This introductory course will cover the use of the Financial Times, F.T.S.E sectors, gilts, bonds, unit trusts, day trading, share game options/futures, reading company reports, spread betting, commodities, penny shares, market influences, internet trading, how markets work, nature and types of investment opportunities, understanding investment jargon, gathering and analysing market information, how to buy and sell stocks, shares and other securities – unit trusts, gilts etc, how to select the most appropriate types of investment for one’s own needs. Specific needs of class members will be taken into account when finalising the course programme. As part of your course and where the opportunity occurs literacy/numeracy together with speaking and listening skills will be developed.
Lecture, brainstorming, discussion, individual projects, student input, whiteboard work, handouts.
HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED
Weekly assessment and feedback. Student assessment. Result of Share Game. Final night quiz.
WHERE NEXT – FURTHER STUDIES
An informed interest in stocks and shares and investing results in a more confident approach to managing personal funds through the stock market and money market.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone with an interest in the stock market wanting to build a portfolio.