Demystifying the Stock Market

Grade: 9-12

Analyze, predict, profit: that is the fantasy of the stock market. But how do you make it reality? What do you need? Where do you go? Knowing the fundamentals of the stock market is an invaluable asset regardless of your future career, because it is knowledge that will be the foundation of your future wealth. Over the course of five lessons, we will go over everything one needs to know to confidently enter the stock market and start making money.

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Instructor: Shafqat S.

Hey there! My name is Shafqat, and I'm currently a senior-year Economics major at Fordham University. I have over 5 years of varied tutoring experience, ranging from second grade English to college-level microeconomics. The most rewarding aspect of tutoring for me is nudging a student towards breaching the gap in their understanding; I pride myself on being adaptable enough to do that in any scenario. I have a passion for the stock market, and am excited to say that I am in the process of creating my own firm.

Demystifying the Stock Market

Grade: 9-12


September 9-October 7, 2020

5 weeks (once per week)

  • Wednesday @ 3:00 PM

Eastern Time

60 min sessions

Shafqat S.

Course Outline

  1. Lesson 1: The Building Blocks (60 min)

    Wed, September 9 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    In our first lesson, we will learn what exactly a "stock" is, along with what constitutes the stock market. We will go over brokerages, order types, and types of stocks. We will learn some simple trading strategies. The goal of the lesson is to ensure everyone feels comfortable buying and selling a stock of their own.

  2. Lesson 2: Futures & Options (60 min)

    Wed, September 16 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    This lesson will focus on diving deeper into the stock market. We will explore futures & options, learning exactly what they are and how we can incorporate them into our portfolio. At the end of the lesson everyone will be able to explain how futures & options are used, and how understanding them can help us understand our stocks.

  3. Lesson 3: Basic Fundamental Analysis (60 min)

    Wed, September 23 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    How do you know if a stock is a good long-term investment? The answer is fundamental analysis. We will learn how to analyze a company's finances, assets, and products, then use our findings to determine if it is a good buy. The aim of this lesson is to provide the information necessary in order to start building your own long-term portfolio.

  4. Lesson 4: Basic Technical Analysis (60 min)

    Wed, September 30 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    Become a better trader by learning to read a stock's short-term trends through technical analysis. Learn how to determine if a stock is overbought, oversold, bullish, or bearish (and what those words mean!). There will be an emphasis on the most common chart patterns and how to utilize them.

  5. Lesson 5: Trading Psychology (60 min)

    Wed, October 7 @ 3:00 PM

    Eastern Time

    Controlling your emotions is of utmost importance in trading. Learn how to manage your fear, minimize anxiety, and maintain objectivity. Master the art of profiting while others panic.

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