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Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!

Looking for a good solid class in the basics of stocks, bonds, finance, and investing? Haven't the slightest clue how to prepare for retirement, pay for college, or even manage your personal finances? And do you wish you could do it all without having to pay a broker or a financial advisor? Well, look no further. The class you need is right here! 

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing; Oh My! is an enjoyable class that walks you through the fundamentals of investing. The course will not only teach you about the stock markets, 401k plans, and retirement, but it will also address personal financial issues that are often ignored, but absolutely essential, to your success as an investor. This course won't just throw a bunch of terms at you, expecting you to memorize everything. The instructor takes the time to explain concepts in detail so you understand how and why things work in the investment world. Provide yourself with the independence and confidence you'll need to make your own investment decisions. 

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! Details + Objective

Course Code: sbi

You Will Learn
  • Gain a comprehensive and thorough education in personal finance and investment
  • Learn the personal financial issues that you should address and consider
  • Learn definitions, uses and more of stocks and bonds
  • Understand how the securities exchanges and stock markets operate and work
  • Learn what drives the true value of a security (mainly stocks) and how to gauge whether markets are overvalued by using value ratios
  • Understand of the different techniques used to research and analyze stocks
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become more confident in your ability to make money by investing wisely
  • Learn everything you need to know to make proper investments for your future
  • Become an educated consumer and protect themselves against some of the lesser practices of the financial services industry
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! Outline
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Week 1

Learn the game plan, reviewing what you'll cover and putting things in context so you can get your bearings and get the most out of the class. Then, learn what really gives money its value, how to increase that value, the power of compounding, and how much money you'll need to save for retirement.

Week 2

Learn to apply a timeline or schedule as to which investments you should make first as you explore all of the benefits and drawbacks of each option to help you decide when to incorporate which investments into your lifetime plan. Then, go into intricate detail about stocks and bonds, discussing exactly what they are, what gives them value, how to look up their prices, and much more.

Week 3

Gain an understanding of mutual funds, options, ADRs, ETFs, REITs, and more so you can learn how they work, why you might want to invest in them, as well as any pros and cons to investing in them. Then, get familiar with all the major (and perhaps a bit more obscure) markets and exchanges throughout the world so you’ll know where you can make your investments.

Week 4

Learn more about the roles brokers, brokerages, traders, routers, etc. play in getting your trade through. Perhaps most important, you'll learn what these people's real incentive is in trading for you. Then, gain an intricate understanding of the trading process, traders, brokers, and their incentives, not just in order to make investments, but to know when you're getting a good deal.

Week 5

Take a detailed look at the operations, contribution limits, tax advantages, and withdrawal requirements of IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEP Plans, 401ks, 403bs, 529 plans and many other plans. Then, look at stock valuation and analysis, and we'll review some of the basics of taking calculated investment risks.

Week 6

Discover research techniques that you can use to analyze and pick stocks, such as fundamental analysis and technical analysis, as well as valuation techniques used to price stocks. You'll also learn how to read a company's annual report, then you'll gain some insight into the details of stock analysis and research. Finally, spend some time researching resources, looking at a vast array of Web sites, publications and other sources of information that will help guide your future investments.

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Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! Instructors
Aaron Clarey

Aaron Clarey received his Bachelor of Science in Finance with High Honors from the University of Minnesota. Since 1998, Aaron has been teaching a wide array of classes on finance and investing, including How to Invest Online, Figuring Out Your 401k, The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks, and Stocks, Bonds, and Investing; Oh My! His classes take the fear out of finance and investing by making personal financial management easy and understandable for everyone. During the day, Aaron works as a banking analyst. At night, he moonlights as a ballroom dance instructor. In the summer, he is an avid amateur paleontologist, hosting The Great Twin Cities Fossil Hunt for children. He is also the author of the popular book, Behind the Housing Crash—Confessions of an Insider and Worthless - The Young Person's Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major.

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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