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Introduction to Equity Markets

Get an introduction to equity markets, its participants, instruments, and the way they are traded
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Last updated 7/2015
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
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The Introduction to Equity Markets course will give you a basic overview of the equity markets, and help you understand what they are and how they work. This is a self-paced program, covering 5 modules spread over 23 videos spanning 7 hours. There are no prerequisites – anyone can take this course. This course is entirely free and covers the following:

(i) Structure and methods of raising equity capital(ii) Instruments such as common and preferred stocks(iii) The buy-side and sell-side participants(iv) The different types of equity markets(v) Processes involved in trading in equity instruments

At the end of the video lectures, we have also prepared a quiz that will test your knowledge of the equity markets. We hope that you have an effective and enjoyable learning experience.

Thank you,Imarticus Learning

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites. You should take this course if you are interested in learning about the equity markets or enhancing your knowledge about the topic.
  • This course is probably not for you if you are looking for advanced level understanding of the capital markets. For that, please visit Imarticus.org and visit the Certification in Capital Markets page
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Get to know everything you've ever wanted about equities
Practical applications of the learnings in real life
Get a feel of real-life global equity markets
Ability to interpret stock market charts and graphs
Understand stock market behavior
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 31 Lectures Collapse All 31 Lectures 06:35:43
Introduction to Equities
5 Lectures 01:02:51

In this lecture, you will learn about the structure of capital markets and the different asset classes available in the capital markets

Introduction to Capital Markets

This lecture will help you learn about share capital and also give a brief introduction on equity, as well as cover preference shares

Capital Markets

Part 1 of this lecture covers IPOs, Clause 49, Red Herring Prospectus, book building process and Book Running Lead Managers (BRLMs)

Raising Equity Through IPO 1

Part 2 of this lecture will help you understand Dutch Auctions, Role of Underwriting and take an example of a real life Indian IPO

Raising Equity Through IPO 2

This lecture will help you understand private placements, Qualified Institutional Placement, Venture Capital and Follow-On Public Offer

Raising Equity Through Private Sources
Equity Instruments
6 Lectures 01:17:51

Part 1 of this lecture covers Stock Prices, Corporate Actions, Stock Splits and Reverse Stock Splits with their examples

Stock Prices and Corporate Actions 1

Part 2 of this lecture covers Buy Back, Bonus Shares and what differentiates them from Stock Split and also covers Dividends

Stock Prices and Corporate Actions 2

In this lecture, you will learn about preference shares, its types, its advantages and disadvantages and the difference between preference shares and equity shares

Preference Shares

Part 1 of this lecture covers Depository Receipts, their features, advantages and disadvantages, and starts off with the types of Depository Receipts and explains ADRs and its workflow

Depository Receipts 1

Part 2 of this lecture covers the types of ADRs and moves on to GDRs and IDRs

Depository Receipts 2

You will learn about the process of rights issues and their examples, warrants and what differentiates them from options.

Rights Issues & Warrants
Participants in the Equity Markets
6 Lectures 01:24:30

You will learn about the buy side, their role and the challenges they face.

Introduction and Role of the Buy SIde

In part 1 of this lecture, you will learn in detail about Hedge Funds and PE Funds

Buy Side Participants 1

Part 2 of this lecture explores Mutual Funds, Pension Funds and Insurance Companies in detail

Buy Side Participants 2

You will learn about difference and interplay between Buy-side and Sell-Side as well as take a look at investment banks.

Introduction and Role of Sell Side

This lecture will help you understand sell side services, brokerage houses and investment banks.

Services and Participants in the Sell Side

This video will help you learn about traders, investors and hedgers, Foreign Institutional Investors (FII's) and Domestic Institutional Investors (DII's)

Market Makers
Types of Equity Markets
4 Lectures 52:22

Part 1 of this lecture will teach you about Exchanges with a few real life examples, as well as Indices and their roles

Exchanges and Indices in the Equity Markets 1

Part 2 of this lecture covers types of Weighted Index, Other Indices and the real-life Indices around the world

Exchanges and Indices in the Equity Markets 2

Part 3 of this lecture covers the differences between BSE and Sensex and explores NSE, NIFTY and the various indices used in different areas of the world

Exchanges and Indices in the Equity Markets 3

This lecture will help you understand Electronic and Hybrid Markets as well as Order and Quote Driven Markets

Types of Markets
Trading of Equity Instruments
10 Lectures 01:58:09

Part 1 of this lecture explains Equity Investments and its benefits and risks

Trading 1

Part 2 of this lecture explores the types of market capitalization along with the risks of each type and also explains diversification

Trading 2

In this lecture, you will learn about delivery or cash trading, long and short positions, leverage and margin, futures and options as well as investing, trading and hedging

Trading Concepts

Part 1a of this lecture covers Technical Charting and explores Moving Averages

Chart Analysis Part 1a

Part 1b of this lecture explains the types of charts in detail

Chart Analysis Part 1b

Part 2a of this lecture covers price based indicators which include MACD, RSI and Stochastic Oscillators

Chart Analysis Part 2a

Part 2b of this lecture covers Volume based Indicators including Accumulation/Distribution Index, On Balance Volume and Money Flow Index as well as Technical Triggers including Break Out and Break Down

Chart Analysis Part 2b

In this lecture, we'll understand what is algorithmic trading, the popular algorithms available, the uses in trade cycle stages and the future of algorithmic trading

Algorithmic Trading

This lecture will help you learn about market orders, limit orders, stop loss orders and GTD/ GTC orders as well as online and offline trading and their differences

Placing Orders

This lecture will help you learn about the trade life cycle and its components

Introduction to Trade Life Cycle
Quiz on Equity Markets
0 Lectures 00:00

An in-depth quiz to test your knowledge and understanding of the equity markets

Quiz on Equity Markets
49 questions
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