Value Investing For Beginners
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Value Investing For Beginners

The Proven Low Risk Method To Building Wealth In The Stock Market
4.5 (46 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.
780 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2016
English
Price: $100
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Determine with confidence if a stock is a good investment or not
  • Learn how to build your own portfolio
  • Start building wealth in the stock market
  • Learn how to find undervalued stocks
  • Calculate the intrinsic value of a stock
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Requirements
  • This course is for beginners. If you already have a good understanding of value investing, this course will probably be too basic
  • You need an interest in learning about value investing
  • You need to be willing to put in the time and effort to learn about value investing
Description

If you are reading this I am guessing you are interested in learning how to invest in the stock market. You understand the importance of saving and investing for the future.

You know that it’s possible to make money investing, and you want to learn how to do it. But investing is considered risky and the last thing you want to do is to lose a big chunk of your savings by making a bad investment.

And let’s be honest, we all like the idea of becoming wealthy and having the financial freedom to do what we want. We all want to have a stock portfolio that grows larger and larger every year, providing us with a passive income.

But the reality is that most people lose money in the stock market. Why? Is it actually realistic to be able to make money investing? The answer is “yes”.

There are a few investors who are able to outperform the market consistently, the most famous one being Warren Buffett. The question then becomes:

“What is the difference between Buffett, and other investors like him, and the average investor?”

The answer is the framework and principles that they use.

In this course you will learn a simple, yet powerful framework, and the principles that the world’s best investors have used for decades to beat the market.

Many believe that you have to do something extraordinary to invest successfully.

But this is simply not true. I believe anyone can learn how to become a successful investor, no matter their background. Just listen to Warren Buffett:

  • "The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.”
  • "It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results."
  • "There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult."

Buffett is seen by many as the greatest investor in history and he has amassed a personal fortune of $66 billion dollars. You might tell yourself that you could never do what Buffett has done, however he has personally said that his success is based on simple principles that anyone can learn.

This course will teach you Buffett’s method of investing.

HOWEVER, just because value investing is based on a simple set of principles, it does not mean it’s easy. Like anything else in life that you want to master, you have to put in the time and effort. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. But if you are willing to put in a little extra effort, your chances of success will increase drastically.


----What You Will Learn----

I’m probably not going out on a limb when I assume that you are a busy person? There’s never enough time to accomplish everything we want to. Even if you are interested in learning how to become a better investor, you might feel you don’t have the time? Or if you have the time to invest, you feel overwhelmed and you might not know where to start? For example, how do you find undervalued stocks and how do you know if a company is a good investment or not?

This course will teach you the most important principles of value investing in a quick and efficient manner. You will learn how to find undervalued stocks and how to figure out how much a company is worth. You will learn a simple step-by-step framework that will help you determine if a company is a good investment or not, as well as how to reduce your risk.

You will be able to determine quickly, and with confidence, if a company is potentially a good investment or not.


----How The Course Is Laid Out----

The course is broken up in small lessons that are easy to follow. And everything is explained in simple terms. Investing is often made more complex than it needs to be, but that’s not the case with this course.

You will learn the essential concepts that are needed to become a successful investor, and we will use case studies and examples to teach you how it’s done in real life.

In the course you will learn:

  • The Three Most Important Principles To Being A Successful Investor

  • The Phenomenon That Made Warren Buffett A Billionaire

  • The Two Rules That Will Set You Apart From 99% Of Investors

  • The Big Secret To Investment Success

  • The Four Most Important Qualities To Look For In A Company

  • How To Determine How Much A Company Is Worth

  • How To Find Undervalued Stocks

  • And much more

By the end of this course you will be able to determine which investments have the potential for large returns, and which ones to avoid.

And I want to re-iterate that after taking this course, you still have to put in the work. Unfortunately there are no shortcuts to becoming rich. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort.

But this course is a great place to start! Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn about investing, but you never knew where to begin? Or maybe you felt you never had the time? If that’s the case, then I believe you will find a lot of value in this course.   

There are not many things that are as important as learning how to save and invest for the future. But the majority of people never learn how to take care of their finances. By the end of this course you will have learned important concepts that most people will unfortunately never bother to learn - concepts that will help you make money in the stock market.


