Investing In Stocks For Complete Beginners

Go from knowing nothing about stocks, to opening a brokerage account and making investments.
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 42 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

In “How To Start Investing In Stocks For A Complete Beginner”, you will learn how to buy stocks so that you can get your money working for you. This is the first step toward financial freedom. Imagine a life where you work only if you want to work. You are free to spend your time doing what you want, when you want without worrying about money. Opening a brokerage account and investing in stocks is the first step toward that life, but you have to know how to do that, and it will go much faster if you can avoid the costly mistakes that beginning investors make. This isn’t a get rich quick scheme, this is the power of compound returns. It starts out slow, but give it enough time and it can fund any lifestyle you can imagine.

You can find this information all over the internet. The problem is that they

  • are unable to give the information in a format that is easy to understand

  • they get commissions or kickbacks when you buy things that aren’t ideal for you

  • don’t get you to take action.

I have used my knowledge and experience as a personal finance teacher to create a course that:

  • is easy to understand.

  • unbiased for commissions or kickbacks

  • gets results.

I have included lessons on opening up your first brokerage account all the way to choosing investments. The course also includes quizzes and a complete video walkthrough to make sure that you are able to take action on what you learned. At the end of this course you will have opened your brokerage account and started making investments all while avoiding the mistakes most beginners make, so you can become financially free.

What are the requirements?

  • to setup a brokerage account, students will need a checking account

What am I going to get from this course?

  • buy stocks to reach financial freedom
  • choose the stock broker that best meets their needs
  • choose the account type that best meets their needs
  • choose an asset allocation that aligns with their risk tolerance and goals
  • understand basics of picking investements

Who is the target audience?

  • people that want to start investing in stocks
  • people that have put little thought into their investments
  • NOT for experienced investors
  • People that live in United States. (the brokerage accounts and retirement accounts are for US investors)

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Discusses the benefits of taking, "How To Invest In Stocks For Complete Beginners", and the differences between this course and other information out there. Gives an overview of the rest of the material in the course. 

Section 2: Choosing a stock broker

This lecture shows students what to look for when choosing their stock brokerage firm and gives some of the current best options.

1 question

Choosing a Stockbroker end of section assessment


Table of my current favorite brokerage account providers showing the fees, and benefits of each.

Section 3: Types Of Accounts

This lecture discusses the pros and cons of the different types of accounts: regular brokerage account, traditional IRA, and ROTH IRA. 

Quiz: Types Of Accounts
2 questions
Section 4: Choosing an Asset Allocation

This lecture discusses the importance of asset allocation and its effect on total investment returns.

Why is Asset Allocation Important?
1 question

This lecture goes through best practices for choosing asset allocations. How to get the most returns with the least volatility.

Choosing Asset Allocations
2 questions

This article shows the results of 3 different allocations during a backtesting analysis. Shows the compound annual growth rate as well as the volatility, and worst loss during the time period.


This lecture discusses the importance of rebalancing as well as strategies for optimizing your rebalances to keep your portfolio on target.

1 question
Section 5: Choosing Investments

This lecture talks about the characteristics of three investment vehicles: stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs.

Stocks, Mutual Funds, and ETFs
3 questions

This lecture gives insight in choosing the best investments to maximize your returns.

Quiz: Choosing Investments
1 question

This article shows the best investment choices organized by investment vehicle. Each choice includes a description of the goal that it accomplishes as well as the expense ratio and minimum investment.

Section 6: Walkthrough

This video is a walkthrough of setting up a brokerage account from start to finish.


This video is a walkthrough of buying a mutual fund and then an ETF from start to finish.

Section 7: Summary

This video is a summary of all the material that we covered in the course.

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Instructor Biography

M.A. in Secondary Education Zack Neilson, Founder of AZ Money Coach, Personal Finance instructor

Zack Neilson teaches Personal Finance and math classes at a low income high school. He is the owner and operator of AZ Money Coach, and creates courses on Udemy. Zack has his masters degree in Secondary Education and is uniquely qualified for breaking down the complicated subject of money in a logical way with maximum results. He loves thinking about money and finances and reads everything he can find on the subject. Zack has been able to leverage his knowledge on finances to create a life of freedom on a modest teacher’s salary. His goal is to pay forward the blessings that he has received by helping as many people as possible to realize the abundance that he has been able to achieve.

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