Investing In Stocks The Complete Course! (10 Hour)
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Master Investing in the Stock Market with Stocks, Mutual Funds, ETF, from a Top Instructor & Millionaire Stock Portfolio
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Last updated 2/2017
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Includes:
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have complete understanding and confidence when investing in the Stock Market.
  • Apply best practices and techniques to make better stock choices.
  • Use Basic & Advanced Stock Screeners so you can narrow the choices to the best stocks for you.
  • Use Qualitative Research and Quantitative Ratios in an easy to use manner. No calculations are required and will be shown where to find information for free.
  • Apply key stock investing strategies such as investing in Dividend Paying Stocks, Growth Stocks, Value Stocks, Stocks that have future Growth At A Reasonable Price (GARP) and more.
  • Determine whether an Online Discount Broker, Full-Service Broker, Financial Planner, Robo-Financial Planner or other service to place stock orders is right for them.
  • Place actual orders such as Market Orders, Stops Loss Order, Limit Orders, etc...
  • Determine how risky or volatile a Stock, Mutual Fund, or Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) using established metrics such as Standard Deviation and Beta and how to find the information so no calculations are required.
  • Pick Individual Stocks, Stock Mutual Funds, and Exchange Traded Funds for their investment portfolio.
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites although would be good to consider your long-term financial goals.
Description

Join 9,500+ Students!

"Excellent. Nice demos and great information. I am newer to investing in stocks and this course really helps. Instructor is also an enthusiastic presenter and makes everything clear."-Micah Coomer

Investing in the stock market can be mastered by anyone and for those who really learn the key concepts and best practices they will be able to reach their most challenging financial goals and lead the life they dream about.

Unfortunately, many people do not receive the key educational information and best practices that make the difference between success and failure when investing in stocks.

THIS COMPLETE COURSE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL STOCK INVESTOR.

Not boring theory. You will learn practical tips and best practices from an instructor who started with nothing (Actually $10,000 in student loans living in a 1-bedroom apartment above the garbage cans) to building a million dollar investment portfolio. No inheritance or luck just good sound actions over the years that you will learn about in the course and can replicate for your own personal situation.

No get rich quick scheme or a course that is designed to sell you consulting services this course has one mission and that is all about sharing of experience and wisdom from a successful long-term stock investor and teaching you how you can apply it to your own goals and time horizon.

In this course you will learn all about:

  1. Can you make money in stocks and how much.
  2. How stocks are categorized from Growth and Income to Market Cap to Stock Sectors.
  3. Understanding Risk and free tools to help you determine your risk profile and how to easily determine the risk and volatility of any stock using concepts such as Standard Deviation and Beta
  4. What types of stocks to buy from a basket of Individual Stocks, Stock Mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) or a combination of each.
  5. Key strategies you can use such as Value Investing, Growth Investing, Dividend Investing, Growth at a Reasonable Price (GARP) and more.
  6. How to easily evaluate a stock using both Qualitative and Quantitative information.
  7. How to use the top ratios to help determine if a stock is a good choice. Very easy and no calculations are required and you will be shown where to find the information for free.
  8. Demonstration of FREE Basic and Advanced Stock Screeners so it is easy to narrow the choices for more research and find great stocks.
  9. Demonstration where we buy stocks in areas such as a Growth Stock, Dividend Stock, Value Stock...so you can see step-by-step the tools the instructor uses and the thought process when evaluating stocks that you can use for your own future choices.
  10. The actual mechanics of buying a stock from an overview of Brokers, Online Discount Brokers such as eTrade and TD Ameritrade to Financial Planners even newer automated Robo-Financial planners such as Wealthfront and Betterment.
  11. How to actually place a stock order such as Market Orders and Stop Loss Orders plus others so you can take advantage of the best way to actually place a stock order for you.
  12. Unusual situations you can take advantage of such as Initial Public Offerings (IPO), Stock Splits, Stock Buybacks, Spinoffs,and more...
  13. Techniques to reduce taxes and fees so you can keep more money for you.
  14. Key Action Steps you can take to get started applying what you have learned.

