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Algorithmic trading with Dow Jones Expert Advisors + 10 EAs

Algorithmic Trading as Passive Income using 10 DOW JONES Expert Advisors or Trading Robots

Created by Petko Zhivkov Aleksandrov - Forex, Crypto & Stock Trader

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Students: 340, Price: $99.99

Students: 340, Price:  Paid

Algorithmic trading with Robots is the dream for many people, and it stays a dream for most. Nowadays, with the Algorithmic trading platform and programs, it is a reality for many traders. This Dow Jones course will teach you how to trade the indexes with Robots(Expert Advisors), and you will receive such 10 Robots for trading.

This Algorithmic trading course is number 29 that I am launching in Udemy! I have listened to all the feedback, reviews, and suggestions, and that is why this course is even better!

And in this Dow Jones trading course, I will show you that Algorithmic trading with Stock is expensive and it is much cheaper to trade the indexes like the Dow Jones. Fewer commissions lead to more profits.

The Indexes combine many Stocks, and you will learn which companies are listed in the Dow. Also, Dow Jones is much more volatile than individual stocks which makes it more suitable for algorithmic trading and Expert Advisors.

This trading course is designed to teach you how to trade stocks and indexes with different strategies and Expert Advisors even if you have little to no experience in algorithmic trading. You will know how to create profitable strategies by yourself and how to automate them without programming skills.

Master Algorithmic trading and remove all stress while you are trading Stocks.

While there are plenty of stock trading courses that will teach you how to analyze the market and trade manually standing long hours in front of the monitor, it is hard to find a comprehensive algo trading course that is suitable for beginner and advanced traders.

With this course, you will learn to trade automatically with Expert Advisors, and you will need to follow the results in your account and manage the strategies - this will take you no more than 15 min PER WEEK!.

What will you learn in this Dow Jones Algorithmic Trading course:

  • Understand how algorithmic trading works and what you need to start

  • Master the 10 trading strategies on a virtual account with zero risk

  • Know how to follow the results in the account with many statistics

  • Follow the performance of the 10 Experts and select the best ones

  • Use professional software to create Robots for any trading asset

  • Learn to trade without stress but with confidence

Improve your Algorithmic trading results by using 10 different strategies(EAs) and not just one

Regardless of what your level of experience is or how long time you have traded on the stock market, this course will allow you to trade with 10 different strategies automated as Expert Advisors. You will not spend time looking at the charts sweating to close a trade or not. The Robots will do it automatically for you.

Whether you prefer trading with the 10 strategies, or you wish to select the top 3 or top 5, you will achieve very good risk-diversification because you will not depend on a single strategy. I will teach you how to test the EAs select the best ones for the current market conditions.

Unlike other algorithmic trading courses that are more to show you how to code the strategies, this course is focused on trading because you will receive the 10 Expert Advisors ready for trading and you will learn how to do it by yourself without IT skills needed.

Contents and Overview

This Algorithmic trading course is aimed at teaching traders why algorithmic trading is the smarter way to participate in the market.

You will start with the basics of the MetaTrader platform, which is the most popular trading platform, and it is free. You'll then dive into the methods I use to create strategies and automate Expert Advisors. And I will show it all step-by-step.

You will learn in detail the steps I took to create the Dow Jones strategies, and I will demonstrate the professional software I used called EA Studio (there is a 15-days trail that you can take advantage of and create an unlimited number of Expert Advisors for this time).

So you can trade with confidence I will include in the course the best 10 EAs that I tested so you can practice algorithmic trading on a virtual account. Getting the course will give you lifetime access to all updates.

By the end of this Dow Jones course, your confidence as an algo trader will soar. You will have a thorough understanding of how algorithmic trading works and what results could be achieved.

Who is the instructor?

My name is Petko Aleksandrov, and I am the Chief Trader at Forex Academy. I have been trading for over 10 years on the financial markets, and I use hundreds of Expert Advisors in my trading. In the courses I launch in Udemy, I select the best strategies, and I include them as a bonus to my courses. It makes me very happy when the students share with me that they make profits with my trading systems.

In 2016 I established Forex Academy, and we have thousands of traders joining every year. All the feedback I get from the traders helps me to improve my trading systems even more. This way, we wall profit together.

If you have questions along the course, do not hesitate to ask me. I do my best to answer always within 12 hours.

There is a 30-day money-back guarantee for this Algorithmic trading course, so if you think that this course and the 10 Expert Advisors do not match your trading style.

I can't wait to see you on the course!

Enroll now, and I will help you improve your trading with less stress.

Petko Aleksandrov,

Chief Trader & Mentor

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See what my students say about the course:

Jose Cortes Llobat - I enrolled many Petko´s courses and I am always very glad with the content provided in every one. It is pretty much reliable to see that the method given by Petko to trade with EAs can be used in many different assets. Dow Jones index is the one selected for this course. As usual, Petko provides explanations for every step of the process to trade with EAs and the tools used by him to create them. In addition to that, he always explains some key points about the assets used for trading. For this course, he provides why is better to trade on an index than on an individual asset that is included in the index. I did not realize it until I heard it in the course. Added value for this and all Petko´s courses is the updates that he provides in the future. I honestly recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn more about algo trading and does not know how start with. I was on that situation until I met Petko´s courses. Thanks.

Xero Australia – Advanced BAS and GST Course

Learn how to set up, prepare, check and complete Business Activity Statements (BAS) in Xero for your small business

Created by Mark Cunningham - Your Teacher | Accountant | Bookkeeper | Entrepreneur

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Students: 339, Price: $89.99

Students: 339, Price:  Paid

Do you lose sleep every time you have to do an Activity Statement?

Do you find it time consuming, confusing and stressful?

Then this is the course for you!

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Our "Xero Australia - Advanced BAS & GST Course" will give you everything you need to know about preparing and lodging Activity Statements in the world’s fastest growing cloud-based accounting software.

Over almost six hours, you will learn how to set up, prepare, check and complete Business Activity Statements (BAS) and Instalment Activity Statements (IAS) in Xero.

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What will I learn from this course?

You will know how to lodge your completed BAS and IAS returns directly to the ATO via Xero, or lodge them manually in the ATO's Business Portal.

You will discover how to pay the ATO with full or part-payments and how to reconcile the payments in your Xero accounts.

You will learn how to post manual journals to help manage the tax liability accounts on your balance sheet.

You will be able to process export and import transactions to ensure the correct amounts of GST appear on your BAS.

And you will be aware of the theory behind GST and withholding tax for payroll so you can better understand how to manage your general ledger accounts and tax rates.

By the end of the course you should have the confidence and know-how to set up and manage Activity Statements in Xero for your business or for your clients.

If you are a bookkeeper, you will impress your clients with your knowledge and accuracy and will likely be able to charge the best rates for doing BAS and IAS returns.

If you’re a small business owner, you will have the skills to do your own BAS and IAS returns and avoid making common errors.

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What is the course structure?

For most of this course, we use a free Xero trial account instead of the demo company. That way, you will learn how to set up your business' Activity Statements properly from scratch.

** Please note that this course is about Activity Statements in Australia and uses the Australian version of Xero **

Some of the topics we cover are:

  • Simpler BAS vs Full BAS

  • Instalment Activity Statements (IAS)

  • Setting up Activity Statements, general ledger codes and tax rates in Xero

  • How activity statement labels populate

  • Starting, completing and checking Activity Statements

  • Lodging directly through Xero or the ATO Online Services Portal

  • Posting journals to manage your tax liability accounts in Xero

  • Paying the ATO in full or with part-payments

  • Reconciling the payments in your Xero bank feed

  • How to use the GST Reconciliation Report

  • Basic vs Advanced tax rates

  • How to choose the right tax rates for your general ledger codes

  • Dealing with imports and exports

  • Input Taxed sales and purchases

  • Capital purchases

  • Mapping payroll to labels W1 and W2

  • How labels for other taxes such as fringe benefits tax and fuel tax credits work

In each lesson, we run through the theory behind each learning outcome before going into Xero and demonstrating what you need to do. That way, you can practise your skills in real time as you watch each lesson.

This makes the whole course one big interactive exercise!

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So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and take charge of your Activity Statements.

See you on the course!

Options Trading Strategies-from Rookie to Pro (In an HOUR)

12 Trading Strategies for Options Trading.

Created by Partha Deshpande - Teacher, PFS, FRM L2

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Students: 339, Price: $24.99

Students: 339, Price:  Paid

Learn basic to advance, all option trading stratgies in just 1 course, including Covered Call, Protective Put, Calendar and Diagonal Spread, Butterfly Spread and so many more. Now, whether the market is falling or rising, don't worry, you have all strategies you require, in order to make profits in all scenarios.