----Who This Course Is For----

This course is for beginners, so if you already have a good fundamental knowledge of value investing, this is probably NOT the course for you.

Moreover, it’s NOT for people who want to make money quickly. This course is for people who want to invest for the long-term.

And I agree that some people might not want to pay $50 (£45) for a course, and that’s fine. However I believe the issue is not the price, but rather the value you can get from the course. If you are serious about investing you probably already have some money you want to invest. If you invest $5,000 and only earn a 1% return, you have already paid for the course.

Moreover, the price of the course is similar to buying approximately 3 investing books. Most of the information you will learn in such books are already covered in the course, and it’s delivered in an easy to follow format. And that’s not to mention the time you will save by taking the course as opposed to reading the books.

So if you want to learn how to invest like a value investor, please sign up for the course.

There’s a 30 day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose

I look forward to seeing you on the inside.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who are interested in building wealth in the stock market over the long-term
  • People who want to save and invest for the future
  • People who are willing to put in the work to become a better investor
  • This course is NOT for people who are looking to become rich overnight
  • This course is NOT for people who already have a good understanding of value investing
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 02:32:12
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What Is Value Investing?
3 Lectures 15:18

In this lesson I will give a short introduction about myself, then we will cover what you'll learn in the course and who this course is for. 

Preview 05:07

In this lesson we'll cover what value investing really is, which will give you clarity on what your goals should be as a value investor. 

Preview 04:16

Many people believe that only a handful of very smart and educated professionals can be successful investors. However, in this lesson I'll explain to you why this is incorrect, and why being a small private investor is an advantage. 


This lesson will give you the motivation to learn how to become a successful investor.  

Preview 05:55

This quiz tests your knowledge of the main points covered in Section 1

Section 1 Quiz
4 questions
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The Three Most Important Principles To Being A Successful Investor
3 Lectures 15:33

Warren Buffett has said that margin of safety are the THREE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS in investing. 

In this lesson you will learn why.

Margin Of Safety - How To Cover Your Downside
05:39

In this lesson we'll discuss how the stock market works and how you can either be a victim, or take advantage of it. 

It talks about the emotions of the stock market, one of the most important concepts in investing. 

Meet Mr. Market - Your Manic Depressive Friend
05:30

As a value investor you have to think differently.

In this lesson we'll talk about why you have to look at yourself as a business owner, rather than just an investor. Having this attitude will completely shift your mindset and greatly increase your chances of success. 

A Stock Is Part Ownership Of A Business
04:24

This quiz tests your knowledge of the main points covered in Section 2

Section 2 Quiz
4 questions
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Learn To Think Like A Value Investor
3 Lectures 13:10

There is a phenomenon that Warren Buffett likes to talk about - a phenomenon that has made him one of the richest men on the planet.

Einstein also talked about this phenomenon. 

When you understand it, you'll understand why you can become wealthy by investing in stocks. 

The Phenomenon That Made Warren Buffett A Billionaire
05:09

Warren Buffett has two main rules when it comes to investing, and you need to adopt these rules as well.

There's a big chance that you'll be surprised when you learn what they are.

The Two Rules That Will Set You Apart From 99% Of Investors
04:02

Joel Greenblatt, one of the greatest investors of our time, studied successful fund managers and found the secret to their success.

It's simpler than you think. 

The Big Secret To Investment Success
03:59

This quiz tests your knowledge of the main points covered in Section 3

Section 3 Quiz
3 questions
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A Quick Introduction To Financial Statements
4 Lectures 23:44

This lesson is a short introduction to what will be covered in this section. 

Financial statements are essential to understand if you want to become a successful investor, and I'll explain why. 

Introduction To Financial Statements
02:25

In this lesson I'll explain to you what we are looking for in the income statement and how to analyze it. I will also show you Coca Cola's income statement so you know what a real life income statement looks like.   

The Income Statement
07:04

In this lesson you will understand what a balance sheet is and why it's important to understand. We will also look at Coca Cola's balance sheet and analyze their numbers. 

The Balance Sheet
06:23

The cash flow statement is extremely important and Warren Buffett pays very close attention to the cash that goes in and out of a business. I will explain why, and we will also analyze Coca Cola's cash flow statement. 

