Stock Market Masterclass

3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Live, interactive, short and focused classes from an instructor who has helped 488K+ in self-paced courses. Tons of bonus items included

Course overview

Go from a novice, to a confident and successful stock market investor.

Quickly find and evaluate any individual stock, mutual fund, and exchange traded fund (ETF).

Easily use Fundamental Analysis (Ratios) to see which stocks are the best (No calculations needed).

Effectively read a stock chart to determine if now is the time to buy, sell or hold.

How to pick the best broker or fund for you and how to place orders, like a stop-loss order, effectively to protect yourself.

Get on track to financial independence with the help of someone who is there. Learn from instructor success and past mistakes.

Included Free Bonus Items!

+ Workbook for use during the course and for reference later.

+ 17.5 hour self-paced stock investing course for reference and to further your learning. Great for buy & hold investors ($79 Value).

+ 12.5 hour self-paced technical analysis stock course that is perfect for active traders. ($49 Value)

+ Access to the instructor for Q&A during and even after the course!

Who is this course for


You want to invest in the stock market but not sure how to start or have had a bad experience in the past. Time to take a complete course.


You want to learn from someone who actually is financially independent by investing in stocks and can teach in a fun & interactive way.


Your worried about the future and know now is the time to take action.

What you’ll get out of this course

Pick great individual stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds (ETF)

They will fit your unique portfolio and provide lower risk with higher potential returns.

Evaluate companies using simple yet key criteria.

Does a company pass the test based on the frameworks you will master in the course.

Use powerful financial ratios (No calculations required)

Easy to lookup and use to determine if you should buy or pass on.

Read a stock quote and chart like a pro

Use the key indicators to make better decisions.

Avoid the big mistakes that can derail you

Absolutely not necessary to be the perfect investor. Many times it's following the plan and avoiding the big mistake.

Enjoy your life!

Anyone can succeed with investing in the stock market with a little education and guidance from me, your friendly instructor, who has used all the strategies and tactics you will learn.

What people are saying

        Passionate teacher with a gift for making each lesson simple and easy to understand with loads of helpful examples!
Charles N

Charles N

        Getting into the course, I wondered if it was worth my time and money. Boy oh boy was this course amazing, learned a lot, and my interest in investing stocks have tremendously improved. Would recommended to anyone wanting to get started.
Alex H

Alex H

        100% recommended. Instructor is funny and knowledgeable.
Denise M

Denise M

        Amazing course and really well taught! Loved the enthusiasm throughout the lessons!
Gisho P

Gisho P

        I am a medical doctor from India. I was completely new to stock market and now I go away with so much information. I have invested in my first mutual fund. Thanks to the instructor for kindling my interest to be an investor.
Jerriton P

Jerriton P

        Steve is an amazing teacher who truly explains topics in detail and in a way that is very easy to understand. I recommend this course all the way!!
Chloe C

Chloe C

        This is my second course with Steve. I loved it so much! Steve has lot of knowledge in investing, covers every little detail, teaches on real stock market examples, and gives lots of resources for your own research. I strongly recommend this course. Thank you very much, Steve!
Svetlana L

Svetlana L

        Great course. Very concise and to the point. Easy to understand. I wish I would have spent my college tuition on Steve's courses instead.
Adam O

Adam O

        I feel like I learnt a lot. Especially useful were the real life examples of various stocks and the stories behind their rise/fall etc.
Ashutosh A

Ashutosh A

        Steve is a great teacher. I’ve taken his other investing courses and they are top notch. The courses are full of useful information. Steve explains this information in away that is easy to understand. I highly recommend all of Steve’s investment courses. Thanks Steve for helping me and my family understand investing.
Francis B

Francis B

Meet your instructor

Steve Ballinger, MBA

Steve Ballinger, MBA

My passion for investing in the stock market turned into financial independence at a very early age. So I said goodbye to my 6-figure job and now spend more time with my family and travel the world. Friends said, "You should teach this to others" and so I did by creating self-paced courses on Udemy.

Then something unexpected happened. Students took my courses. Lots of them. Now have 488.000 students from over 200 countries. More importantly, the stories of transformation for these students is amazing. Many students wanted me to teach a live course that has more interaction where I could work directly with them. Makes perfect sense and I love interreacting with students in a live cohort. So much energy and fun. Thus, I am excited to be here on Maven. Just click that enroll button and let's get together!

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Course syllabus


Foundational principles that will make you smarter than 95% of investors.

  • Welcome, course agenda review and how to get the free bonus stuff.
  • Demystifying stock quotes.
  • Reading a stock chart like a pro.
  • How to pick an online stock broker that is right for you.
  • Practicing with "fake" money before using real money.
  • Activity: Let's buy a real stock together with what we know so far.


Evaluating companies you may want to invest in fast.

  • Competitive advantage.
  • Growth, Dividend, Value Stocks.
  • Market-Cap
  • Deep dive into key ratios to determine if a stock is a good buy. No manual calculations. I show you exactly where to find everything.
  • Using a stock screener to narrow down the list that meet our criteria.
  • Activity: Let's evaluate some real stocks live. The good, the bad, and the ugly


Using the stock chart to tell us if now is the time to buy or sell.

Does reading a chart really work?

Candlesticks shed a lot of light on what is happening with a stocks price movement.

The trend is your friend. Drawing trend lines.

The moving average is a strong buy or sell signal depending on which way it is moving.

Easily determine if a stock is overbought or oversold.

Activity: Let's dive into some real charts.


Instant diversification with mutual funds and ETF.

  • What are they and how can we use them.
  • Index Vs. Actively Managed funds and the benefits of each.
  • How to choose low cost funds and put more in your pocket.
  • Which is better, a mutual fund or an exchange traded fund (ETF). There actually is a winner.
  • Activity: Let's evaluate some real funds live and find the winners and discard the losers.


Buybacks, splits, IPO and taxes. Oh my.

  • Stock Buybacks. They are very nice if you hold the stock.
  • Stock Splits. Also very nice if you hold the stock.
  • Taxes. Not what you make but what you keep. Legal ways to pay less tax.
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPO). How a company gets listed and should you invest in IPO's.
  • Activity: IPO case studies. What would you do?


Strategy and pulling it all together.

  • Long-term buy & hold investing, part-time trader (Swing), or day-trading. Pro's and con's and which personality type fits each.
  • Key mistakes to avoid.
  • Top tips to get you to financial independence.
  • Activity: Developing your strategy on your own. Get feedback if you wish.

Course schedule

2-3 hours per week
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

    Interactive and focused sessions where you will learn practical items you can use immediately in the real world.

  • Wednesday Office Hours (Optional)

    1:00pm-2:00 EST

    Ask me anything during office hours even if not 100% related to the class. Maybe question on bonds or crypto for example or something unique to you.

  • Starts June 13th

    All sessions recorded

    Including office hours in case you cannot make a session.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on application and tools.

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through small group breakout rooms and all together.

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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