This course discusses in detail about-

The 12 important stragtegies that are used in the option world that would help you earn tremendous amount of dollars.

Learn what are the different environments in which you can operate these strategies, how are these defined and how to apply them in the real world using real world pricing scenarios and practical sums.

Forex MetaTrader 4: Live Algorithmic Trading + Weekly Robots

Learn how to manage multiple MetaTrader 4 platforms and hundreds of Forex Robots, easily with algorithmic trading.

Created by Petko Zhivkov Aleksandrov - Forex, Crypto & Stock Trader

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Students: 338, Price: $89.99

Students: 338, Price:  Paid

Do you want to learn how to manage hundreds of Expert Advisors (Trading Robots) and select the best from multiple MetaTrader 4 platforms using a simple and easy algorithmic trading technique?

Are you interested in trading with robots on the Forex Market?

Do you want to learn how professional traders manage their accounts and select the best performing EAs to trade in a live environment?

Would you like to learn how to create and maintain a balanced portfolio, managing your risk?

If you answered yes to any of these, then this is the right course for you!

<<<>>>Enroll today, and get the robots we trade with on our Live MetaTrader 4 accounts, attached as a resource file to the course<<<>>>

The instructors of this course have extensive experience in Forex Algorithmic Trading.

  • More than 15 years of combined experience working for Banks, Financial Houses, Hedge Funds, and large Brokerage Firms

  • Years of experience in creating, testing, and managing Forex portfolios

  • Over 25 000 successful students

  • Leading Algorithmic Forex Course Provider

Learn simple, but very valuable tips and tricks to manage multiple MetaTrader 4 platforms, charts, and Expert Advisors (Trading Robots).

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to managing demo accounts, and selecting the best performing EAs to trade with on a live account.

  • Trade like a pro, no emotions, and straight rules

  • Learn how to use free, online software to easily analyze and monitor the performance of your demo MetaTrader 4 and 5 Expert Advisors

  • Learn how to organize your work in a way that makes selecting the best-performing Robots quick and easy

  • Learn how 80% of successful traders today use algorithmic trading to profit on a 5 Trillion-Dollar-a-Day market

  • Gain confidence in your own trading practices

  • Learn how to utilize the resources in this course to apply your own strategies

What we offer:

  • Well-designed, easy to follow video lectures, suitable for beginners or experienced traders

  • A customizable Spreadsheet Template to organize your demo accounts, and follow the results of your trading robots

  • Downloadable PDFs attached as resources to assist you in understanding terminology and following the processes

  • AND BEST OF ALL: The Robots we personally use to trade with on one of my live accounts

By completing this course, you will:

  • Have an understanding of the Forex market, including the most common terminology

  • Understand the difference between demo and live trading

  • Know how to select the right broker for you

  • Understand and be able to comfortably navigate the MetaTrader 4 platform – the most common platform for Algorithmic Forex trading

  • Be able to install multiple MetaTrader 4 platforms

  • Understand what an Expert Advisor is, and why we use them to trade with, rather than trading manually

  • How to install Expert Advisors on your charts and start trading with them instantly

  • Understand what Magic Numbers are, and how we use them to our advantage

  • Know how to easily manage all of your demo accounts, assets, and EA performance

  • Create a BALANCED portfolio, minimizing your risk and losses

About the course:

  • A 30-day, no questions asked money-back guarantee from Udemy

  • This course is suitable for beginners or advanced Forex traders who wish to streamline their workflow

  • Unlimited access to all course materials, including all downloadable resources

You will also receive access to our entire team. Should you have any questions at any time, post a question in the Q&A section,

Make a small investment in yourself and gain practical, real-world Forex experience. Our emphasis is on teaching in a simple to follow, practical sequence. We don’t believe in flooding you with boring, irrelevant facts and slides, but to rather give you an opportunity to quickly apply what you are learning and become confident and profitable.

This course is suitable for beginners just starting out or experienced traders, who want to learn about Algorithmic Trading, and how to manage their MetaTrader 4 demo accounts and robots.

Traders already using Algorithmic Trading and MetaTrader 4 will improve their analysis and EA management and learn new techniques to streamline their workflow, and save valuable time

Go ahead and sign up for this course! With the 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

See you in class!

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Check out what the first students in the course say about it:

Eddie Lamb - Thank you Petko & Ilan I have been trading for some time and have also completed quite a few of Petko's courses. However this is the first course that includes a contribution by Ilan. Both instructors complement each other and do a fine job of covering the subject matter so that it can be understood by a beginner. I highly recommend this course it is instructional and having Ilan do all the 'heavy lifting' by providing weekly EA updates makes it value for money and a no brainer. Thanks Guys!

Luiz de AsisUpdated - The best coaches in Forex algo trading in the world. Believe me. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. More power Petko and Ilan!

Applied Machine Learning with R (Trading Use Case) – 2020

Learn the complete quantitative finance workflow and use machine learning algorithms in R to develop trading strategies

Created by The Trading Whisperer - Data scientist, trader and chairman of an investment club

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Students: 337, Price: $99.99

Students: 337, Price:  Paid

The course is designed to fully immerse you into the complete quantitative trading/finance workflow, going from hypothesis generation to data preparation, feature engineering and training testing of multiple machine learning algorithms (backtesting). It is a bootcamp designed to get you from zero to hero using R. The course is aimed at teaching about trading, giving you understanding of the differences between discretionary and quantitative trading. You will learning about different trading instruments/products or also known as asset classes.

Course elements:

  • Learn about trading and the quantitative trading workflow. Develop a solid understand of what is required to do quantitative trading analysis and the advantages and disadvantages.

  • Learn how to write simple and complex codes in r with some r refresher lecture. Learn how to use the quantmod package to access/load free market data from yahoo finance and other sources.

  • Learn how to download futures data from NinjaTrader. Load the data in R and do data preparation and visualization.

  • Explore various trading ideas/hypothesis on the web, and learn how to generate original trading ideas.

  • Learn and understand what machine learning is and get a good grip of the type of machine learning algorithms available to solve different type of problems ( namely classification and regression problems).

  • Code along while learning about feature engineering, write algorithms for training and testing support vector machine, naïve bayes and random forest models and use these to predict the next price direction of crude oil futures. Realize that these strategies can be used for other trading instruments/products.

  • Compare the model performance and do portfolio selection by only selecting the non correlated models.

Disclaimer

This course is for educational purpose and does not constitute trading or investment advice. All content, teaching material and codes are presented with sharing and learning purpose and with no guarantee of exactness or completeness.

No past performance is indicative of future performance and the trading strategies presented here are based on hypothetical and historical backtesting. Trading futures, forex and options involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully if trading is appropriate to your financial situation. Only risk capital you can afford to lose, and the risk of loss being substantial, you should consider carefully the inherent risks.

Best Gov’t Grants & Free Services to Start Internet Business

This Program Helps Over 200,000 Entrepreneurs and Inventors a Year Get the Funding and Help They Need at No Cost

Created by Matthew Lesko - New York Times Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur

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Students: 333, Price: $19.99

Students: 333, Price:  Paid

Stop Wasting Time On Google Looking for Free Money and Help To Start A Business or To Work On Your Invention.

If you Google "Business Grants" right now, you'll get 116 MILLION websites that are promising to help you.

If you Google 'Invention Grants", you see 25 MILLION websites.

You're not going to live long enough to figure out which of these websites offer legitimate funding and help.  And you will never find those legitimate hidden treasures that actually help you get the money you need and give you all they free help necessary for you to start and grow.

WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT DO THIS?

The law says that they have to spend this money on inventors and entrepreneurs every year. The politicians passed this law because studies show that small businesses and inventors create more jobs for the rest of us then the big companies.

1...Be One of the 17,000 New Small Businesses That Share $4.6 Billion Every Year

2…Any Entrepreneur or Inventor Can Get Free Consulting from The Best Business Experts in America

3...10 Ways You Can Put $10,000 into Your Pocket After One Free Visit

4…Watch Video Interviews of These Free Experts and Learn How They Help You

5…Watch 10 Video Interviews People Like You Who Explain Their Success Using These Programs

6…Learn About Special Banks that Give You Free Grant Money to Start Your Business

7…Learn How To Search "The Greatest Database in America" because It Only's Shows You Free Money Sources and Services to Live On While You Start Your Business

8…Learn The Truth About Grants and Other Free Money Programs on The Internet and Never Be Scammed Again

Get all the websites, applications and contact information you need to start taking advantage of these great opportunities TODAY!!! 