This is an awesome flagship course which means you get:

  • Hours and hours of video based lessons.
  • Lifetime access to the course so you get updates and new bonus lessons for FREE.
  • Quizzes that will test and confirm your knowledge.
  • Ability to participate in online discussions to share ideas with other students and get answers to your questions from the instructor who will answer every question.
  • Ask questions directly of the instructor and every one of those will also be answered.
  • 30 day money back guarantee-love the course or return it with Udemy easy no questions asked policy.

Disclaimer Note: This course is for educational and informational purposes only. There will be no recommending of any particular investments such as a particular stock or mutual fund as only you know what is right for your portfolio and your comfort with risk and volatility. Consult with a Professional for specific advice. Course is for education purposes only and instructor will have no liability related directly or indirectly to any loss or damage.

Investing in stocks can be fun and really fun when you do it well!

No risk to sign up and impact could be life-changing. Learn from my experience and rapidly move ahead faster with the knowledge I will share with you. Don't delay.

Please click the TAKE THIS COURSE button in the upper right corner and let's get started!

Many thanks and I appreciate your interest and hope to see you in the course!

-Steve Ballinger

Who is the target audience?
  • Course is perfect for the Beginner or Newer Investor who wants to learn all the key practical aspects when investing in stocks as they will become an expert by the end of the course.
  • Excellent for more experienced investors who want to improve their skills, learn new insights, or gain more confidence when it comes to investing in stocks.
  • If you are looking for a course that is focused on Day-Trading or some type of get rich quick scheme please do not take this course as will not fit your desires.
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Curriculum For This Course
83 Lectures
10:00:50
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Introduction
3 Lectures 22:46

Introduction to the Investing In Stocks Course.

Preview 02:30

Can you make money in how much to expect from investing in stocks.

Preview 10:02

Go back in time to see the actual worst and how maybe not that bad.

Are Stocks Risky? What's The Worst Case Scenario
10:14

Quiz

Quiz: Intro
2 questions
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Key Concepts
5 Lectures 35:29

The key concept when investing in stocks.

The 2 Ways Investors Make Money in Stocks
07:07

Important to understand the difference.

Investing vs. Trading vs. Gambling
08:06

What is a stock really?

What Is A Stock Really
04:40

Stocks are part of your overall holdings.

Where Do Stocks Fit In A Diversified Portfolio
04:32

See a variety of portfolio or investment allocations so you can see how much stock to invest in may be right for you.

Preview 11:04

Quiz

Quiz: Key Concepts
2 questions
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How Are Stocks Categorized And Why That Matters To Investors
6 Lectures 32:05

Now get diversified withing your stock holdings.

Preview 05:12

Learn how stocks are organized by size.

Size: Large, Mid, and Small Cap Stocks
05:54

What makes a stock a growth stock.

Style: Growth Stocks
05:06

What makes a stock a income stock.

Style: Income Stocks
04:31

What makes a stock a value stock.

Style: Value Stocks
02:42

Learn how stocks are organized by sectors or industries.

Stock Sectors
08:40

Quiz

Quiz: Stock Categorization
2 questions
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Understanding Risk With The Stock Market
4 Lectures 36:23

Learn about all the different types of risk to consider.

Risk & Risk Types
12:14

Learn how to evaluate a stock or mutual fund using these key risk measures.

Risk Analysis: Standard Deviation & Beta To Evaluate Stock & Fund Volatility
05:58

Standard Deviation & Beta Demo With Real Stocks To Compare
14:19

Free tool where by answering simple questions you can get a feel for your personal risk tolerance.

Determining Your Risk Profile Free Online Tool
03:52

Risk

Quiz: Risk
2 questions
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What To Buy: Individual Stocks, Stock Mutual Funds, & ETF: Exchange Traded Funds
7 Lectures 58:35

Investing in individual stocks.

Individual Stocks: Benefits, Building a Portfolio, How Many, and Strategy
10:43

Investing in stock mutual funds.

