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Taught by
Robert Shiller
Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University
and 10 more instructors

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r/gme_meltdown • post
10 points • adjacent-analyst
[META] Newcomers: if you want to actually learn about the financial markets and how they work instead of reading the current cancer on r/WSB, skim through this instead:

I found this free course when I was researching Investment Banking technicals and it's a great introduction to financial markets and how they REALLY work, because I've seen a ton of people asking for help and getting nothing more than 'GME TO THE MOON RETARD!!'

It's a free course from Yale. Scroll through it, you dont have to learn everything, but skimming this stuff will give you a better idea of learning about the financial markets.


r/IWantToLearn • comment
9 points • Stupid-Suggestion69

I did a course a long time ago on that was really solid. It was basically Yale financial markets 101.

I’ll try to find you a link:)


r/stocks • comment
3 points • iamnatetorious

r/Finanzen • comment
2 points • terchaingstypsit

Ich habe vor kurzem diesen Kurs angefangen:

Bisher bin ich zufrieden, das Niveau ist vernünftig und auch die Qualität der Aufzeichnung ist gut.

r/MalaysianPF • comment
2 points • ___reddit___user___

I recommend learning the basics first, with a course like Financial Markets by Robert Shiller here

The are other posts on this subreddit on where exactly to invest them, whether it's local brokerage accounts, robo investing, international brokerage etc, that you can explore further.

r/wallstreetbets • comment
2 points • Erik_TheRed

A good comprehensive starting point would be Yale's Financial Markets course, which you can access for free on coursera:

r/YouShouldKnow • comment
2 points • essmac

Excellent advice! I'd also recommend Yale's Financial Markets course taught by Robert Schiller for people who get as far along as reading A Random Walk (one of the books he recommends reading). There's the slightly older open course on Yale's website, or a newer version on Coursera here

r/wallstreetbetsOGs • comment
2 points • FanGheesling

Does anyone have any recommendations for Trading related MOOCs? I want to learn more about market fundamentals and instruments. Would I be wasting my time taking something like this?

r/financialindependence • comment
4 points • Walrusbuilder3

Edx and Coursera offer courses from universities. Some are self-paced and some have a schedule. I justed checked their websites for a couple seconds and for this, for example:

You could also just use sources like MIT's OpenCourseware. Here's a course on finance, for example:

r/defi • comment
4 points • ___this_guy

Absolutely... are you familiar with Coursera? They have a ton of awesome classes. This Finance class from Yale looks perfect, and you can take it for free:

I did a little searching on Economics, I think I were looking to start out I would go here: Microeconomics Principles | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Also available for free... microeconomics is super awesome IMO because it’s like math, you an use it for a wide range of things like DeFi/crypto to how the kids in the neighborhood congregate together. Talking about it makes me want to take a class myself!

r/investing • comment
1 points • gmgmbig

You sound young which is good, I’d work on educating yourself first if financial markets, if it’s something your very interested in do a course.

Free for beginners CoursEra Robert J Shiller Financial markets (Rob works for Yale) (basics of FINANCIAL markets)(it great and Bob is a legend, it totally free, you can pay for certificate optional)(Second best decision I ever made)(beginner) I will link at bottom (this guy literally won a Nobel)

Institute of trading and portfolio management (the PTM will teach you the fundamental basics of understanding markets and making good trading and investing decisions yourself with no help or tips from anyone else, from top to bottom)(Best decision I ever made)(advanced)

Invest in yourself but stay away from get rich quick bs (their no such thing) financial markets are about consistency and compound interest.

