Understanding Risk and Reward in Finance

Free Course
Learn more about the role of risk and reward in investment.
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  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy




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Risk and reward are two important elements of investment. An investor expects that the more risk that is taken with an investment the higher the reward should be. In this free online course the learner will be introduced to the role of risk and reward in investment and the different types of risk and reward that are available depending on the type of investment.

This course also compares investment with consumption and how investment during property bubbles can actually destroy wealth.

This online course will be of great interest to professionals in the areas of finance and investments, and to all learners who would like to learn more about the risks and rewards of investments.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Explain the role of risk and reward in investment; - Describe the different types of risk and reward; - Explain the difference between investment versus consumption; - Describe how wealth can be destroyed by property bubbles.


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Course Reviews

Lawrence J.
2 years ago
Lawrence J.

A very good foundation in the key principles of financial Risk.

Nanditha K.
2 years ago
Nanditha K.

Very informative and easy to understand

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