Basic Investing Concepts

Learn about Basic Investing Concepts such as investment objectives, risk-return trade-off and investment strategies.
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Basic Investing Concepts
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (2,044 ratings)
23,431 students
Determine Your Investment Objectives
Understand The Risk-Return Trade-Off
Understand The Various Investment Strategies


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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
4 sections • 12 lectures • 51m total length
  • Introduction and Objectives
  • MoneySENSE Core Financial Capabilities Framework
  • Why Do We Invest?
  • Investment Objectives
  • Siva explains about investment objectives
  • Risk and Return
  • Risk Tolerance
  • Diversification and Asset Allocation
  • Asset Allocation Factors
  • Dollar Cost Averaging, Market Timing and Constraints
  • The Cautious Investor
    5 questions
  • Conclusion
  • Additional Resources

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  The Institute for Financial Literacy is a collaboration between MoneySense and Singapore Polytechnic Enterprise. 

    Our financial education courses cover basic money management, financial planning and investment know-how. 

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Peggy Chan
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Peggy Chan, Financial Literacy Trainer, Institute for Financial Literacy


Peggy has 8 years of experience in the financial services industry, helping clients understand their financial needs, objectives and risk tolerance as well as reviewing company policies and procedures to ensure compliance. She was also an adjunct lecturer with a Polytechnic, teaching insurance and retirement planning subjects.

Prior to joining the financial services sector, Peggy was working in the information technology sector for 13 years, first in a government agency and subsequently served as a Senior Systems Analyst in an international bank.

She is a Certified Financial Planner, which is a professional certification specific to retirement planning and wealth accumulation in addition to overall financial planning.

Peggy has a Masters of Science, majoring in Network Management. She also holds other industry certification in M5, M8, M8A, M9 and HI.