Ever since the covid-19 circuit breaker, more and more advertisements have appeared. They are pumping up their marketing to target more people in this uncertain time. Recommended action is do not sign up for their courses. Only a few are genuine courses with legit knowledge. Their strategy is to upsell you to more and more courses, which is not helpful to you in current climate. Most of them relies on marketing to buff up their reputation than real investment skills. While marketing is important, so is sales, one fatal flaw with most courses I encountered with (somewhat used to be affiliated to a few of the bigger names), is that they tend to provide a marketing reason for investment flaws. (Eg. For a level 2 knowledge strategy with a risk level of level 6, they may exaggerate knowledge to level 6 and downplay risk to level 2 by providing a marketing reason instead of telling you the real risk. One of the biggest joke is the Warren Buffett Option Strategy, which Warren Buffett himself do not use, but people are comforted by the words "Warren Buffett") You may want to go for a low-priced course to get yourself started if you really need guidance, but anything more than 2k should be taken with EXTREME caution. After all, it's a service that they provide, it's either you find the answer yourself, or pay someone to tell the answer to you if you are too busy. Some charge more for less, some charge less for more, in investing terms, undervalued or overvalued. They all have something to offer, you as the consumer, will have to differentiate which one offers more. Add on: Something random I learnt from Howard Marks. Many people like to question how much these gurus make from investment. A higher % means they are better and thereby they are more confident with these gurus. The crux is not to see how much % they make from their investments strategies, the crux is how much risk are they taking on to achieve such "superior" returns. For the common layman, this can be difficult to ascertain, hence, not sure if this add on is helpful to the common layman or not. Besides, it's no big deal if you profit from the stock market for the past 3 to 5 or 7 years, everything has been going up, if you don't profit, something is wrong with you.