Basic Stock Trading & Financial Literacy for the Rest of Us
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Basic Stock Trading & Financial Literacy for the Rest of Us

Creating an investment lifestyle and a stock investment portfolio for the beginner who wants to know where to start
4.8 (4 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.
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Last updated 11/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Articulate acceptable risk based in knowledge of investment options.
  • Outline the components of a solid financial foundation.
  • Explain two ways to make money in the stock market.
  • Identify trading services and costs prior to buying stocks.
  • Review Sectors, Companies, and Sources for stock buying information and insight.
  • Determine an investment strategy that fits financial goals.
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  • You should already be aware of the stock market importance or opportunity.
  • You should take some time to familiarize yourself with your own financial position and mindset.
  • Consider what keeps you and others from investing in the stock market.

Another training on the stock market, but I think this one is better. First, it's basic enough to address those Frequently Asked questions about getting started while detailed enough to answer the questions so that you can act on them. Second, it starts with getting your financial house in order to make sure you can sustainably afford to invest.

When this training refers to “the rest of us,” it is referring to those of us who did not grow up with the habit of investing, the goal of wealth creation, and the experience of legacy. This training is for people who are looking to make their first $100,000 not their next million.

While some financial trainers are telling you not to get into debt, and not to take risks. They are neglecting to tell you how some of the richest and most successful people who CAME FROM NOTHING used debt and risk to their advantage.

The course explains the basic terminology for stock investing, online trading services, and how to inform yourself about purchases. It's everything you need to know, but have been misinformed about. Even clients who had family members invested have benefited from the explanations provided in this course.

The course is structured into lessons including the all important:

  • Overcoming risk and fear with knowledge of investment options.
  • Ensuring a solid financial foundation.
  • Explanation of ways to make money in the stock market.
  • Exploring trading services.
  • Pinpointing the costs of creating a stock trading account.
  • Reading stock information, evaluating companies, and staying up to date on with stock buying information and insights.
  • Determining an investment strategy that works for YOU.

Take this course because you realize that your money could be making money for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • DO ENROLL: People who want to know the basics of risk, buying, and making money in the stock market.
  • DO ENROLL: People who have money in the bank unhappy with the return on their investment.
  • DO ENROLL: People who are curious about the market and how it works as an investment vehicle.
  • DO NOT: If you want to know about advanced techniques like buying on margin or options trading.
  • DO NOT: If you recently fired your broker and are looking for a place to stash you $1 mil in assets.
  • DO NOT: If you want to learn about day trading and other quick turnover techniques.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Introduction and Who is Us?
1 Lecture 06:02

This lecture covers the reason for this training and why it is better for YOU...specifically YOU. It describes the ideal student as one who is tired of losing out on opportunities, but one who does not have thousands of dollars to invest.

Preview 06:02
Overview of Risk
1 Lecture 10:08

Presents 4 reasons that people don't invest in the stock market. Each of the four are presented as fears with solutions to change your money mindset. Your approach to money can hold you back. Learn a wealthier way.

Reasons Why People Don't Invest in the Stock Market
Financial Home
5 Lectures 12:47

A brief case study about one financial coaching client who was excited about investing but did not have her financial house in order. The introduction highlights some typical ways we utilize money without plans and priorities.

Preview 01:56

Describes the elements of a complete, 12-month financial budget and the reporting discipline needed for tracking and predicting discretionary income. A blank budget for use with a spreadsheet program is provided for download.

Foundation: Household Budget

Describes two of the ways that we waste money through our poor understanding of the meaning and implementation of Saving and Financial Viability. Credit can be a way to "save" money from being spent unnecessarily. Managing debt-to-income will result in less money going to service debt.

First Floor: Credit & Debt-to-Income Ratio

Discusses the differences between types of income and tips for ensuring a financial future through identifying money for investments. The need for discipline, clear plans, and balance with FUN are discussed.

Second Floor: Income

The financial home analogy is completed with a brief discussion of the attic, which sets the stage for the rest of the training. Though the attic is important for the home, it does not make the house. Investing is similar.

Attic: Investments
Making Money with Stocks
1 Lecture 03:51

Discusses the two basic ways that you make money from stock investments. The purpose is to re-educate some of the misinformation about wins and loses in stock investing.

Preview 03:51
1 Lecture 06:35

Discusses how do you get started with trading including what website to go to. Also, defines some of the terms expected on the trading service portals. Scottrade examples are presented with at step-by-step for executing your first trade.

Stock Trading
Stock Fundamental Skills
4 Lectures 20:00

Discusses how getting informed about stocks is just like reading. Reading sectors, companies, and sources prepares you to develop, inform, and maintain your investment strategy.

Introduction to Stock Buying: Fundamentals

Discusses the economic sectors of the economy and how they indicate companies to invest in. This allows you to comprehend the market and how it is organized.

Reading Sectors

Discusses techniques for researching companies utilizing Reading companies is useful to determining stocks that represent your interests. This lesson also walks you through evaluating companies.

Reading Companies

Distinguishes between partial, impartial, and regulators sites providing information on companies, commodities, and policies that could impact stock prices. Discusses how and with what discretion to follow trends. The point is to establish a strategy for staying informed.

Reading Sources
Stock Picks...Almost. But Mostly Investment Strategy
1 Lecture 08:55

Discusses how your strategy for stock purchases determines your choices. Along the way, some familiar stock picks are discussed. An emphasis is placed on diversifying based on an awareness of sectors and the supportive network represented by the companies in the economy at large.

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About the Instructor
MAWMedia Group, LLC
4.8 Average rating
37 Reviews
658 Students
7 Courses

MAWMedia Group, LLC produces training in a number of areas both academic/scholarly and popular/leisure. The firm is anchored by Chairperson & CEO, Michael A. Wright, PhD and Health Director, Taunya S. Wright, RN. Taunya and Michael are business owners, homeschool parents, writers, and lifestyle coaches. The firm creates engaging training content in the areas of Self-Care, Personal Development, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Health, and Education.