Good luck

Free beginners Financial market Course (Yale)(Rob J Shiller)

r/FinancialPlanning • comment
1 points • RBC1775

Check out Coursera they have several free online courses and there’s a free one from Yale on Financial Markets and there may be more:

Begin saving and investing and building credit score as you can. I started investing at 18 in employers 401K and wish I would have started sooner and been more informed as I wasted a lot of my disposable income on teenage whims, clothes, entertainment, friends, etc.

r/IndiaInvestments • comment
1 points • dazzieta

Try this course

r/coursera • comment
1 points • SkullTech101

I've not done many courses tbh, so I don't think I'd be able to recommend any other courses. If you're done with this course, you can do Algorithms, Part 2. I'd say you search for courses on topics you're interested in, instead of the other way around. Right now I'm doing a course on Finance, and it's very good (Recommended, even if you are slightly interested in Finance)! The course is Financial Markets. The professor is a Nobel Laureate, so you can understand he has some real insights into finance, especially behavioral finance.

r/investing • comment
1 points • Moose_Chimp

If your seriously interested in learning more, I would recommend taking an online course such as this:

r/AskReddit • comment
1 points • bootylover1337

find a company you know and like and just watch it everyday. watch the news. see how it reacts, see how it doesn't. over time you'll build an intuition for how things are gonna move. you develop a sense like you know when the basket is going to go in the hoop. of course there are black swan events that can tank the market but in general these are low probability events.

read a lot of math, read a lot of business news

investopedia is a good first resource. read up on warren buffet.

watch this course:

you'll be well on your way to understanding the markets in about... 2-4 years.

save your money for now.

r/fintech • comment
1 points • tjc4

It sounds like you're struggling more on the finance side than the tech side of fintech. Maybe a course like this might help.

r/stocks • comment
1 points • QueensOverSpdrs

Over the long run a company is worth the sum of its discounted cash flows OR earnings (pending business model)

So if FRED spends all their money and doesn’t have any real income eventually it’ll default or miss critical opportunities

Meanwhile BARNEY makes money and can pay their bills. You as creditors (ala investing) believe they will continue that track record forward. That enables sustainable growth that the market reflects

r/BasicIncome • comment
1 points • smegko

I thought this was going to be about Robert Shiller's Financial Markets MOOC.

r/wallstreetbets • comment
1 points • wdtpw

r/stocks • comment
1 points • Thanks-Feeling

The shorter your time horizon, the more volatility. If you need that money 8 months from now, you can't assume the stock market will be up instead of down. If you need that money when you retire (assuming you're young now), you can safely assume the stock market will be exponentially higher than it is now.

If you want to understand how the market works. There is a free course here:

r/stockstobuytoday • comment
1 points • saasfin

There is a course in youtube/ coursera, which will give good overview of the financial market for free. Also available in youtube


Introduction to Financial Markets - Robert Shiller

r/BizSMG • comment
1 points • KonekoBot

SPY puts were not a good idea today, oof. But my AMD calls and PFE puts did good

NYSE:PFE DATE : Fri Aug 27 21:29:36 2021 SUBREDDIT : wallstreetbets


ORPH competition CYTH is seeking a reversal this week, might have news soon.

NYSE:OR DATE : Mon Aug 30 00:07:50 2021 SUBREDDIT : Daytrading

Exactly that’s how I see it too. Was I just lucky to beat market when I bought & held for a decade OR was I shrewd investor? Was I a novice and inexperienced at day trading to make less OR was it bad luck? Depending on the answer, we have to make our decision to continue day trading or quit your job. That’s one question we will never be able to answer.

NYSE:OR DATE : Sun Aug 29 13:08:19 2021 SUBREDDIT : Daytrading

ASML is a bit pricey for a semi equip stock IMO. I would rather own a semi ETF (SOXX or SMH) or perhaps other, better priced semi equipment stocks (AMAT, KLAC, etc). OR do what I am doing: buy XLNX, which is trading at 35.70 points below its deal value with AMD (1.7234 shares of AMD per XLNX share), with the risk being that China doesn't approve the deal... but still not much downside risk IMO.

