Stock Market Investing Basics:

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Making money when stocks rise is the easy part.  You can just buy and hold and lap up the spoils of all those gains.  But what happens when stocks fall?  Do you know how your portfolio is impacted long-term? In this first session, we explore some of the basics, which are crucial building blocks on the road to success.  Of course, if you're an options aficionado already, the innovative stuff comes a little later.  But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be a master of the basics.  In fact, you should know that overconfidence is a cognitive bias that detimentally impacts many portfolio returns. If you're not totally happy with your returns, refresh your knowledge by viewing this lesson where we cover
  • Stock basics
  • The Cause of Price Changes
  • Power of Compounding
  • Dividend Paying Stocks
  • Who Needs a Broker?
  • Growth Vs Value Stocks
  • Brokerage Companies
  • Terminology Basics
  • Shorting Stocks
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20 thoughts on “Stock Market Investing Basics:

  1. Pierre

    Very well constructed overview of the basics (which we all tend to forget about…) The narrative is clear, and well paced to allow full absorption of the material presented. The slides are interesting and amusing which serve to hold the reader’s interest. This topic can be dry, but it is very well dealt with in this presentation. GREAT job.

  2. Tom Jewell

    Gareth, in January 2009, when I first saw the lessons you’d prepared, I was blown away by how well done they are. I haven’t watched this one since then, but it’s a wonderfully produced introduction.

    It’s easy to come back to where a person had to leave if Life interrupts the lesson, and to jump back or jump forward as suits the student’s need.

    • TradingCoach

      Hey that’s so good to hear Tom – it makes my day to hear that we make a positive difference. Sincere thanks for taking the time to write and offer your insights.

  3. Hari Swaminathan

    Gareth, these are all very well put together. In fact, I still come back and listen to many of the lessons periodically. The other day, I re-discovered the Double Diagonal, was great..
    All the best

  4. Jim Stander

    Like all the other lessons/modules it is clear, concise and easy to follow. I find myself reviewing many sections periodically. A wonderful resource to have available.

  5. Earl McHugh

    I really have no interest in this basic stuff and do not need it and am not paid to view it, so please do not send any more.

  6. Paul

    Re the 25 page Candle stick definations:
    The font you used was very small and hard to read. I concentrated to have on reading and did not retain what I read. Also you clutered the graph with 50 candlesticks to illustrate a one, two, or three candlestick pattern, making it harder to see clearly

  7. Coach Jay

    Earl, we like to hear from advanced traders. How would you like to see high probability long and short trades on a daily basis? Or maybe a tool that predicts major market direction over a monthly timeframe? An experienced trader can take advantage of these signals in a number of differenent ways.

  8. Issac Kani

    Garreth,

    This is a brilliant piece of material that every prospective new trader need to succeed in the game. I certainly recommend it to everyone who want to grasp the fundamentals and move on the more exciting modules – I can tell from the basics and become a successful trader.

    Thanks You so much.
    Issac

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