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Investment Philosophies

by New York University

This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.

Course Description

Every investor needs a set of core beliefs that guides the way he thinks about investments and provides a roadmap for creating investment strategies. This is the essence of an investment philosophy. In this book/course, I look at a range of investment philosophies, from charting/technical analysis to value investing to growth investing and on to arbitrage, not so much with the intent of finding one better than the other but more with the objective of evaluating what an investor has to bring to the table to succeed with each one. If there is a core message I hope to deliver, it is that to be a successful investor, you have to first know what makes you tick and find a philosophy that best fits your characteristics. This class is designed to be accompanied by my book on investment philosophies. While, in my biased view, having the book will add to the experience, not having it should not stop you from taking the class.

Customer Reviews

Sound fundamentals

A very good course for anyone who wants to start with strong basics. Clear and concise walk through of the fundamentals.

Time well spent!

I can't overstate how much I enjoyed this course. It provides a high-level overview of different strategies people have used to try to beat the market and a commentary on which ones seem to stand a chance of actually doing so in practice. You'll need a basic understanding of finance and accounting, and a genuine interest in the material. I only took a few of the follow up tests, but noticed there were a few errors in the answers to watch out for.

The professor reminds me of my favorite college professors. He is a genuine pleasure to listen to and I hope he has additional courses posted.

The man knows his stuff!

It is a rare that an instructor knows his material as intuitively as this professor. He offers clear and precise methods of understanding and determining one's home investment characteristics. This course is for the novice and the master alike.

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