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Understanding Investments

Narrated by: Connel Fullenkamp
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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Learn how to invest with skill and confidence to attain your financial goals with the 24 timely and informative lectures of Understanding Investments

Economist, Professor Connel Fullenkamp explains the fundamentals of investing to those new to the subject while broadening and deepening the knowledge of more experienced investors. He clearly explains the various kinds of financial markets, the different kinds of investments available to you, and the pros and cons of each - and tells you how to evaluate each of these in terms of your own financial situation and goals.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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  • GOFFER
  • 31-03-20

Terrible book for audio only.

The reader very frequently makes reference to visualizations of charts which you cannot see (obviously) and he doesn't explain. For example:

"I'm going to show you a few graphs of the daily closing value of the S&P 500.."

"I'm going to show you some of the worst stock market drops in recent memory. As you look at these graphs, pay attention to."

"The first drop I'll show you is the infamous crash of "

"...as you can see from the prices after the crash..."

"let me show you another big market drop"



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  • Kimi
  • 25-01-20

For the US audience

This book is clearly intended for the US audience. Though most of it is generic, there's plenty of references to US tax benefits and 401k's. And "foreign assets" = non-US assets.

The lecturer is quite ok. He stumbled a few times, more than the lecturer in the Economics course also by The Great Courses, but it wasn't distracting.

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  • Shepard Davis Jr.
  • 25-06-20

Information at its best

This audio book is good. I’m getting into investments so the information isn’t over the top but i will give it a slower listen the 2nd time around. It’s worth a listen/read. Gave the story 4stars because there were a few things I didn’t grab the concept maybe my it’ll sink in on my 2nd go.

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  • Theodore
  • 11-06-20

Very Informative

Good overview of investing with lots of practical tips. The lecturer is engaging. Only downside is lack of visits but these are made available through a PDF.

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  • north3001
  • 31-08-20

Very Helpful

Loved this audiobook. The narration and voice is great. The content is amazing and value-added. The professor explained the concepts in plain language. I am in an MBA program and I can tell you that I gained a better understanding of how bonds, stocks and TMV work in this lecture compared to my professor at my Corporate Finance class. Make sure to download the pdf online so that you can follow along. You can find the pdf in your Audible account under my library.

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  • Fred Fanning
  • 28-04-20

Instructive Course

This course gave me a lot to think about. I also learned a lot about the different kinds of investments out there.

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  • Nico Vela
  • 12-02-20

A good introduction.

A good introduction to investments for the common layperson. Fullenkamp is thorough in his explanations.