How to invest in Gold
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How to invest in Gold

Understand the role of gold in your investment portfolio and be able to confidently and profitably invest in gold
4.6 (14 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.
249 students enrolled
Created by Jalpan Dave
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the role gold played/plays in our monetary system
  • Understand why gold can be a critical part of your investment portfolio
  • Understand and recognize the factors that affect the price of gold
  • Apply technical analysis to deduce the direction in which the price of gold will most likely move in future
  • Select an appropriate dealer and type of gold/silver coin/bar to invest in
  • Analyze and select an appropriate gold/silver mining stock to invest in
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Requirements
  • The course is designed assuming no prior knowledge of finance, economics, investing etc...
  • A computer with internet connection and web browser is required to practice the techniques taught in this course.
Description

Learn the role gold plays in our monetary system and why when done right, it can be one of the greatest investments. In this course, you will find everything you need to know about why and how to invest in gold.

At the end of the course, you will be able to apply a comprehensive and tested investment strategy to invest profitably in gold! Using these techniques has helped me get returns as high as 26% in 3 weeks. 

This consists of learning and applying the following:

History of how money came about.

Fundamental factors that affect the price of gold

Technical Analysis (how to deduce the direction prices are most likely headed in)

How to invest in physical gold (which coin/bar to buy, who to buy from, where to store it etc..)

How to select a gold mining stock to invest in (step by step method for searching and analyzing a gold mining company and deciding whether to buy shares)


Complete with 2+ hours of lectures, quizzes, cheat sheets and monthly market updates, this course will help you appreciate the role of gold in your investment portfolio and give you all the tools you need to invest profitably and confidently.

This course starts by looking at the very intriguing history of money, how money was invented and what role gold played in it so that we can appreciate the importance of gold in our investment portfolios. We shall then learn the factors that affect the price of gold and combine this with technical analysis so that we buy low and sell high. Finally, we will learn all we need to know to invest in physical gold and gold mining stocks.

Bonus - Be updated about the market with monthly market updates which will be uploaded into the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for individuals who wish to begin or have already begun investing. The course will explain the role of gold as an investment and how it could potentially help you profit in your investment journey. It also explains the advantages gold offers over other investments. This course is NOT a get rich quick scheme.
  • The course is suitable for investors who prefer to stay invested for at least a month. Shorter term investors and traders will find the course less useful compared to long term investors.
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Curriculum For This Course
39 Lectures
02:16:13
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Introduction
2 Lectures 02:46
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The Origins of Money and its Evolution
3 Lectures 14:47

In this lecture, we learn what money is, how money was invented and what role it plays. We will learn the difference between asset backed money versus fiat money. After this lecture, you will be able to appreciate how gold was money for several thousand years and what the gold standard was.

Preview 07:45

By looking at an example, you will learn the effects of a fiat currency system. By understanding this, you will be able to appreciate the importance of investing in gold.

Effects of a Fiat Currency
06:11

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to understand the basic framework of how to invest in gold. In subsequent lectures, we will expand upon this framework.

Steps to Investing in Gold
00:51

Let's review and solidify what we learned about money and how it came about.

Origins of Money and How Money Works
9 questions
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Fundamental Factors Affecting the Price of Gold
5 Lectures 14:22

In this lecture, you will learn the theory behind how financial markets work. What is the relationship between stocks, bonds, gold etc... All markets go in cycles. Gold is no exception. Hence, we must understand under what circumstances one of these assets goes up or down. 

Financial Markets and Asset Classes
02:41

How do interest rates affect the price of gold? How does inflation affect the price of gold? How does the strength of the US dollar affect the price of gold?

Fundamental Factors Affecting the Price of Gold - Part 1
01:40

Gold is often regarded as a safe haven. Hence, during times of panic and uncertainty, the price of gold can rise.

Fundamental Factors Affecting the Price of Gold - Part 2
01:54

Let's take a look at some examples in the past of how the factors that affect the price of gold affected the market.

Fundamental Fators Affecting the Price of Gold - Examples
05:54

This lecture will summarize the factors that affect the price of gold so that you will be able to remember them and look out for them. 

Fundamental Factors Affecting Gold - Summary
02:13

Test your knowledge on the fundamental factors affecting the price of gold

Fundamental Factors Affecting the Price of Gold
3 questions
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Technical Analysis
10 Lectures 28:01

You may have heard of the saying buy low, sell high. But what is the low and what is the high? By learning technical analysis, we can make educated decisions on when to buy and when to sell.

Introduction to Technical Analysis
01:01

You want to invest when the price is rising and not when it is falling. The way to do this is by understanding trends so that you invest with the trend and not against it!

Trends
01:34

By looking at examples, you will be able to identify trends for yourself.

Example of a Trend
02:53

In investing, a common question is "what price should I buy at?" By understanding support and resistance, you will improve your odds of buying when the price is low and likely to rise.

