Invest Like The Gurus - A Step-by-Step Guide
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A Proven System Used by Investment Legends such as Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Philip Fisher, Joel Greenblatt,etc.
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Last updated 3/2017
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Put together a portfolio of astounding investments that is capable of yielding above-average return in the long term.
  • Understand the psychology or mindset of the successful investors profiled in the course.
  • Understand what to look out for when selecting an investment with potential for above-average market return.
  • Utilize a set of checklist to quickly detect stocks that may warrant further investigation.
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Requirements
  • Students need to be interested in how the stock market works.
  • How to invest successfully in the financial market.
Description

Warren Buffett has said severally that his strategy for successful investment involves doing three things right: selecting businesses with outstanding economic characteristics; run by competent managers; and buying at a sensible price.

Invest Like The Gurus- A Step-by-Step Guide is a journey into the mind and thinking of legendary investor, Warren Buffet and other successful investors such as Benjamin Graham, Philip A. Fisher, J.M. Keynes, Charlie Munger, Lou Simpson, Ed Thorpe, Joel Greenblatt, etc. It analyzes and synthesizes not only their investment strategies but the less-talked about behavioral attributes of these successful investors which have played a significant part to making them rich.

The course is divided into two broad sections: the psychology of successful investors and their analytical framework. The psychology of successful investors discusses the way these successful investors think about a stock, what it represents and the financial markets and its actors in general. Specifically, it discusses a practical approach to successful investing which involves seeing a stock investment as a part ownership of an outstanding business, taking a long-term approach, avoiding market timing, concentrating investments in few securities which one has excellent understanding of their potential risk and return possibilities. To be successful, these investors advise that it is important to stay within one’s circle of competence.

The second part of this journey looks at key metrics that can reveal a business with potentials for a lasting competitive advantage (what Warren Buffett calls wide moat), such as a business with outstanding economic prospects, gushing out more cash than it requires, high return on capital and equity, employing limited debts, with a competent shareholder-friendly management that exhibits candor in communication with shareholders and high ethics in financial reporting. This section also discusses in detail practical approaches to spot earnings manipulation by management and avoid such companies which are associated with poor investment returns.

As Warren Buffet would always say, a terrific business with outstanding economics and great management can be a bad investment if bought at a high price (prices that do not reflect their intrinsic value). The course concludes with how to estimate intrinsic value, challenges with intrinsic value estimation, and how to overcome these challenges. This section also offers a more practical alternative to buying an outstanding stock at a reasonable price.

The importance of checklist has been documented in several fields of human endeavor. To make the course very practical, key metrics to spot outstanding businesses are backed by a list of checklist so the investor does not leave out key and tiny details that may be crucial to an effective decision of whether to pick a stock or not.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals and Investors who want to invest like the legendary investor, Warren Buffett.
  • Individuals who have a strong desire to be rich by accessing timeless wisdom and strategies of the gurus.
  • Investors who desire a proven system that is capable of yielding them massive wealth in the long term.
  • Individuals who have tried several investments schemes and strategies that did not work.
  • Individuals who want to take charge of their financial freedom and live freely while their money works for them.
  • Individuals who are not sure how to really make money from the stock market or are scared of venturing into the world of investment.
  • Individuals without a finance, accounting, economics or business training.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
04:05:54
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The Psychology of Guru Investors
6 Lectures 01:05:33


What a Stock Represents
06:00

A Long-Term Approach
14:24

A Concentrated Approach and Market Timing
11:46

Risk Tolerance, Independence, and Circle of Competence
15:08
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Analytical Framework of Guru Investors
16 Lectures 03:00:21
Analytical Framework - Introduction
07:51

Economic Prospects of the Business - Industry Structure Part I
14:37

Economic Prospects of the Business - Industry Structure Part II
09:17

Economic Prospects of the Business - Industry Fundamentals/Company Fundamentals
12:10

Guru Investors' Checklist for Economic Prospects of Business
03:26

Liquidity and Cash Flow
11:33

Profitability and Returns
14:17

Leverage and Guru Investors' Checklist for Liqu., CashF, Profit., Retrns and Lev
06:44

Quality of Management Part I
15:01

Quality of Management Part II
09:41

Earnings Quality Part I
17:41

Earnings Quality Part II
10:45

Intrinsic Value and Margin of Safety Part I
11:01

Intrinsic Value and Margin of Safety Part II
11:28

Intrinsic Value and Margin of Safety Part III
14:36

Summary of Guru Investors' Checklist
10:13

Quiz 1
2 questions

Quiz 2
2 questions

Quiz 3
2 questions

Quiz 4
2 questions

Quiz 5
2 questions

Quiz 6
3 questions

Quiz 7
1 question

Quiz 8
2 questions

Quiz 9
2 questions

Quiz 10
2 questions

Quiz 11
2 questions

Quiz 12
2 questions

Quiz 13
2 questions

Quiz 14
2 questions

Quiz 15
2 questions

Quiz 16
2 questions

Quiz 17
1 question

Quiz 18
3 questions
About the Instructor
Isom Adiari, CFA, FRM, PRM
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Lead Consultant & Trainer at Finance Analytics

Isom Adiari is an investor fascinated with the stock market. However, like many others, he tried several systems that didn’t work and wasted funds on such trainings and trading systems as technical analysis with little to no value. Fascinated by the workings of the financial system and determined to be a successful investor, he acquired mainstream education covering accounting, finance and quant finance at an advanced level, as well as acquiring some of the most respected and sought-after credentials in finance and investment such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

However, the greatest impact on my personal investment comes from my encounter with the legendary investor, Warren Buffett few years back when I started reading his annual Letters to Shareholders and Partnership Letters as well as biographies about him. The more I read, the more I was drawn to him and appreciate why he has been so successful the way he is. I also started reading the works and studying other equally successful investors such as Benjamin Graham, Philip A. Fisher, Joel Greenblatt, etc. and came to appreciate why they are successful. Many years ago, I read an inspiration piece and the message I got was that, one of the shortest cut to success is to copy the methods and strategies of successful men and women in any field of endeavor that one desires to be successful in.

Isom has significant experience in banking covering key areas of risk management, credit structuring, marketing and banking operations. He was an instructor for over 4 years in a local university in Hong Kong. As a passionate teacher, he has been involved in teaching at different times in the course of his career and trains candidates for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.