Suitable for newbies and beginners who want to become better investors...
A quick overview of what you'll get from this course:
🚀 Build the skills needed to analyze and value a company from scratch and know whether it’s a good quality business, before you even look at the price it’s selling for
🚀 Depend on yourself to make buy/ sell decisions. You know what to buy, when to buy, and you know when to hold and when to exit. You are not swayed by the news and silly comments you read online
🚀 Know the main metrics to look for when you come across any business, so you can decide whether you want to spend more time researching it or let it pass
🚀 Learn what to zoom in on and what to ignore, so you save time in your investment research and don’t waste time on companies that don’t fit your criteria
🚀 Develop pattern recognition by understanding the most common business models and competitive strengths, so you can easily classify any new business you come across into the correct bucket
🚀 Master your emotions to think like a Business Owner and Zen Master when your stocks crash, so you can stay calm and logical when everyone else around is fearful, and take advantage of crazy buying opportunities!
What our participants say:
Who are we? And why did we decide to create this course?
We are 2 plain vanilla, ordinary retail investors from Singapore.
We manage our own money. And we have zero experience working in a fund or large money institution.
We started sharing our investment ideas and thoughts publicly online just a year ago. We did so purely out of passion and a mad obsession with stock investing.
Overtime, we started getting a ton of questions from beginners in the stock market about how to grow their wealth.
Through these conversations, we saw that many people are investing in stocks, but without proper understanding of the businesses they are buying.
Worst of all, many new investors lack the proper emotional training on how to deal with market corrections. So they end up selling their stocks for a loss. Ouch!
That's when we realized...
99% of new investors face these fears and frustrations. Can you relate to any of them?
😭 You don’t know how to analyze and value a business properly and know whether it’s a solid company that can keep growing for the next 5-10 years or not
😭 You are exposed to too much noise in the news and social media. Your emotions swing widely between fear and excitement, instead of relying on your logic to make investment decisions
😭 Even if you buy the stock of a company, you sometimes don’t even know why you’re really buying it. And your hands turn to paper when the stock drops 30% or more.
😭 You don’t know how to value the business you buy and what is the intrinsic value of the company. So when the market crashes, you sell out in fear because you have no idea how much your business is truly worth. And you end up making a loss.
😭 You have a full time job 9-5 or don’t have enough hours in a week to analyze companies too deeply. But yet you want to develop this skill of your own, so you can make your own investing decisions with confidence!
Introducing… Zen Investing Academy
Because we believe, investing is more of an emotional exercise than an intellectual one.
You can have average intelligence and still do excellent if you know how to manage your emotions.
Hence, we want to teach you to adopt a Zen and calm attitude to your investments, by having:
- Proper financial understanding of the businesses you own
- The correct mindset and temperament to view the stock market
This will be an investing bootcamp done across 6 sessions of 2 hours each, spread over 2 weeks...
You'll learn from 2 ordinary investors who built their wealth and achieved financial freedom from investing:
I caught the investing bug as a teenager when I was working as a cashier.
That sent me down the investing rabbit hole and I soaked up all the wisdom I could about Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and other investing greats.
The love of investing stuck with me through college and my full time job in public service. After investing for 14 years, I was able to leave my job (paying almost 6 figures) at the age of 31 to write about investing and manage my portfolio full time.
I started investing while still working full time in my 9-5 job.
As the only free time I had was on weekends, I had to get creative and develop my own mental shortcuts to analyze stocks in the shortest time. This taught me what metrics to zoom into, what to ignore, and helped me sharpen my research process.
With the correct mentors and investing strategy, I crossed my first $1 Million at the age of 29, growing my portfolio over 310% in less than 3 years.
