CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR TAX & FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

The Overall Guide to Investing

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Self-Study
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Basic
Credits
CPE Credits
12 Credits: Finance

Course Description

This course teaches you the securities market, the various types of investment securities (stocks, bond, options, futures, tax-advantaged investments, mutual funds, etc.), and the risk-return characteristics of each. It focuses on the principles and tools of investment analysis, asset allocation, portfolio selection and management.  The course tells you what are available to invest in, the features of each type of investment, the advantages and disadvantages of each investment category, including global investing, and when a particular investment type might be suitable for you.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
 
Chapter 1
•Differentiate between the different types of investments, financial versus real assets, direct versus indirect, and   liquid versus illiquid
•Identify the features and attributes of stocks and bonds, and the drawbacks and benefits of each
 
Chapter 2
•Recognize various aspects of securities and transactions
•Identify advantages and disadvantages of buying stock on margin and selling stock short
 
Chapter 3
•Recognize the income and return on investments and how it is measured
•Identify different investment risk factors and how they affect investment return
 
Chapter 4
•Identify the benefits and objectives of fundamental analysis of investments
•Recognize key financial ratios and how they are applied financial statements
 
Chapter 5
•Recognize the tools of technical analysis
•Identify the key indicators of market and stock performance and how they are used
 
Chapter 6
•Recognize the characteristics of common stock
 
Chapter 7
•Recognize the fundamental valuations of common stock
•Differentiate price/earnings ratio approaches
 
Chapter 8
•Recognize the characteristics of the different types of bonds including agencies, types, bond yields, interest rates, prices and risk.
 
Chapter 9
•Recognize the key terms and attributes for investing in options
 
Chapter 10
•Recognize key attributes of futures contracts and commodities and how they relate to investment decisions
•Identify the uses of and differences between various types of financial futures.
 
Chapter 11
•Recognize the advantages and risks of global investing
•Identify the methods of investing in international markets
 
Chapter 12
•Recognize the attributes of tax advantaged investments like real estate investment trusts (REITs)
•Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of retirement funds

Course Specifics

Course ID
3208044
Revision Date
April 12, 2020
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

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Delta CPE LLC

For many years, Delta CPE LLC has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.

The Overall Guide to Investing

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
12 Credits: Finance

$336.00$376.00

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Icon_Self-Study
Self-Study
Icon_Level
Basic
Credits
CPE Credits
12 Credits: Finance

Course Description

This course teaches you the securities market, the various types of investment securities (stocks, bond, options, futures, tax-advantaged investments, mutual funds, etc.), and the risk-return characteristics of each. It focuses on the principles and tools of investment analysis, asset allocation, portfolio selection and management.  The course tells you what are available to invest in, the features of each type of investment, the advantages and disadvantages of each investment category, including global investing, and when a particular investment type might be suitable for you.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
 
Chapter 1
•Differentiate between the different types of investments, financial versus real assets, direct versus indirect, and   liquid versus illiquid
•Identify the features and attributes of stocks and bonds, and the drawbacks and benefits of each
 
Chapter 2
•Recognize various aspects of securities and transactions
•Identify advantages and disadvantages of buying stock on margin and selling stock short
 
Chapter 3
•Recognize the income and return on investments and how it is measured
•Identify different investment risk factors and how they affect investment return
 
Chapter 4
•Identify the benefits and objectives of fundamental analysis of investments
•Recognize key financial ratios and how they are applied financial statements
 
Chapter 5
•Recognize the tools of technical analysis
•Identify the key indicators of market and stock performance and how they are used
 
Chapter 6
•Recognize the characteristics of common stock
 
Chapter 7
•Recognize the fundamental valuations of common stock
•Differentiate price/earnings ratio approaches
 
Chapter 8
•Recognize the characteristics of the different types of bonds including agencies, types, bond yields, interest rates, prices and risk.
 
Chapter 9
•Recognize the key terms and attributes for investing in options
 
Chapter 10
•Recognize key attributes of futures contracts and commodities and how they relate to investment decisions
•Identify the uses of and differences between various types of financial futures.
 
Chapter 11
•Recognize the advantages and risks of global investing
•Identify the methods of investing in international markets
 
Chapter 12
•Recognize the attributes of tax advantaged investments like real estate investment trusts (REITs)
•Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of retirement funds

Course Specifics

Course ID
3208044
Revision Date
April 12, 2020
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

Delta CPE LLC Headshot
Delta CPE LLC

For many years, Delta CPE LLC has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.

The Overall Guide to Investing

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
12 Credits: Finance

$336.00$376.00

Clear