Understanding The Stock Market: For Beginners
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The most comprehensive, yet easy to understand course explaining the stock market and how to make money using it ever!
2.0 (2 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.
123 students enrolled
Created by Harvell Floyd Jr
Last updated 11/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how the stock market works and how to use that information in everyday life.
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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.

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
Part I
8 Lectures 01:05:04

Why it is important to know history?


Common Stock

Preferred Stock

Classifications of stocks

Classifications of stocks cont.
Part II: The Exchanges & How They Work
11 Lectures 02:09:22


OTC & Other Exchanges

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
Part III: Understanding The Dow & Other Indexes
8 Lectures 01:58:28
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)
Part IV: How to make money right now
9 Lectures 02:18:48
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

About the Instructor
Harvell Floyd Jr
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123 Students
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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.