Understanding Stock Mutual Funds
04:50

Learn the difference between these fund types.

Active vs. Index Stock Mutual Funds
09:17

Investing in exchange traded funds or ETF.

ETF: Exchange Traded Funds
04:23

Simple way to identify if a stock mutual fund fits what you are looking for in terms of its holdings.

Using The Mutual Fund Style Box To Select Funds
05:43

Key items such as load and no load and expense ratio can make or break a mutual funds ultimate return.

Understanding Mutual Fund Expenses
09:38

Demonstration where we look at some stock mutual funds and apply what has been learned.

Let's Compare Some Mutual Funds Expenses Demo With Real Funds
14:01

Quiz

Quiz: What To Buy
2 questions
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Stock Market Investing Strategies
10 Lectures 01:22:31

Are you active trader or more the buy and hold type.

Two Investing Extremes
09:41

Investing in growth stocks.

Investing In Growth Stocks
12:07

Investing in dividend stocks.

Investing In Dividend Income Stocks
14:06

Investing in value stocks.

Investing In Value Stocks
08:15

Case study of buying a distressed value stock.

Value Investing Example Case Study
09:11

When you want growth but more safety.

GARP: Growth At A Reasonable Price
06:03

Not focused on fundamentals but all about chart patterns.

Technical Analysis & Charting
06:28

Long time strategy picking a few stocks that meet a certain criteria and then updating each year.

Dogs Of The Dow
05:27

The best of the best in terms of long term dividend payers.

Dividend Aristocrats
07:09

The surprising results of randomness.

DARTS
04:04

Quiz: Stock Market Investing Strategies
2 questions
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How To Evaluate Stocks & Stock Ratios
20 Lectures 01:30:05

Overview of key ways to evaluate stocks.

Preview 08:10


The most important ratio categories simply explained.

Stock Ratio Catgories
04:02

Most common Ratio to help determine is the price you are paying for a stock fair in comparison to others. No calculation required as shown where to find information.

Valuation: Price Earning (P/E)
04:13

Value investors like to to use PEG as looks at price and future earnings growth.

Valuation: Price To Earnings Growth (PEG)
02:26

Ratio to help determine is the price you are paying for a stock fair in comparison to others. No calculation required as shown where to find information.

Valuation: Price To Sales (P/S)
03:00

Ratio to help determine is the price you are paying for a stock fair in comparison to others. No calculation required as shown where to find information.

Valuation: Price To Book (P/B)
02:55

What are you going to make in terms of annual income or dividend return.

Valuation: Dividend Yield
05:31

Important ratio to see if a company can keep paying its dividends.

Valuation: Dividend Payout
05:34

One of the key measures to see how profitable a company is.

Profitability: Return On Assets (ROA)
03:05

One of the key measures to see how profitable a company is.

Profitability: Return On Equity (ROE)
02:09

One of the key measures to see how profitable a company is.

Profitability: Profit Margin
03:09

Get a feel for a companies ability to pay its short terms obligations.

Liquidity: Current Ratio
03:05

Even tougher measure than the Current Ratio.

Liquidity: Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
03:28

Measure of long-term debt impact.

Debt: Debt To Equity
03:34

Measure of long-term debt impact.

Debt: Interest Coverage
02:55

How efficient is the management team compared to others.

Efficiency: Asset Turnover
03:12

Critical for any company that carries a lot of inventory such as a retailer or manufacturer.

Efficiency: Inventory Turnover
02:33

Analysis demo using the key Valuation and Profit Ratios to compare companies.

Analyzing Ratio Demo With Real Companies: Part 1-Value & Profit Ratios
11:28

Analysis demo using the key Liquidity, Solvency, and Efficiency Ratios to compare companies.

Analyzing Ratio Demo: Part 2-Liquidity, Solvency, and Efficiency Ratios
10:31

Quiz

Quiz: Stock Evaluating Stocks And Ratios
2 questions
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Demonstration: Let's Buy Some Stocks Together
5 Lectures 01:14:10

Demo where you are shown how to use an easy and free basic stock screener to narrow the filed of stocks to research further.

