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Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling Course


Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling
Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling

Learn more about short selling of stocks.


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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.

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 77 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling
Course #: 456
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 2
Content Origin:
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:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 20 July 2012
Content  
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: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Radika Lasi
    Radika Lasi Pakistan It was very informative 2016-01-13 11:01:36
  • Rishav Das
    Rishav Das India Great informative course on short selling, explained very well. 2016-01-12 18:01:01
  • Krish Mistry
    Krish Mistry United Kingdom Very easy to understand and easy to pick up on. I would recommend writing notes!! 2015-12-22 15:12:51
  • Fatima Alsharqi
    Fatima Alsharqi Saudi Arabia I'm a finance recent graduated from Saudi Arabia and I just take this course for more informative to my self and to import my self in the short selling subject, I looking good for that it was perfect course and I got some benefits so thank you ALISON for this clear and perfect course . 2015-12-11 14:12:45
  • Riaan Rademeyer
    Riaan Rademeyer South Africa Interesting! 2015-11-24 09:11:33
  • Sri Krishna Prasad Pattaje
    Sri Krishna Prasad Pattaje Japan Very nicely explained by the speaker. Thanks a lot!!!. 2015-11-16 16:11:05
  • Pranshu Srivastava
    Pranshu Srivastava India Nice learning experience... 2015-10-24 14:10:28
  • tykwon pitt
    tykwon pitt Spain The course has been very beneficial and has given me an insight of stocks 2015-10-24 01:10:36
  • Bianca Edwards
    Bianca Edwards United States of America Great course! Simple and easy to follow. 2015-10-22 22:10:17
  • David Landry
    David Landry United States of America Great detailed info 2015-10-21 21:10:41
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