NYSE:OR DATE : Fri Aug 27 20:19:34 2021 SUBREDDIT : StockMarket

Step 1, transfer your portfolio to an honest broker like fidelity and get out of Robinhood. Step 2, call fidelity and make sure you’re set up with a cash only account/ no margin. Step 3, do some serious DD. Make your own picks and don’t put all your eggs in one basket unless it’s AMC OR GME. Step 4, don’t paper hand like a little bitch

NYSE:OR DATE : Sun Aug 29 17:36:35 2021 SUBREDDIT : StockMarket

Over the long run a company is worth the sum of its discounted cash flows OR earnings (pending business model) So if FRED spends all their money and doesn’t have any real income eventually it’ll default or miss critical opportunities Meanwhile BARNEY makes money and can pay their bills. You as creditors (ala investing) believe they will continue that track record forward. That enables sustainable growth that the market reflects

NYSE:OR DATE : Sun Aug 29 17:55:38 2021 SUBREDDIT : stocks

Given the valuations that EV firms are demanding and the quality of their offerings I'll never cease to be amazed that Hyundai Motor Company doesn't have a sponsored OR unsponsored ADR. Out of all the auto OENs out there they come closest to TSLA, but all they have to show for it is a foreign ordinary with average trading volumes in the low thousands.

NYSE:OR DATE : Sat Aug 28 05:25:16 2021 SUBREDDIT : stocks


NYSE:OR DATE : Sat Aug 28 05:30:23 2021 SUBREDDIT : stocks


NYSE:OR DATE : Mon Aug 30 01:14:27 2021 SUBREDDIT : wallstreetbets

>You're under the impression MM are the only ones responsible for selling/trading call options. i'm under the impression you're zig zagging all over the place from from "hedgies" to "MMs" to early exercise without a cogent theory >Thoughts on whether this would be a catalyst to finally pushing $AAPL out of 150~ range? what do you propose is the "catalyst" ? retail and/OR institutions being short calls is not a catalyst. margin requirements prevent retail from being naked short calls in size. institutions are short covered by stocks, because they're smarter than shorting naked calls. retail/and OR institutions long calls AGAINST a MM is only a catalyst in so that they trigger a delta-hedge, which has already happened by the time you read OI on the tape. you have no trading alpha from reading positioning on the options strip.

NYSE:OR DATE : Sat Aug 28 20:38:45 2021 SUBREDDIT : wallstreetbets


Ford is practicing classic bait and switch with a $40k model they have said they are bringing out. See if you can find an ICE model of new F-150 for that price - you can't. Ford will be focused on selling the high end model that comes in at $90K and will only produce 11k trucks in the initial run in 2022.

NYSE:ICE DATE : Sun Aug 29 16:00:25 2021 SUBREDDIT : StockMarket

I feel like because of Tesla, people think differently about automakers. Tesla faced multiple instances of bankruptcy, and were at the mercy of Wall Street investors who didn’t like the new guy coming in and changing things. Fast forward to now, when every 20-something’s dream car is a Tesla, and a lot more people in the space are open to the idea of electric cars. The automaker space in the past was a competition of who could put dealerships where and creating brand loyalty (Muh chevy makes me an AMERICAN). But now, car buyers see an electric truck that can do a 360 degree turn in place (Rivian tank turn) and go “I WANT TO DO THAT.” Then they order the car online within 10 mins and don’t care that it takes 5 months to get to them because its ‘just so cool.’ Point is, sentiment has changed around car manufacturers and I think that plenty of automakers that focus entirely on electric cars will survive, including Rivian and Lucid. As someone else said, plenty of companies will fail, but right now they only have one company to compete with: Tesla. And it seems unreasonable that Tesla will be the only electric car manufacturer forever. ICE manufacturers can catch up, but they’re doomed if they continue to produce electric cars that are nerfed so they don’t eat into ICE sales. Rivian has no problem building a badass electric truck because there’s nothing to lose. Ford on the other hand has a lot of internal changing to do before they can even compete with a company whose soul focus is to build the best electric car possible.

NYSE:ICE DATE : Sun Aug 29 13:42:23 2021 SUBREDDIT : stocks

ITT : people acting like there aren’t more than 1 brand of ICE brands.

