How to pick winning stocks

Pick better stocks and invest with confidence



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Stock Picking

How To Pick Winning Stocks is based on my 30 years’ experience as a hedge fund partner and stock analyst.

After taking this course, you’ll be able to tap a steady stream of good stock ideas and judge any company’s investment merits.

And as a result, you’ll be able to buy stocks with the odds in your favour.

Here are just some of the approaches you’ll learn:

  • • The simple investing theme that nets big returns over 2-3 years (Lesson 4)

  • • Why the accepted wisdom on buying industry leaders is wrong (Lesson 49)

  • • The single best place to hunt big jumps in stock price (Lesson 10)

  • • How to find quality companies to hold for the long-term (Lessons 29-41)

  • • Why buying good companies at a first sign of trouble can backfire (Lesson 7)

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Learn stock picking in the most effective way

After taking this course, you’ll be able to tap a steady stream of good stock ideas.


Get a framework for picking stocks, identifying winners and how to reject losers, and judge a company's investment merits.



Learn at your own pace and go back to the course materials whenever you need to consult them.



If this course doesn’t match your expectations, I’ll refund your purchase with no questions asked.

Six steps to better investing

The course has six modules that show you how to:

  1. Source stock ideas

  2. Throw out bad ones

  3. Assess a company’s quality

  4. Analyse an industry

  5. Analyse a company

  6. Evaluate management

These skills will make your investing process stronger than ever.

And by following my lessons and case studies, you can sharpen these skills at your own pace.

Here are some more nuggets you’ll pick up:

  • • The sneaky way to find stocks that beat expectations (Lesson 20)

  • • Why buying shares in a new industry can make your portfolio less diversified (Lesson 25)

  • • Why a cash rich company may not be the best investment (Lesson 32)

  • • How to find industries with barriers to entry…using just one piece of data (Lesson 45)

  • • A six minute check that can transform an average idea into a slam dunk (Lesson 10)

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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