Profit During Crashing Markets: A Step-by-Step Guide
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Profit During Crashing Markets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn about the ETFs that increase in value when global financial markets are falling.
4.3 (12 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.
61 students enrolled
Created by Ronald DeLegge
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Spot major turning points in financial markets
  • Identify and use strategies to protect your money during bear markets
  • Choose the right ETFs designed to increase in value when market prices are falling
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  • Students should be familiar with stocks, bonds, and real estate
  • Students should be familiar with mutual funds and ETFs


1) With real estate hitting all-time highs across the U.S., Ron has just added a new lecture on how to profit from a crash in real estate prices. 

2) A 2017 ETF Report (just added) - a comprehensive guide to all the U.S. listed short and leverage short funds across multiple categories, including stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, and real estate. A must-have for all bear market investors! 

How will you react during the next bear market? Will you make panicked decisions that you later regret? Will crashing markets destroy your ability to enjoy a financially secure and stress-free life? 

This course is designed for people that want to take control of their finances and increase their net worth - even when financial markets are in complete chaos.

Although crashing prices, also known as a "bear market," are fearful for most people, wise investors know that falling markets are a wonderful opportunity to capitalize on the fear and greed of others. 

In this course, I take you by the hand and behind the scenes to show you step-by-step everything you need to know about bear markets - teaching you proven investing strategies that are easy and simple to implement.

I put my 20+ years of hands-on experience in the financial services industry to work for you!

As the inventor of the Portfolio Report Report Card service, which has now been used to analyze and grade over $120 million in investment accounts, and as the Founder of ETFguide, I have personally helped thousands of investors just like you.

By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to manage your own investments and you'll know exactly where to start and what to do.


...and you also get the unconditional Udemy backed 30 day money-back guarantee PLUS my personal promise that if you apply yourself, you will succeed. 

How will I benefit from this course?

Learn how to protect your IRA, 401(k) and other investments when prices are falling

  • See the importance of having a margin of safety within your investment plan
  • Learn about the differences between a bear market and a simple market correction
  • Discover that bear markets are not limited to just stocks
  • Understand the history of bear markets to give you perspective about future crashes
  • Find out which ETFs are designed to increase in value during bear markets 
  • Get general guidelines for using leveraged ETFs
  • Help with planning ahead for the next bear market

Who should take this course?

Anyone who owns stocks, bonds, real estate, mutual funds, and ETFs

  • Anyone with a 401(k), 403(b), 457, IRA, Roth IRA, or another retirement plan
  • Anyone who wants timely and practical strategies for their investments
  • Anyone who wants to grow and protect their investments
Who is the target audience?
  • Anybody with money invested in stocks, bonds, gold, or real estate
  • Anybody with an IRA, Roth IRA, Rollover IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or 457 plan or other retirement money
  • If you are not actively engaged in the management of your own money, this course is probably not for you
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Dissecting a Bear
5 Lectures 09:27

This lecture gives you a quick overview of the the course. 

Preview 02:30

What is the history of bear markets and how did the term "bear market" come to be? This lecture explains the origins of how the phrase "bear market" came into existence and what it means.  

The Origins of "Bear Market"

Bear Terminology

The differences between bear markets, bull markets, and market corrections are discussed in this lecture. Ron also gives you historical perspective on bear markets versus bull markets. 

Preview 01:39

No two bear markets are ever quite the same. And in this lecture, Ron explains why some bear markets can be worse than others. 

What is a Secular Bear Market?
Strategies for Profiting
2 Lectures 05:17

This lecture covers a "defensive" approach for overcoming the destructive forces of a bear market. It explains the role of cash inside your portfolio along with the importance of having a margin of safety. This lecture also includes a bonus report to help you. 

Defense: How to make money when market prices are falling

Playing "offense" is one way to profit when financial markets are declining in value. In this lecture, Ron explains what that means along with specific examples of "offensively" oriented ETFs that a built to capitalize on falling prices. 

