How to Pick Stocks

A guide to making money with equities
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Instructed by Robert Fernandez Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Are you interested in making a side income picking stocks? Do you feel at a disadvantage trying to choose the right stocks? Or perhaps you simply want to reduce the risk of losing the money you invest?

This simple course is designed for you.

I felt those same concerns when I started investing. Through the ups and downs of my career on Wall Street, I have learned the rights and wrongs of stock picking and how the best investors pick their stocks with confidence.

In this course you will learn a proven strategy successful investors like Warren Buffet and Benjamin Graham used to pick their best stocks and how you can prevent yourself from losing big when you invest your hard earned cash.

Concepts Included:

·The most effective process for analyzing if a stock is a good pick.

·Reduce the risk of investing in a stock which will lose you money.

·Minimize time spent searching before finding winning stocks.

·Understand common investing strategies: you will learn which strategies work and which ones will leave you confused and frustrated. I've tried many of these strategies before, but my loss is your gain: through this course I will help you avoid the same mistakes I made.

This Course Contains:

·Easy to follow walk-throughs on finding and evaluating stocks.

·Step by step examples of picking winning stocks.

·A free financial model you can use to value your favorite company.

·Free resources and tools you can use to today.

I created this course because I am passionate about stocks. It was fun for me to make and I know you'll enjoy it. Sign up today and for $20 have the confidence and knowledge you need to be successful in the stock market. You're an investor after all, isn't it worth investing in you right now?

What are the requirements?

  • A desire to make money picking winning stocks.
  • A desire to avoid the wrong stocks and prevent losing money.
  • Take notes and question what you're learning as you go along.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn the exact process of how to pick a winning stock.
  • You will have the right mindset to pick winning stocks.
  • You will understand what makes a winning stock.
  • You will know the signs of a losing stock.

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners and intermediate investors looking for to make money in stocks.
  • Those who like buying bargains and finding items on sale.
  • Those who don't like losing money in the stock market.
  • Those interested in picking stocks like Warren Buffet.
  • Value investing students.

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Preparing to Invest
02:40

Let's walk before we run. This lecture will get you introduced to what stocks are and what mindset you should have when approaching them. Think of this lecture as setting up the bumpers at the bowling alley: with the right mindset you won't be throwing gutter balls when you pick your stocks.

03:10

What makes stocks so special? They're just one of many ways you can invest your hard earned money. In this lecture I will be their hype man and explain why they're the best game in town.

03:29

Now that you've got some basics down and you know what you're up against, you might be wondering if you're cut out for this. I'll explain what advantages you have and why all of us on Wall Street might not be as smart as we think we are.

Section 2: How to Pick Winners
02:34

So you've decided stocks are the bee's knees and that you can succeed in picking them. But how do you go about picking stocks? There seems to be thousands of ways to go about it, how do you know which one is right? This lecture will prepare us to answer that question

03:19

This lecture is all about how some medieval alchemists, or excuse me, "investment professionals" try to turn lead into gold.

03:08

An exciting investing strategy with similar benefits to a casino. In the end the house always wins, but at least these investors get a show. We will take a walk through the world of growth investing.

03:27

One of the most popular forms of investing for individual investors, let's explore what these are along with their great and not so great parts.

04:59

The lecture's information gives away this course's punchline. The proven strategy to buying winning stocks is value investing. It's very similar to how you buy groceries. This lecture gives an overview of this strategy.

Section 3: Types of Value Investing
03:43

The original flavor of value investing, created by Benjamin Graham. Affectionately labeled "cigar butt" investing by Warren Buffet, it might not sound tasty but the historical performance of this dish is five star.

03:19

Although he started his career learning from Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet learned to put his own style on investing. Given his ranking on the world's richest list, his style is now a fan favorite. Let's take a closer look at how he picks stocks so that we too can invest like Warren Buffet.

02:26

In direct contradiction to Aristotle's wisdom and the flocks of acquisition driven CEO's stammering about "synergy", sometimes the separate parts of a business might be more valuable than the current price of its whole. This gives buyers a chance to get in on a winning stock at a wholesale price.

Section 4: Steps in Picking a Stock
03:14

The first step in picking stocks is like sifting through the sand on the beach for those perfect sea shells. It would be quite aggravating if you're searching where there aren't any shells, right? This will get you looking in the right places for those beautiful stocks.

06:11

The easiest and most straight forward element of the business to value: the balance sheet. Let's see what makes a balance sheet strong and what makes us turn and run for cover.

03:55

This is Wall Street's and the media's favorite topic: earnings. While this is the most important statement for stock picking, its numbers are often the most unreliable and most easily misrepresented by management (remember Enron anyone?). We leave the safer waters of the balance sheet behind, here there be monsters.

03:02

Just like how broccoli on a plate with steak and potatoes is readily overlooked, cash flows don't get enough attention from stock pickers. However, they provide a crucial check on whether the numbers in the income statement make sense. This lecture will help you understand if the cash flows are green or if the whole meal is spoiled.

03:42

We've saved the most intangible factors for last. While these are hard, if not impossible to know for sure, they have a large impact on whether or not a stock pick is a winner. This will help you understand these more ethereal aspects of stock picking.

Section 5: Adventures in Winning Stocks: Two Case Studies
05:28

No course would be complete without a concrete example which proves the value of the course. Otherwise, I might just be making this stuff up! Here is a step by step example of the entire stock selection process from a pick in 2009, my beloved Under Armour.

02:14

What is better than one example? Two examples! Here is a another study in picking a winning stock, but in a different way.

Section 6: Free Resources and Further Reading
03:23

One online course is not enough for you to master picking winning stocks . The proven way to dominate this field is by learning from the greats themselves. Here are my favorite books from the greatest stock pickers of all time, along with a strategy on how to read them.

Article

In this lecture I will go over popular terms and concepts that are used in regards to stocks and the stock market. Frankly, this is boring to read straight through, so I recommend using it as a reference point to spot check if you encounter a specific investing term you don’t understand.

04:18

In the next series of lectures, I will give you an overview of how to create your own stock valuation model in Microsoft Excel.

Valuation Modeling Balance Sheet
04:30
Valuation Modeling: Income Statement
02:19
Valuation Modeling: Cash Flows
02:41
Valuation Modeling: Revenue Drivers
02:13
Valuation Modeling: Margin Drivers
Preview
03:40
Valuation Modeling: Discounted Cash Flows
03:28
Valuation Modeling: Conclusion
01:02

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Instructor Biography

Robert Fernandez, Wall Street Equity Analyst

My professional career revolves around stocks and financial markets. As a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business and as Private Equity Analyst on Wall St, I have spent years refining how to make money in the stock market and pick the right stocks.

The reason you’re on this site is to learn something new. You’re looking at online courses to better yourself and live the best life you can. As a teacher, it’s my responsibility to lead you down the right path and aid you on your journey. I don’t just believe in what I teach, I live it. I use the content of my courses professionally and personally.

Hard work pays off. I’m here to help you progress towards the new life you’re working towards.

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