This course bundle is made up of three courses, each addressing a different investing skill set:
- Investing for Beginners: learn the basics of investing, how to start managing your portfolio, reduce risk, and make smart decisions
- Fundamental Analysis: learn to beat the market by understanding the true value of a stock and capitalizing on its price.
- Options for Beginners: learn the basics of options and how to use them to increase consistency of returns and put the odds in your favor
All courses are taught by professionals from each respective field, and delivered in language for the layperson.
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About the Instructors
Lucas Downey is Co-Founder of Macro Analytics for Professionals (www.mapsignals.com) where he produces proprietary equity long/short signals via accumulation/distribution research. This research continues to identify market beating long and short stock ideas for both professionals and individual investors. MAP was selected as 1 of 10 research partners exclusively marketed by Bloomberg to institutional clients. Previously, Mr. Downey served as a Director of Equity Derivatives for Cantor Fitzgerald & Co, where he brokered and traded options for 8 years. Additionally, he was Head of ETF sales focusing on client execution & relationships and publishing strong performing stock ideas to clients. With Options for Beginners - his first course for Investopedia Academy - Luke takes his 10+ years of knowledge in options to make the course easy and relatable to anyone in the world. Additionally, he served as Senior Vice President, Equity Derivatives for Jefferies, LLC.
John Jagerson is a CFA and CMT charter holder and a founder of Learning Markets, which provides analysis and education for individual and professional investors. He is an author or co-author of five books on investing, currencies, bonds, and stocks. John has appeared in outlets like Forbes.com, BBC Radio, Nasdaq.com, and CBS for his financial strategy expertise. After graduating with a B.S. in Business from Utah Valley University, John completed the PLD program at Harvard Business School. Once the markets close each day, he can be found back on his mountain bike or in his running shoes on the trails of the Wasatch Mountains near his home.
Students are Saying...
I really struggled to get past the beginners threshold when it came to my understanding of Options. Investopedia Academy’s Options for Beginners course not only helped me understand, but provided me a foundation to build upon. This makes a big difference for me every day now going forward.
I’ll teach you why identifying the best ETFs, knowing when to buy them and when to sell them, puts you way ahead of the game.
I was a big fan of Investing of Beginners. John Jagerson was extremely precise, very thorough in his explanations, and quite easy to follow.