William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour


William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour.

WILLIAM ACKMAN, Activist Investor and Hedge-Fund Manager

We all want to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, and we don’t want to throw out our hard earned money on poor investments. But most of us don’t know the first thing about finance and investing. Acclaimed value investor William Ackman teaches you what it takes to finance and grow a successful business and how to make sound investments that will get you to a cash-comfy retirement.

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  3. Thank you. Very informative. I'm 16 years old, and I am going to invest. I'm going to community college for my first part of college, then getting scholarships to save money too. I don't want student debt.

  4. How come he has goodwill of 1000$ without any money..Can somene pls explain me…I understand that he came up with the idea of business…But how is it measured in terms of money (1000$)….Did he buy shares in his own company???

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  6. I'm just now finding this video. I'm only 15 and still in high school and I'm very interested in investing and the world of business. I have saved $3,000 so far and my Dad is gonna give me $1,000 for i can start buying stocks in different company's. I'm glad i found this video because it's helping me understand more about the whole Investing thing. Also I'm reading a book called, "Investing for Dummies" Really good book. Very helpful.

  7. he could maybe afford second stand at some point in 2nd year using 250 plus extra sales and extra price but could not work out as he has outlined as could not buy the stand at start of second year with only 250. probably doesn't pay worker for a while

  8. in the first year, the EBT is -15 ..we further pay $5 as taxes ..so shouldn't the net income be (-15)+(-5)=(-20) ..rather than (-10)


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