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Introduction to Valuation and Investing - Revised

Gain a better understanding of valuation and investment as well as income statements, balance sheets, and stocks.

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Free Course
This free online investing course will teach you the fundamentals of investment valuation and management. It aims to take the fear-factor out of stocks and shares by explaining the concepts behind valuing and investing in a clear and simple manner. The course covers concepts such as Income Statements, Return On Assets (ROA), Return On Equity (ROE), Price-to-Earnings ratio, depreciation, amortization, and more.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course begins by introducing you to the core concepts of of valuation and investment. Valuation is the process of determining the present value of an asset and can be done on assets or on liabilities while investing is the allocation of money with the expectation of gaining some benefits in the future. To help you better understand the concepts, you will first study balance sheets and income statements, depreciation and amortization, and stocks.

You will then learn to identify good stocks from bad stocks, study the components of a balance sheet, the Return on Assets and Return on Equity, and the use of metrics such as EBIT and EBITDA to assess the risk in an investment. Finally, you will look into the roles of sell-side and buy-side analysts and learn how Enterprise Value can be a better indicator than P/E in determining the value of a business.

Many people would like to know how to go about valuing stocks and shares and investing in the stock market but the terminology and concepts can be confusing and intimidating. With this free online Introduction to Valuation and Investing course, you will gain a better understanding of investments in stocks and shares in general as well as the concepts and strategies behind investing. Start this course today to learn more about investing in the stock market. 

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:


  • Analyze balance sheets and income statements
  • Outline what depreciation and amortization are
  • Identify good stocks from bad stocks on a basic level
  • List the components of a balance sheet
  • Define Return on Assets and Return on Equity
  • Use metrics such as EBIT and EBITDA to assess risk in an investment
  • Describe the roles of sell-side and buy-side analysts
  • Discuss how Enterprise Value can be better indicator than P/E at determining the value of a business

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
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All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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