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Basic Certificate Course in Stocks & Bonds

Course Code Course Fees Course Duration Duration Per Session Total Sessions
IMFA-104 USD 100 10 Hours 2 Hours 5

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to provide basic skills related to operate in stock and bond market and the ways of investing in it. It will enable the student to take up investment in stock and bond markets independently.

Unit I: Introduction to Investment

Concept of Investment; Types of Assets: Real Assets and Financial Assets; Equity Shares, IPO/FPO, Bonds; Investment Process; Financial Markets and the Economy; Major Participants in Financial Markets; Risk-Return Trade Off; Ethical issues in investing

Unit II: Fundamentals of Stock

Meaning of Stocks; Features of Stocks; Types of Stocks: Common and Preferred Stocks; Sources of Financial Information; Role of Stock Exchange; Stock Exchanges; Buying and Selling of Stocks: Using Brokerage and Analysts’ Recommendations, Online trading of stocks

Unit III: Fundamentals of Bonds

Meaning of Bonds, Features of Bonds, Types of Bonds: Treasury Notes and Bonds, Inflation-Protected Treasury Bonds, Federal Agency Bonds, International Bonds, Municipal Bonds, Corporate Bonds, Mortgages and Mortgages-backed Securities; Security Market: Market Participants; Trading Securities; Security Market Indices