Introduction to Valuation and Investing - Revised

Introduction to Valuation and Investing

Free Course
Introduction to Valuation and Investing
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy




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The world of investing can appear extremely complex and daunting to those unfamiliar with finance. This course attempts to break down the terms and concepts used in investing, to give learners a sense of understanding of what investing is, how companies are valued and the important aspects of determining whether a stock is worth investing in. This course outlines what stocks are and the terminology surrounding the stock market. In this course the learner will gain an understanding of concepts such as Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Depreciation and Amortization. This course explains the common ratios and metrics used to determine value in a stock such as Return On Assets, Return On Equity and Price-to-Earnings Ratio. This course is of great interest to professionals or students in the financial sector, or anyone who wishes to pursue investing as a hobby or career.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: • 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.


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