Personal Finance 101
Asked by Anonymous
Asked 2w ago
Would like to learn more about the fundamentals of trading and investing via recommended courses and/or books? Such as how to read the technical indicators on the stock charts, how to analyze stocks/shares and so on. Thanks!
‘The Intelligent Investor’ by Benjamin Graham is a book that will provide a comprehensive understanding of the stock market in very simple terms so that it is understandable. It helped me in getting all my concepts clear before entering the market.
I work at Kristal.AI, and it's my passion to evaluate various upcoming investment opportunities.
Andrew Hallam's Millionaire Teacher
Rich By Retirement by Joshua Giersch
Good start for beginners.
Hello! I don't know anything about chart-reading (a.k.a technical analysis), but I have some suggestions on good sources of knowledge for analysing stocks based on their business fundamentals.
For courses, you can check out what's provided by Dr Wealth and Fifth Person. I've never been to their courses, but I know the people running the show and have heard or briefly seen the content shared in the courses. All good stuff. Dr Wealth and Fifth Person approach fundamentals-analysis from different angles, but both are useful. Best thing is, their courses are wallet-friendly!
For books, I think any new investor should start with learning about accounting. A great book for that will be "How to Read a Financial Report" by John Tracy. When you're done with that, you can start exploring two books: "The Littel Book of Common Sense Investing" by John Bogle, and "One Up on Wall Street" by Peter Lynch. These 3 books should serve as a very strong foundation for your development as an investor.
I personally liked the Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam and the Little Book of Common Sense Investing by Jack Bogle. These books have simple concepts and are easy to read and digest so you can read on the go.
I have read The Intelligent Investor and found it really quite cheem or complicated as I am still a beginner. I think once you have covered some of the basics then you can try this book.
Regarding courses, SGX has a couple of free seminars held quite regularly on weeknights on The Basics of Investing, Introduction to Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis and they are really very basic introductions but definitely enough to get you started at the very beginning. Afterwards, you can move onto Dr Wealth or The Fifth Person who I've heard very good reviews about but haven't personally tried yet.