Learn what moves stock prices and how stocks are valued by investors. In this course, you will learn the essentials of valuation (such as P/E ratios and DCF analysis), financial statements, and fundamentals of stock investing. We will analyze recent earnings releases and valuation multiples of companies such as Google and Apple to provide a framework for fundamental investment research.

The class strives to provide participants with a sound understanding of how financial markets work, rather than providing get-rich-quick trading schemes. The principles taught in this course are stressed by value investors such as Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. 

What You'll Learn

  • Fundamentals of stocks, bonds, options, and real estate
  • How are stocks valued by market participants
  • How to find financial reports, earnings estimates, and other data
  • Investing principles to build sustainable profits over a long period
  • What caused and what can we learn from the Dot-com Bubble and the Financial Crisis