Offense: Profiting when global market prices are falling
Bear ETFs that Gain When Markets Fall
6 Lectures 21:07

Because bear ETFs are designed to increase in value when stocks decline, they are excellent trading tools. This lecture covers key bear equity ETFs targeting three distinct parts of the global equity universe: Emerging market stocks, developed international stocks, and U.S. stocks. 

Bear ETFs for Crashing Stock Prices

Although most investors have been taught that bonds are safer than stocks, it's important to understand that bonds are not immune to crashing markets. This lecture covers some of the bear ETFs targeting bonds. 

Bear ETFs for Crashing Bond Prices

Commodities are one of the most volatile asset classes and prices are impacted by things like currencies, weather, politics, and war. This lecture covers some of the bear ETFs targeting commodities. 

Bear ETFs for Crashing Commodities

The recent crash in the British Pound, the collapse of Argentina's peso and Venezuelan Bolivar are just two recent examples of how currency prices can implode. In this lecture, Ron explains how to capture potential profits from big currency moves with bear currency ETFs. 

Bear ETFs for Crashing Currencies

Leveraged ETFs are powerful tools that can be helpful if used correctly. In this lecture, Ron provides some general guidelines of using leveraged ETFs. These "rules" apply equally for both bear and bull leveraged ETFs. 

Rules for Trading Leveraged ETFs

In this lecture, Ron examines the performance history of a short ETF during gold's recent bear market. 

Preview 08:31
Other Tips for Successful Bear Market Investing
3 Lectures 07:16

When stock prices fall, volatility rises. And instead of being an enemy, as it's often portrayed in the media, volatility can be your friend. This lecture examines the recent history of stock market volatility and ETFs that are designed to gain when market volatility rises. 

How to Make Stock Market Volatility Your Friend

Bear markets usually move faster than bull markets. And that's why having a plan and being ready is the intelligent approach to successfully navigating crashing markets. This lecture also includes a bonus report to help you. 

Bear Markets Move Faster vs. Bull Markets

Even really weak and poorly performing markets can have an occasional rally. And in this lecture, Ron examines the history of these "bear market rallies" and how to know whether to stay short or bail. 

Rallies Can Happen Even When Things are Bad, Be Ready!
Remembering What you Learned
2 Lectures 04:11

Test your knowledge on bear markets. 

Are bear markets limited to stocks?
1 question

Testing your knowledge on how to use leveraged ETFs.  

Which of these choices is NOT the right way to use leveraged ETFs?
1 question

Test your knowledge about commodities. 

These are all examples of commodities except for:
1 question

Test your knowledge of bearish bond ETFs.

What are bearish bond ETFs designed to do?
1 question

Test your knowledge of bear market basics. 

What is a bear market?
1 question

Like other asset classes, real estate is vulnerable to ups and downs and even a downright crash. In this lecture, Ron examines real estate ETFs that are built to go up when real estate equities decline. 

Bear ETFs for Crashing Real Estate

Is Your Portfolio Bear Market Ready?
About the Instructor
Ronald DeLegge
4.8 Average rating
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305 Students
4 Courses
Lead Investor and Teacher

Financial Professional, Author, Founder @ ETFguide, and Podcast Host.

Today's uncertain investment climate requires a strategy that's truly remarkable, executable, and proven. Nobody knows this better – and no one can teach this better – than Ron DeLegge.

Ron has analyzed and graded more than $150 million in investment portfolios and he knows the essential ingredients for building, growing, and protecting a portfolio of investments. In addition to being the founder of one of the most popular ETF investing websites in the world (ETFguide) Ron is also the inventor of the Portfolio Report Card grading system and host of the Index Investing Show.

With more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Ron's real-world investing experience is what makes him the ideal teacher for those who want to build and manage their own investment portfolios.

Ron has joined Udemy's roster of talented instructors to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with people who are already investing or who want to get started.