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Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling


Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling

Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling

Learn more about short selling of stocks.


Students: 3,425
Course Description

Everyone knows that when you identify stocks that you believe are going to increase in price you buy them. But how can you profit from stocks that you believe will decline in price? The answer is shorting.
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Shorting enables you to sell stock that you do not own and buy it back at a later time, ideally at a lower price. In this free online course you will learn more about stocks and shares and how they are valued. You will then learn about the process of short selling, how to borrow stocks that you do not own, what obligations you have to original owner of the stocks, and how to cover your short where you return the stocks after buying them back, hopefully, for less than the cost when you sold them. This course will be of interest to professionals in the financial services sector and anyone who wishes to understand stocks and what the process of short selling involves. Please note that while this free course will teach you about making investments in stocks in general, it does not advocate that you should buy stocks or invest in the stock market, and that any investment made in the stock market may lose money.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding what stocks and shares are; - Examine how to work out how they are valued; - Learn how shorting works when buying and selling stocks and shares; - Overall concept of Stocks and Shares.


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling
Module 2: Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling Assessment

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Course Title Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling
Course # 456
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 2
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Course Description  Everyone knows that when you identify stocks that you believe are going to increase in price you buy them. But how can you profit from stocks that you believe will decline in price? The answer is shorting. Shorting enables you to sell stock that you do not own and buy it back at a later time, ideally at a lower price. In this free online course you will learn more about stocks and shares and how they are valued. You will then learn about the process of short selling, how to borrow stocks that you do not own, what obligations you have to original owner of the stocks, and how to cover your short where you return the stocks after buying them back, hopefully, for less than the cost when you sold them. This course will be of interest to professionals in the financial services sector and anyone who wishes to understand stocks and what the process of short selling involves. Please note that while this free course will teach you about making investments in stocks in general, it does not advocate that you should buy stocks or invest in the stock market, and that any investment made in the stock market may lose money.
License  This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 20 July 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • David Joma Egbi Nigeria It was very educative and informative. It did shed more light on the little understanding i had about stocks. 2014-12-05 13:12:12
  • Patrick Kizito Uganda direct and very useful course 2014-11-28 17:11:21
  • Nathan Keighley United Kingdom Very good, very short 2014-11-25 11:11:18
  • Sandye Walpola Sri Lanka This is very helpful. Thank you. 2014-11-23 17:11:02
  • Brian Jardine United States of America Really easy to follow and I feel like I retained it. 2014-11-12 11:11:52
  • Abdulqadir Khatri India This course was very useful to me and I actually gained a lot of knowledge from this and I am looking forward to start some related courses. Thanks for providing such Courses. 2014-10-20 12:10:29
  • kholoud khalifa Other A very good concise course! highly recommended 2014-10-07 19:10:41
  • Varun Kumar India useful course for beginners 2014-09-27 18:09:17
  • Theophilus Owusu Ghana Great course 2014-08-28 16:08:24
  • Rahul Goel India It was helpful and I learned some good points also. 2014-08-26 18:08:16
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