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#1
Aug2009, 12:16 AM

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Are there math courses in university that teach you how to invest in the stock market? If so can you link me a website that explains what the course teaches.
Also I am thinking about getting into Mathematics or Physics as teaching career. Which one do you think would be better to make money? I think math because of the stock market and other related stuff. 


#2
Aug2009, 12:24 AM

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Try investopedia.com. It'll teach you all the basics and there's a virtual stockmarket trader there. You can invest without using real money until you're comfortable. Unless you can see the future, there's no real way you can make a quick dollar in stocks. Most investments are long term.
As for teaching, what do you want to teach and how much money do you expect or feel you need to earn to live a comfortable life? 


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Aug2009, 12:30 AM

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Thanks. 


#4
Aug2009, 12:44 AM

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Math courses that teach...
There is not single undergraduate degree that can teach you how to do well in the stock market, not to mention a single course. If you're looking for a get rich quick plan then I'm sorry to tell you it's not in the stock market. 


#5
Aug2009, 12:46 AM

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All I am looking for is to completely understand the stock market so I won't lose a ton of money if I invest. I feel it is best to study this in school then to trust myself on a website.



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Aug2009, 12:51 AM

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#8
Aug2009, 01:42 AM

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If there was anyone who could reliably predict the stock market, they'd have to be some sort of idiot to teach other people how to do it instead of just trading themselves.



#9
Aug2009, 10:27 AM

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There <i>is</i> no viable way of predicting the stockmarket; it is as result of the individual psychologies of millions of people participating in it. I'd think taking business courses and psychology/sociology courses would be much more useful on the stock market than a physics or math course.



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