Getting Started in the Stock Market


Here's what you'll learn:

  1. 1Basics Of The Stock Market
  2. 2What Are Stocks?
  3. 3Reading a Stock Quote
  4. 4Understanding Stock Market Indexes
  5. 5The Initial Public Offering

Introduction to the Pack

This is where your journey towards investing knowledge and financial independence begins. These introductory courses will guide you through the complex world that we call the “stock market”.

5 Courses

Basics Of The Stock Market

This course breaks down the basics of the financial industry, focusing on the stock market so that anyone and everyone can understand just how the stock market works.



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  1. 1 The Financial Industry Start Course
  2. 2 Why Does The Financial Industry Exist?
  3. 3 Why Does The Stock Market Exist?
  4. 4 Stock Exchanges
  5. 5 Investors
  6. 6 Brokers & Brokerage Firms
  7. 7 List of Brokerages
  8. 8 Quiz

What Are Stocks?

This course will teach you the basics of what stocks are and why you should be investing in them. You’ll also trade your very first stock on Wall Street Survivor (unless of course you already have). Jump in the lucrative world of investing!

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  1. 1 So, What Are Stocks? Start Course
  2. 2 Case Study: Who Owns Facebook?
  3. 3 The Case for Owning Stocks
  4. 4 How to Make Money Buying Stocks
  5. 5 Buy Your First Stock
  6. 6 Use the News to Buy a Stock
  7. 7 Review Your Portfolio
  8. 8 Getting The Right Advice
  9. 9 Quiz

Reading a Stock Quote

In this course, you’ll learn one of the most fundamental elements of investing in the stock market: how to read a stock quote.

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  1. 1 Introducing the Stock Quote Start Course
  2. 2 A Brief History
  3. 3 Prices: Last, Today's Open, and Previous Close
  4. 4 Ranges: Daily and 52 Week
  5. 5 Market Cap
  6. 6 P/E Ratio
  7. 7 Dividend & Yield
  8. 8 It's Your Turn
  9. 9 Quiz

Understanding Stock Market Indexes

What does it mean when people say “the market is up 2%”? This course will answer that question (and many more), helping you understand the ins and outs of stock market indexes.

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  1. 1 Introduction Start Course
  2. 2 What Is An Index?
  3. 3 Popular Indexes
  4. 4 How Investors Use Indexes
  5. 5 Other Types of Indexes
  6. 6 How Indexing has Evolved
  7. 7 That's All Folks
  8. 8 Quiz

The Initial Public Offering

You hear about it all the time: “Twitter’s going public”, “Google announces IPO”, “Facebook initial public offering a bust”. In this course we’ll look at exactly what it means to ‘go public’, otherwise known as an initial public offering or IPO. Then we’ll see how you can get involved.

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  1. 1 From Private to Public Start Course
  2. 2 Reasons for Going Public
  3. 3 Process of Going Public
  4. 4 Disadvantages of an IPO
  5. 5 Investing in IPOs
  6. 6 Case Study: Facebook vs. LinkedIn IPOs
  7. 7 To IPO or not to IPO?
  8. 8 Quiz


Ryan Hops

Wall Street Survivor

Former hedge fund analyst in Hong Kong, Ryan joined Wall Street Survivor in 2008 to help build the next generation of financial education.

Albert Z.

Finance student

I have learned more in these courses than in my 2 years of studying finance/investing. Many thanks for making this an enjoyable route towards my goals!