Financial Reporting and Analysis, CFA L1

A complete guide from basics of Accounting to Analysis of Statement Analysis,

Created by Tanuja Yadav - Chartered Financial Analyst

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Students: 333, Price: $19.99

Students: 333, Price:  Paid

This course covers all the concepts of Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Reporting. It covers 20% of the syllabus of CFA L1 and builds the foundation in Finance. The learnings from this course are not just useful for the candidates preparing for the CFA exam but also for those aspiring to enter the field of finance without formal education of commerce.

This course is formulated in various Study sessions and readings just as structured in the CFA program. I have made 73 video lectures for each subtopic taking into account that the attention span of students is short. Each topic is followed by concept checkers on that topic and I also explain how a question should be attempted on the CFA exam.

This is a tough subject and a student would take between 60-100 hours to get an understanding of FRA through self study, however, taking this online course, with help them understand this complex topic in less than 15 hours! Therefore taking this course is strongly recommended to working professionals preparing for CFA exam who have limited time available for studying.

QuickBooks Self-employed – Are you ready to get organized?

Say goodbye to financial chaos & hello to automated accounting and a smooth tax season

Created by Desarie Anderson, CPA, EA - Certified Public Accountant

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Students: 332, Price: $109.99

Students: 332, Price:  Paid

Do you want to alleviate the pain of gathering all of your documents at tax time?  Would you like to automate about 80% of your accounting?  Are you an independent contractor or a small business owner?  If you answered yes to one or all three of these questions, you must sign up for this class. 

You will learn how to sort and track business income, capture all expense deductions, track business mileage, estimate quarterly tax payments, and invoice your customers anytime, anywhere, from multiple devices. And what's even more exciting, you will learn how to automate 80% of the entire accounting process.

You will learn how to manage your entire business using QuickBooks self-employed. Give up the confusion and destain of bookkeeping and let this course together with the software easily guide you through the normal drudgery of bookkeeping. 

You will fall in love with QuickBooks Self-employed.

Python for Accountants II

A Journey From Excel to Python

Created by Rizwan Ahmed - Experienced Finance Professional with Data Analytics Skills

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Students: 331, Price: Free

Students: 331, Price:  Free

This is part two of the series, Python for Accountants, a beginner level course designed specifically for accounting and business professionals who have no prior knowledge of computer programming.

Python is gaining popularity in the accounting and finance field. Despite professional willingness to learn it, most courses available online are more centric to IT background professionals.

It is an hour short course for accountants, auditors, and other finance professionals to learn python taking small steps at a time. The aim is to avoid technical jargon and setup complexities so the accountants can get straight to learning rather than frustrating installing software and setting up environments.

Practice exercises use Google Colab Notebook, so you don’t need to install anything on your computer. Google Colab is a cloud-based software that allows you to write your code online. All you need is just a google account.

Class notebooks are attached to either download or linked to open in Google Colab directly.

What we cover in this course:

· Introduction to Data Frame (Excel of Python)

· How to Create a Data Frame and few methods

·Introduction to the DRY concept and Control Flow

.Functions

.Conditional Statements

.Loops

After completing this course

1. You will have an understanding of more complex concepts of python and programming in general.

2. How to create data frames and read CSV Files

3. How to automate tasks with loops and conditional statements

See you in Class!

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I want to credit the following resources in making this course.

Music:

Track: We Were Young — Vendredi [Audio Library Release]

Music provided by Audio Library Plus

Available at YouTube

Videos and Images:

Pixabay

Pexels

Videezy

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Grow Your Business with your Money Habit Archetype +Hypnosis

Reprogram your mind. Use Hypnosis to release & transform unconscious blocks so you can grow your business more easily

Created by Miriam Castilla - Manifesting Abundance Made Simple for Female Entrepreneurs

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Students: 324, Price: $94.99

Students: 324, Price:  Paid

Are you trying to grow your business but feel like you're driving with the brakes on?

Do you wonder why you feel like you keep ending up in the same financial situation - over and over again?

  • You still find yourself worrying about money...

  • Somehow it never seems like enough.. even when you've just had a record month...

  • And you know there's something weird going on, because when money comes, it seems to magically disappear again.

It's frustrating, annoying and stressful and you wish it would finally just get easy, so your business can grow and your abundance can flow..

...and so you can stop worrying about money!

You just want to finally relax, enjoy growing your business and feel utterly confident that everything is alright.

If this resonates with you, then this course is perfect for you!

Growing your business is about more than just good business strategy and hard work. And it's about a more than having a 'positive mindset'.

In fact, if your underlying unconscious beliefs are not on board with the outcome you want, then your business will struggle to grow. It's as simple as that. It's like you're driving with the brakes on -  everything is inefficient, tiring, slow... and things are likely to break down.

If you want to stop the self-sabotage and put an end to feeling like you're stuck on some income rollercoaster, then you need to shift what's driving your unconscious patterns. You need to figure out how to RELEASE that brake!

Your Money Habit Archetype is your predominant money pattern and it's created by an unconscious story - an unconscious belief system that was created long ago and that has been dominating your relationship with money.

When these patterns shift and finally align with the abundant and flourishing business you're wanting to create, that's when it can suddenly grow to its fullest potential.

Join Manifesting Mentor, ex-Finance Professional and Hypnotherapist Miriam Castilla as she takes you on a journey to help you discover the unconscious patterns that have been driving your relationship with money. You will then learn to shift them to create an abundant new money story so your abundance can flow and your business can grow.

By the end of this course you will:

✔️ Understand your Money Habit Archetype and how it's been unconsciously running your money patterns and slowing your business growth.

✔️ Discover how to work with your Money Habit Archetype and use the hidden treasures within it to grow your business.

✔️ Tap into the power of hypnosis to uncover the unconscious story that's been driving your Money Habit Archetype so you can set yourself free.

✔️ Use the power of hypnosis to release your emotional ties to that old money story, so you can create, embrace & live an abundant new money story.

✔️ Reprogram your unconscious mind with an abundant new money story, allowing your business to grow to its fullest potential.

✔️ Be armed with practical tips specific to your Money Habit Archetype to help you fully step into your new money story and grow your business.

... AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!

This course is perfect for all heart-centred women in business including coaches, authors, creatives, graphic designers, web designers, social media managers, copywriters, women in online or work from home business, reiki practitioners, oracle and angel card readers, healers, psychics, clairvoyants, kinesiologists, energy & spiritual healers, naturopaths, craniosacral therapists and all types of women in business who are spiritually minded, practically focused and seeking to grow their business by up-levelling their mindset and tapping into the power of their unconscious mind.

If you’re ready to clear your money blocks and stop worrying about money.... if you're ready to step into abundance and start to grow your business in a more effortless way, then sign up today!

Islamic Finance – A Brief Introduction

The course covers key principles underlying Islamic finance, prohibitions and modes of financing.​​​

Created by Almir Colan - Director at Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF)

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Students: 321, Price: $39.99

Students: 321, Price:  Paid

Globally, there is a demand for a fair and just banking system that the Islamic banking and finance industry provides. As this demand continues to rise, so does the awareness of the timeless principles and values of Islamic finance.

Built upon the foundation of Islamic law, which prohibits usurious and speculative activities, the Islamic finance industry prides itself on engaging in business and financial dealings in an ethical manner. The sentiment of this industry is not one of greed, but one of mutual cooperation and partnership through a fair and equitable financial system.

The Islamic finance industry has achieved such growth that it is now an astounding 2 trillion-dollar global industry. Not only is this the fastest growing segment of the financial industry, but it is also socially responsible and sustainable as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand Islamic finance in contemporary society.

  • To understand the benefits of Islamic finance and banking.

  • To understand the main principles of Islamic banking and finance.

  • To understand how different Islamic modes of financing work.

  • To understand the current market and future opportunities for the sector.

Module Learning Outcomes & Summaries:

Module 1. Introduction - Learning Outcomes

It is planed students will be able to:

1.     Define Islamic Finance.

2.     Define Shariah.

3.     Understand the Islamic perspective of wealth.

4.     Understand Islamic finance growth and future potential.

Module 1. Summary

At the end of Module 1 students will be able to:

·       Define Islamic finance.

·       Define Shariah.

·       Define Islamic finance is set of rules that are Shariah compliant.

·       Highlighting the Islamic perspective of wealth.

·       Understand the history of modern Islamic finance and.

