Hi, my name is Ankit Shrivastav, SEBI registered Research Analyst, and Founder of Infimoney.com, a blog that attempts to genuinely help investors become smart, sensible and successful in his stock market investments journey.
I have been investing in the stock market for the last 15 years, when I began, I was just like you, with no idea of how to begin. After many years of struggle, and having my own fair share of hits and misses, I was finally able to build a decent portfolio of stocks that has compounded my wealth over a period of time. Things did not happen overnight, It took me 15 years to reach where I am today, and I still have a long way to go, before I call myself successful.
You can find hundreds of resources in print and online that would teach you how to become a successful investor, but there is one thing that is lacking in almost all of them and that is a structured, step by step approach to doing it.
I never knew where to begin and how to proceed, I could never find a mentor who would handhold me in my journey.
With that thought in mind, I started to put my personal investing experience and the experience of thousands of investors I interacted with, and after combining all these learning, I created this course called “Rational Investing Masterclass”
What is Rational Investing Masterclass?
Rational Investing masterclass is a step-by-step, structured approach designed specially to teach you a stock-picking process that would make you a more rational, and thus a better investor.
This course provides a great opportunity to become a logical, and disciplined investor in the long term. It will also teach you how to detect if a stock is doing poorly or is expected to do poorly in the future and avoid betting on risky investments.
Contents of this course:
The course is lined up with a lot of value that you will receive once you become a part of Rational Investing Masterclass. The course contains 18 chapters that are spread across 6 modules:
Basics of Investing:
The first module is dedicated to the basics of investing, where we will learn why you should invest and why the stock market is the best place to invest your money?
Chapter 1: Basics of Investing – The case for the stock market:
The first chapter answers very basic questions such as why do we invest and why the stock market is the best investment, finally, the chapter discusses what is a stock and how does it make money for you?
Chapter 2: Fear and Greed, and why do we speculate?
The second chapter discusses how our own emotions such as fear and greed influence our investment decisions, leading to irrational decision making, and how you can prevent these emotional biases and invest in a rational manner?
Chapter 3: Investing for long-term, and the discipline of investing
The third chapter talks about why investing for the long term is the best way to make money and the basic mindset you need to become a successful long term investor
Rational Investor’s Mindset
This module will introduce you to rational investing, and the mindset of a rational investor. Here you will learn about how to think like a rational investor and how sometimes our own biases prevent us from making rational investment decisions?
Chapter 4: Rational Investing – Introduction:
The fourth chapter gives you an introduction about what is rational investing. It digs deeper into how the price of the stock can sometimes be misleading and why investors should not be obsessed with price.
Chapter 5: Rational Investor’s Mindset – Part 1:
An advanced chapter on how to become a rational investor and the mindset that you should have while approaching any stock for investment. The chapter also contains some real-life case studies.
Chapter 6: Rational Investor’s Mindset – Part 2:
The chapter deals with some more points that every rational investor should keep in mind while investing, such as how to deal with the daily volatility of the market and how to maintain a balanced mindset amid chaos.
Fundamental Analysis Part 1- Financial Statements
This section starts with understanding the basics of financial statements and goes deeper to explaining how to read and analyze various financial statements such as balance sheet, profit and loss statement and cash flow statement with real life examples and case studies.
Chapter 7: Fundamental analysis – An introduction:
The seventh chapter contains a brief introduction about fundamental analysis and answers questions such as what is fundamental analysis? Why fundamental analysis is important? and types of fundamental analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
Chapter 8: Introduction to financial statements:
This chapter gives you a quick introduction about various financial statements such as balance sheet, profit and loss statement and the cash flow statement, and what they mean.
Chapter 9: Components of Balance Sheet and how to analyze them:
The chapter goes deeper into explaining the components of a balance sheet and how each of these components should be read and interpreted, which will help you understand how these components influence the overall fundamentals and the financial performance of the company.
Chapter 10: Components of Profit and Loss Statement and how to analyze them:
Discusses the components of profit and loss statement and its components, how each of them is related, how these components influence the overall performance of the business and how to read them?
Chapter 11: Components of Cash Flow Statement – Analysis and interpretation:
This chapter will discuss the third and the most important financial statements, the cash flow statement. In this chapter, we will learn the importance of cash flow and all its components (such as operating cash flow, cash flow from investing and cash flow from financing) and how to read them.
Fundamental Analysis Part 2: Financial Ratios
This module is dedicated to financial ratio, where you will learn about how to read financial ratios and use them to compare various companies to find the best suitable investments for your portfolio.
