Value investing, Forex, Market Research and Basics of Stocks

What you will learn

International Market Research

Value Investing Basics

Stock Markets

Market Psychology


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Value investing is a fundamental investment strategy that involves picking stocks that appear to be trading for less than their intrinsic or book value. The core concept behind value investing is to buy undervalued stocks and hold them for a long period, with the expectation that their prices will eventually reflect their true worth, leading to a profit. Here are some of the basics of stock markets and value investing:

Understanding the Stock Market

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  • Stocks and Shares: Ownership units in a company. Buying a stock means you own a small part of that company.
  • Stock Exchange: A marketplace where stocks are bought and sold, like the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or Nasdaq.
  • Market Indices: Benchmarks like the S&P 500 or Dow Jones Industrial Average that track the performance of a group of stocks, giving an overview of the market’s health.

Principles of Value Investing

  1. Intrinsic Value: The actual worth of a company based on its fundamentals, such as revenue, earnings, assets, and liabilities. Value investors seek stocks trading below this value.
  2. Margin of Safety: Buying stocks at a significant discount to their intrinsic value to minimize risk.
  3. Long-Term Holding: Value investing requires patience, as undervalued stocks may take time to appreciate.
  4. Risk Management: Diversifying investments to manage risk and avoid losses from any single investment.

Getting Started with Value Investing

  1. Education: Understanding financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement) and financial ratios (like P/E ratio, P/B ratio, ROE, and debt-to-equity ratio) is crucial.
  2. Research: Conduct thorough research on companies to find undervalued stocks. This includes reading annual reports, following market news, and using financial services or tools for market analysis.
  3. Patience: Be prepared to hold stocks for the long term, as value investing is not about quick profits but about realizing the value over time.
  4. Discipline: Stick to your investment strategy even when the market is volatile. Avoid herd mentality and emotional trading.
  5. Portfolio Management: Regularly review and manage your portfolio to ensure it aligns with your investment goals and risk tolerance.

Value investing is about buying fundamentally strong companies at a price lower than their true worth and holding onto them until the market recognizes their real value. It requires diligent research, patience, and a disciplined approach to investing.





Stock Basics

Stock Market Basics for Value Investing
Stock Basics I
Stock Basics II
Psychology in Market
Understanding Market Sentiment in Value Investing
Course Reflection and Next Course