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Understanding the Stock Market: Concepts for Global Students

Understanding the Stock Market: Concepts for Global Students

A comprehensive course on the Stock market. Stock trading & Investing. Course suitable for Global students. Beginners to Pro

What you’ll learn

Understanding the Stock Market: Concepts for Global Students

  • A comprehensive understanding of stock market investment and trading

  • The concept of Share, Shareholder, Capital, and Capital Structure of a company

  • An understanding of IPO, FPO, and their pricing. Face value, Book value, and Market price of a share

  • The concept of Profit, Dividend, and Growth

  • The primary market, Secondary market, and how trade happens

  • The requirement of the Depository, Depository Participant, and Clearing House

  • How do I start investing and place a Buy or Sell order

  • The various market players and stock price volatility

  • Difference between Investor and the Trader

  • Arbitrator, Hedger, and other players

  • The broad concept of Fundamental Analysis, Financial statements, Ratios, and other stock parameters

  • The broad concept of Technical Analysis, Candlestick charts, and Technical Indicators

  • The concept of Derivatives like Futures and Options and the concept of Hedging


  • There are no prerequisites as we shall be learning from absolute basics. You only need to have an interest in Stock market Investment or Trading


Stock Market investment and trading is an art and a science. Do not indulge in it without proper knowledge.

In this course hosted by PRUDENCE Engineering and Financial Consultants, Col (Dr) Shabbar Shahid explains the gambit of Stock Market Investment and Trading in a very simple and lucid manner. The instructor is a postgraduate engineer, with an MBA in Finance, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers(India), and a doctorate in Management. Thus, qualified to be an instructor on the subject.

People often trade in shares and derivatives like Futures, Options, Call Options, Put options, and even Algo trading without a basic understanding of the stock market

The instructor believes that when people Invest and Trade without adequate knowledge they end up making losses. They shy away from learning because they think that the subject is too confusing and risky. This course is designed to dispel the fear by structuring it into four sections as follows:-

Section 1 titled

Know the Stock Market as a Playfield,

explains various aspects of the stock market like what as the concept of a share, what is shareholding and capital structure, what are IPOs and FPOs and what is the concept of their pricing, the concept of Profit, Dividend, and Growth, what is Primary and Secondary market and how trade happens, what is a Depository, Depository Participant and Clearinghouse, the logic of share price fluctuations and how one can start investing in a stock market.

Section 2 titled

Know the Market Players and how they play,

makes the student familiar with the various market players like Arbitrators, Hedgers or Hedge Funds, Institutional Investors, FIIs, DIIs, HNIs, Business news channels, Analysts, Panelists, and Speculators apart from Investors and Traders. The students get a clear idea of what the intentions and agenda of these players are and how they influence the stock price.

Section 3 titled

Know the Parameters and Rules of the Game,

is all about a broad understanding of Investment and Trading nuances like Fundamental Analysis, Financial Statements, Ratios and other stock parameters, Candlestick patterns, Technical Indicators, and Technical analysis, the meaning of Derivatives, etc.

Aspects like  Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, and day trading are briefly touched upon in this course.

Completion of this course will give the students a clear and comprehensive knowledge of the stock market based on which they can begin their investment and trading journey and ultimately with due practice and experience, they can become professional Investors and Traders.

Students are advised to note the Disclaimer that this is only an educational course. Investment and Trading in the Stock market involve Financial risk and students must exercise due diligence and risk management before indulging in investment or trading.

This course is not specific to the Indian stock market or the US stock market or indices like Nifty, Sensex, NASDAQ, or Dow Jones but is a conceptual course applicable to all stock markets across the globe.

Legal Disclaimer:

This course is purely for educational purposes.

Investment and trading in the stock market involve financial risk.

Students taking this course are advised to exercise due diligence before making any investment or trade in the stock market. The instructor or any party related to this course or its content will not be responsible for any kind of loss to anyone in any way, due to this course.

Who this course is for:

  • Those who intend to start Investing or Trading in the Stock market
  • Those who are already Investing or Trading but incurring losses due to inadequate knowledge
  • Undergraduates of Universities and Colleges for their awareness of the Stock market
  • Young professionals who need to invest their money wisely
  • Students of Commerce, Finance and Management for a better understanding of the academic subject
  • Students undergoing professional courses in Finance like CFA, CA, MBA, etc for a better understanding of the subject

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