NYSE:ICE DATE : Sun Aug 29 20:28:41 2021 SUBREDDIT : stocks

Perhaps it is the legacy ICE car companies that fail… New technology adoption curves follow an ‘S’ shape. Every EV company is the World is selling into greater demand than they are able to meet. Manufacturing capacity is the lynchpin of the industry right now… not demand. Rivian has a 2 year wait list for its truck, for instance. Lots of evidence exists that after decades of false starts we may, as a society, be at an inflection point (eg the very beginning of the S curve’s steepness). Most fail to understand what kind of economic dynamics and incentives will take hold of human psychology and Internal combustion engine industry if this takes hold. ICE Cars last for 30 years. Why buy a car if the transition has already started? ICE have have little to no value in 15 years..: It’s clearly anyone’s guess right now and I am fully aware that now may also be a false start. In fact I kind of think it is. Similar to dot com tech companies in the 90s. But that means this may be the final false step before transformation of transportation. Climate change is real, and rapidly deteriorating. There are real reasons / needs pushing people towards alternative allocations of their income.

NYSE:ICE DATE : Sun Aug 29 14:36:53 2021 SUBREDDIT : stocks

>Perhaps it is the legacy ICE car companies that fail… Buddabing. If look at the transition in rail locomotives from steam to diesel in the 1930-1950s, none of the steam manufacturers - once among the largest employers in the country - survived the transition to diesel electric. Even those that were competitive early on failed. The steam market remained strong into the middle 1940s then almost evaporated in a few years.

NYSE:ICE DATE : Sun Aug 29 18:05:24 2021 SUBREDDIT : stocks

HAHAHAHA "Tesla Bad" >the price felt like a scam You're not paying for how "nice" it is inside. You're paying for the fact that it's a fully electric car (not to mention said performance of an electric car). Honda Accords cost pretty much the same as a Model 3 SR+. And Honda's are not nice inside tons of cheap plastic. SR+ is easily a step up from that. Easily a step up from a fucking dodge neon. Yes, fake wood trim is a thing. Some plastic here and there in Tesla's but very far from a 20k ICE car in comparison.

NYSE:ICE DATE : Sun Aug 29 22:35:47 2021 SUBREDDIT : stocks

r/stocks • comment
1 points • BluechipData

Putting $1500 into stocks is something you can definitely do. It's a way for you to earn some supplemental income that compounds. If you play your cards right, it can beat putting that money into a savings account.

I'm not a financial advisor, but I wouldn't really recommend putting all of your money into one asset (one stock) and I sure wouldn't recommend putting it into a stock that's unproven. The market has been struggling to value $TSLA for example. It's a car company priced like a tech company. And really, it's a hybrid. The market struggles valuing $TSLA when it combines two industries the market is familiar with. Some thing like psychedelics are really new as far as the stock market is concerned, and those are the kinds of investments that will blow your account up if you YOLO all your money into them.

I think the best approach for you is to divy up your money the same way you would want a diversified portfolio with more money. Do some really in depth research on some popular companies. Constantly do research on Investopedia. Learn the terminology. It's meant to be confusing. Aim for companies that are around $20-50/share. Buy a couple of shares across a couple of those companies. With a small account, your biggest concern is to survive to trade another day. Don't try to double your money. Follow the news, learn to look into the financials. Maybe even take a course on Coursera like this one Financial Markets.

Your core selection of proven stocks will give your portfolio a foundation to branch out from. Once you've selected your core portfolio, then look into buying a couple shares of a psychedelic stock you're interested in. You'll limit your risk this way, you'll stay at least somewhat diversified and if things go poorly, you'll stay in the game long enough to learn.

r/Cordoba • comment
1 points • Krivdar

En coursera y Edx también tenes varios cursos que son gratuitos, solo te cobran la certificación. En Coursera tenes uno de mercados financieros, dictado por Yale, que capaz te puede interesar por tu carrera (Cursito de Yale )

r/AskWomen • comment
3 points • algebragoddess

Try, it has podcasts and videos to educate people on options. If you understand probability and how it goes in pricing risk/reward decisions, then options will be easy to understand.

There are lots of free courses on coursera too. My fav professors (Bob Shiller) has one on financial markets there too, he’s the reason I did my PhD.

r/finance • comment
1 points • Braxis89

I'd like to know how to measure the covariance in a portfolio, how to calculate the net present value of an investment, how to do option pricing, etc. I want to get into financial engineering, as a software engineer I find finance quite entertaining and very exploitable through software.

