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  • Do you know what's the best financial tool

  • humans have ever invented

  • Passive income, the ability to let your money work for you!

  • And one of the best places to do that is the stock market.

  • While there are a lot of good retail investors, there is a good number of beginners who try

  • to predict future stock prices by looking at charts.

  • If this is how the chart was moving, then this is what should happen.

  • If it has been growing for the past few months, then it should keep growing for the next three

  • months.

  • Whatever the argument is, we have to understand that Stocks are not lottery tickets to gamble

  • with!

  • Behind every single stock there is a company That manufactures something, builds something,

  • or provides a certain serviceso you don't have to look at the stock only

  • but rather look at what is the business behind that stock and how well its performing.

  • I know that sometimes it might get a bit difficult because there could be so much news around

  • some stocks that you don't even care bout the business as long as the stock price seems

  • like it's growing.

  • That's why here in this video, I want to share with you how to take your investing skills

  • to another level.

  • I am not going to talk about the basics of investing because we have covered that in

  • previous videos.

  • I will assume that you already know what the stock market is, you have traded some stocks,

  • and now you are looking to improve your investing skills.

  • You want to be a little more professional.

  • So here are the 5 things that if you understand and follow, you are going to become a far

  • better investor.

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  • understand How the Market Moves

  • Timing the market is impossible, and whoever tried has failed miserablyThat's why long-term

  • investors have always emerged victories and made most of the money.

  • However, the market doesn't just move up and down randomly

  • The stock market dates back to the beginning of the 17th century when in 1611, the Dutch

  • East India Company decided to sell its stocks to the public, and since then, the market

  • has developed enormously.

  • So the market follows certain patterns and rules.

  • If this is what the government does, that's how the market reacts.

  • So if you understand these patterns, you might be able to predict the market to a certain

  • extend.

  • When the economy slows, consumers buy less, which means corporate profits fall, and stock

  • prices decline.

  • That's when investors prefer the regular interest payments guaranteed by bonds.

  • That's why bond yields rise.

  • Understanding the relationship between bonds and the stock market will help you to understand

  • the direction that the market is headed to.

  • But that's just one out of many factors that influences the market.

  • Take, for example, fiscal policy when the government regulates the spending and tax

  • policies to influence the economy, especially macroeconomic conditions, such as aggregate

  • demand, employment, inflation, and economic growth, which will end up influencing the

  • stock market overall

  • Lowering taxes will make corporations more profitable, for example, since now they can

  • keep a bigger chunk of their profits; therefore, their stock prices will rise.

  • However, the government doesn't randomly raise or lower taxes but instead follows policies

  • to keep the economy stable.

  • There is also a monetary policy where the fed controls the supply of money in the market

  • by either adjusting interest rates or printing money.

  • And each of these policies influences the market in different ways.

  • So if you want to become a slightly more professional investor, understand these concepts!

  • Find out to what extent they influence the market!

  • You won't be looking at stocks as some numbers on the screen of your smartphone but you will

  • have a broader idea of how the market is actually performing and not what random Youtubers say

  • on YouTube like my self that's why they will always tell you that this is not financial

  • advice, and everything that's said in this video is for educational purposes.

  • 
2.

  • learn how to read financial statements

  • I am really grateful that apps like or Robinhood or Webull have democratized investing.

  • Anyone can now invest in almost any company from the comfort of his couch as long as you

  • have a smartphone, even if it is a 100 dollar smartphone.

  • No offense but most of these retail investors don't look at a stock as a company but as

  • a name that triggers the news, which makes their financial decisions quite irrational.

  • Remember, the purpose of any company is to make money.

  • That's the most important thing that matters

  • So if you want to know if a certain company is a good investment or not, you have to read

  • its financial statements.

  • If you are investing in a certain company without analyzing its financial statements,

  • you are gambling!

  • I know that I might get criticized for saying this, but that's the truth!

  • A certain company might hit the headlines for developing a technology that will make

  • us immortal, for example, but after looking at their financial statements, you may find

  • that this company has a lot of debt, it doesn't have enough cash to survive till the end of

  • the year, and its sources of cash flow are drying.

  • The stock price might seem promising-looking just at the chart, but looking beyond that

  • chart, you start seeing the real value of that company

  • However, looking at the financial statement isn't enough, if you want to take your investing

  • skills to another level

  • 3.

  • learn how to do a fundamental analysis

  • When you go through financial statements, you will realize they have current assets,

  • non-current assets, liabilities, long-term debt, short-term debt, equity.

  • The company might not have any debt, which might look like a good sign but it's not.

  • If the company is not borrowing enough against its equity, then it might not be taking the

  • best advantage out of its resources.

  • Something might be wrong with this company.

  • So we have metrics such as debt to equity ratio, where you divide a company's total

  • liabilities by its equity.

  • The ratio is used to evaluate a company's financial leverage.

  • It is a measure of the degree to which a company is financing its operations through debt versus

  • wholly-owned funds.

  • It illustrates business's ability to cover all outstanding debts in the event of a business

  • downturn.

  • Or we have something called the price to earnings ratio that we have previously explored on

  • the channel that measures the current stock price relative to its EPS or earnings per

  • share

  • Once you master how to do your fundamental analysis, you will have a much deeper understanding

  • of the company you are looking to invest in, and you will understand how well its performing

  • compares to its competitors.

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4.

  • Define your strategy

  • If your strategy is to just get into the stock market, buy whatever is trending on the news,

  • and expect to become a millionaire, then you can only rely on luck.

  • Then good luck! and if you get lucky, you could be making millions of dollars, but luck

  • is not a strategy

  • That's why don't invest randomly.

  • Before you start throwing money into the market, understand what your strategy is.

  • Are you trying to profit from the rise of highly volatile tech stocks? or maybe you

  • are more into passive income and betting in high dividend stocks?

  • Or maybe you are more conservative and emotional so you are more into mutual funds?

  • Or maybe you do not want to wait that long to enjoy the fruits of your investments, so

  • you get into day trading.

  • It doesn't matter what your strategy is, as long as you have one!

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5.

  • Master a few industries

  • What distinguishes a great investor from an ignorant is how much the investor knows about

  • the company he is investing in.

  • As we have mentioned before that behind every stock, there is a company, and behind every

  • company, there is a product or service, and the success of that stock is going to be based

  • on the success of that particular product or service.

  • The people who early on invested in amazon or Netflix, for example, had a really deep

  • understanding of the internet.

  • These people understood the internet so well that they could clearly see how 20 years later,

  • everyone is going to buy his next gadget on the internet or would replace his cable subscription

  • with online streaming such as Netflix.

  • So to find a great opportunity in the market, you have to become an expert in a few industries.

  • it doesn't matter what it is, energy, tech, financial services, whatever!

  • Remember, to make a lot of money.

  • You don't have to be right every single time.

  • You have to right just once!

  • 10 or 20K dollar investment in amazon back in the 2000s would have made you a multi-millionaire.

  • The same applies to almost everything else, including the cryptos.

  • so if you want to start making great investments, become an expert in a few fields.

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  • Is that too much?

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  • Thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next one.

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