Is this YouTube video the best investing class on the internet?

Financial whiz Bill Ackman’s YouTube presentation, “Everything you need to know about finance and investing in under an hour,” turns five years old later this year. Think of it like “Investing for Dummies,” as explained by the smartest guy in the room.

To commemorate the occasion, we decided to revisit the popular tutorial, which recently topped an impressive 2 million views, to see if it’s really worth 44 minutes of your time in today’s market climate.

While it’s clearly geared toward youngsters and newbies dipping into the investment world, it can also act as a good refresher course.

Ackman, who is founder and CEO of hedge-fund management company Pershing Square Capital Management, was riding high when he made this video, but he has since endured a bruising few years, mostly thanks to his fund’s disastrous investment in Valeant VRX, +0.46%

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