Support and Resistance
02:01

Better your understanding of support and resistance by looking at examples so that you can identify them for yourself.

Example of Support and Resistance
03:38

In this lecture, you will learn some patterns that can be commonly observed on charts. These patterns could potentially warn us of what is likely to happen next. By applying this, we can buy low and sell high in order to invest profitably.

Chart Patterns
03:32

Let's look at some examples of chart patterns for practice. By looking at these examples, you will be able to spot chart patterns yourself more easily.

Examples of Chart Patterns
03:37

After this lecture, you will understand what a moving average is and how it can help you invest at the right time.

Moving Averages
02:15

By looking at examples of how to use a moving average, you will be able to use moving averages to make sound investment decisions.

Example of Moving Averages
04:25

In this lecture, we summarize the key learnings of technical analysis so that you know the most important things off the top of your head.

Summary of Technical Analysis
03:05

Let's rehearse and fully grasp technical analysis concepts.

Technical Analysis
6 questions
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Combining Fundamental Analysis with Technical Analysis
1 Lecture 05:05

When investing, the common mistakes are either buying the wrong investment or buying at the wrong time or both. By studying fundamentals analysis and technical analysis, we vastly improve our odds of investing in the right thing at the right time. This lecture will show you how!

Combining Fundamental Analysis (FA) and Technical Analysis (TA)
05:05
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Investing in Physical Gold and Silver
5 Lectures 24:56

After this lecture, you will be able to decide whether to buy physical gold, what type of coin/bar to buy and where to buy from.

Part 1 - Which are the most popular coins, how to select a dealer
07:40

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to take steps to avoid buying counterfeit gold coins and bars. You will also know the different places you can store your coins and bars.

Part 2 - How to spot fakes and where to store your physical gold and silver
04:45

In this lecture, we will look at an example of how to select a seller of gold coins/bars and learn how to shop for them!

Example of Physical gold and silver bullion and their prices and dealers
08:45

Here is an example of somewhere you could potentially safeguard your gold. At the end of this lecture, you will know what questions to ask before storing your gold in a particular place.

Examples of where to store your physical gold and silver
01:55

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to recap the most important aspects of investing in physical gold and silver.

Physical Gold and Silver - Summary
01:51

Let's recap everything about investing in physical gold and silver

Physical Gold and Silver
14 questions
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Investing in Mining Stocks
10 Lectures 41:37

At the end of this lecture, you will know the different companies in the gold industry and what they do. This is the first step before investing in gold mining stocks.

Introduction to Mining Stocks
09:02

At the end of this lecture, you will know the different criteria to look out for in a gold mining stock.

Stock Screening Criteria
04:56

At the end of this lecture, you will learn the 4 conditions that must be met to maximize your odds of investing in a gold mining stock profitably.

When to Invest in a Mining Stock
01:08

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to search and find a good gold mining stock that is a promising investment. A live example is used in this and subsequent lectures so you know exactly how to find a stock, analyze it and determine whether to invest or not.

Searching for a mining stock to invest in
02:16

Once you've found a gold mining stock that looks promising, you must analyze some of its details. At the end of this lecture, you will be able to determine the financial strength of the company and whether it is priced attractively.

Analyzing the financials of the stock
08:54

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to determine whether or not a gold mining company is likely to be able to produce good amounts of gold and hence give you a good return on investment.

Finding qualitative information about the company
05:36

Learn how to analyze the information about a gold mining company and determine whether or not to invest in it. Download the cheat sheet and use it for your own investments!

Analyzing the information about a stock and making a decision
03:44

Buying a good stock at the wrong time can result in a bad investment. At the end of this lecture, you will know when is a good time to buy that awesome gold mining stock you found.

Performing Technical Analysis on a stock
03:14

"Which stock should I buy?" is a common question on an investor's mind. At the end of this lecture, you'll be able to shortlist stocks within seconds!

How to use a stock screener
01:15

This lecture will summarize all about investing in gold mining stocks and re-inforce your learning.

Summary - How to invest in a mining stock
01:32

Enhance your learning by taking this quiz to ensure you've mastered all you need to know before investing in mining stocks.

Investing in Mining Stocks
16 questions
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:00
Thank you for taking this course!
01:00
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Market Updates
2 Lectures 03:39
5th July 2016
01:54

4th October 2016
01:45
About the Instructor
Jalpan Dave
4.3 Average rating
137 Reviews
4,716 Students
4 Courses
Nerd, Engineer, Economics, Investing

After reading the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" at age 13, I spent a lot of time learning about investing all the way until I graduated college at age 21. After getting my first job, I invested the little savings I had and lost 90% of it over the next 4 years. 

I then invested almost $5000 learning investing from various mentors until finally understanding it.

Today, my portfolio is in the high 5 figures and I generate cashflow from it.  

I look forward to sharing my journey with others who can benefit from it.