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Successful Investing Course

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Learn with the Forager Funds team about what it takes to be a successful investor.

This course takes you through what is needed to value a business, the difference between speculation and valuation, how to deal with uncertainty, the use of financial ratios as short cuts, the pyschological pitfalls to avoid and the attributes of a successful investor.

Listen as Steve Johnson takes you through case studies of his best and worst investments and the lessons that can be learned from them.

What you will learn?

  • Three questions to ask in order to value a business
  • How long term investing differs from the behaviour of most market participants
  • How to deal with incertainty when making investments
  • Psychological pitfalls to avoid when investing
  • Attributes required to be a successful investor

Course Curriculum

SI1 The RHG Success Story 00:04:00
As an introduction to successful investing and value investing this video module provides an example of a success story using a value investing approach. You will also learn the three questions to ask in order to value a business and find businesses trading at prices substantially less than they are worth.
SI2 Valuation vs. Speculation 00:02:00
This video module explains the behaviour of most market participants and how this differs from long-term investors.
SI3 Understanding Uncertainty 00:03:00
This video module discusses the lessons that can be learned from when things go wrong and addresses variables to be considered when assessing an investment.
SI4 Short-cuts, Ratios & Mental Models 00:03:00
In this video module you will learn the questions to ask yourself when valuing different businesses, the use of ratio's as short-cuts and when to use asset based ratios vs. earnings based ratios for assessing different companies.
SI5 Psychological Pitfalls 00:03:00
This video module explains the three common psychological pitfalls - anchoring, herding and overconfidence - that make it difficult for investors to take advantage of opportunities in the market.
SI6 The characteristics of a successful investor 00:04:00
In this module you will learn about the three characteristics that you need to be a successful investor - financial skills, humility & patience and conviction - and why each of these characteristics are important.
SI7 Reading List 00:30:00
Please enjoy this reading list which will help to enhance the level of knowledge you have on value and successful investing

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