I know that I need to know about math such as calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics and stochastics(that one will take longer). I'm working on that.

I took a crash course on economics, it gave me a good foundation to move on to Financial Markets by Robert Shiller

I don't suppose anyone has a more math oriented course? I'm open to any other more rigorous courses in finance, though. I'm looking to take my career towards that area.

Any help is appreciated.

r/AskEconomics • comment
1 points • ManMan1911

Finance is one of the written about topics in the world. So it’s going to be hard to find a specific book that is intro to finance would be The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. It is by no means a complete guide to financial markets.

I’d recommend a course called Financial Markets by Robert Shiller at Yale on The course is quite well rounded and understandable and he does explains the markets quite well. He’s pretty established in the field (even won a Nobel on the topic) and seems to present his arguments quite fairly. The course is quite shallow however so it should only be an introduction to the topic and not anything to completely base you understanding on.

r/stocks • comment
1 points • tronpablo

r/finance • comment
3 points • DJIisStupid

Terminology would be one thing you'd have to learn regardless, so something like an intro finance course. Khan Academy is supposed to have a good one, as well as this Schiller course:

Research is a very broad category; you can do research on specific stocks, stock sectors, parts of the economy, or more quantitative technical research. Trading can vary from trading based on fundamentals or trading purely on algorithmic signals at shops like Jane Street. I'd say if you want to get into research really make sure you understand financial products and lingo. If you want to get into trading get a decent grasp of probability and ability to make decisions when faced with risk.

One resource that I found surprisingly good is Shrekeli's intro to finance videos, where he basically outlines the thinking of financial analysis and valuation.

Beyond this, I have a pdf of key papers in finance somewhere, I will look for it and edit my comment later.

Edit: Edit: Paper found here. You can read the commodity ones too, but its not necessary, I just found these while doing some research on commodities.

r/InvestmentEducation • comment
5 points • thisislookez


  • Quick ways to make money are, in their vast majority, gimmicks. Aim for the long-term.
  • Spend as little as you can, save the more you can, make the most you can. This is the biggest factor you can influence to reach your financial outcomes.
  • Don't stop studying finance. There's always more you can learn, regardless of your path in life.
  • Money solves your problems only up to a point, and brings other problems. When you have the money, how are you gonna store it? How are you gonna avoid losing it? How are you gonna make more of it? How are you gonna do taxes? How are you gonna spend it?
  • Make sure, that you have a great understanding about inflation, interest and compound interest. This alone can change your financial life.

In general, you can follow this path:

  1. Reduce debt - pay off high-interest debt (> 5%) as fast as possible
  2. Cashflow and basic needs - food, house, etc. Start working the highest paying job you can the earliest you can. Studying counts.
  3. Get some financial safety - SAVE MONEY. Build an emergency fund (\~6 months of your monthly expenses).
  4. Start accumulating wealth - Build an investment portfolio. Start saving for retirement. Reduce debt - seems easy but gets very hard between 20-30 and is a pivotal moment for your financial life.
  5. Work towards financial freedom - Long-term investments, retirement planning, children education, vacations.

It sounds basic, because it is, most people stop at 1 and stay there.

How to learn about investing

Good luck

r/investing • comment
1 points • hypergrapher

Shiller's MOOC is fantastic place to start


Don't waste your time with simulators and TA. It is just nonsense for suckers who don't understand markets.

r/merval • comment
1 points • fru87

Yo hice el de Financial Markets que es muy simple pero muy bien armado para novatos. Y también el de Peter Navarro The power of Macroeconomics que también es muy recomendable, sobretodo si uno no sabe de macro.

