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Learn Finance: Markets, Investing, and Trading

February 20, 2018

This 16-part course consists of tutorials that introduces you to the basics of finance, investment and trading tools, stocks, bonds, and various markets. Everything in this list is 100% free.

The primary objectives of this course are as follows:

  1. Understand various financial instruments including equities, derivatives, bonds, commodities and forex markets
  2. Learn the strategies and types of technical analysis that professional investors leverage
  3. Apply investment concepts such as risk, ratios, profitability, liquidity, debt, and efficiency

Pro-tip: If you already know some of the concepts below, you can skip them by marking them as completed.

Introduction to Financial Instruments, Asset Classes and Other Investment Types

In our fist section, we’ll set the stage for the various financial instruments and asset classes that exist. We’ll cover all of these in more detail later in this guide.

Core Investment and Trading Concepts

In this section, we’ll cover the most important investment and trading concepts, including the most common terms and techniques professionals use.

Stocks — Related Instruments, Strategies and Analysis

In this section, we’ll focus on the equities market and examine various investment strategies, different financial instruments, analyzing financial ratios, and finally the various ways to invest into the stock market.

Bonds, Options, Commodities and Various Alternative Investments

In this section, we’ll look at various other asset classes, focusing on options, bonds, commodities, currencies, and futures. We’ll also touch upon other alternative investments such as real estate and venture capital.

Constructing Your Portfolio

In our final section, we’ll go in depth into what it means to have a balanced portfolio and cover important concepts such as diversification, concentration, portfolio variance, and the Modern Portfolio Theory.

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