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Basic Training Through Investopedia

Discussion in 'Educational videos and material' started by JerryM, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. JerryM

    JerryM Well-Known Member

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    I have found that Investopedia has some of the best training material on the Internet for free. At one time I paid for training with InvestTools by TD Ameritrade. I won't say how much I spent but it was in the "few" thousand dollar range. No regrets as I learned a lot and feel like I got my money's worth. Here comes the "BUT" though. I did find that 90 percent of what I learned with Investools was already on Investopedia. All you have to do is have the discipline to study a few hours a day and read the material. Towards that end I will save you a lot of browsing and clicking links to different pages by sharing with you my OneNote notebook on Investopedia's basic guides for Stocks, Trading Strategies, Fundamental Analysis, and Technical Analysis all in one notebook. Access it here:

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApcKqV3khCnAgblUCDJMKqrD0RV_yA

    The main difference between the paid training and self taught at Investopedia, is that you don't have a coach or instructor to call. But hey yes you do, right here at Stockaholics. Get stuck or don't understand something, just post in the Ask Any Question forum or go to live chat. I actually came to Stockaholics awhile back after my Investools subscription ran out and I started searching for a place to connect with other investors. Stockaholics is one of the best free chat/forum investing sites out there.

    I would appreciate a little feedback on what you think of this. Any trouble accessing? Not clear on how to navigate the material? or maybe even a good comment or two. :D
     
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    Really thankful for thE link, I'm new to trading and only do the option side so it's important to be more educated. Done about a dozen trades so far by using volume, news and candlesticks. Had pretty good results so far other than being burnt for about 1,200 bucks on a hype RAD play. Trying to focus on etf funds, primarily SPY, FAS,FAZ, VIX,VXX.Anyway thanks for the link.
     
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    Ive learned a lot in a little amount of time surfing YouTube... And I always refer back to investopedia when I run across something I don't understand... I'm anxious to see how you've organized it, and to find out what I've missed or haven't stumbled upon yet (I'm sure there's a lot)

    I'll definitely check this out!... And extend a thank you in advance!
     
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    Haven't finished reading yet, but I've already found a lot more to learn in the stradegy section!
     
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  5. JerryM

    JerryM Well-Known Member

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    #5 JerryM, Feb 12, 2017
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  6. JerryM

    JerryM Well-Known Member

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    I added some pages to the Fundamental Analysis pages detailing Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Analysis. This is used to calculate an intrinsic value to a stock using Warren Buffet's method of buying value stocks.

    Link to notebook
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApcKqV3khCnAgblUCDJMKqrD0RV_yA
     
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    JerryM Well-Known Member

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    Updated to include section for "Other Learning Sources"
     
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    JerryM Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff, Thanks!
     
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    I got good basic knowledge about stock market and forex trading.
     
  11. JerryM

    JerryM Well-Known Member

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    I've added pages to the Fundamental Analysis section and Market Posture section.

    Added (CAPM) The Capital Asset Pricing Model: an Overview and Calculating Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) to Fundamentals.
    Added Forces that Move Stock Prices to Market Posture

    In Other Learning Sources: (not from Investopedia)
    Added Technical Analysis Articles for Bollinger Band Strategies and Twiggs Money Flow


    Link to Notebook
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApcKqV3khCnAgblUCDJMKqrD0RV_yA
     
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    I kinda changed my strategy a little, still have good results w SPY.
     
  14. Caitlin Rogers

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    I am also a fan of reading Investopedia, in fact, I am really enlightened with how it has been generalized in terms of helping others to trade especially with the terms. However, I have discovered this http:// itrader-commodities. com /forex-glossary/ (remove spaces) that contains glosarry that can help you to undestand trading even more.
     

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