  

Module 2. Islamic Law & Contracts - Learning Outcomes

It is planned students will be able to:

1.    Explain Sources of Islamic Law (Shariah)

2.    Learn the actions of Islam.

3.    Learn common elements of a contract.

4.    Learn of different ownership categories.

5.    Learn the classification of contracts.

6.    Learn key contract conditions.

                                                                                  

Module 2. Summary

At the end of Module 2 students will be able to:

·       Understand the key sources of Islamic Law is the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

·       Define actions of Islam.

·       Highlight common elements of a contract.

·       Understand ownership categories.

·       Understand the classification of contracts.

·       Understand key contract conditions.

 

Module 3. Modes of Finance - Learning Outcomes

It is planned students will be able to:

1.     Understand prohibition of Interest (Riba)

2.     Understand prohibition of uncertainty/risk (Gharar).

3.     Understand how Islamic insurance (Takaful) works.

4.     Understand debt and equity based finance.

5.     Understand different modes of finance.

6.     Understand the difference between Islamic and conventional banks.

7.     Understand key consideration when choosing an Islamic product.

8.     Understand how Islamic housing finance works.

 

Module 3. Summary

At the end of Module 3 students will be able to:

·       Explain the prohibition of interest and uncertainty/risk.

·       Explain how Islamic insurance (takaful) works.

·       Explain difference between Debt and Equity based financing.

·       Explain the difference between Islamic and Conventional banks.

·       Explain the different modes of finance.

·       Explain key consideration when choosing an Islamic product.

·       Explain how Islamic housing finance works.

 

Module 4. Regulatory Issues - Learning Outcomes

It is planned students will be able to:

1.     Understand the role of independent Shariah boards?

2.     Understand legal and regulatory environment.

3.     Understand Islamic finance potential. 

 

Module 4. Summary

At the end of Module 4 students will be able to:

·       Define the role of independent Shariah boards.

·       Highlighting the link between Shariah, law and business opportunities.

·     Contact the publisher to provide feedback on the course or ideas on how it can be promoted globally.

Xero Advanced Accounting – The Complete Training Course

Become an expert at Xero's fixed assets, products and services, inventory, manual journals, expense claims & conversions

Created by Mark Cunningham - Your Teacher | Accountant | Bookkeeper | Entrepreneur

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Students: 317, Price: $79.99

Students: 317, Price:  Paid

Do you want to take your knowledge of Xero to the next level?

Do you want to advance your career and have greater control of your accounts?

Well, our "Xero Advanced Accounting" course will do that for you.

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What will I learn from this course?

In just a couple of hours, our course goes beyond bookkeeping basics and will teach you how to use Xero like an accountant.

You will learn new skills such as how to manage a fixed assets register, post manual journals and set up a full chart of accounts.

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What is the course structure?

** This course uses the Australian version of Xero however most concepts apply in all countries **

We use Xero’s amazing demo company to show you how to set up and manage charts of accounts, expense claims and more.

Because we use the demo company, you can practise your skills in real time as you watch each lesson.

That way, you can learn by doing, as the whole course is one big interactive exercise!

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What topics are covered?

We cover a range of advanced accounting topics in this course, including:

  • Chart of accounts

  • Conversion balances

  • Tracking categories

  • Expense claims

  • Products and services

  • Manual journals

  • Fixed assets

By the end of our course you will have an advanced knowledge of Xero, which will give you more control of your accounts.

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So what are you waiting for? Sign up today, advance your career and take your knowledge of Xero to the next level.

See you on the course!

Fixed Income Valuation and Analysis, CFA L2

An easy guide to interest rate dynamics, bond valuation and credit analysis

Created by Tanuja Yadav - Chartered Financial Analyst

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Students: 315, Price: $19.99

Students: 315, Price:  Paid

This course covers the curriculum of Fixed Income as contained in the CFA Level 1 curriculum. It is split into two Study sessions containing 4 readings.

As this is a very complex and technical topic, at the same time being one of the most important topics for CFA, I have simplified it for ease of understanding of the students.

The course contains approximately 4 hours of video lectures, split in short lectures to make it convenient for students, supporting reading material and topic based tests to ensure that taught topics are well understood by the students.

The first study session on "Valuation Concepts" covers essential knowledge and skills needed for the valuation of
fixed income investments. It begins with a discussion of the term structure of interest
rates and interest rate dynamics. The following reading addresses arbitrage-free valuation
of fixed-income securities. The study session concludes with an introduction to the
valuation and analysis of bonds with embedded options.

The second Study Session "Topics in Fixed Income Analysis" consists of a discussion of credit analysis and how credit standards
affect liquidity.

Students taking CFA Level 2 exam must take this course for understanding this complex topic. I would also recommend those students enrolled in CFA Level 3 to take this course who struggled with the basic concepts of fixed income in Level 1 and 2 so that their foundation improves for Fixed Income portfolio management in Level 3.

This course is also recommended for anyone in the investment field wanting to transition into the fixed income domain.

Financial Derivatives, Futures and Options – Applied Course

Learn Derivatives from Real Data on NSE; A Risk Management Approach; Covers Stock Futures & Options, Commodities

Created by Sandesh Banger - MBA (IIM), CFA level 2, Finance Enthusiast

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Students: 310, Price: $19.99

Students: 310, Price:  Paid

This course takes a Risk Management Approach to Derivatives. And, thus, not ideally suited if you want to explore only Futures/Options Trading & Profit Making. Although, under Options segment, the course covers & evaluates Options Trading Strategies to a fair extent. The course also involves lot of mathematics & number crunching - working on stock prices, derivatives prices, using MS Excel.

This is a beginner to intermediate level course to the world of Derivatives. It can be used as a replacement or as an addendum to the College level courses on Derivatives.

Here you will learn concepts through an application-oriented approach to derivatives. The course works on live as well as historical data available on Derivatives – extracted from National Stock Exchange or NSE website (Stock Futures, Stock Options, Index Futures, Index Options), and Multi Commodity Exchange or MCX website (for Commodity Futures contract). Various excel based exercises and models are used to enhance learning.

The course also covers multiple Derivatives Trading Strategies. However, focus is more around the Derivatives concepts from Hedger’s viewpoint and less from Speculator’s viewpoint, although the course attempts to do justice with both. 

Course Highlights: 

  • Application based course with 6 hours of extensive coverage on Forwards, Futures and Options

  • Insightful coverage of Derivatives using Real Market Data from NSE website

  • Fetch and apply concepts directly on Derivatives and Stock Prices of companies like Reliance Industries, Infosys, HUL, IndusInd Bank, Nifty

  • The course is full of financial workings on derivatives and include multitude of practice exercises

  • Extensive use of Microsoft Excel for enhanced learning

  • All excel workings, templates and models are downloadable resources

  • Covers Derivatives on Stocks (Stock Options and Futures), Commodity Derivatives (Gold, Aluminium, Cotton) and many more from the real world

  • Preview videos to multiple chapters are available - enroll if you find value after watching previews 

Value Added Tax (U.A.E)

Basic

Created by Zahid Farooq - Chartered Accountant

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Students: 310, Price: $59.99

Students: 310, Price:  Paid

This course is about the VAT Law of UAE where we will discuss in detail about

  • The basics of UAE VAT Law;

  • VAT registration process including the calculation of the registration threshold, time to apply for the VAT registration with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) and completing the VAT registration application;

  • Date of Supply;

  • Place of Supply;

  • Various categories of Supplies;

  • Detail calculation of the VAT return; and

  • Steps to complete and submit VAT return using E-services portal of FTA.

Successful completion of this course will increase your chance of employability to fit you in the multitasking environment. This course is also equally useful for SMEs and small Entrepreneur to save them consulting cost for the basics VAT return filing in UAE.

Bookkeeping and Payroll with QuickBooks & Iris (12pay soft)

Bookkeeping and Payroll

Created by Sajedul islam ACCA, MBA - Managing Partner at Linkon Chartered Certified Accountants

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Students: 309, Price: $24.99

Students: 309, Price:  Paid

In this course, you will learn bookkeeping and accounting basics. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the main accounts in bookkeeping and accounting, the different financial reports, and I will show you step-by-step how to do bookkeeping and accounting. Also, you will learn everything about payroll. The computerised section of this course is based on using 12Pay software.
The package is suitable for all companies (as it is capable of dealing with unlimited employees and directors) and for a professional bookkeeper or accountant.

Learning how to use this software eliminates the need for extra training and enables you to easily adapt to other computerised payroll software packages, plus enhance your CV when applying for jobs with larger companies.

We provide you with a full working version of the software for your studies.

The course is structured in a format that allows you to study in your own time and at your own pace.

