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Big Picture Investing: How, When, and Why the Stock Market Moves: 14 Lectures (Portable Professor Series)

Typically, advice on investing comes in the form of tips regarding a particular stock or portfolio, but the stock market-like everything in the global community-is profoundly affected by large-scale events. In this remarkable series of lectures, best-selling author and business professor Peter Navarro shows how an awareness of macroeconomic forces is absolutely essential for the savvy investor. Navarro outlines the historical relationship between world events and the stock market, and outlines investment strategies designed to take advantage of the response to future events on the floors of the world's stock exchanges.


  1. Introduction to Big Picture Investing
  2. The Three Golden Rules and Four Stages of Big Picture Investing
  3. How the Corporate Earnings News and "Exogenous Shocks" Move the Markets
  4. How Fiscal and Monetary Policies Move the Markets
  5. How the Macroeconomic Calendar Moves the Markets
  6. How Stock Prices Move Over the Course of the Business and Stock Market Cycles, and the Patterns of "Sector Rotation"
  7. The Interest Rate Cycle and Yield Curve as Leading Indicators of Stock Price Movements
  8. How-and How Not-to Find Winning Stocks
  9. How to Properly Screen Your Stock Picks Using Both Fundamental and Technical Analysis
  10. Managing Your Portfolio and Its Many Risks
  11. Managing Your Money: The Key to Long Term Investing
  12. How to Buy and Sell Your Stocks Efficiently: The Art of Trade Execution
  13. How to Manage Your Portfolio Over the Internet
  14. A Day in the Life of a Big Picture Investor

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Whether you're the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or just trying to manage your personal finances, understanding the money game is essential to making informed business decisions and achieving financial success. But how many of us really have a handle on how this complex system works? Taught by bestselling author and professor of business Peter Navarro, this illuminating and accessible course explains the forces that guide the system, on both a macro- and a microeconomic level, arming listeners with the knowledge to control their own financial destiny.

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