When you sign up to the SMIF as a Stirling University student or external member, you will get exclusive access to internal documents on:

  • Stock Pitch Preparation
  • Previous Stock Pitch Presentations
  • Guest Speaker Slides
  • Value Investing Material
  • SMIF Policies

Something to watch

If you want to learn more about investing, there are a few online courses and talks the SMIF Committee highly recommends:

Ted Talk: The Investment Logic for Sustainability

Ted Talk: Patient Capitalism

Youtube: Investing 101: Smart Investing Trends

Youtube: Basics of Trading & Investing

Khan Academy – Finance and Capital Markets

Yale – Financial Markets with Robert Shiller

MIT – Sloan School of Management – Finance Theory

Coursera – Online Courses in Finance

Something to read

If you have more time, the SMIF Committee recommends the following books to anyone interested in investing:

Beckett, J.B. (2013) New Fund Order. Blurb Bookshop.

Brooks, J. (2015) Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street. London: John Murray Press.

Damodaran, A. (2011) The Little Book of Valuation: How to Value a Company, Pick a Stock and Profit. London: John Wiley & Sons.

Graham, B. (2003) The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing -A Book of Practical Counsel. New York: Harper Collins.

Greenwald, B. C. N., Kahn, J. Sonkin, P. D. and van Biema, M. (2004) Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Fisher, P. A. (2003) Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings. London: John Wiley & Sons.

Greenwald, B. and Kahn, J. (2007) Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy. New York: Penguin Group.

Kahneman, D. (2012) Thinking Fast and Slow. London: Penguin Group.

Kay, J. (2016) Other People’s Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People? London: Profile Books.

Levene, T. (2015) Investing for Dummies. London: John Wiley & Sons.

Lynch, P. (2000) One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market. New York: Fireside.

Malkiel, B. G. (2016) A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing. New York: W. W. Norton & Company Inc.

Marks, H. (2013) The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor. New York: Columbia University Press.

Mayer, C. (2018) Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shiller, R. J. (2016) Irrational Exuberance. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Soros, G. (2003) The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market. London: John Wiley & Sons.

Taleb, N. N. (2008) The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. London: Penguin Group.

Weatherall, J. O. (2014) The Physics of Finance: Predicting the Unpredictable: How Science Has Taken Over Wall Street. London: Short Books.