Investing 101: Asset Classes
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Investing 101: Asset Classes

Stocks, Bonds, REITs, Mutual Funds, Commodities, Derivatives, Cryptocurrencies
3.5 (4 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
9 students enrolled
Created by Gideon Tay
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Investing
  • Asset Classes
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Fixed Income (Bonds)
  • REITs
  • Mutual Funds
  • Commodities
  • Derivatives (Futures & Options)
  • Cryptocurrencies & Tokens
Requirements
  • No prerequisites. This is an introductory course.
Description

What can I invest in? This course introduces you to a range of asset classes: stocks, bonds, REITs, mutual funds, commodities etc. Understand what they are, how they work, their subtypes (eg. growth vs value stocks; corporate vs government bonds) and how to fit them into your investment portfolio. Whether you are a beginner investor or someone interested in learning about asset classes you are unfamiliar with, this course equips you with the fundamentals to answer the opening question “What can I invest in?”

  1. Stocks & Shares

  2. Fixed Income (Bonds)

  3. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

  4. Mutual Funds

  5. Commodities

  6. Derivatives

  7. Cryptocurrencies & Tokens

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner investors interested to understand the range of asset classes that they can invest in
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 57:38
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:35

Introduction to the course and course structure

Preview 01:35
+ Common Asset Classes: Shares & Bonds
3 lectures 22:23

Introduction to what stocks and shares are

Stocks & Shares (Introduction)
05:36

Understand the different types of stocks and shares (private vs public, growth vs value, dividend, blue-chip and penny stocks)

Preview 07:47

Basic quiz on stocks and shares

Stocks & Shares
4 questions

Learn key terminology related to fixed income (bonds) and learn about different bond types (government vs corporate, investment-grade vs junk, fixed-rate vs floating rate, zero-coupon, convertible bonds etc.)

Fixed Income (Bonds)
09:00

General quiz on bonds/ fixed income

Fixed Income Quiz
4 questions
+ Other Asset Classes
5 lectures 28:11

Introduction to REITs, its benefits and parameters to consider in selecting which specific REIT to invest in.

Preview 08:26

Introduction to the different types of mutual funds (open-end, close-end, UITs etc.) and their advantages and disadvantages.

Preview 06:11

Brief introduction to different types of commodities and underlying fundamentals that affect their prices

Commodities
02:15

Introduction to common derivatives (CFDs, Options, Futures) and their uses

Derivatives
06:06

Brief introduction to cryptocurrencies and tokens and how they work.

Cryptocurrencies & Tokens
05:13

Quiz on REITs, mutual funds, commodities, derivatives and cryptocurrency

Consolidated Quiz: Other Asset Classes
4 questions
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 05:29

Conclusion, recap and class assignment

Recap & Conclusion
05:29