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Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling


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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Module 1: Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling
Module 2: Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 63 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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    Douglas Nicol United States of America I would say very informative and gives a good understanding of what actually takes place when short selling 2015-05-11 18:05:43
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    Njabulo Ncube South Africa It is just amazing how one can make money by not just buying but also by borrowing then selling too, great course indeed 2015-05-02 22:05:41
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    Azeez Adekunle Ogundipe United Kingdom Interesting 2015-04-24 11:04:53
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    Don Prakash New Zealand Quick and easy course. Thanks Alison and Khan Academy. 2015-04-14 11:04:23
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    Paul Rendall United Kingdom Interesting. 2015-04-03 12:04:35
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    Soo Poh Ho Singapore Short and simple to understand. Thank you very much for the enjoyable teaching. 2015-03-22 17:03:34
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    Shaibu Osman Ghana The course really made a lot of sense to me. 2015-03-21 15:03:34
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    Marcus Madamombe United Kingdom Easy to understand and excellent information. 2015-03-20 03:03:34
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    Vilas Patil India Good 2015-03-14 16:03:41
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    Jovel Flores Philippines It was nice! 2015-03-14 16:03:01
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