Investing Courses: Six Weeks to Confidence

By FPL_Adam

Ready to learn more about investing in stocks, bonds, and other options? Enroll in one of our in-depth six-week courses that will simplify the complex world of investing. All you need is a Frisco Public Library card to enroll. Join the instructor, Matt Crabtree, CFP® and begin the journey to provide yourself with the independence and confidence you will need to make your own investment decisions. Matt Crabtree earned his Bachelor of Science in Business, Information Systems Management, in 1999, a mini MBA certificate from The School of Management at Yale University in 2004, a certificate in Financial Planning from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business in 2012 and has received the financial industry's most rigorous and prestigious professional designation of Certified Financial Planner™. Matt's natural aptitude for explaining his material in an easy-to-understand and enjoyable manner allows each student to gain insights into areas that are often considered challenging.

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!

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Stocks, Bonds, and Investing; Oh My! is an enjoyable class that walks you through the fundamentals of investing. The course will not only teach you about the stock markets, 401k plans, and retirement, but it will also address personal financial issues that are often ignored, but essential, to your success as an investor.

The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks

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This comprehensive course is designed to provide you with conventional and advanced techniques in researching and valuing stocks. Starting off with the basics, you will learn how to read financial statements and calculate financial ratios, and then move on to perform industrial comparisons, value stocks, and conduct economic and industrial research.

Introduction to Stock Options

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This course begins by examining the origin of stock options and learning the real risks involved. Then, you will identify the jargon, symbols, and other peculiarities of options in a way that's easy to understand. You will explore exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which offer exciting option investments you may eventually consider.

The course will then give you a look under the hood of option pricing so that you'll understand what contributes to an option's value. You will learn why some options are overpriced and why some are underpriced and know how to tell the difference before you trade. Above all, you will learn how to protect your portfolio and profit in a down market, an up market, or even a flat market.

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