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Is there a specific college class on investing/stock market?

Asked by Steve_A (5120points) February 17th, 2010

What kind of classes in college would I take to learn about the stock market,investing, and the like?

Can you also recommend any books? I was looking for some on Warren Buffet but theres quite a few out there.

Any other ideals or recommendations?

This class is not for a career, I’m not a businessman or anything just looking to learn and gain more knowledge in the field(s).

Thank you.

Is it true the London financial times is less biased than the US financial times?

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squidcake's avatar

Just a simple economics class should do. As far as books, I’d recommend Freakonomics. It may not make you rich, but it sure is interesting.

lilikoi's avatar

Freakonomics was interesting but it will not help you make good stock investments, IMO. I think the best way to learn is by doing and by reading forums, but I look forward to others’ suggestions. I like the motley fool website.

liminal's avatar

Morningstar’s online classes are well thought out and thorough: http://www.morningstar.com/cover/Classroom.html

You may also find an online simulator like this helpful:
http://www.investopedia.com/?viewed=1

I have had a friend say he likes this site and book, I have never spent time evaluating it: http://www.2young2retire.com/

YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, our local junior college offers investment classes for the full time student, and for the casual student, such as myself. They are even geared to your need, investing for Seniors (elderly), investing as a career, and so on.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

yahoo groups sometimes have investing clubs in various parts of the country.

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