On my first day of work, my boss sat me down, drew a layer cake on a piece of paper, and used it to explain a company's capital structure. That cake analogy has stuck with me since, so I felt it was only appropriate to pass it on to you.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

*The concepts covered in each video build upon each other. I suggest you watch them in order to get their full benefit.*

 

the basics #1: setting the stage

Setting the stage for your personal investment journey! Increased financial literacy starts here.

THE BASICS #2: DEBT

Debt isn't always a bad thing! Watch this video to find out how companies use it to grow.

the basics #3: equity

Equity - a MUST understand concept if you want to learn about investing. 

the basics #4: valuation

What does the price of equity (stock) mean? Just remember, the price of a slice is a reflection of the price of the whole cake.

the basics #5: private vs. public

You can't buy stock in every company. Didn't know that? Check out this video to learn why!

 

THE BASICS #6: STOCK EXCHANGE

What role does a stock exchange play in the stock market? Well, it's kind of like a bake sale... A really big bake sale. 

the basics #7: ipo

What is an IPO? What happens when a company "goes public"? This short, concise video breaks the process wayyy down. 

the basics #8: why stocks go up & down

Ever wondered why stock prices go up and down? It's a constant balance between investor mood swings and financial evidence...

the basics #9: sectors & indices

How are stocks organized? By size, sector, industry, and index. This is a broad and brief primer for ReisUP's next big unit: Your 401(k). As an investor, you're able to invest money in these various groups, so check out this video to make sure you understand where your money is going!

THE BASICS #10: SUMMARY

A recap of THE BASICS unit. All the must-know investing basics summarized in one video. This video is a broad and brief primer for ReisUP's next big unit: Your 401(k). Make sure you've got a handle on these concepts before moving on!