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How to make money in the stockmarket, at reduced risk. From the people who train the pros.
Become a better investor
Investing ISN'T something best left to the pros.
An enthusiastic amateur is certainly capable of outperforming most mutual funds. But to do so, you might benefit from a little help.
Our courses will give you the tools, tips and techniques you need to improve your investing skills. You will increase your confidence, hone your risk management, and make more money while taking less risk.
Why do so many UK investors become ISA millionaires? Why have thousands of US investors given up a full time job and devoted their energies to managing their stock portfolios?
There are many reasons. The key is that they have learned not only how to make profitable investments but also how to avoid losing investments.
Beating the stockmarket is not easy, it requires discipline and technique, as well as the right attitude. We cannot change your temperament, but we can show you how to:
- identify winners
- avoid losers
- increase your confidence
- build your portfolio
"Do you dream of becoming rich?
Make a start. Invest in yourself."
So says Warren Buffett, the world's best investor. The best investment you can make is one that "you can't beat," can't be taxed and not even inflation can take away from you.
Read on to hear how we can help you achieve your financial goals.
Our Top Courses
Whether you are a UK ISA millionaire, would like to be one, or simply wish to improve your stock-picking skills, Behind the Balance Sheet's online courses will help you achieve your goals. We train professional investors and our clients include some of the largest and most famous names in finance. In two years, over 300 investment professionals took our Forensic Accounting Course and Accounts Workshops, and we received incredibly positive feedback.
Now we are bringing Steve Clapham's expertise, forged from a 25+ year career in equity analysis (including as a partner and head of research at two multi-billion hedge funds) to the private investor. We assume a basic level of competence and understanding - you should know the difference between a P/E and an EV/EBITDA multiple - but our courses are simple, straightforward and easy to understand. Of course we cannot exclude financial jargon entirely, but we do our best. Our courses are practical and rich in real-life examples to bring the subject matter to life.
Although our online courses cost a fraction of the price institutions pay - it's not uncommon for an institutional client to pay £10,000 and more for our courses - in some respects, the online platform is actually much better. Why? There are several reasons:
- The online delivery allows each student to go at his or her own pace
- We offer practical exercises to help you practise your skills
- Each module has additional reading for students who want to dig deeper into any aspect
- Each module has a quiz to ensure that you have understood the material
Many of the people who take our courses have a significant amount invested in the stockmarket, and the cost of the courses is a fraction of the potential saving if they avoid only one mistake.
For students who are seeking to improve their knowledge with a view to a career in financial markets, there is no better investment. Having completed our courses, you will feel more confident and be better equipped to answer challenging questions from potential employers. But just as important, you will be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm and interest which will lift you head and shoulders above your peers.
Don't delay, enrol today! There is no risk - if you are not satisfied within 30 days, we shall give you your money back.
Our courses currently fall into two categories - advanced for experienced investors and intermediate, suitable for all but complete novices. We have three main intermediate courses, plus our famous 12 month Analyst Academy which is designed as a complete education for investors and would-be career analysts.
How to Read a Balance Sheet is a comprehensive study of all the financial statements. It will teach you how to read a company's 10-K or report and accounts, what to look for, which ratios to use when and much more. Suitable for investors, students and middle managers who want to understand how to read and use the financial statements.
How to Pick Winning Stocks gives any investor the tools and methodology to find stock ideas, and test if they are likely winners. This course is excellent for those who wish to avoid losers and for investors who want a framework to use to increase their chances of having a winning portfolio.
How to Value Companies is a complete course in valuation. We cover the theory and explain its flaws and we show you how to value companies in real life situations.
Steve Clapham has 30 years of stockmarket experience as an equity analyst. He had a successful career as a highly rated sell-side analyst covering a number of sectors. He then moved to become a partner and head of research at two multi-billion hedge funds, based in London.
In 2018, Steve set up his training company, Behind the Balance Sheet, and around 300 full-time professional investors took his Forensic Accounting Course in its first two years. Hundreds more have taken his other in person and webinar courses. Some of the world's top institutions rely on Steve to help their top analysts improve their skills. That expertise is now available to you! That's why several hundred private investors (and a few professionals) are now enrolled in our online school.
We train professional equity analysts at some of the largest and more importantly, most successful investment firms. Commendations from some of our attendees are listed below.