Don’t know how and where to start in investing in the stock market? This online course will teach beginners the basics of investing in the stock market, with concise and informative videos.
The starting point for online trading is to have the tools you can use proficiently and be able to access without hassles.
The first and main primary tool will be to have an account with an online broker. Considerations will be the commissions these brokers charge and the reliability of their services. From experience, I prefer going through established banks rather than the brokers offering lower commissions. I find that the lower commission brokers are not as reliable, for example, they may not have any stock inventory if you want to short a certain equity (we will be talking about these concepts in later lessons). This is all up to you and how comfortable you are with the product
Other tools – Access to charts, real-time and historical as well as company earnings history are essential. The internet is filled with this kind of information, I would recommend you to find a charting and company information from a place that you find intuitive and has a good look and field. Most brokers will have this information bundled with their desktop/phone software as well. For our upcoming videos we will use a TDAmericatrade paper account to demo the basics of trading with the charting and earnings data but any platform can be used.
This is everything when it comes to investing in the stock market. Everyone has a different plan, some are successful, some are disastrous and some people have no plan at all. From experience, I have been guilty of the latter and smartened up and made a plan that I was able to stick to.
When developing a plan I feel it is necessary to gauge how aggressive you will be and target profit % you want. It is important not to put all your eggs in one basket. Then of course deciding what to buy and when. We will talk about the things you need to consider when developing a plan in mind we will talk about the strategies and ways to make money in the stock market.
What you need to know when Trading
Ok, you have a game plan and are ready to trade. Let’s get familiar with the terms and concepts when investing and trading stocks. What is a PUT option? How do you do a straddle? What’s scalping? Those are some of many questions and concepts we will introduce, we will demo these strategies in our video series.
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Testosterone helps build muscle mass and strength, build bone density and strength, prevent excess fat gain, maintain a stable emotional state, keep our immune system strong to prevent disease, and maintain mental freshness.
A study came out over 10 years ago from The College of Endocrinology that suggested that current 30 year old males have 20% less testosterone in their bodies than 20 years ago. Look around you, it is apparent there is a lack of testosterone out there.
This study mentions that ‘health or environmental factors could be the root cause of the observed declines’. Could it be the technology? Is it the chemicals in plastic destroying testosterone levels? Whatever it may be, the male image has shifted from the hot headed take charge man to the passive pencil neck dude having trouble growing a beard. We rarely see the modern man spilling his guts out for glory, not just in sports but in general day to day life, superman is dead.
The Impact of Technology
Today young males have trouble rolling their sleeves to have a fist fight after-school in the school yard (something common 30 years ago). Yet they can sit behind a computer to bully others and talk big with words, a frustrated bunch. Young Millennial males lack the self confidence that men had before them, finding comfort texting on their phones and living lonely lives. Where is the energy? Has technology, slowed men down, do they lack that oomph?
To make matters worse, It has been found xenoestrogens (imitates estrogen) are leached from plastic containers and plastic packaging by foods and fluids. This not only poses a serious health risk but also lowers testosterone in the body. Just go to Starbucks and if there is a male barista – 9 times out of 10 he will be the skinny effeminate type. Were fetuses affected? Is the transgender movement actually fueled by lack of testosterone?
Celebration of the Gladiator
The modern day gladiator is missed. We still see them in some sports like mixed martial arts, football, and hockey to name a few. Seeing them bust their guts in front of us for our entertainment is incredible, they are an elite group. We need more of these warriors in our day to day lives. Bring on the Testosterone replacement therapy. The energy, the fight, the chase that our forefathers brought to the world needs to come back.
Back in 1994 I was a 20 year old kid going to engineering school who never touched a computer. In one of my courses I had an old professor who was crazy about computers, he devoted several lectures about why everyone in the class should own a computer. He held up the Microsoft Office student edition software set and said ‘You have to buy this, it’s only $400 at the bookstore’. He convinced me, I needed to do my reports with a ‘word processor’ I needed to buy a computer. I scraped up whatever money I had with the help of some extra student loan money and bought that computer. It was a spanking brand new 486DX2-66 Turbo with 4MB of RAM and 256MB Hard Drive all for $2000!
A few days later I was in the drug store when I stumbled upon a magazine called PC Magazine with the title ‘Make the INTERNET Connection’. I was curious, I barely understood the articles, I had no idea what did what. I even bought a Windows for Dummies book to learn all the computer jargon. It was around then that my 11 yr old kid brother told me to go buy a modem so we can do ‘stuff’. We ended up buying a US Robotics 14.4 baud modem. From the magazine we found an Internet provider by the name of Delphi. It had no browser and was all text based, it was neat, I was on the internet!
Around that time, my brother found out about connecting to a local BBS. It was a BBS using RoboBOARD. The Sysop of the BBS made a request to ‘chat’ with my brother. Then text started to appear on the screen, I was blown away! what he hell? Text was appearing on our screen whoa!!! Remember this was almost 25 years ago, before MSN and AOL messenger, smart phones and texting. We later found local internet providers in our area and were able to go on the web with programs like Netscape and by early 1995 we found mIRC.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
mIRC was a new chat program at the time that connected to IRC servers where you could enter chat rooms full of like minded users related to the topic of the room. One of the cool features at the time was Direct Client-to-Client (DCC) which enabled peers to interconnect through IRC in order to exchange files. While chatting with various people from our local BBS, we found out about some chat rooms where you could get full working versions of software for free! Yeah even that $400 Microsoft Office suite my professor was talking about.
My brother and I checked it out, we learned the commands to initiate DCC connections in order to ‘leech’ free software from users offering it in the chat rooms. This was warez, It was like being able to help yourself to all the candy at the candy store for free. We downloaded the latest zero-day warez (copyrighted software that is cracked on the same day it is released) it was cool, our hard-drive was full of software worth thousands of dollars.
I remember downloading classic games like FIFA 95, Doom, NBA Jam and Duke Nukem 3D. Some of these games weren’t even released in the stores yet! It was fun doing warez.
Becoming a Warez Legend
The more my brother got into the warez, the more he got popular in the warez scene. He started to hack ftp sites, using his alias SeEd95 as a directory and storing the latest warez in there. One of his most famous exploits was the ftp site: coil.com pub/users/SeEd95, not only did he upload software he got from mIRC but so did other warez users. At it’s peak this directory had 2TB of warez easily worth $2.5 million dollars at the time. This site was using a fast T1 connection, It didn’t matter that SeEd95 was a 11 year old kid with a 14.4 baud modem. To the thousands of people in the warez community, SeEd95 was a legend. He was also running a BBS using excalibur and in its heyday pulling over $600/month giving elite access to paying members for the latest warez.
By the summer of 1996, the original warez scene slowly began to crack, More people got connected to the Internet to the point that it wasn’t exclusive anymore. BBSs’ started to disappear as people found the World Wide Web. Systems administrators got smarter when it came to ftp security, CD-ROM burners became increasingly popular. The way people did warez completely changed, the fun was over.
Doing warez almost a quarter century ago is way different from how its done now. There are still some sites that help you find warez on IRC but the scene is no where close to how it used to be. Getting warez via FTP is almost non-existent, chatting and forging friendships based solely on warez? Forget it. You’re better off doing the torrent thing, anyone can do it, it’s easy now. You don’t need to search hard and have warez legend help you anymore.
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