The Cash Flow Statement
07:52

This quiz tests your knowledge of the main points covered in Section 4

Section 4 Quiz
3 questions
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The Four Most Important Qualities To Look For In A Company
5 Lectures 29:50

In this short introductory lesson I will show you the four most important qualities you should look for in a company.

Knowing these qualities are guaranteed to make you a better investor. 

Preview 03:02

A strong management team is one of Warren Buffett's main criteria when screening an investment, and in this lesson I will tell you why.

I will also show you how to determine if a company's management team is strong or not. 

Strong Management Team
08:03

In this lesson you will learn why it's essential that a company has good long-term prospects, and I will show you simple strategies to identify if it does.

Good Long-Term Prospects
04:33

Warren Buffett is known for investing in stable and predictable businesses, and it's one of his secrets to success. You will learn why this concept is so important and how to identify a stable and predictable business. 

Look For A Stable And Predictable Business
05:39

Warren Buffett always looks for companies with competitive moats. You will learn why, and also how to identify a moat, as well as how to avoid fake moats. 

Does The Company Have A Competitive Moat?
08:33

This quiz tests your knowledge of the main points covered in Section 5

Section 5 Quiz
4 questions
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How Do You Find Intrinsic Value?
5 Lectures 30:08

A short introduction to what intrinsic value is, how Warren Buffett defines it and how to find it. 

What Is Intrinsic Value?
03:03

In this lesson we discuss how to estimate free cash flows, which is one of the fundamental pillars of calculating intrinsic value.

Estimating Free Cash Flow
04:34

Students will learn one of the most essential principles underpinning investing and how to find the value of a stock.

Time Value Of Money
03:18

To estimate the intrinsic value of a company, investors need to use an appropriate discount rate. We cover that in this lesson. 

Choosing A Discount Rate
08:07

In this lesson we put into practice everything we've learned about intrinsic value to find the intrinsic value of Coca Cola.

Putting It All Together
11:06

This quiz tests your knowledge of the main points covered in Section 6

Section 6 Quiz
4 questions
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Summing It All Up
1 Lecture 05:07

In this concluding lesson we will summarize what you have learned in the course and I give you some tips on what to do next to become a successful investor. 

Summing It All Up
05:07
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BONUS Section
1 Lecture 19:22
BONUS Lesson: How To Find Undervalued Stocks
19:22
About the Instructor
Lars Christian Haugen
4.5 Average rating
46 Reviews
780 Students
1 Course
Obsessed with value investing

Hi there, 

My name is Lars Christian and I have been obsessed with investing for as long as I can remember (it's a weird obsession, I know). However, I am not a former fund manager and I never had a fancy career on Wall Street. 

So why did I decide to make courses on investing and what makes me think I have anything to teach? 

Well, it's because I've been obsessed with investing for as long as I can remember, and over the last 10-15 years I have spent thousands of hours learning about investing. My dad has been an investor all my life, and it was a constant topic of discussion in my household growing up, and still is. 

But why did I not pursue a career in the investing industry, if I love investing so much? 

That was actually the plan, and I thought I would be working as a stock analyst after graduating, and then later as a fund manager. But before I got to that point I settled for the first job I could find because I was afraid of passing up the opportunity. I settled, and convinced myself that I would eventually become a professional investor down the line. I did not like that job, and quit after less than a year.  

And after taking two more jobs that were not for me, I knew I didn't want to work for anyone. I actually interviewed for a position as a stock analyst, the perfect job on paper, but I realized I didn't want to take a corporate job as a stock analyst where someone created the rules of how I could invest (which would take all the fun out of it!).

So I decided to start my own business teaching people about the topic I have been obsessing over for so long.   

My educational background is in business and finance, however I quickly realized that school does not teach you how to be a successful investor. Most of what I know about investing I had to teach myself. Does that mean I know everything and have nothing to learn? Absolutely not! The best investors know that they always have more to learn, and even Warren Buffett still makes mistakes. 

But I thought that despite having a lot left to learn, I still have valuable information to share with people who want to learn about investing. And hopefully I can help you shave years off your learning curve, and help you avoid big mistakes.