Chapter 12: Introduction to financial ratios:
This chapter will discuss the basics of financial ratios, such as what are financial ratios and why they are important?
Chapter 13: Types of Financial Ratios and how to analyze them:
In this chapter, we will dig deeper into the world of financial ratios and get into the detailed discussions on various topics regarding financial ratios such as types of financial ratios (such as earnings ratios, profitability ratios, liquidity ratios, capital efficiency ratios), their uses and limitations and also some points you must remember while using them.
Qualitative Analysis: Understanding the Quality of A Business
Chapter 14: Introduction to Qualitative Analysis:
This chapter goes beyond just number crunching and discusses what are the qualitative aspects of the company that you should look at before investing in a business.
Chapter 15: Understanding Qualitative Analysis:
The chapter goes deeper into insights of qualitative analysis of companies, such as how should you chose the companies to invest, what are the aspects of management you should look for before investing (such as the circle of competence, economic moats, quality of management, etc), the chapter also touches upon how to read annual report and what are the aspects you should look for in an annual report.
Valuation: Types, and How to do it Right?
This module talks about valuation of stocks, that is how to find the right price of a stock for your investment, The module talks about, relative and absolute valuation models, and explains their advantages, how to do them right and also their limitations.
Chapter 16: Understanding the Basics of Valuation:
In this chapter, you will learn the basics of valuation such as what is valuation, why is it important, the various approaches to do it and its limitations.
Chapter 17: Types of Valuations – Relative Valuation:
The chapter talks about how to value stocks using relative valuation method, that is by comparing two or more similar companies on the basis of various parameters. Here you will learn about different valuation ratios such as P/E ratio, PEG ratio, Price to Book Value and Price to Cashflow, etc. you will also learn about each of their applications and their limitations
Chapter 18: Types of Valuation – Absolute Valuation:
In the final chapter of this course, you will learn about how to value businesses using absolute valuation models such as dividend Discount Model and Discounted Cash Flow Model. The chapter also digs deeper into the factors that you should keep in mind while using these valuation models and their limitations.
Bonus! Real Life Case Studies!
That is not all, once you are a part of this course, you will also get some real life case studies, where I will explain how the fundamentals are currently looking like and what you can expect from these companies in the future.
What is the Duration Of this course?
It’s a completely self-paced course and YOU WILL GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL THE MODULES AND CHAPTERS contained in the course. Not just that, you will also get the access to all the future updates made to the course for free.
The moment you subscribe to the course, you will get instant access to all the modules and chapters in a downloadable PDF format.
That is not all, Once you have subscribed to the course, I will also send you many research reports and case studies on various companies, that will give you a real life perspective on how to analyze stocks.
Frequently Asked Questions
I know you have many questions in mind, I cannot answer all of them here, so here are some of the most common questions already answered for you:
What is the Purpose of This Course?
The purpose of this curse is to make you a rational investor, who makes investment decisions on the basis of facts and not someone who keeps throwing darts, expecting that something will stick.
Does This Course Cover everything Related to Investing?
The universe of investing is very vast and complex, its almost impossible to cover each and every aspect of investing in one course. This curse is meant for the investors who want to invest in stock market on their own instead of depending on the advice of financial experts.
Will this Course Give Me Some Sort of Secret to Successful Investing?
People often spend their life looking for something that does not exist. Secret to successful investing is one of them. there is no secret to investing except working hard, making mistakes and learning from them. This course simply gives you a blueprint to investing so that you can make some rational investment decisions instead of shooting blindly.
Will This Course Make Me an Expert?
Probably, Yes. because a lot depends on how well you learn to implement the principles of investing into your investments. But do not confuse being an expert from being perfect. Even the best archer cannot hit bulls eye every time, so that is not what he attempts, all he needs to win is to be better than others. Similarly, this course is not meant to make you an expert investor, its simply an attempt to make you better so that even if you don’t hit the bull’s eye, you would still be a winner.
Who Should Take this Course?
The course is designed with complete beginners in mind. There is no need for prior knowledge to take this course. The only thing you need is the willingness to learn.
If you are someone who has little or no understanding of the stock market, how to invest and how to choose the stocks for investing, then this is the course for you.
Who Should not take this course?
You should not subscribe to this course if…
First, You want to get rich quickly. Investing is a long term game, and in order to succeed, you have to be patient and keep learning. If you are looking for methods that will magically put a lot of money in your pocket, then this is not the course for you.
Second, If you are looking for stock tips or recommendations. There won’t be any stock tips provided to you, the companies discussed in various case studies in the course are just for the educational purpose and are not any kind of investment advice or recommendation