Sign-up today to join over 4 million learners already on ALISON:
Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling
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.
To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.
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.
|Module 1: Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling|
|Module 2: Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling Assessment|
|Course Rating (By Learners)|
|Course Title||Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling|
|Course Publisher||Khan Academy|
|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:|
|Release Date||20 July 2012|
|Course Duration (Avg Learner)||1-2 Hours|
|Age appropriateness||18+ Years|
|Minimum Grade/Class Level||Higher High Secondary School|
|Case Study||We are currently seeking case studies for this course. Click here to Submit One|
|Course Advisor||We are currently seeking subject experts regarding this course. Click here to become a volunteer subject expert advisor|