Understanding Investments


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#ad - Understanding Investments helps you do just that. In 24 lectures, it introduces the fundamentals of investing to those new to the subject while broadening and deepening the knowledge of more experienced investors. Taught by professor connel fullenkamp, these lectures clearly explain the various kinds of financial markets, the different kinds of investments available to you, an award-winning educator from Duke University who regularly consults in the world of international finance, and the pros and cons of each.

Investing, and the skills to succeed at it, play critical roles in building and maintaining your financial resources. And few things are as important in determining just what those financial resources are as your understanding of where and how to invest. What are your most important financial goals? sending your kids to college? Buying a new home? Retiring early? Having the freedom to not worry about whether you can afford to buy a new car or go on vacation? It's your financial resources that are the determining factor in how you're able to answer these and a host of other questions.

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Advanced Investments

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The Great Courses #ad - He enlivens his presentation with colorful anecdotes and object lessons from the recent history of Wall Street. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Employing concepts from probability and statistics, you learn how to measure risk accurately. Professor slezak is an expert who knows how to communicate effectively.

His many useful tips include how to avoid the most common mistakes that investors make, how to combine securities in order to control risk, why you should think in terms of net present value in evaluating a company, and the importance of analyzing an investment before you act. Your satisfaction is important to us, warps, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, or gets damaged, we will replace it free of charge.

Advanced Investments #ad - Then you explore methods for determining if a given security, such as a stock or bond, will generate returns that compensate for its risk. You learn hands-on techniques for analyzing the central problem of investing: How to determine if a potential investment is a good deal. If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

Many investors combine these strategies, and Professor Slezak takes you through a wide range of cases that show how to devise a balanced approach. An active approach takes advantage of mispriced securities that can be traded for a profit. A passive strategy seeks to build a well-diversified portfolio that can be put on automatic pilot.

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Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets

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The Great Courses Teaching Company #ad - This course provides the concepts and tools you need to draw connections between headlines made globally and what's happening to your bottom line locally. Financial literacy: finding your way in the Financial Markets is an essential primer on this domain, strengths, from its functions, and possibilities to its weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. By the final lecture, you'll understand just how interdependent the world's markets have become; feel newly at ease in the realm of stocks, derivatives, bonds, and credit; and be better able to make informed decisions for your financial future.

Lifetime manufacturer warranty. In 24 eye-opening lectures, an award-winning Duke University professor reveals the interconnected workings of the financial markets and how society's financial strength -and your own - depend on money flowing through these channels. With record-breaking highs one minute and economy-rocking lows the next, it can seem as if there's no way to feel truly comfortable in the mysterious world of finance.

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You'll not only gain a new appreciation for the variety of financial products and services available to you, but also for how crucial we as individuals are to the functioning of the entire system. If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

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How the Stock Market Works

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The Great Courses #ad - Among the topics covered in these 18 lectures are how to open a brokerage account and choose a financial advisor; the essentials of mutual funds, including index funds, and 401k plans; how to minimize transaction costs and use tax laws for your benefit; the dangers of frequent trading; and the basics of corporate balance sheets, income statements, Roth IRAs, including how to use options; the relative advantages of traditional IRAs, and exchange traded funds ETFs; how to trade individual stocks, and cash flow statements.

Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. If you entrust the management of your assets to a financial advisor, this course will give you the background you need to communicate more knowledgeably with him or her and be an informed participant in your own financial well-being.

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How the Stock Market Works #ad - He stresses the danger of trying to beat the market by trying to pick winners, predict price trends, or otherwise find opportunities that other investors have missed. This course is an introduction to the stock market and stock investing for novices and experienced investors alike. For anyone who owns stocks or is thinking of entering the market, this course provides indispensable advice.

Far better, he counsels, to own a well-diversified portfolio of individual stocks or stock funds, which tend to grow as the economy grows.

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Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know

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The Great Courses #ad - In building a full view of our financial system, you delve into these and other vital subjects: central banks, commercial banks, and the Federal Reserve; interest rates and interest rate policy; bonds and stock markets; and foreign exchange and international banking. If you have any concerns with your product, warps, or gets damaged, and we at The Great Courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

You study the critical subject of inflation and its relationship to the consumer price index and to excess money growth. Your satisfaction is important to us, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge. In the international arena, you'll learn about the implications of trade deficits in global economic relationships and the question of monetary policy coordination between nations, weighing the significant benefits to the global economy of cooperation between central banks.

Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know #ad - . Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Across the arc of this lecture series, you'll tackle key topics that shed light on the functioning of our financial system as a whole. Money and finance play a deeply fundamental role in your life. You'll investigate the causes and implications of the federal deficit and the national debt.

As a guiding theme of these 36 content-rich lectures, you observe the ways in which economies require efficient and evolving financial institutions and markets to fulfill their potential.

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Optimizing Brain Fitness

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Each lesson is packed with vital information and research-based exercises, practice problems, challenges, and tests that will enhance and improve your brain's essential functions. Discover the secrets to enhancing your quality of your life with this engaging 12-lesson course that shows you how to build the brain you want to live with for the rest of your life.

Scientists used to believe that our brains stopped growing when we reached adulthood, but the truth is that our life experiences continually shape and mold our brains in fascinating ways. Insightful, instructive, and undeniably fun, Optimizing Brain Fitness is an invaluable part of your personal tool kit for lasting health and wellness.

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Brain plasticity is one of the most revolutionary discoveries in modern neuroscience. You can improve your memory, attention, learning ability, focus, sensory acuity, creativity, and fine motor skills, no matter your age.

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Secrets of Mental Math

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So prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure in mental mathematics. Benjamin of harvey mudd college, one of the most engaging and entertaining members of The Great Courses faculty. Enjoyable, eye-opening, and immensely rewarding, The Secrets of Mental Math makes basic math quicker and easier than ever before.

Your satisfaction is important to us, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Assuming no detailed knowledge of mathematics, Professor Benjamin has designed this course to be accessible to anyone looking to tap into or strengthen his or her mental calculating skills.

Secrets of Mental Math #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The secrets of mental math, guides you through all the essential skills, tips, his exciting 12-lecture course, and tricks for improving and enhancing your ability to solve a range of mathematical problems right in your head. And perhaps the best part? learning how to do mental math can be fun - especially when you're learning in the company of Professor Arthur T.

Performing calculations in your head is all just a process of breaking down a large problem into simpler and simpler problems until it's finally reduced to a single answer.

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Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

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The Teaching Company #ad - You'll see how basic economic ideas like incentives, or your local bank's loan officer, rewards, government policymakers, and rationality are not just the province of professional economists, risks, but instead lie at the root of nearly every decision you must make in your daily life. He then shows you how to use these simple analytical tools to understand what you see through those lenses.

Requiring no previous economics background, Professor Bartlett presents some of the fundamental principles and concepts that shape the lenses through which economists view the world. By learning to identify the many varied situations in which economics affects your life and how to wield the tools that can help you make the wisest choices in those situations, you'll enhance not only your understanding of daily life but your own success in living it.

And after these dozen lectures with Professor Bartlett, things really will look very different. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage. Your satisfaction is important to us, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge.

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Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

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Who was the greatest baseball hitter of all time? what is a guilt-free way to get someone to admit to cheating? Which hospital has the best outcome for a given procedure? When is it a good idea to buy a product's extended warranty? How does a tax assessor calculate the market value of a house? These questions all involve the interpretation of statistics.

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The New Testament

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The Teaching Company #ad - He also reviews key texts omitted from the New Testament. His approach is that of a historian, why, and the course suspends belief or disbelief to understand how, when, and by whom the New Testament was written in light of historical research. Many people remain unaware of how the New Testament was written and transmitted.

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In these lectures, professor ehrman develops a carefully reasoned understanding of the New Testament - and the individuals and communities who created its texts. Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings that the world has ever known.

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What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

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Professor michael starbird of the university of Texas at Austin knows the secret of making numbers come alive to non-mathematicians: he picks intriguing, useful, and entertaining examples. These 12 fascinating half-hour lectures help you understand the random factors that lurk behind almost everything. Here are some that you will explore in your investigation of probability as a reasoning tool: When did the most recent common ancestor of all humans live? How much should you pay for a stock option? What do you do on third down with long yardage? After an introduction to the key concepts of probability, you will delve into the wealth of applications, from biology to physics to finance to war.

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Probability comes to the rescue to describe what we should expect from the randomness of life.

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