By Aman Raina, MBA
One of my big goals for 2016 that I wrote about back in January, was to leverage technology to elevate and increase my distribution of the various learning modules I’ve developed and use with my coaching clients. They are important modules in laying a foundation in understanding important principles that go into figuring out what stocks to buy and sell. To me they are a cornerstone of my practice.
Well I’m happy and really really excited to announce that I’m ready to take my practice to the next step!
Today I’d like to share and invite you to join up with my Everyday Investing lecture series.
Everyday investing is a series of 8 online modules that teaches you the key components that go into deciding what stocks to buy and sell.
A lot of people I’ve met and spoken with over the years find the concept of buying and selling stocks and investing as a whole to be intimidating and it can be if you don’t go into it with some basic fundamental concepts about investing nailed down.
The Everyday Investing series by Sage Investors is a series of online modules that guides you through the core fundamental practices of making investment decisions.
The goal here is to not turn you into an MBA or CFA. It is to make you literate and comfortable with basic investment practices that you can leverage in your day to day life that will enable you to analyze and make more successful investment decisions instead of resorting to throwing darts or polling your colleagues for stock tips and tricks.
The Everyday Investing series consists of 8 modules, all delivered by yours truly. In Module 1, I will lay the foundation for the series by establishing some first principles on how companies create wealth. I will use this foundation to build on more specific investment competencies. I believe this module is critical to understanding investing that I have decided to offer it with my complements for free!
In Module 2 I will teach you how to read and interpreting one of the most significant tools investors have at their disposal, the financial statements.
In Module 3, I will review some basic every-day macro-economic measurements that can lay some better context on the external environment a company operates within.
Module 4 looks at one of the core drivers of the investment decision which is understanding how risky a stock can be and more importantly how we can manage investments that just aren’t going the way we want them to.
In Module 5, I will walk you through the process of analyzing a fundamental investing question which is whether the stock cheap or expensive. I will teach you how to value a company and its stock.
Module 6 , I will bring everything together and build a framework for you for making an investment decision. I will teach you how to answer the 8 most important questions you need to ask every time you are evaluating a stock.
When you get to Module 7, it’s about understanding the myriad of investment products and vehicles that are available to us and more importantly identifying the securities that are in alignment with our own personal investment ideology.
Last but not least we get to Module 8 and the end of the Everyday Investing series with a deep dive into our behaviours towards investing. I really believe that secret sauce that separates great investors is their ability to manage their behaviors and emotions towards investing. I will examine the behaviours and biases that often screw up or investments decisions and how we can manage them better.
I’m not going to kid you. This series, just like the face-to-face sessions I’ve delivered (and still will deliver) will require a bit of time commitment on your part. The great thing about the Everyday Investment series is that it is very on demand. I just love the fact you can be sitting on a bus, or subway, or in a café and learn this stuff! You set the schedule and engage in the series on whatever time works for you. If you get fuzzy about a concept, you can easily go back and review. You can engage in the series as whole or take specific modules that you find more interesting and relevant to you. While you are working on a module, the learning doesn't stop as through our discussions group, you can interact with other participants to compare notes, ask questions, and build a community of committed knowledgeable sage investors.
I believe the Everyday Investing Series is one of the best investment decisions you can make as at the end you will feel empowered and confident about making investment decisions and more importantly I think that the fear factor that many people have about investing will melt away pretty fast.
I invite you to register and look forward to beginning the journey with you to unleash your inner Sage Investor!
Aman Raina, MBA