Introduction to Equity Markets

Get an introduction to equity markets, its participants, instruments, and the way they are traded
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

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

What are the requirements?

  • Nothing apart from a working computer/mobile phone with an internet connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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 and visit the Certification in Capital Markets page

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Section 1: Introduction to Equities

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


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


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


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

Section 2: Equity Instruments

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


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


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


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


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

Section 3: Participants in the Equity Markets

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


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


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


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


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


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

Section 4: Types of Equity Markets

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


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


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


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

Section 5: Trading of Equity Instruments

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Section 6: Quiz on Equity Markets
49 questions

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

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Instructor Biography

Imarticus has been formed to bridge the gap between academia and the industry by providing knowledge and skill sets which are essential in today's competitive working environment. Offering comprehensive industry specific training programs in various sectors such as Financial Services and Analytics, Imarticus Learning aims to elevate the skills of aspiring students and job seekers thereby increasing their employability and relevance to the industry at large.

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