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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 67 reviews
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
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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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  • Sabin Minea
    Sabin Minea Slovenia It is a very good introduction course that explains in a simplistic way how shot selling works. I think everyone should watch this. 2015-09-03 11:09:18
  • Manidipa De
    Manidipa De Netherlands A comprehensive course for non-finance people. Recommend it for all starters into stock market trading 2015-09-02 10:09:27
  • Wambui Maryanne Njeru Bogdan
    Wambui Maryanne Njeru Bogdan United Kingdom Very informative, it was presented in a way that people like me who know nothing about stocks, can understand. Good job! 2015-08-31 21:08:43
  • Peter Hakim
    Peter Hakim United States of America The course was very helpful. Thanks alot 2015-08-27 13:08:31
  • Karen Joy Apaitan
    Karen Joy Apaitan Philippines Wow ! The course was just so great ! It helped me a lot to know more about what is short selling :D 2015-08-25 15:08:52
  • Marie Reffell
    Marie Reffell [[EU]] A short course covering the basics and explained very well 2015-08-25 12:08:55
  • cherelle thompson
    cherelle thompson United Kingdom This course is very informative for someone like me who knows very little about stock and shares. I picked up a lot of new words and knowledge. 2015-08-21 21:08:13
  • Claudio Guerreiro
    Claudio Guerreiro Mozambique Good easy accessible way to understand, thou the variants applicable to analyse markets also influence. Personally would be more interested to long selling, sounds more risk manageable.. 2015-08-17 21:08:09
  • Andrea Michiele Roche
    Andrea Michiele Roche United Arab Emirates Very good and informative for beginners 2015-08-17 11:08:14
  • Henry Howe
    Henry Howe United States of America I learned some valuable information and increased my understanding of stocks. 2015-08-16 19:08:39
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