This course will introduce you to value growth investing, a method of investing that seeks out growth companies and identifies when they are good value for money. It is a relatively safe method of investing that builds on the guiding principles of Warren Buffett, the world’s most successful investor.
The course will also help you to decide whether investing is for you and is intended for beginner or intermediate investors, though some prior knowledge of the stock market would be helpful.
You will also be taken step-by-step through the process of screening for stocks online and downloading financial statements to import into a spreadsheet for further analysis.
It is not a course packed with investment theory since there are many good general investment courses around already. It is more practical and introduces a tried and tested system of investing that has returned 20-30% per year since 2001.
The course takes you through a basic overview of investing in general and introduces you to the concepts of value growth investing using graphic intensive slideshows with voiceover.
You then get a walkthrough of the process of screening for stocks, downloading financial data and importing it into a spreadsheet, using recordings of the computer screen with voiceover (screencasts).
Why should I take this course?
Do you have questions such as:
If so then this introduction to value growth investing should help you to take the next steps to securing your financial future.
This introduction gives an overview of the vehicles that money can be invested in and of the 'value growth investing' approach.
It outlines the system used to generate good returns from the stock market based on the teachings of Warren Buffett.
The 7 pillars of stock market investing are introduced and cover all the areas needed for a solid platform on which to build an investing education.
From the 'Psychology' pillar that ensures you have the right mindset for investing, to the 'Investing Strategy' pillar, which ties all the other pillars together, you will learn the framework needed for your early years as an investor.
Administration is often thought of as boring and unnecessary but this lesson highlights the importance of keeping good records and backups as well as touching on finding time to invest and decluttering your mind and workspace.
The 'Investing Index' mind map is also introduced, which helps to organise an investor's educational materials and resources.
This brief introduction to investing in general covers the basics regarding what is investing, where you can put your money so that it grows over time and whether you should be investing your money yourself or handing it over to a fund manager to invest for you.
The lesson also covers the barriers, benefits and pitfalls to investing in the stock market and the importance of having a plan that covers each of the 7 pillars of stock market investing.
This lesson introduces value growth investing, a method of investing in the stock market that looks for companies with growth potential and buys them when they are good value for money.
Methods of looking at growth and value are discussed and the importance of not paying too much for future growth is stressed.
The emotional barriers to investing are considered and an outline of the method used to screen for stocks and analyse financial information, to find value growth companies, is introduced.
Now we come to the actual process of screening for stocks using free online tools, in this case Google Finance.
Although the actual criteria used in my value growth investing method aren't revealed, I explain in a step-by-step screencast how to use Google's stock screener to narrow down your selection of companies to research further.
An alternative stock screener is Unclestock.com and in this lesson we use this to narrow down our selection of companies and import the results of the screen into a spreadsheet.
In this screencast lesson we use Morningstar.com to download financial statements on the companies we screened in an earlier lesson.
These statements can then be imported into a spreadsheet for further analysis, covered in a later lesson.
This lesson discusses the various methods you can use to perform financial analysis on a company and introduces a spreadsheet I designed to make analysis quick and simple.
This lesson summarises what has been covered in previous lessons and encourages you to take the next steps to secure your financial future.
Just a little test to see if you've been listening to the lessons in an Introduction to Value Growth Investing!
Bill has been investing his own money in the stock market since 2001 and has been making a 20-30% return since then. This enabled him to retire from his UK medical practice at the age of 50 and emigrate to Australia.
He has been teaching people to invest in a one-to-one setting for many years and has now extended his reach by offering online courses and his Value Growth Investing Academy.
Bill's teaching style is practical and step-by-step and he breaks complex subjects down into simple bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand and implement.