I decided to learn some accounting knowledge, so as to better understand some of the investment materials and reports.
I have been looking around for online resources that can teach me accounting, and help explain to me the basics and concepts. I eventually found this online resource which I think is very helpful - Corporate Finance Institute - and started with their free Accounting Fundamentals course. The course is good in a sense that it explains the basics and goes through the different concepts in a step-by-step manner. This is very helpful for someone like me who has no accounting background at all. There are also mini exercises throughout the course to allow me to try apply the knowledge that has been taught, and I find this very useful to check my own understanding and build my confidence along the way.
Thereafter, I also took up their free course on How to Read Financial Statements. This is a shorter course compared to the Accounting Fundamentals course mentioned above, but I think I would be a bit lost if I jumped into this course before studying the Accounting Fundamentals course first. If someone is totally new to accounting, I think it would be better to do the Accounting Fundamentals course first.
I'm glad that I took the two courses, and I think I can understand financial and investment materials and reports better now!