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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 99 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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  • Shaminda Perera
    Shaminda Perera Sri Lanka The course was really supportive and gave me the chance to get an understanding on short selling. Thank you 2016-07-27 09:07:55
  • Edwin Soosai Joseph
    Edwin Soosai Joseph Malaysia Good introduction for beginner 2016-07-26 04:07:44
  • Ana Cepele
    Ana Cepele Albania I think this course is very useful.I really enjoyed it and learned so much about short selling. 2016-07-24 23:07:55
  • Lukas Yeshitla
    Lukas Yeshitla United States of America Great course, just curious how much money it is to borrow a stock. 2016-07-21 00:07:13
  • Anton Hummel
    Anton Hummel United States of America This is a great course for understanding the basics of stocks and shorting. The first three videos are very well done but the fourth gets a little lengthy. This is truly an introduction course, it is truly the basics nothing advanced. 2016-07-20 17:07:20
  • Baldomero Garcia
    Baldomero Garcia Mexico It shows us the risk involved when doing short selling. 2016-07-20 17:07:51
  • Baldomero Garcia
    Baldomero Garcia Mexico Excellent and easy to understand. 2016-07-20 17:07:32
  • Abdul Malik
    Abdul Malik [[]] I understand it ,but, need more information. 2016-07-20 16:07:22
  • Ankur Das
    Ankur Das India The course was good but it should have more content and complete course for the investment. 2016-07-06 08:07:16
  • neelay patel
    neelay patel United States of America This was a very informative and helpful course. I hope there is a more advanced course such as this one. 2016-07-04 03:07:17
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