You'll learn how to become an employer, how to set up a new starter (employee), how to enter opening balances if they've given you a p45 from a previous employer, how to run payroll for various time slots - weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly or monthly, how to calculate the net and gross, various terminology such as gross, net, NI, PAYE, cut off days, wages, salary, attachment of earnings, pension.

We cover the rules of being an employer, how to set up to become an employer and the various governing bodies that you should be aware of - particularly the HMRC, the Student Loans company and the Pensions Regular. We look at when and how everyone should be paid and the penalties for missing deadlines. The various forms to fill in and what type of information you should collect from everyone upon starting with your organisation and what to give them when they leave. We look at how to integrate the payroll with other functions - such as your accounting software, the reports to run and keep, the journal entries and what is going on behind the scenes and the true cost of employing people amongst over things.

We look at regular payments such as wages, and discretionary payments such as bonuses and commissions. We look at how to calculate sick pay and the difference between gross pay, net pay, take home pay, and employers national insurance NI and employees NI and employers pension contribution vs employee pension contribution.

This is a useful course if:

  • You are thinking of employing people

  • You are going to take responsibility for getting the wages right

  • You are going for jobs which have a requirement for you to be able to know payroll and use payroll software

  • You want to put this skill on your CV

  • You are a bookkeeper or accountant and will be offering payroll services

  • You run your own business and want to know how to run the payroll for yourself.

Business Valuation – Mergers and Acquisitions

Valuation for Mergers and Acquisitions

Created by Vikash Goel - CA, CFA, MBA and Professional Valuer

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Students: 306, Price: $34.99

Students: 306, Price:  Paid

This course is for upcoming finance professionals and practicing accountants who want to understand about Mergers and Acquisitions. It explains the concepts, different types of Mergers and Acquisitions and how to assess synergies. The course draws from various M&A transactions around the world. Learners will be able to assess the value of companies and calculate the Share Exchange Ratio.

Whats more, you get Valuation Templates to download and use in your valuation engagements.

Step-by-Step DCF Valuation!

Learn how to use a DCF model to value companies in less than 2 hours!

Created by Michael Ng - Global Private Equity Investor & Investment Banker

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Students: 303, Price: $24.99

Students: 303, Price:  Paid

The Step-by-Step DCF Valuation course is designed to provide you with a highly understandable & time-efficient way to learn more about the most popular company valuation tool within finance.

We cover each step of a DCF valuation analysis from collating forecast company financials to creating outputs, and even doing some sensitivity analysis! We use a highly practical learning approach, so that you can reinforce your learning by doing a real company valuation step-by-step during this course! We stand by your side each step of the way as you discover the need-to-know concepts to make sure you can put this to use immediately! The 100% free preview lectures and course outline will give you a feel for the style and level of content that will be covered.

I have worked in senior roles at the best global investment banks such as J.P. Morgan and Citigroup, having also been a private equity investor in Europe and Asia. You should feel confident that you are in good hands!

Course Outline:

1. Core Principles of Valuation - discover the essentials of what you need to know about corporate finance and valuation 

2. Company Financials - dive into how to find and interpret forecast financials for major listed stocks for free 

3. The WACC - learn how the discount rate throughout a DCF valuation analysis

4. DCF Assumptions - understand how to create your own, defendable assumptions for a DCF valuation

5. Calculating the DCF Valuation - use practical exercises to understand how to model out a DCF valuation within Excel

6. Sensitivity Analysis - learn about how to run the most common sensitivities on your DCF model

7. Creating Outputs - discover how to create your own, industry-standard DCF outputs within PowerPoint

If you have any questions once you get started, do not hesitate to use the embedded Q&A function and we will get back to you shortly to continue your learning journey.

Whether you're brand new to the finance world or are wanting to just learn more about valuation and DCFs, this is the course for you!

We can't wait to see you inside the course!

Oman Value Added Tax – VAT Law and outline Crash course

Free introductory VAT course

Created by Tanweer Sheikh - Big4 Trained VAT adviser- 10 yrs experience in UK, now UAE

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Students: 300, Price: Free

Students: 300, Price:  Free

Presented by ex- big PwC/Deloitte VAT consultant from the UK, with over 10 years + experience. Tanweer has first hand knowledge of GCC VAT having been placed in the UAE in 2018 to assist clients in UAE and KSA with VAT implementation. He has a sea of knowledge to be shared for those with little or Zero VAT knowledge.

The goal is to equip the delegate with the main aspect of the Omani VAT Law and its application in Oman. All businesses are impacted by VAT with the majority obliged to register.

The course is a basic introductory course based on the Oman VAT legislation released in October 2020. This Free course will equip the student to be prepared and be able to understand the VAT law in time for the executive regulations. The VAT law has been broken down into small digestible sections to make it easy to understand with beautifully designed infographics.

If you have an interest in working in Oman or are currently employed in a finance role or wish to become a VAT expert for your company then online VAT training is the most affordable way of achieving an expertise in this field and reaching new career heights.

If you have an interest in working in Oman or are currently employed in a finance role or wish to become a VAT expert for your company then online VAT training is the most affordable way of achieving an expertise in this field and reaching new career heights.

Financial Statement Analysis – Master the Financial Stmts!

Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the 3 financial statements and how to make them tell you a story

Created by Nate @ Wisdify - Co-Founder & Lead Instructor @ Wisdify

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Students: 289, Price: $44.99

Students: 289, Price:  Paid

If you're in the finance or accounting world (or aspire to be), you need to know the financial statements!

A knowledge of the financial statements helps you:

  • Understand a company's health

  • Grasp the profitability and viability of products and services

  • Analyze the past to take action in to the future

Don't worry, you don't need any background in finance or accounting to take this course! We'll start with the basics of the three financial statements and then take a deeper dive into each one. From there, you'll learn how to analyze the financial statements using different metrics to help you dissect a company's health and profitability.

What you learn in this course will benefit you for the rest of your career!

What makes our course so awesome?

  • Real world application: In depth, real-world case studies using both real and fictitious companies

  • Fun: Light-hearted, fun, and enjoyable course (we never take ourselves too seriously)

  • Knowledgeable instructor: Nate is a CPA and has spent his career analyzing financial statements

  • No fluff: We don’t teach theory or waste your time with useless information. Everything we teach you can start applying TODAY

This course is the first part of a 3 part series on the financial statements. The next courses focus on financial modeling (Financial Modeling Bootcamp) and how to value a company or project (Company & Project Valuation). We'll use the same case study in this course for the rest of the courses to keep continuity.

Let's start learning!

Introduction to Cryptocurrency/Altcoin mining

Mining: Ethereum, zec, Bitcoin

Created by Janco van lingen - Infrastructure and Network Administrator

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Students: 288, Price: $24.99

Students: 288, Price:  Paid

I will be walking your thew all the necessary information you need to be aware of to start mining crypto currencies. We will be looking at the hardware required, how long it will take to get your Return over input. I will also show you how to use crypto currencies and to trade them to your local currency.

Capitalism Level 3: Light your Cigar

It's time to get paid, as individuals and as a society.

Created by Gilad James, PhD - Researcher of hidden knowledge

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Students: 287, Price: $19.99

Students: 287, Price:  Paid

The course "Capitalism Level 2" is a prerequisite.

In this course we will explore Capitalism and consider how we can become rich by applying its principles. 

With Capitalism we can become rich as individuals, as groups, as countries and finally as a human society. A rich and prosperous human society is a prerequisite for world peace.  

I observe that some people don't like Capitalism so much and may even consider it evil. If you are such a person then I encourage you to check out this course and consider the ideas presented. 

Watching a few videos is probably not enough to become rich, but if you study this course seriously and apply the principles presented then I have no doubt in my mind that you will become rich. I hope you will ! 

Capitalism- is a social system based on private ownership of the means of production. It is characterized by the pursuit of material self-interest under freedom and it rests on a foundation of the cultural influence of reason. Based on its foundations and essential nature, capitalism is further characterized by saving and capital accumulation, exchange and money, financial self-interest and the profit motive, the freedoms of economic competition and economic inequality, the price system, economic progress, and a harmony of the material self-interests of all the individuals who participate in it.

Awesome in a box. CAUTION: Awesomeness level may exceed standard levels. Viewer discretion is advised.