Demonstration: How To Use A Basic Stock Screener To Narrow Stock Choices For You
10:28

Demo where you are shown how to use an easy and free advanced stock screener to narrow the filed of stocks to research further.

Demonstration: How To Use An Advanced Stock Screener
11:55

See the instructor walk step by step in a screen-cast how to evaluate a dividend stock.

Demonstration: Let's Buy A Dividend Stock
20:03

See the instructor walk step by step in a screen-cast how to evaluate a value stock.

Demonstration: Let's Buy A Value Stock
14:25

See the instructor walk step by step in a screen-cast how to evaluate a growth stock.

Demonstration: Let's Buy A Growth Stock
17:19

Quiz

Quiz: Stock Research Demo
2 questions
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How To Buy Stocks: The Mechanics Of Brokers And More
10 Lectures 01:14:44

Now that found a stock have to actually buy it overview.

Preview 02:35

Review of the advantageous and disadvantageous to see if right for you.

Full Service Stock Brokers
06:09

Review of the advantageous and disadvantageous to see if right for you.

Discount (Online) Stock Brokers
04:11

Review of the advantageous and disadvantageous to see if right for you.

Financial Planners
10:35

Review of the advantageous and disadvantageous to see if right for you.

Robo Financial Planners. Using Online Automation To Save On Fees
06:52

Review of Wealthfront.

Robo-Advisor Case Study: Wealthfront
14:58

Review of Betterment

Robo-Advisor Case Study: Betterment
14:21

Review of the advantageous and disadvantageous to see if right for you.

Direct Through Mutual Funds and ETF: Exchange Traded Funds
02:37

Buying dividend paying stocks direct from the company.

DRIP: Dividend Reinvestment Programs
03:57

Placing an actual order such as a Market Order, Stop-Loss, and more.

Buying & Selling Order Types
08:29

Quiz

Quiz: How To Buy Stocks
2 questions
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Unusual Situations
9 Lectures 01:08:01

When a stock is first listed on a market.

IPO: Initial Public Offering
10:07

Real example of a very popular IPO.

IPO Case Study (Facebook)
08:04

What is the difference between preferred and common stock. 

Preferred Stock
03:41

Yea...more stock for us usually.

Stock Splits
05:39

Very good for investors and this lesson will explain why.

Stock Buybacks (Repurchases)
04:45

What happens to the buyer and the seller companies stock.

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
11:01

New company formed from a bigger entity and new stock for you.

Spinoffs
08:16

Happens all the time now learn why.

Why Does My Stock Go Down On Good News?
07:26

Nothing messes up a good plan like emotion when it comes to investing.

Emotional Or Behavioral Investing
09:02

Quiz

Quiz: Unusual Situations
2 questions
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Steve Ballinger, MBA
4.4 Average rating
2,180 Reviews
52,961 Students
18 Courses
Millionaire Investor & Professional Skills Teaching 50,000+

Dedicated to delivering online skill based development training where people can apply what they learned to immediate use. Steve has 25 years of experience in various leadership and management positions with a focus on training and development as well as direct international sales and operations management.

Founder Skill Build Online

Website dedicated to professional skill development in areas such as business practices and investing by leveraging online learning program development.

Director of Global Training and Program Development

Responsible for all certification training delivered in person and online for IDEAlliance which is an industry association focused on standards and best practices in the field of graphic and digital communications.

Adjunct University Instructor

Teach courses in leadership, management, and sales to University students as a part time instructor.

Public Speaker

Hired to speak at large international industry conferences and events plus lead training seminars at a variety of events.

Other Experience

Provided management consulting in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, marketing plan development, vertical market analysis, niche market analysis, and sales and other training. Plus wide area management expertise managing regional and international areas where needed to lead and manage other managers.

MBA from the University of ST Thomas Opus College Management and BSB from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Professional level member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD-Formally ASTD)