Here’s Exactly What You'll Discover in Each Session:
😇 Session 1: Adopting a Zen attitude, Think like a business owner, Analyzing a company’s income statement
➡️ How to think like an owner in the stock market to develop holding power
➡️ Why and how to develop a Zen-like attitude towards your investments and not get scared out of your positions
➡️ Understanding what numbers to zoom into when analyzing an income statement
➡️ Where exactly to find the crucial financial information to help you understand a business
➡️ How to evaluate whether this is a potential high quality business you want to spend more time on
🏦 Session 2: How to understand a business, key metrics to watch, how companies make money
➡️ How to understand the key elements of a business annual report and know what to focus on
➡️ Learn about how a business makes money, and where its revenue comes from
➡️ Spot patterns and trends from a company’s quarterly results, and evaluate whether it’s heading in the right direction or not
➡️ Master the different types of revenue models and how companies make money, and the pros and cons of each
📊 Session 3: Spotting patterns and trends from the financials, Calculating key ratios, quantitative analysis
➡️ Input the crucial financial numbers into a template to understand how the business is performing
➡️ Simple key ratios and formulas you must understand to evaluate a business’ strengths and ability to survive a recession
➡️ Where to find these key ratios and formulas, and how to calculate them in just a few short minutes
💰 Session 4: Valuation and intrinsic value for profitable compounders
➡️ Learn the basics of valuing a business, and what assumptions to use
➡️ Learn the different types of valuation methods, and which ones we prefer
➡️ LIVE example of how to value a business using simple formulas
🎯 Session 5: Valuation and intrinsic value for high growth loss-making companies
➡️ How to value a business that is not generating cash and earnings
➡️ LIVE example of how to find the intrinsic value of a loss-making company
➡️ What are moats and how do you identify competitive advantages of a business
➡️ 4 types of competitive advantages and how it works to defend a company against competitors
🤔 Session 6: Investor psychology, position sizing, risk management
➡️ How to size your portfolio and positions to fit your personality
➡️ How to manage risk and deal with market crashes
➡️ How much cash should you keep, and how do you determine
➡️ Psychology of what makes a great investor, and how to adopt the mindset of a Zen Master to handle volatility
➡️ Sharing on money, wealth, and achieving your own version of financial freedom
What our participants say:
What This Course is NOT About:
❌ This is NOT a get-rich program. We cover skill sets and mindsets only. The results and outcomes of your investments will definitely be different from ours
❌ There will NOT be any stock tips or ideas given in this class, only case studies to learn from. We teach the skills, so you can go hunt for your own food.
❌ This is NOT an investing community and support program. We will only focus on education, and there is no post-program support and community. You are expected to be independent and a fast learner
❌ We do NOT cover banks, financial companies, dividend plays, cyclicals and commodities etc. Only high-quality compounders
❌ We do NOT cover microcaps or companies still in pre-revenue phase (biotech, mining etc.)
WHO Is This Course Most Suitable For?
✅ You are a newbie or beginner in the stock market and have little to zero experience with analyzing businesses and valuing them
✅ You are more focused on acquiring skills than results. You want to learn how to be self-reliant and know how to analyze a company from start to finish. The investment results are not your priority
✅ You don’t want to spend months analyzing a stock (because you either work full time or have other commitments). And you want to learn how to analyze a company in just a few hours, by focusing on the key metrics and knowing what to ignore
But This is NOT for Everyone. Do NOT Come Aboard If…
⛔️ You expect lots of hand holding and support. Like mentioned above, there is no post-program community or support. This is focused only on education.
⛔️ You already know how to analyze a business on your own and make buy/ sell decisions with ease. This program is mainly for newbies and beginners.
⛔️ You are NOT willing to engage and participate. We plan to make our classes fun and interactive, so you will need to turn on your cameras, do some activities, speak up, and also do some simple homework after each session. If you are unwilling, then this is unsuitable.
⛔️ You are an asshole :)
How Much Will This Cost?
We initially planned to charge at least $597 for this…
But since this is kinda like a passion project for us (as we both enjoy sharing and teaching), and this is the first time we’re trying this…
We’ll offer it at $500 for a limited time.
Logistics You MUST Take Note of
We will be meeting 3 times a week, for 2 weeks over Zoom. During these sessions, you’ll learn the main lessons on how to analyze and value a stock.
There will be some simple homework after each session, so you can immediately go analyze a real stock along with us.
Rest assured, the homework is simple and only takes a maximum of 20-30 minutes to complete.
Most of the content and teaching will happen during the actual session. This will be a very content-packed program.
Dates of the bootcamp: 27 June to 8 July (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Time of each session: 8am to 10am (Eastern Time), 8pm to 10pm (Singapore Time)
Sessions: 6x live Zoom sessions over the course of 2 weeks.
Session length: 2 hours
Content availability: All sessions will be recorded and made available to you forever. So if you cannot make it for any session, not an issue! You’ll still be able to catch up.
Instructors: Max & Thomas
Expectations: You are expected to turn on your video camera on Zoom and participate in the activities and discussions, to maximize the learning experience