Award winning ACCA SBL Strategic Business Leader course

Enhance your chances of passing ACCA’s Strategic Business Leader through a series of videos on all main topics & themes

Created by Dr Constantine "Dino" Kiritsis - Founder & MD StudySmart, PwC Curriculum Development Expert

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Students: 285, Price: $84.99

Students: 285, Price:  Paid

This ACCA SBL course is based on  Dr. Dino's Award Winning (Accounting Awards 2020 Athens, Europe) globally adopted SBL flowchart which organises SBL's material in a logical sequential manner based on his practical Flowchart methodology. Learn all important business models in short videos along with their descriptions, understand what is expected during the exam, gain tips on how to pass SBL, how and when to use the theories, learn what the examiners expect, how to manage your time in reading the case, tips on writing style, all in a series of over 55 simple videos for a total of app. 4 hours (230+ minutes). Videos offered with descriptions:

1. How does the programe work”: A short video on how to make the best use out of the videos and my SBL course

2. “What is SBL all about?”: A 5 min video about the exam itself, what it is all about, its structure, what is expected from candidates, its main characteristics and some key tips on handling the content and requirements.

3. “Managing your time for passing the SBL exam”: Managing time in a 4 hour exam is crucial and therefore this video explains how to make the best use of your planning time, how to scan exhibits, when to check requirements and other critical points on SBL time management.

4. “Flowchart – ACCA SBL’s This content areas explained”: This is probably the most important video as it explains all SBL content in about 15 minutes. Therefore, it is important to go over it and remind yourself on how the topics of the course relate to each other, so have a good look while also downloading the flowchart to have in front of you while i am speaking. The flowchart is a very useful tool in understanding the logic of the paper, especially when you have done your studies and are close to taking the exam!

  1. ACCA SBL Flowchart – How to understand SBL’s content based on the Award Winning Flowchart by Dino: - Amazing for revising the whole course! Part 1/6 – This part on youtube

  1. ACCA SBL Flowchart – Amazing for revising the whole course! How to understand SBL’s content based on the Award Winning Flowchart by Dino: Part 2/6

  1. ACCA SBL Flowchart – How to understand SBL’s content based on the Award Winning Flowchart by Dino: Amazing for revising the whole course! Part 3/6

  1. ACCA SBL Flowchart – How to understand SBL’s content based on the Award Winning Flowchart by Dino: Amazing for revising the whole course! Part 4/6

  1. ACCA SBL Flowchart – How to understand SBL’s content based on the Award Winning Flowchart by Dino: Amazing for revising the whole course! Part 5/6

  1. ACCA SBL Flowchart – How to understand SBL’s content based on the Award Winning Flowchart by Dino: Amazing for revising the whole course! Part 6/6

11. “Planning your answer”: This video helps you in how to plan and write your answer based on best practices and content/info from the examiner's report up to early 2020. You need to make sure that you do certain things in order for your answer to include the elements expected by ACCA as well as understanding the 'feel', 'layout', 'logic' in terms of planning.

  1. “5 Ws by Dino for SBL”: A simple exam technique to use to answer an SBL requirement. Check it carefully to ensure your answer is effective!

  1. How to write professionally for SBL: An extremely useful video on how to write effectively based on the reporting layout. What the examiners expect, how to space your answer, introduce, conclude, make a slide and other useful tips in gaining marks.

14. “A simple way to understand the skills for SBL”: The skills for ACCA's SBL are 5 and they are Communication, Evaluation, Analysis, Commercial Acumen and Scepticism. In this 5 minute video, I explain the competencies in a simple, yet effective way to help you understand what is expected by the examining team.

15. “Common layouts for SBL”: For SBL, you will be asked to write your answer in a specific layout such as a 'report', a 'press release' a 'letter' a "Project Initiation Document", a briefing paper or even make Powerpoint slides. This video explains what is expected from candidates and how to write as well as the type of layout in each and every style. Remember, writing effectively, following instructions and using the correct layout give points and these are crucial in passing the exam!

16. “Description of how to know which model to use in SBL”: This is a 'key' video in understanding WHICH MODEL or THEORY to use based on KEY WORDS from SBL's material. For example, the word competition leads to using 5 forces theory while evaluation of strategies leads candidates to use the "Suitability, Acceptability. Feasibility" (SAF) model. There are 25 key words to remember so take notes!

17. Can I pass SBL just by using common sense?: Given that SBL is all about simulating the workplace and being 'professional' and acting in a professional manner, many students ask if it is possible to pass purely by using common sense and not using any model and theory to support their answers. The quick answer is YES they can. Listen to this short, yet interesting video on this point.

  1. “ACCA SBL FAQs” – Answers to student questions about the SBL exam: This video goes over – and answers specifically – common questions that students ask about ACCA’s SBL exam. For example, can a student use 2 theories? Can you gain more than 1 mark for a valid point etc. Check it out! ALSO GOOD FOR YOUTUBE

  1. REPLACED with PREVIOUS with same title: Why candidates fail ACCA’s SBL: Candidates fail because they usually fail to analyse and extend their answers. Watch this video to ensure you do not make these mistakes and how to ensure you do pass at first attempt. – ALSO GOOD FOR YOUTUBE PLEASE

20. “Corporate Governance”: is the starting point, as it is the way in which companies are directed and controlled in the best interests of stakeholders. The logic in the course is to start analysing a company from TOP to bottom. From Governance and Structure along with Ethics to Implementation.

21. “Key concepts of corporate governance”: A 'must see' video as the content in this video can be used for almost EVERY answer relating to corporate governance and business ethics. This video can give you additional marks if used in such questions/requirements.

22. “Stakeholders”: Understanding Stakeholders, mapping them and checking their conflict is crucial for every organization. Stakeholders are those individuals and groups that have an interest and/or can influence the organization. It is important for the organization to SATISFY them all to ensure its smooth operations. Remember that.

23. “Agency theory” (or relationship) is the foundation upon which governance exists. Companies have 'agents' working on behalf of the owners. These agents need to always work in the best interest of the company and protect the company's interests.

24. “Board of Directors”: The most CENTRAL element in Governance. Most companies, especially listed companies have a board (or even 2 boards), that supervise, create the mission and strategy of the organization and have to collectively protect the company. This video has all the relevant information about the board in less than 4 minutes, such the role of Non Executive Directors, the types of boards, the reason for committees, diversity and other important elements.

25. Board Diversity: A very interesting video on why a board needs to be Diverse. People with different expertise, know-how, from different backgrounds, yound and old, men and women, different religions, from different geographical areas always help in providing different viewpoints, ideas and challenging concepts. A good board is a diverse board.

  1. Chairman & CEO: A short video on the difference between the Chairman and CEO, their roles in a business and it is best practice for two people to hold these positions and not the same person (segregation of duties)

27. “Corporate Governance Country Frameworks”: Every country has its own laws and therefore countries can provide the framework within which listed companies need to operate. This video explains the main differences between the UK's Corporate Governance Code and the USA's Sarbanes Oxley Act and why codes matter along with their pros and cons.

28. “Risk Management Process”: A very concise video on the Risk Management Process. Extremely important in understanding how to Manage Risk in a logical sequence. This video can help you answer Risk Management requirements in the exam.

29. “Code of Ethics”: Codes of Ethics are very important for organisations. Watch this video to understand why and how they play an important role for companies, how they support professionalism of employees and what some classic 'contents' would be if asked to prepare an outline.

30. “Corporate Responsibility” is an element of effective Corporate Governance. In this short video, CR is explained, defined and also some of the most important responsibilities of companies are noted to remember for the exam.

31. “CPD – Continuing Professional Development”: A short video to watch WHY board directors need to also continue to update their knowledge the same way ACCA members should. The rationale is the same. Changes happen dramatically these days and therefore it is essential to be able to cope and stay up to date in order to be effective.

32. “Vision and Mission” begins the Strategic part of SBL. Every company must have a vision and a mission. The terms are 'abused' unfortunately in the real world, however their importance remains and they are 'different'. Vision is the grad idea and Mission how to get there. Recent theories also talk about the mission being the PURPOSE of the organization (see SInek, 2007 - Start with Why).

33. “External Analysis”: A short video on what "EXTERNAL ANALYSIS" means. As you have probably seen in the previous videos as well as in the FLOWCHART, companies can be broken into 2 sections, External and Internal. External means everything happening outside the company's doors and Internal everything that happens within the company's doors. This is useful as if there is a requirement in the exam that has to do with environment or competition, you should know where to look and what to use from that area of the flowchart.

34. “PESTEL”: This video explains one of the most 'classic' models in business, PESTEL which can be used if the requirement asks you to analyse, or evaluate the 'environment' in the case. Of course you may also be asked to demonstrate understanding of 'commercial acumen' which implies - in most cases - understanding the way an organization operates within its environment. Don't be afraid to use this model alongside other 'external' models as indicated in the flowchart.

