Learn The ABC's Of Investing And Understanding True Financial Value

Essential guide to understanding the power of investing now.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

People often intuitively solve problems connected with the time value of money. For example, everyone knows that USD 1,000 they can get today is worth more than USD 1,000 that they will get in one year's time. In this course, we are going to take a more systematic look at the time value of money problems which will help YOU take smarter financial decisions in your everyday life.

Key definitions:

  • the interest rate = the price of money,
  • the future value of the investment = the amount that you will get in the future after investing in e.g. stocks, bonds, currencies etc.
  • the present value of the bank credit = the today's amount of a liability that you owe to the bank.

Questions regarding money that we sometimes have to answer:

  • Is it better to invest in this security or the other?
  • How much money will I earn on this investment?
  • Which banks is offering the best credit conditions?
  • How much money should I save systematically to be able to go on holiday?
Thanks to this course you will be able to answer these type of questions by yourself.

What are the requirements?

  • Everything you need to get the best of this course, is included in it.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn how to calculate the effective cost of a bank credit
  • You will learn how to compare returns on two different investments
  • You will learn how to compute the rate of a return on an investment
  • You will learn how to explain the concept of time value of money like a pro

Who is the target audience?

  • Everyone that wants to learn fundamentals of value of money and apply them in their life should take this course.
  • If you are pursuing a CFA designation: this course covers the first reading in QM section.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Value of Money - Introduction

In this video we are going to provide you with the fundamentals of the concept of time value of money. Time value of money problems have a strong impact on our everyday lives and they need to be considered when taking decisions regarding investing and saving money.

Time Value of Money - Handout
3 pages
Section 2: Present Value vs. Future Value

In this video we are going to discuss some basic time value of money problems for a single cash flow. We're first going to discuss future value and then we'll move on to present value.

Single Cash Flow - Handout
4 pages

In this video, we're going to deal with the concepts of the future and present value of an annuity, that a series of cash flows.

Annuity - Handout
3 pages
Section 3: Value of Money - Summary

In this video, we're going to revise what we learned in previous sections and solve some practical problems.

Practical Problems - Handout
2 pages
9 questions

Take this quiz and check whether you understand the crucial concepts presented in the course.

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Instructor Biography

Soleadea Co., CFA Study Portal

Pass CFA® exam with us! Soleadea is a brand name given to the project designed to make getting the CFA® certificate easier.

Soleadea is meant to be an education portal and an interest-based social network. That is why we have prepared high quality study materials and introduced socially oriented initiatives.

For level 1 Candidates Soleadea offers video lectures, question pool with 2000 exam-type questions with explanations, Online Mock Exams, Formulas Sheet, CFA Study Plans and a lot of motivating functionalities.

We have a simple goal - we want every CFA® Candidate to join our society. To learn, to cooperate and to compete with others.

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