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INVESTOR ACADEMY

Multimedia Investor Education & Commentary

This page contains a catalogue of some of the better multi-media educational  & informational materials freely available. Click on the specific links or on the logos of the sites referenced to visit them.

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Free, unbiased and essential guidance.
ShareSoc Investing Basics has 10 easy 10-minute sessions, from the principles of stock markets, how investing works and when to buy or sell, to the various routes into share ownership and the best ways to research potential investments.

A presentation by Head of SIGnet Bill Fawkner-Corbett on investing in compounders, exclusive to ShareSoc members (please make sure you are logged in).
Click here for a PI World interview with Bill, available on Youtube.

Stockbroker & wealth manager Killik & Co have published an extensive series of useful educational videos, under the banner “Killik Explains”, here. ShareSoc has catalogued these materials for your convenience, here.

Share Radio is a UK digital radio station, publishing a continuous schedule of investment related programmes. Listen out for ShareSoc director David Stredder, who appears regularly in Share Radio’s Smallcaps feature.

Stockbroker A.J.Bell publish a useful series of webcasts, which include company, economic and strategy commentary.

The Association of Investment Companies (which represents such companies) has created a video series to help demystify some key investment company concepts, from the closed-ended structure to discounts.

A range of webinars (scroll down the page for archived recordings) and video tutorials are available from Stockopedia. As might be expected, they do focus on applying the tools that Stockopedia offers its subscribers, to help them construct and manage their portfolios. Nevertheless, even if not a subscriber, many of the webinars offer useful surveys of important investment topics. The tutorials are more focused on how to use the tools Stockopedia provides.

Podcasts

A list of interesting podcasts on investing:

ShareSoc patron and the UK’s first Isa millionaire, Lord Lee offers invaluable wisdom to investors of all experience levels in this series of podcasts produced by Investors’ Chronicle.

Corporate Presentations and Interviews

A number of organisations publish corporate presentations and director interviews. These can be useful to investors in understanding potential investments. Be careful, though: good CEOs are usually excellent salesmen, so treat any claims with appropriate caution and seek evidence to back them up, where possible. We catalogue selected providers here:

 

Private Investor World produces and publishes a range of videos of corporate presentations, including recordings of ShareSoc events. We would like to thank PI World for their support.

Paul Scott’s QualitySmallCaps site has a good selection of probing interviews with executives and with a few investing peers.

offer a wide range of videos from their corporate clients. It’s worth searching their collection for material on any company you might be interested in researching further.

 

is another source of a broad range of audio and visual recordings from their corporate clients. Another good place to look when researching a potential investment

Offers director interviews (which you will find by exploring the Share Talk website)

In addition to their research notes (mentioned here), Edison also have an extensive series of video interviews with directors on their “Edison TV channel.

“Conkers’ Corner” offers interviews with experienced investors, including interviews with ShareSoc directors David Stredder and Mark Bentley, and former director Leon Boros. The investor interviews are particularly useful in studying other investors’ strategies, which can help you refine your own strategy. You can also subscribe to Conkers’ YouTube Channel .

Five Minute Pitch TV produces a range of corporate videos mainly for institutional and private investors.