CPE Online Course Detail

A Complete Guide to Investing

Price :   $88.95
CPE Credits :   14.0
Course Code :   F011-0324
Category :   Finance

This course teaches you the securities market, the various types of investment securities (stocks, bond, options, futures, tax-advantaged investments, mutual funds, etc.), and the risk-return characteristics of each. It focuses on the principles and tools of investment analysis, asset allocation, portfolio selection and management. The course tells you what are available to invest in, the features of each type of investment, the advantages and disadvantages of each investment category, including global investing, and when a particular investment type might be suitable for you.

Delivery Method: Online Self Study

Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

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Author: Delta Publishing

Category: Finance

Field of Study: NA

Passing Score: 70%

Publication Date: 01/15/2014

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Chapter 1-3: Getting Started as an Investor; Financial Markets and Investment Process; and Return and Risk

1. Describe the different types of investments, including fixed versus variable-income, financial versus real assets, direct versus indirect, and long-term versus short-term
2. Explain the features of stocks and bonds, and the drawbacks and benefits of each
3. Differentiate between common stocks and mutual funds
4. Assess how interest rates affect the market value of investments and how risk and return are related
5. Discuss the primary and secondary capital markets and the characteristics of each
6. Explain the various types of securities transactions and what is involved in each type
7. Compare and contrast stock splits and stock dividends
8. Assess when buying stock on margin is a good idea and when selling stock short is advisable
9. Explain return on investment and how it is measured over time
10. Define business risk
11. Measure risk, assess what risks you face and recommend techniques to reduce risk
12. Describe how investment alternatives affect the risk-return trade-off

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QAS: Yes

CPA: Suitable for all CPAs

IRS: Enrolled Agents Program Number

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