.

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of the stock market.


·How to start investing right now

·How the stock market works

·Why stock prices go up and down

·Explanations of stock market terms

This Course Includes:

·An easy to follow guide on how the stock market works.

·Examples to help form a complete understanding of concepts.

·Free resources and tools you can use to right away.

What are the requirements?

  • An interest in learning about the stock market
  • A desire to start investing in stocks

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Teach how to the stock market works
  • Show why stock prices go up and down
  • Explain how to read a stock chart

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners and intermediates looking to build their basic knowledge of stocks
  • People who want to start investing
  • People who find stock terms confusing

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Stock and their Market

This lecture contains an introduction to what stocks are, giving you the right mindset of how to think of them.


This course introduces you to what the stock market is and how it functions.

Section 2: Stock in Depth

Businesses typically offer several types of stocks. In this lecture we will review what they are.


We will review how stocks are traded in the stock market in this lecture.


This lecture will help us answer the question: why do stock market prices change?

Section 3: Stocks and You

This lecture will help you understand why you should invest in stocks.


After you've decided that you want to invest in stocks, this lecture will show you how you can get started trading.


The back of the Wall Street Journal presents a stock table. This lecture explains how to read and understand the numbers found there.


A fundamental skill in understanding stocks is deciphering the stock chart. This lecture will review how to do exactly that.

Section 4: Free Tools and Resources

This lecture will go over several of the most common stock market terms and concepts.


This lecture includes a list of books you can read to enhance your investing knowledge and a list of free tools and resources to use as you get started investing.


Here is a list of the most common stock market terms with their definitions.

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Instructor Biography

Robert Fernandez, Wall Street Equity Analyst

My professional career revolves around stocks and financial markets. As a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business and as Private Equity Analyst on Wall St, I have spent years refining how to make money in the stock market and pick the right stocks.

The reason you’re on this site is to learn something new. You’re looking at online courses to better yourself and live the best life you can. As a teacher, it’s my responsibility to lead you down the right path and aid you on your journey. I don’t just believe in what I teach, I live it. I use the content of my courses professionally and personally.

Hard work pays off. I’m here to help you progress towards the new life you’re working towards.

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