35. “5 Forces Theory”: A concise video on understanding Michael Porter's 5 forces theory which is used to evaluate the competitive environment or the 'profitability' of an industry. As Porter suggests, every industry is different but this model can be used to understand where the organization can actually make money in its industry and where it is probably losing money (i.e. supplier power forcing margins down or high customer power due to low switching costs etc.). Extremely important for the exam.

36. “Porter’s Diamond”: An amazing model explaining why and how COUNTRIES (not companies) can have a national competitive advantage. As it can be assumed, if a country has some unique resources (i.e. oil, climate, know-how etc.) it can have a competitive advantage thus making organisations operating in such an environment possibly benefit from this uniqueness by operating in that country or even taking PART of their operation in their supply chain to that country. For example, Apple designs phones in the USA taking advantage of the US's talent in innovation and design, while it assembles the phone (at least until the time of publishing this course) in China, thus taking advantage of the top quality resources (talent) in China in terms of technology know-how, scalability for production and market.

37. “Internal Analysis”: A short video on understanding what "internal" analysis means - along the lines of "external". Here, I include elements and theories that relate to "INSIDE" the company (like strategy, Critical Success factors, Value chain, Portfolio, strategy etc.)

38. Critical Success Factors & Balanced Scorecard: This video explains the concept of Critical Success Factors and why it is important for companies to focus on what ‘Really” matters in business. The basis upon which the Balances Scorecard was developed in 1990 was the CSFs, and therefore an explanation on what the Balanced Scorecard is, is provided.

39. “Big Data”: An extremely important video on the topic of our era (big data). Data is the new 'oil' and companies need data to understand trends, forecast demand, make budgets and make predictions based on the data they collect and 'mine'. In the 21st century data is becoming more and more important as it is coming very fast (Velocity), is of different kind (Variety) and we are overwhelmed by how much data is being produced (volume) due to the fast pace of our world, globalisation and 24/7 connectivity. The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to create more data...

40. “Porter’s Generic Strategies”: Companies need to have a 'generic strategy' to compete in its market. This video explains the Generic Strategies model in an extremely simple way to help you understand what it is all about along with examples.

41. “The BCG Matrix” (Boston Consulting Group Matrix) examines a company's portfolio of services or products but can also be used for a company's subsidiary products. Understand in this video what cash cows, stars, question marks and dogs mean in strategy terms.

42. “Value Chain”: The value chain is based on the assumption that VALUE is CREATED or ADDED when 9 activities within companies are COORDINATED well. These activities are broken down into 2 groups (support and primary) and only if these activities are based on the company's generic strategy/philosophy and work in a coordinated, effective and efficient way, the company can add value.

  1. Benchmarking: This video explains the concept of benchmarking, how it is used, its advantages as well as its disadvantages for organizations. It also mentions some examples.

44. “Culture”: If there is a question on culture in the exam, you can use the 7 elements of the Cultural Web, a very useful model/theory that examines 7 areas to understand a company's culture.

45. “Market Segmentation”: Among the top areas that are important to know in marketing is segmentation. Companies need to know the profiles of their customers and when organising them into homogenous groups, this is called segmentation. Watch this video to understand the area and explain it in the context of the SBL case if it comes up.

46. “Marketing Mix – 7 P’s”: This video talks about and explains probably the most important marketing theory in the world, the Marketing mix, also known as 7 P's. In the older days it was called '4P's however if an organization is offering a 'service' 7 P's may be more appropriate.

47. “6 I's Elements” in Marketing refers to the characteristics and advantages for Marketing on-line in a digital way. All elements start with an "I" so we can remember them better.

48. “SWOT analysis”: One of the most well-known business models of all time. You may not be asked to undertake a SWOT analysis for the exam but you may be asked to state the POSITION of the company. If you see this word, it implies SWOT which is a static but very important model to list and analyse the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of a company. Remember to ANALYSE the points raised within the context of the case, not just list them. Strengths and Weaknesses are usually internal areas (found from inside the company), while Opportunities and Threats are from outside the company (External areas).

49. “Directional Policy Matrix”: This video explains how many directions a company can take towards growth. The simplicity of Ansoff's model featured is amazing. After the SWOT analysis comes growth usually and the direction chosen is based on the SWOT (position). After directions, methods follow.

50. “Methods for Growth”: This video explains the various methods a company has to grow after the direction from Ansoff's model is chosen. Practically speaking there are about 7 methods that companies use: Licensing, Franchising, Merger, Acquisition, Joint Venture (or Alliance), Organic and Exporting. In the exam, if you are asked to EVALUATE a strategy such as one of these you need to examine it by asking 3 words: Suitability, Acceptability and Feasibility (next video in sequence).

51. “Suitability, Acceptability, Feasibility (SAF)”: This video explains how to evaluate a strategic direction chosen. For example, if a company decides to acquire another company, is this strategy Suitable for the organization? Is it Acceptable? is it Feasible? In your answer you need to know the pros and cos of acquisitions and ask yourself questions such as is this idea acceptable to the stakeholders of the company? Is it feasible? Does the company have capabilities? Resources? know-how? Does the company have cash etc. etc.

52. “Change Management”: A very important topic of our era. What is change? Why is it important? Why are people resistant? How can we manage change? Watch this video to get the basics on change and some examples that you can use for the exam.

53. “Project Management”: This video is a Mini Project Management course on the "basics of project management". It includes what projects are, their constraints, the role of the project manager, the business case, the PID, the lessons learnt, the tools Project Managers use and other important points to help you understand the topic towards preparing for the exam.

54. Leadership: A video on a very challenging topic. It goes over the difference between leadership and management, the traits of a good leader and some of the basic theories and styles of leadership like the situational leadership model;

How To Repair Your Credit For A Home Mortgage Loan.

The Complete Step By Step Credit Repair Guide Specifically For Mortgage Credit! Updated December 2019!

Created by Harry Snedden - Certified FICO Expert, Court Expert Witness and Consultant

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Students: 283, Price: $29.99

Students: 283, Price:  Paid

If you have been wanting to buy a home but your credit is holding you back...this course is for YOU!

The home mortgage lending industry has special credit requirements that must be met to be approved for a mortgage loan. In other words, not all credit advice is equal. Having an understanding how the mortgage lending credit world works is critical to you being successful with the application process. Unfortunately, most mortgage professionals do not have the time and knowledge to explain all of this to you. 

This course is designed to take you step by step through the process of repairing your credit with an end goal of buying a home.

*Did you know paying off an old collection or charge-off could lower your credit score? 

*Did you know that “disputing” a collection could actually be a negative step when applying for a mortgage? 

*Did you know you could "clean-up" paid collections and boost scores?

*Did you know collection agencies and Law Firms may know when you apply for a mortgage or loan?  

For the last 10 years I have met face to face with over 7500 clients just like yourself. In those meetings we establish how to create realistic time frames and expectations as well as what questions you need to have answered by a mortgage lender. We map out every step that needs to be taken and the action plan that needs to be followed. With that said, our clients have experienced tremendous success!

We will establish where to begin and sort out the "do's and don'ts" of working on your credit.

This course is detailed and with 2.5 hours of content, we keep it simple and cover it all. 

When you complete this course, you will know how to pull a credit report that mortgage lenders use and you will know how to read and understand the report they pull if they provide one to you. You will have a thorough knowledge of how to deal with collections, charge-offs and whether you should dispute them or not. You will understand how to establish new credit and what types are needed. 

You will be able to fearlessly tackle your credit report and save yourself hundreds of dollars,maybe thousands by not having to hire a credit repair company. Roll up your sleeves and let's get started! 

Fix Your Finances: Four Ways to Change Spending Behavior

Curbing poor spending habits is just the beginning. In this course, you'll learn how to create healthy habits that last.

Created by Peter Dunn - Personal Finance Expert and Author

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Students: 283, Price: $29.99

Students: 283, Price:  Paid

Want to fix your financial life? Of course, you do. No one wants a broken money life, yet a lot of us stay stuck in one place for way too long because we are lacking one major skill... action. Yep, ACTION is a learned financial skill. Through this 40-minute course, you and I will work together to create an action plan to fix your financial life. We'll focus on spending. Spending is what causes debt, it's what causes cash flow problems, and it's what prevents you from preparing for the future. When you fix your poor spending habits the rest of your financial life will come together. In this course, you'll learn how to cut spending and save money, create a plan for paying off debt, and understand the value of knowing your net worth. Are you ready? Let's get started!

The Investment Banking Recruiting Course 2021

Investment Banking: A step-by-step guide for breaking into the industry

Created by Kenji Explains - Cornell University | Goldman Sachs

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Students: 283, Price: $49.99

Students: 283, Price:  Paid

This is a step-by-step guide providing everything you need to know for breaking into investment banking.

