Learning economics 101

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Roger Wilco


Love the show. I’ve been listening for about 6 months, and it’s been terrific to listen to you both explain a range of ideas and concepts in the way that you do. Well done, and keep it up!

Now to the question:
I’m looking to start a portfolio. I’m in my late 30’s, and I’m at a stage where we have a family home, with a pretty small mortgage ( about 30% LVR), so think it’s time start some long term growth investing to plan for our family future. I listen to a lot of podcasts and read a lot too. Mostly, it’s a combo of general investment stuff (like equity mates), and stuff from industry analysts in my area professional interest (technology product management). Because of this, I’m getting a bunch of ideas, learning to analyse equities, and messing around with some paper trading. But here’s the thing: I really don’t understand the very basics of economics. Like, when interest rates go down, generally what effect does this have on different types of asset classes? So, y’know, I wanna learn that stuff. If’s probably buried all your podcasts, but I’m looking to do some self paced online learning, in a bit more of a structured way. Do you have any (free) courses that you’d recommend for this?

Cheers, -Roger

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    Hey Roger,

    We don't have any courses that we have done, or could recommend, but have you looked at Udemy.com? There are similar websites that have a bunch of online courses - you just need to find the right one. Similarly, there are heaps of good books for Eco101. Understanding the economy is crucial, so it's great you're looking to build your knowledge in this area.