5 Keys To Investing
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5 Keys To Investing

Learn the 5 key principles and become a better investor in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF, real estate, and more!
4.3 (309 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,688 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2016
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Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand and apply the 5 key investing concepts.
  • Practically apply and use these concepts in their own investing journey.
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  • No skills or special knowledge is required to take the course other than an openness to receiving and applying the material.

There are 5 key investing principles that beginning investors must know and experienced investors need to always keep in mind in order to enjoy long-term investing success. 

Unfortunately, investors can get caught up in the details of investing or be intimidated from some investments that they lose sight of these core principles.


In this course you will learn:

  • The benefits of starting investing as soon as you can.
  • Understand that its not too late to invest.
  • Calculating what is the right amount to invest for you.
  • Learn the trade-off between Risk and Reward.
  • Learn how FEAR can impact the markets overall and ourselves as well.
  • Learn how GREED can impact the markets overall and ourselves as well.
  • 4 Action-Steps to get started.

You learn everything in about 45 minutes from a long-term successful investor and top Udemy instructor.

Course includes SPECIAL OFFERS on other courses such as the top rated,13.5 hour, INVESTING SUCCESS: LEARN KEYS FROM A MILLIONAIRE INVESTOR course.

"I know that I go back to these basic concepts all the time and it really grounds me to make better investing decisions plus gives me hope as a long-term investor and my hope is this course will help you in the same way"


Steve Ballinger

Who is the target audience?
  • Perfect and excellent course for the beginner or newer investor.
  • Great course for some experienced investors who would like a refresher on these principles from a long-term and successful investor.
  • Course is not recommended for an experienced investor who really understands and applies these concepts. Please see the lesson descriptions to see if right for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
The 5 Keys To Investing
7 Lectures 48:47

Quick introduction to the course and the 5 concepts.

Course Introduction

See demonstration of how money grows over time even if starting out late.

Importance of starting early and its never too late to invest

The key is what is right amount for you.

What is the right amount to invest

Risk can be tricky. Too much and it can be uncomfortable for the investor and too little results in missing out on returns so balancing the two is key.

The Risk and Reward tradeoff

Fear is probably the most powerful force on the markets and sometimes on our own behavior.

How FEAR impacts the markets and cause poor decision making by individuals

The brother to fear greed can cause bubbles and irrational exuberance.

How GREED impacts the markets and lead to bubbles that can burst

Four steps you can take right now to become a better investor.

Easy Action-Steps + SPECIAL OFFER HERE (Download Document)
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About the Instructor
Steve Ballinger, MBA
4.4 Average rating
2,400 Reviews
55,764 Students
18 Courses
Millionaire Investor & Professional Skills Teaching 53,000+

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)