Basic Investing Concepts
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Basic Investing Concepts

Learn about Basic Investing Concepts such as investment objectives, risk-return trade-off and investment strategies.
4.1 (653 ratings)
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13,153 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2016
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Price: Free
This course includes
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Determine Your Investment Objectives
  • Understand The Risk-Return Trade-Off

  • Understand The Various Investment Strategies

Requirements
  • nil
Description

This is an introductory course on basic investing concepts. Learn about the following investing concepts:

  • Investment objectives
  • Risk-return trade-off
  • Investment strategies

Sub-concepts include:

  • What you need to know before investing
  • Understanding your investment objectives
  • Understanding your investment horizon
  • Life Stages of an individual
  • Market risk vs specific risk
  • Return on investment
  • Portfolio Diversification
  • Asset Allocation
  • Market Timing
  • Constraints on Investment Strategies
Who this course is for:
  • working adults
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 42:42
+ Introduction
3 lectures 06:51

In this lecture, we provide an introduction to this module and its objectives.

Introduction and Objectives
01:57

In this Lecture, find out more about MoneySENSE's core financial capabilities:

  • Understanding Money
  • Understanding yourself, your rights and responsibilities
  • Managing everyday money
  • Planning ahead
  • Selecting financial products
MoneySENSE Core Financial Capabilities Framework
01:39

In this lecture, we consider reasons why people invest. We also look briefly at stock market returns and present some things you need to know before investing.

Why Do We Invest?
03:15
+ Basic Investing Concepts
3 lectures 19:25

In this lecture, we look at the different investment objectives for people in different life stages. We also cover the important concept of Investment Horizon.

Investment Objectives
08:07

In this lecture, we consider the difference between Market Risk and Specific Risk. We also consider the concept of Return On Investment. This is followed by a simple calculation example.

Risk and Return
09:27

In this lecture, we consider the concept of Risk Tolerance. Risk Tolerance include factors such as Commitments, Capital, Investment Horizon, Future Commitments and Number Of Dependents.

Risk Tolerance
01:51
+ Investment Strategies
3 lectures 13:41

In this lecture we consider two important concepts, namely, Asset Allocation and Diversification. Both factors are important when making investment choices.

Diversification and Asset Allocation
06:13

In this lecture, we look at various factors that we need to consider when deciding on your asset allocation. These include Risk Profile, Current and Expected Market Conditions, Investment Horizon, Investment Objectives and Asset Mix.

Asset Allocation Factors
03:10

In this lecture, we look at more investing strategies such as Dollar Cost Averaging, Market Timing and Constraints on your investment strategies.

Dollar Cost Averaging, Market Timing and Constraints
04:18
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 01:44
The Cautious Investor
5 questions

In this lecture, we conclude this module on Basic Investing Concepts.

Conclusion
01:13

This lecture contains links to additional resources where you can learn more about money matters pertaining specially to Singaporeans.

Additional Resources
00:31