From Rookie to Pro in 6 Lessons.
Accounting is the language of business, but most professionals can't read financial statements.
This 2-week course will teach you how to find, read, and interpret financial statements like a pro. These skills will make you a better investor and accelerate your career.
Investors who want to learn how to analyze a business and manage their own portfolio.
Ambitious leaders and professionals who want to advance their careers by gaining fluency in financial statements.
Entrepreneurs who want to learn how to see their business through the eyes of an investor.
You'll know what each item represents on an income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement — and how they work together.
If you just read the news headlines, you'll miss the forces really at play within a company. You'll discover where to look for trusted data that leads to stellar financial decisions.
Is this stock too expensive? Is it cheap? You'll understand the different approaches to valuation and uncover which is the best match for your investing style.
In a sea of numbers, the most difficult thing is knowing which numbers matter and which don't. You'll be able to pick out the key variables that truly matter in the long-run.
We'll break down the key numbers & metrics that Warren Buffett focuses on when he is analyzing a business.
Learn how to identify warning signs in financial statements that can reveal trouble on the horizon.
Brian Feroldi is a financial educator, author, speaker, and YouTuber. He has an MBA in finance and has been investing since 2004.
Brian is the author of the best-selling book, Why Does the Stock Market Go Up?
Brian’s career mission statement is “to spread financial wellness.” He loves to help other people do better with their money, especially their investments. He has written more than 3,000 articles on stocks, investing, and personal finance for the Motley Fool.
Brian Stoffel is a teacher at heart. Brian has been investing for more than a decade and he has written more than 4,000 articles for The Motley Fool.
Brian worked as a middle school teacher in Washington DC for more than 5 years. He and his wife had a "mini-retirement" in Costa Rica and now spent a portion of their year there in a containership home. Brian plans his life and his investments around "antifragile" principles.
A quick overview of the 3 financial statements, why they are useful, what they tell you, and how to find them. We'll also discuss how a business makes money and the differences between GAAP vs. Non-GAAP accounting.
Seems simple enough: Assets are good; liabilities are bad. Except when those assets are "goodwill". And when those liabilities are "deferred revenue". Then the reverse is true. Sound confusing? Here, you'll learn how to decipher what's on a company's balance sheet -- and what it means for its future.
Companies want to make profits above all else, right? It's not that simple. Because of odd accounting rules, a company can lose money while still being "profitable". Here, you'll discover what's worth paying attention to -- and what's worth ignoring -- on the income statement.
Lots of companies don't earn a profit, and yet put lots of money in the bank. How is that possible? Cash flow statements ignore most accounting rules and focus on what really matters: cash coming in and going out of the business.
We'll walk through Warren Buffett's favorite financial metrics & ratios, what they mean, and how to find them. We'll also talk about yellow & red flags to watch out for.
We'll finish with the age-old question: how much is a company worth? We'll discuss the academic way to value a business, simple valuation multiples, and various schools of thought on valuation. There's no one-size-fits-all approach, and you can choose the method that best suits your temperament.
The first Monday is kickoff day. The course runs through Friday, Sept 23 with six total days of instruction.
Sessions are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week.
Every class will include at least 60 minutes of instruction, plus time for practice and Q&A.
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This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects
You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community
Ensure that lessons have sunk in by practicing the necessary skills and checking for understanding