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  • Group Investment Training
  • Business Consulting / Analysis
  • Private Coaching

Increased skills & Confidence

Confidence is Key


There are several seminars/courses that offer to teach some simple techniques that will produce large gains. The problem with these services is that they do not really teach. They offer insights about observations. If an investor sees a pattern but does not understand that pattern, it is risky to trade on that pattern. The pattern could stop working or reverse and result in large losses.

My courses are designed to help you increase your understanding of business, the stock market, and your confidence. Confidence is key to investing successfully because to be a successful investor requires that you make your own decisions and ignore the noise/media/other experts. It requires emotional resolve. You will gain confidence by increasing your business acumen, trading live markets safely by using virtual accounts, learning to trade real money with low risk, and practicing.

Confidence is key to success. What is key to gaining confidence? Practice and CONSISTENT positive returns and limiting losses. My goal is to increase your knowledge, understanding, and risk adjusted performance. If you focus on understanding business and building confidence, you will become a better investor! You must learn to walk before you can run. This is not a get rich quick scheme. It is designed to teach you to be better at business and investing forever, in any market condition, in any situation (starting or buying a business, selling a business, interviewing for a job, making daily financial decisions, etc.). 

Over time you will build instincts based on experience and when you become highly skilled, you should always listen to your intuition and instincts (your subconscious mind notices more than your conscious mind). Successful investors do not look to others for approval or confirmation of being correct. You will learn to make decisions independent of others and to not be influenced by their opinions or emotions.

About Us

DR. MIKE BARNARD - DBA, MSF, BBA, QFOP, FASC, CFMS, CIBA, CPEP

Dr. Mike has studied and traded the markets for over a decade. He has read numerous investment newsletters to get inside the minds of experts and formulate his own method for identifying successful investments and strategies. He has also been a financial advisor. He holds a DBA, MSF, and several alternative investment certifications. He draws upon his experiences and education to deliver investment education, business consulting, and private coaching.


Focused Investing philosophy

We believe in keeping things simple. Focused investing is about increasing returns without increasing risk. Focused Investing is about balancing risk and return to improve your overall financial health. We are not about speculation or huge returns. We are  about sound decision making, Most importantly we are about creating competent and confident investors. Courses are designed to simplify investing by teaching students how to evaluate businesses and learn what to pay attention to and what to ignore. Focused Investing is about empowering people to make financial decisions and be confident in them. These principles can be applied to: 

  1. Real Estate
  2. Stocks and Bonds
  3. Currencies and Commodities
  4. Public and Private Companies
  5. sales, negotiations, interviews

Why Us?

We offer several programs designed for beginners and experts. We have cost effective, straight to the point education. Other programs promise to teach you to make hundreds of percent per year using just a few techniques. That is not what we are about. These claims should be taken with a grain of salt. Instead we want to teach you to do better than average consistently, and help you minimize losses. Successful investors focus on not losing money first. We will teach you to do this and it does not require a lot of time or constantly checking your computer screen. 

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thomasmbarnard@focused-investing.com

(423) 736-9017