Analyst Academy

Learn investment fundamentals from a former hedge fund manager who controlled stock positions worth $150million+.

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“I’ve partnered at 2 multi-billion hedge funds, and trained analysts at some of the biggest firms – including Schroders, Fidelity and Baillie Gifford.”

Want to learn investing from the masters? Want to become a sharper, smarter investor? So, you’ve dipped your toes in the waters of investing, and you’re looking for an online investment course to take your investing knowledge to the next level. You’ve developed an interest or a curiosity in financial markets, understand the basics of stock trading and want to further your expertise from the very best. Well, look no further. The Analyst Academy is designed to teach you everything you need to know to become a good investor, all online, and with expert insights from me, Stephen Clapham, a former investment analyst with over 25 years experience and partner at two multi-billion dollar firms. Analyst Academy has been built to make you a sharper, smarter investor from the very first hour, with material including:
  • • Investing fundamentals
  • • How to find and value promising stocks
  • • An 8-point crash course in accounting
  • • How to approach value stocks in developed markets
  • • How to read 10k filings and SEC reports
  • • How to manage your portfolio like a pro
  • • Six stock pickers to follow (or not!)
  • • Developing your own investment philosophy

Course Information

The Analyst Academy is packed full of exclusive, expert content created with the aspiring investor in mind. 

Perhaps you’ve succeeded in another sector and want to see your capital working harder with a view to retiring early? Maybe you’re new to investing, energetic and ambitious? Or maybe you’re between careers, looking for a fresh start, and learning the fundamentals of investing?

Perhaps you’ve bought other investing courses and they haven’t delivered the expert knowledge you’re looking for?

Whatever your background, Analyst Academy is the course to set you on the path to becoming a competent and confident investor. 

  • •  Work at your own pace. Analyst Academy contains over 500 video lectures, resources, articles, quizzes, and tailor-made exercises, all built to help you gain the investment knowledge and skills you need. This isn’t your average stock trading course!
  • •  Little-known articles and essays from history’s greatest investors. Many of these are rarely mentioned outside professional circles, but they’ve formed the foundation of many successful investing careers, including mine.
  • •  “Over the shoulder” lessons, where you’ll learn how professional analysts work through complicated materials.
  • •  Quick quizzes to keep you up to speed, and suggested reading to improve your weaknesses.

What you’ll learn


Learn accounting fundamentals, from balance sheets to financial ratios.


Find out how to source, analyse, and research potential winning stocks.


Learn how to value businesses using different valuation tools and methods.

Building Your Portfolio

Constructing and managing your portfolio, and mitigating risk.

Economic & Performance Factors

Navigating market fluctuations, company performance and more.

Developing Your Investing Philosophy

How to produce a killer stock presentation.


  • 1. Understanding Basic Accounting

Every serious investor needs to understand accounting. We’ll go through how to understand and analyse a set of accounts, including balance sheet, P&L, cash flow, assets, revenue, margins, and much more.

  • 2. How to Find Winning Stocks

Without the ability to find the best stocks, you’re at a huge disadvantage. In this module, we’ll look at several ways to source stock ideas, how to test your hypothesis, and analyse the company, sector, and financials.

  • 3. How to Value Stocks

In this module, we’ll look at the all-important topic of valuing stocks, using a number of key methodologies and rules used by the experts. This includes understanding the concept of intrinsic value, enterprise value, and stock market multiples.

  • 4. Building and Maintaining Your Portfolio

So you’ve built up your portfolio. Now you’ve got to maintain it, and ensure it’s working for you. In this section, we’ll cover portfolio tracking and monitoring, macroeconomic factors, risk management, and behavioural finance.

  • 5. Developing Your Investment Philosophy

Investing is an art, not a science, and each of us will approach it in different ways. With decades of industry experience, I’ll help you build your investment philosophy around what matters most to you as an investor.

Course Breakdown

  1. Balance Sheet
  2. P&L
  3. Cash flow
  4. Accounting Policies
  5. Accounting Shenanigans
  6. Financial Ratios

Who this course is for?

If you’re looking for the next “get rich quick” stock that’s about to explode, this course isn’t for you. Instead, this course will teach you how to build a sustainable portfolio, for long-term growth.

If you’re looking to become an investing expert with the minimum of effort, this course isn’t for you. This course is challenging, and is packed-full of interactive material, homework, and exercises, designed to make you a better investor.

Every lesson is tested and refined to give you the skills of a top investor in the quickest possible time, regardless of your background. As long as you’re curious, open to new ideas, interested in investing, and ambitious to accomplish things you’ve dreamt of, Analyst Academy is for you.

If you decide it’s not, then that’s OK. Analyst Academy comes with a 100%, 30-day money back guarantee. If you decide it’s not for you, just cancel within 30 days, and you’ll get your money back.

Don’t believe me? You don’t need to take my word for it.

Here I am discussing the course with Toby Baxendale, successful entrepreneur who built a £100m business from scratch, sold it and chose the Analyst Academy to invest his capital.


What investors think of this course

Got any questions?

If you have a question about the Analyst Academy or any of our other expert online investing courses, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A course by Steve Clapham

Steve Clapham has 30 years of stockmarket experience as an equity analyst. He had a successful career as a highly rated sell-side analyst covering a number of sectors. He then moved to become a partner and head of research at two multi-billion hedge funds, based in London.

In 2018, Steve set up his training company, Behind the Balance Sheet, and nearly 400 full-time professional investors have taken his Forensic Accounting Course. Hundreds more have taken his other in person and webinar courses. Some of the world’s top institutions rely on Steve to help their top analysts improve their skills. That expertise is now available to you! That’s why several hundred private investors (and quite a few professionals) are now enrolled in our online school.


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