De Shiller cuál estás haciendo? Lo recomendás?

r/investing • comment
0 points • crudcrud

Robert Shiller has a pretty good history of financial markets class on coursera. It might be of interest.

r/stocks • comment
1 points • alfileres1

I'm taking the coursera "Financial Markets" MOOC, and liking it so far:

r/investing • comment
1 points • JPK978

For all the newbies out there, there's a free course being offered by Yale University online called Financial Markets. It explains all the basic concepts of the stock market and actually gets pretty detailed with practical info you can use.

r/SandersForPresident • comment
1 points • Danmingle

...I can't even. Honestly, I'm not going to be belittling, so I suggest checking out Cousera economics, finance and more specifically, financial markets. I consider myself a more conservative individual, however after exposing myself to literature on social sciences that I had not previously studied as it pertains to sociological matters, I have changed my mind about things on race relations, LGBTQ matters, etc. It was a question of a lack of education and knowledge on my part and the more information I was exposed to, the better I could form a well rounded and informed opinion. if you believe there is no correlation between the performance of a stock market and the well-being of the people within that economy, then there may be a disconnect between your understanding of economics and reality.

r/singaporefi • comment
1 points • Oztibis12

r/investing has plenty anecdotes of people losing money through trading and why it is generally a bad idea, please go and read them. Hate to break this to you but a short course in trading is not going to help you in your university application and future career, even if the course is from SMU.

The universities you are applying for and future employers will quickly come to the conclusion that you do not have a good understanding of finance and you are just looking to gamble on the markets. They will also be thinking, if you're truly good at trading, why bother applying to university or working for someone else?

There are proper, more comprehensive finance courses out there that will do a better job in helping your university application and future career without costing an arm and a leg. A couple of examples: free financial markets course on coursera by a yale professor, there plenty of other free courses on coursera provided by established universities around the world (NTU included), they also offer professional certificates courses and degrees. MIT's Foundations of Modern Finance on edX. edX is another similar online education platform that offers professional certificates courses and degrees from established universities. Please go for courses that will equip you with the proper industry skills and knowledge that will actually help your university application and future career.

r/PersonalFinanceCanada • comment
1 points • whoombat

Not a book per se, but I learned a lot from the free Yale-taught Financial Markets course on Coursera. There are 1-2 hours of video lectures + additional readings and quizzes each week.

The behavioral finance and financialization of housing market topics were particularly interesting to me.

Here is their blurb:
An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Emphasis on financially-savvy leadership skills. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the real-world functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries. The ultimate goal of this course is using such industries effectively and towards a better society.


You can also access the content directly from Yale:

r/personalfinance • comment
1 points • nn123654

Also if you want to go more in depth Courera has undergraduate and occasionally graduate level classes on finance, including:

Also shoutout to edX and Uadacity as well, their stuff is more tech focused but they do have several Machine Learning classes on algorithmic trading.

r/RobinHood • comment
1 points • medicalcagefighting

Audit these classes:

Then, find books or more classes. The material is free.

r/IWantToLearn • comment
1 points • brbrbrbrbr2

You want to read "How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly" by William J Bernstein. This should give you a good idea on how you as an individual might want to approach investing from a personal perspective.

I would also suggest reading and and looking through the materials in their wiki.

I would also recommend this course by Robert Shiller. While not an investing guide, it should give you a good understanding of a lot of finance basics like asset types, diversification, strategies, etc from a very interesting and engaging speaker.

Your friends may be successful while being completely clueless. S&P 500 for example has had a phenomenal run over the last several years, so it has not been very difficult to make money. I would not advise investing in individual stocks and trying to do your own analysis as anything other than entertainment/gambling. There is an entire industry of extremely well educated, well connected, well funded people who work long hours doing only this - don't sink your retirement fund into trying to beat them as a part-timer. Majority are nothing special, but that doesn't mean you will be either! I would recommend investing in low cost index funds (you can read more about that and why in the first book recommendation.

