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Asked on 03 Dec 2019

What are some useful online classes that I can take as someone who doesn’t know much about finance and investing?

Any recommendations? pros and cons of each class?


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Heng Kai Le
Heng Kai Le, Mondomover at School Of Life
Level 6. Master
Updated 2w ago

I thought this course offered by McGill University was rather good as an introductory course. 8 modules in all. Granted that some of its contents were Canadian-centric, I found it nice to listen to university professors lecture to me about various topics like credit card debt, mortgage debt, compounding etc. particularly, i found the last module, behavioural finances useful because the lecturer detailed the common psychological mistakes investors make: https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/industry/community-engagement/mcgill-personal-finance-essentials .I finished the entire course within half a day.

SGX Academy also offers some free webinars! check this out: https://www.sgxacademy.com/#1537950684216-08b3e3e3-a9d3 ​​​


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Paridhi Jhunjhunwala
Paridhi Jhunjhunwala, Associate at Kristal.AI
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 03 Dec 2019


I think reading a lot of books on investing will help you better understand the some of the terminology and basic concepts of finance and investing! The most informative and easy to understand book is "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham. Also, reading financial statements and annual reports of different companies can give information regarding their performance.

I work at Kristal.AI, and it's my passion to evaluate various upcoming investment opportunities.​​​


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Read, read a lot of news and articles - understand the market and factors that affect market movement.

Personally, I love to study the company's annual report to understand if their business model is one that I will like to work with. This is where accounting and finance becomes important - borrow books from the library or google for information and learn along the way.

Here is a list to help you: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/02/full-list-warren-buffett-annual-sharehold-letters-book-recommendations.html

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