How the Stock Market Works (The Great Courses)

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You can learn about the stock market in many ways. But most people cannot afford to learn the wrong way—by making expensive mistakes. The stock market is a way for anyone to own the valuable assets of a company and, as investments, stocks historically have offered a good chance for long-term gains. If you own […]

Critical Business Skills for Success (The Great Courses)

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Everyone wants to know: What does it take to reach success in business—the kind of success that lasts? It all comes down to a solid grasp of the fundamentals of business—the same kind that are taught to MBA students in many of the world’s most prestigious business schools. Our comprehensive five-part, 60-lecture course, Critical Business […]

Understanding Investments (The Great Courses)

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What are your most important financial goals? Sending your kids to college? Buying a new home? Retiring early? Having the freedom to not worry about whether you can afford to buy a new car or go on vacation? It’s your financial resources that are the determining factor in how you’re able to answer these and […]

How to Trade the Stock Market – For School Students (Udemy)

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Learn the basics of investing and savings before most do (1) Introduction Introduction Bill Gates and Warren Buffet Introducing McDonalds The Story of McDonalds Understanding McDonald's Profit How did McDonalds become what it is today! Review of McDonalds Why should you start buying stocks? What skills do you need to become an investor? Why kids […]

Mathematics of Finance (Udemy)

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Compound Interest, Annuities, and Amortization of Loans (1) Compound Interest Compound Interest Formula and Terminology Compound Interest Formula: Calculating the Future Value Effective Rate Compound Interest Formula: Calculating the Present Value Compound Interest Formula: Calculating the Interest Rate Compound Interest Formula: Calculating the Time Interest Compounded Continuously and Euler's Number Interest Compounded Continuously: Derivation of […]

Certified Public Accountant Tax Preparation Tutorial (Udemy)

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A tutorial on how to do Basic Tax Preparations – Free Course (1) Introduction Introduction Index and workpaper folderorganization 21 Accounting fundamentals in Excel part 1 21 Accounting fundamentals in Excel part 2 21 Accounting fundamentals in Excel part 3 21 Accounting fundamentals in Excel part 4 21 Accounting fundamentals in Excel part 5 Tax […]

Interviews with entrepreneurs (Khan Academy)

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Personal lessons and insights from accomplished entrepreneurs are the basis of this interview series produced by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Khan Academy. (1) Sal chats with entrepreneurs Elon Musk – CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX Reid Hoffman – Founder of LinkedIn Scott Cook – Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit […]

Current economics (Khan Academy)

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Discussions of economic topics and how they relate to current events. (1) Unemployment Unemployment Unemployment rate primer (v2) Unemployment rate primer Simple analysis of cost per job saved from stimulus (2) Housing price conundrum The housing price conundrum Housing price conundrum (part 2) Housing price conundrum (part 3) Housing conundrum (part 4) (3) Credit crisis […]

Options, swaps, futures, MBSs, CDOs, and other derivatives (Khan Academy)

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(1) Forward and futures contracts Forward contract introduction Futures introduction Motivation for the futures exchange Futures margin mechanics Verifying hedge with futures margin mechanics Futures and forward curves Contango from trader perspective Severe contango generally bearish Backwardation bullish or bearish Futures curves II Contango Backwardation Contango and backwardation review Upper bound on forward settlement price […]

Money, banking and central banks (Khan Academy)

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(1) Quantitative easing Fed open market operations Quantitative easing More on quantitative easing (and credit easing) Open market operations and quantitative easing overview Another quantitative easing video US and Japanese quantitative easing (2) 2008 bank bailout Bailout 1: Liquidity vs. solvency Bailout 2: Book value Bailout 3: Book value vs. market value Bailout 4: Mark-to-model […]