Finally, to answer your questions:

  1. How much do you need to invest or do you start with?
    As little or as much as you like, depending on the broker/platform you invest with. Vanguard (my own preference) will let you invest very small amounts (I'm in the UK where £100 a month is the min, likely similarly small in the US). Some platforms will let you invest smaller amounts, but transaction fees will make it prohibitively expensive.
  2. Where do you look to find out what to invest in?
    For index funds it's whatever's available on the platform. For individual stocks, there are many simple metrics to look at as a quick pass, such as price to earnings ratio (price of the stick compared to company earnings). If you have access to the data, you might do further analysis on the industry they're in, what their balance sheet looks like. I have heard Martin Shkreli of all people has a good youtube course on this (though bear in mind he's in jail for fraud right now...). There are millions of different financial products to invest in, but mainly you will want to look at stocks and bonds.
  3. Can you move your money around and withdrawal/invest at will?
    From your perspective, it's likely that your broker/platform will take care of all of this stuff. Otherwise it depends on the investment and is part of the reason different financial products get invented. Shares are very standardised investment units - ignoring share classes, my share in Apple is the same thing as your share in Apple - and so can be traded relatively quickly and easily (though usually with broker fees to pay the people actually doing the trading). A house on the other hand is much more difficult to trade quickly and easily, so you can instead invest in REIT funds and trade shares of that fund. There are also legal rules on trading but they are unlikely to affect you unless you're in a position to do insider trading or you make a lot of money.

r/investing • comment
1 points • FromBayToBurg

No, there isn't. Even for financial professionals it's a very poor indicator of acumen and won't help you become a better investor.

Your best bet is mostly through academic textbooks. Youtube is full of charlatans and investopedia will only get you so far.

I saw someone recommend I haven't taken this course, but it is taught by Robert Shiller (and is free).

There is this course, which I also cannot vouch for as I haven't taken it, Illinois has a good financial planning program and the CFP Board is reputable for investor education. It may end up being too basic for you, but it is free.

Similar course through Florida:

If you want to learn more about valuing companies, then Professor Damodaran at the Stern School of Business has some of the most widely available material for free.

His classes are posted to Youtube and he also uploads slides and quizzes for each lecture along with the solutions.

r/CryptoCurrency • comment
1 points • twonkos

If you really want to get some alpha on your portfolio you won't get around finance, quantitative trading & applied portfolio management. You can start off with basic online courses/e-learnings like

Yale Financial Markets

(Wharton upenn) Finance & Quantitative Modeling

Patrick Boyle - Applied Portfolio Management

Patrick Boyle - Statistics for Traders (Literally the only channel on Youtube that teaches advanced Finance)

Dodge everything that has "technical analysis" or exclamation marks in the title, or edgy thumbnails with screaming faces. The technical analysis all of the crypto youtubers are talking about is pseudoscience with no scientific background at all.

Learning all of this, reading a ton of books, learning finance, eventually learning programming, all of this will take a lot of time and is not easy at all. On top of that you also need to know the tax legislation in your country in regard to crypto, knowing exactly what is considered a taxable event and what not. Depending on the laws, this could heavily impact your risk reward ratio while trading crypto.

As others already said, you are better off just holding onto your investments for a good amount of time. You save your own time, your nerves and probably taxes.

r/Superstonk • comment
0 points • wrysosrs

...this is a bad attitude to have my dude. The market has been around for HUNDREDS of years, we know a thing or two about it even if you are not educated about it.

Take a course on financial markets (It is FREE) and then decide if your 6 months of "experience" can negate literal hundreds of years of market exposure.

That being said, there is nothing wrong with a DCF or intrinsic value calculation.

The problem with the DD on GME is that is it geared toward the illegal shenanigans that are happening. Those are not easily exposed. The people committing those crimes will not give up easily, they care too much about their status quo to do so. They will pull every trick in the book, outside the book, sacrifice the book to a book deity and so on.

For example, EVERY SINGLE stock I did a DCF on and purchased has increased in value significantly. EVERY SINGLE (which is not many bc many stocks are overvalued) stock I did an IV on and bought when it was below IV has raised above its IV...just within the last few months. The formulas and theories work, they just take some time.

Have patience.

EDIT: Want to add the idea of 'buy what you know' and my WORST mistakes have been not buying and holding companies I do know of and work with. GME spreading fear in the market will only HURT our generation. Buy and hold what you know, understand, and trust. Thank you for your time.

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