Understanding The Stock Market: For Beginners

The most comprehensive, yet easy to understand course explaining the stock market and how to make money using it ever!
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Instructed by Harvell Floyd Jr Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 7.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

This course is about the stock market and how to understand what it is, how it began, how it's structured, what the component parts are, how the whole thing works basically and how it applies to everyday life, people and making money. The course is developed and taught by a 23 year veteran investment banker, the course teaches the history of the markets, classifications of stocks, how to read the ticker tape, how to buy and sell stocks and everything in between. This is the beginners course, however very complex concepts are discussed in detail to give students advanced level knowledge. This is the first course in a series. Upon completion you will be given a coupon code for discounts to the other courses in the series when they become available.

I have taught this course and many others over my 23 year career and I always hear they same things and see the same progress. People become extremely empowered when they gain knowledge about money, finance and economics. I have literally seen my students go from unemployed to business owners to investors and beyond. I know that by taking this course you will be enriched.

The course is structured in four (4) parts. Each part has a set of videos for you to watch and observe. There are little assignments throughout the videos but strickly voluntary however very effective learning tools. The course has over 7 hours of content that will give the average person a wall street education in about 30 days. By watching a video a day, you will gain powerful insight and information that will help you understand how to make money in the stock market.

What are the requirements?

  • Download course syllabus
  • Internet Connection
  • You can use a laptop, tablet or ipad/iphone

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how the stock market works and how to use that information in everyday life.

Who is the target audience?

  • Individuals who have never owned stocks or have limited experience with stocks should take this course.
  • People who want to start building a portfolio but don't know how to get started.
  • Individuals who may already have investments but want to be more in control.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Part I
History of the stock market
Why it is important to know history?
Common Stock
Preferred Stock
Classifications of stocks
Classifications of stocks cont.
Section 2: Part II: The Exchanges & How They Work
OTC & Other Exchanges
Ticker Tape
Equities: Understanding Ownership, Abilities, Rights & Privileges
Equities: Common & Preferred Shares
Equities: Raising Capital
Equities: Dividends & Spilts Ex. Berkshire Hathaway
Equities: Voting Rights
Classifications & Tickers
More Classifications
Section 3: Part III: Understanding The Dow & Other Indexes
Indexes (Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq)
Indexes Continued
Research-How to find annual reports
Research-Annual Reports Cont. & OMB
Research Cont. (CNBC, Yahoo Finance)
Research Cont. (CNBC, Yahoo Finance)
Research Cont. (CNBC)
Section 4: Part IV: How to make money right now
Research Cont. (Breaking down annual reports)
Research Cont. (More annual report breakdown)
Research Cont. More annual report analysis of Starbucks
Research Cont. Starbucks & IPO's
Research Cont. Hubspot, Goldman Sachs
Research Cont. Apple Computer
Research Cont. More sources
Last Lecture: Applying this course
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Instructor Biography

Harvell Floyd Jr, TIP - The Investment Professor

I have been involved with the markets since 10th grade. I became a licensed series 7 broker in 1991. I have worked for some of the most successful firms on wall street. Gruntal & Co, Oppenheimer & Co, and Charles Schwab just to name a few. My expertise is in investment banking however I have worked in almost every area of the brokerage business and therefore have a thorough knowledge of finance, economics, money, trading, corporate finance, personal financial management, retirement planning and wealth management & accumulation. I am lucky to have been involved with some of the most successful deals of the past 2 decades including Starbucks, Yahoo, Ebay, BET, King World Entertainment, Amazon and countless others at there inceptions through either IPO's, secondary offerings and private placements. I have raised over $500 million in my career for IPO's, Private Placements and Private Accounts. I am excited about teaching now that I have retired from my business. It allows me to stay engaged and give something back as I feel tremendously blessed to have had my professional experience. I just hope to be able to help people grasp the complexities of finance to enrich their lives for the better.

"I know it's a dream but I honestly feel like if we teach people how to succeed in making money in the stock market we can cut a big chunk out of poverty and level the playing field of life."

Harvell Floyd Jr.

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