Introduction to Capital Markets

Course Objective:

This introductory course offers an overview of what a capital market is and how an investor may use the various capital markets for investment opportunities and to diversify risk.

Who Should Take This Course:

Targeted to individuals who have no knowledge of the capital markets or familiar with options.

Prerequisite:

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Course Description:

This introductory course offers an overview of what a capital market is and how an investor may use the various capital markets for investment opportunities and to diversify risk. Stocks, bonds, money markets, real estate and bank accounts are introduced as are the roles of these various markets in the overall economic environment. Some of the risks and potential rewards of each of these areas of the economy are introduced. With a better understanding of these resources, it will afford the user the ability to build a foundation towards a better understanding of how options fit in. The final lesson introduces options for the first time by providing a high level overview of some building blocks to further the user's understanding of the options markets.