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Introduction to Stock Markets

By Fearless Traders Categories: Zerodha
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About Course

15 chapters

Investing ensures financial security, and the Stock market plays a pivotal role in this domain, it is a place where people buy/sell shares of publicly listed companies. In this module, you will learn about the fundamentals of the stock market, how to get started, how it functions and the various intermediaries that appertain it.

What Will You Learn?

  • Understanding stocks: You will learn what stocks are, how they are created, and how they are traded.
  • Types of stocks: You will learn about different types of stocks such as common stocks, preferred stocks, blue-chip stocks, penny stocks, growth stocks, value stocks, etc.
  • Stock market indices: You will learn about the different stock market indices such as the S&P 500, NASDAQ, Dow Jones Industrial Average, etc.
  • Stock market analysis: You will learn about the different types of stock market analysis such as fundamental analysis, technical analysis, and quantitative analysis.
  • Risk and return: You will learn about the relationship between risk and return, and how it impacts investment decisions.
  • Investing strategies: You will learn about different investing strategies such as value investing, growth investing, income investing, and index investing.
  • Portfolio management: You will learn how to manage a portfolio of stocks, diversify your holdings, and minimize risk.
  • Trading: You will learn about different types of trading, such as day trading, swing trading, and long-term investing.

Course Content

1. The Need to Invest
Learn about the importance of savings. Identify avenues to invest the savings in suitable investment vehicle. Compare historical returns generated by different assets, and know what to expect from you ..

  • The Need to Invest

2. Regulators, the guardians of capital markets
Find out who and how the regulators govern the financial markets and also understand different types of financial market participants. Understand the need to regulate the markets

3. Market Intermediaries
An overview of the financial intermediaries in the Indian stock market and the services they offer. ..

4. The IPO Markets (Part 1)
Understand the origins of business and the funding environment of business. Learn about the different funding stages and also learn how funding works. ..

5. The IPO Markets (Part 2)
Learn the basics of the IPO market and the process of how to go about investing in IPO’s. This chapter also helps us understand the different IPO Jargons that are commonly used. ..

6. The Stock Markets
We explore the basics of stock trading and understand what makes the stock move on a minute by minute basis. We also explore concept of return calculation. ..

7. The Stock Markets Index
An overview of the Indian Stock Market Indices, their construction, and practical uses in trading ..

8. Commonly Used Jargons
Glossary of common stock market terms & associated concepts used in trading. We also explain in detail on how to short a stock. ..

9. The Trading Terminal
An introduction to The Trading Terminal, its interface, various functionalities and relevant concepts ..

10. Clearing and Settlement Process
The behind the scene operations involved in share buying & selling ..

11. Corporate actions and impact on stock prices
Various corporate actions and the effect they have on the share prices and trading activity. Keys things you need to know before subscribing for a corporate action ..

12. Key Events and Their Impact on Markets
An introduction to the various macros economic factors that impact the performance of shares and stock markets.

13. Getting started
Learn about the importance of developing a Point of View on stock markets, its impact, and its relevance to developing a strategy while trading stocks.

14. Supplementary note – Rights, OFS, FPO
The note discovers the various options available to companies to raise funds before and after getting listed in the secondary markets

15. Supplementary note – The 20 market depth or level 3 data
The 20 Market Depth (level 3 data) Window I’ve driven a car for many years and I’ve even changed my car a few times now. Each time I changed my car, the engine remained more or less the same, but ..

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1 year ago
I found the course to be very informative and engaging. It gave me a solid foundation in stock market trading and I feel much more confident now in my ability to make informed investment decisions. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning more about trading in the stock market.