Stock Market Course

ASA's Stock Market Course is your comprehensive guide to getting to know the marketplace in which you invest. Created by Bill Dodd, and updated in 2019, this 12-part course is designed to give you the basics of planning and understanding, along with an introduction to fundamental and technical analysis, stock selection and other tools for you to be a better investor.

Bill Dodd is an ASA member and experienced investor with a strong interest in education. He is concerned at the lack of knowledge of many investors who generally have poor investment returns and become vulnerable to unscrupulous professionals. Bill is a retired scientist and holds a PhD in biotechnology.

Session 1: Planning and understanding the risks of investing in equities

Understand that profitable investing is dependent on good planning, acknowledging the risks and learning how to manage them.

Session 1 is free to watch. All sessions are available to ASA members.

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Session 1: Planning and understanding the risks of investing in equities
Understand that profitable investing is dependent on good planning, acknowledging the risks and learning how to manage them.

Session 2: Fundamental analysis
Learn how fundamental analysis can show an investor which stocks which are profitable and which ones to avoid.

Session 3: Technical analysis (Part 1)
Gain an insight into why technical analysis is such a useful tool for the investor.

Session 4: Technical analysis (Part 2)
Recognise how chart patterns and indicators provide an insight into the mood and emotion of the market.

Session 5: Stock selection
Learn how to select the stocks that are likely to perform and understand the need to carry out objective analysis.   

Session 6: Management of the trade (coming soon)
Understand that managing a portfolio is about making maximum profits while reducing losses and conserving capital.

Session 7: Investment systems (coming soon)
Learn how to design an investment system which is reliable and profitable

Session 8: Back-testing the system (coming soon)
Discover why backtesting is essential and how it improves profitability.

Session 9: Psychology and the investor (coming soon)
Understand how psychology (how we think and feel) is the major limiting factor to profitable investing. 

Session 10 (coming soon)

Session 11 (coming soon)

Session 12 (coming soon)