The course includes:

  • Investment Banking Overview

  • DCF and Multiples based valuations

  • Financial Accounting for investment banking

  • Corporate Finance for investment banking

  • List of common investment banking interview questions

  • Extensive list of companies to apply to

  • Resume Template

  • Cover Letter Template

  • Networking Guide

  • 20 Quiz Questions

  • Cheat Sheet for Technical Interviews

  • Glossary of investment banking terms

  • Easy access to the instructor for more advice through Email, LinkedIn or Udemy

How is this course different from other online investment banking courses?

- This course is a step-by-step guide on breaking into investment banking. 

- Taught by somebody that has successfully gone through the investment banking recruiting process (Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Summer Analyst at the NYC headquarters).

- Based on interview experiences with Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Citi, Bank of America, and many other investment banks.

Topics covered:

  • What is an investment bank

  • What are good universities, majors, clubs, and grades for investment banking

  • What previous work experience should I have

  • What do I need for the application process

  • What should I know for the interviews / what am I going to be tested on

  • What should I do if I don't get a job at an investment bank

Additional Information:

- The course comes with Udemy’s 30-day money-back guarantee

Mind-Body Medicine – Law of Attraction

Your Path to Financial Freedom

Created by Annette Igoe - #1 Best Selling Author, Kinesiologist & Acupressure Expert

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Students: 282, Price: $89.99

Students: 282, Price:  Paid

This course has been created to help students overcome negative, limiting beliefs they have about money and finances and create new empowering beliefs that will supercharge their life for abundance and success.

For so many of us, we grew up in an environment where we were told that 'there's not enough money' or 'money doesn't grow on trees'.  Unfortunately this constant negative talk about money has created within us numerous limiting beliefs that are actually blocking our path to success.

The course will help you identify and eliminate those negative beliefs so you can harness the power of the law of attraction and become someone who easily and effortlessly attracts money and financial opportunities into your life.

Maybe you've been using positive affirmations for a while but you're still not getting the results you're looking for?  Could it be that a negative subconscious belief about money and finances are sabotaging your efforts?  The technique I'll teach you in this course coupled with some positive affirmations will help you erase any negative beliefs you have about money and break through any blocks to abundance that you may have been experiencing up to this point.

You can use the technique with the affirmations daily to help you finally take control of your finances and your life.  If you follow the guidelines and are willing to put the effort in towards reprogramming your mind, you will attract more money than you can ever imagine is possible.

Once you’ve cleared a negative belief and replaced it with a new one, you can use the technique to clear other negative beliefs that may also be hindering your progress.

Money, success and financial freedom can and will be yours... What are you waiting for?  Why not sign up to my course today and see how quickly the law of attraction can begin to create miracles in your life?

 

Financial Translation

Introduction to Financial Translation English < > Spanish

Created by Marcel Solé - Financial Translator

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Students: 282, Price: $59.99

Students: 282, Price:  Paid

Learn the basic concepts behind financial translation and start specializing in a high-demand sector.

Introduction to Financial Translation English <>Spanish is intended for translators and financial professionals who wish to acquire both technical knowledge and language skills.

The course aims to introduce you to the skills and techniques which you need to understand and translate financial and accounting documents.

There are more than 500 million Spanish speakers as a first or second language, and 20 million Spanish students as a foreign language. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and it is used as an official language by the European Union and Mercosur. It is also the second most spoken language in the United States, where financiers with language skills are very sought after professionals.

The course will cover the key areas encountered by financial professionals, translators, proofreaders and writers. We will focus on some general accounting and financial topics that impact all companies, individuals and institutions, as well as specific topics of interest to financial translation.

This course is taught in English, but It provides a glossary at the end of each lecture with all the terms translated and spoken in Spanish. It also provides listening exercices in English and Spanish about topical financial issues.

Although this course is designed for people with little or no understanding of accounting and finance, financial professionals will have the opportunity to learn -and practice- financial vocabulary in Spanish.

Issues such as the nature of finance, financial translation criticalities, accounting, stakeholders, cultural adaptation or legal forms are discussed. The course also covers basic accounting documents, financial statements and the translation of its terms.

You'll find several quizzes that will help you to reinforce what you have learned in the lecture. Useful examples of financial statements translations are also provided.

By the end of the course you should have a basic level of competence which will enable you to enter a high-demand market with confidence.

CFA Level 2 – Corporate Finance (2021)

Master the Corporate Finance syllabus for the CFA Level 2 exam in 2021!

Created by ProfEd Academy - Expert Instructors in Finance, Risk and Treasury

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Students: 281, Price: $89.99

Students: 281, Price:  Paid

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE WHO PLANS TO TAKE CFA LEVEL 2 EXAM IN 2022!

We will not be updating this course to the 2022 CFA Level 2 syllabus. Please do not purchase this course if you are taking the CFA Level 2 exam in 2022.

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Prepare for the CFA Level 2 exam in 2021 with 100% confidence! The course covers the Corporate Finance syllabus in detail so you will have a complete understanding when tackling this section in the exam. After you grasp the concepts, try out a lot of questions (from the Learning Ecosystem and End of Chapter questions) to increase your mastery of the readings.

AFTER GOING THROUGH THIS COURSE, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STUDY FROM THE TEXTBOOK ANYMORE (OR ANY OTHER SOURCE)!

Exam Weight: 5% - 10%

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • evaluate expansion and replacement capital projects, how depreciation methods affect the cash flows of the projects; determine optimal capital project in situations of mutually exclusive projects with unequal lives (least common multiple of lives approach, equivalent annual annuity approach) and capital rationing; types of real options; evaluate capital projects using economic profit, residual income, claims valuation model

  • explain the Modigliani-Miller propositions (with and without taxes), optimal capital structure

  • compare theories of dividend policy, describe signals from dividends, clientele effects; compare stable dividend policy, constant dividend payout ratio policy, and residual dividend payout policy; calculate effect of share repurchase on book value per share and earnings per share; calculate dividend coverage ratios

  • evaluate the effectiveness of a company's corporate governance; evaluate ESG risk exposures and investment opportunities

  • classify M&A activities based on forms of integration and business activities; bootstrapping of EPS; merger transaction characteristics; pre-offer and post-offer takeover defense mechanisms; use the discounted cash flow, comparable company, and comparable transactions analyses for valuing a target company; evaluate takeover bid

What We Cover in this Course:

  • Capital Budgeting

  • Capital Structure

  • Analysis of Dividends and Share Repurchases

  • Corporate Governance and Other ESG Considerations in Investment Analysis

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

What you will get by buying this course is:

  • detailed coverage of the syllabus, taught by our seasoned instructors of the CFA Program.

  • support in the Q&A forum (course-related questions) from our instructors.

  • the confidence to nail this topic in the exam!

Step-by-Step 3 Statement Financial Modeling

A time-efficient way to learn how to create 3 statement financial models!

Created by Michael Ng - Global Private Equity Investor & Investment Banker

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Students: 279, Price: $29.99

Students: 279, Price:  Paid

The Step-by-Step 3 Statement Financial Modeling course is designed to provide you with a highly approachable & time-efficient way to learn more about how to create your own financial models and review those created by others!

We cover each component of a 3 statement financial model from creating detailed forecast assumptions to modeling out each of the financial statements (P&L, Cash Flow Statement, Balance Sheet) within Excel. We use a highly practical learning approach with a student-led case study completed during the course. We stand with you each step of the way as you discover the need-to-know concepts to make sure you can put this to use immediately! The 100% free preview lectures and course outline will give you a feel for the style and level of content that will be covered.

I have worked in senior roles at the best global investment banks such as J.P. Morgan and Citigroup, having also been a private equity investor in Europe and Asia. You should feel confident that you are in good hands!

Course Outline:

1. Course Introduction - discover the first steps of creating a 3 statement financial model in Excel 

2. Operating Assumptions - dive into how to create a set of operating assumptions for a business 

3. The First Statement - P&L - learn how to model out the profit and loss statement

4. The Second Statement - Cash Flow Statement - understand how the P&L is linked to the cash flow statement and how to model it out

5. The Third Statement - Balance Sheet - learn how to model out the balance sheet and its supporting schedules

6. Final Model Check & Troubleshooting - discover how the 3 financial statements come together & key strategies to troubleshoot a model

If you have any questions once you get started, do not hesitate to use the embedded Q&A function and we will get back to you shortly to continue your learning journey.

Whether you're wanting to improve your financial modeling skills or are even brand new to the finance world, this is the course for you!

We can't wait to see you inside the course!