STOCK MARKET INVESTING AND FORECASTING TECHNIQUES FOR BEGINNERS Penthouse, Makati Stock Exchange, Ayala Ave.

, Makati City

Course Outline

I.

Why Invest in Stocks a. Advantages of Stock Market Investing b. Criteria of a Sound Investment i. Return/Yield ii. Safety iii. Liquidity iv. Beats Inflation v. Tax advantage vi. Minimum investment (affordability) c. The Story of Warren Buffet

II. III.

Definition of Stocks Types and Classes of Stocks a. Common and Preferred Stocks b. Class A and B Stocks c. Other Classes and Types of Stocks i. Bluechip ii. Income iii. Growth iv. Defensive v. Cyclical vi. Speculative

IV. V.

Stocks versus Bonds versus Mutual Funds Ways of Making Money from Stocks a. Capital Gains b. Dividends

VI. VII. VIII. IX.

Minimum Investments Settlement Period Opening a Trading Account Choosing a Good Stockbroker

a. Full-service brokers b. Online brokers c. Discount brokers X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. Transaction Costs How to Post a Buy and Sell Order Factors Affecting Stock Prices/Practical Forecasting Techniques When to Buy and Sell Reading and Interpreting Stock Market Quotes a. Open and Closing Prices b. Volume and Value Turnover c. Gainers d. Losers e. Most active f. Stock index

g. Bid and Ask h. High and Low XV. Choosing Stocks Wisely (Practical Tips to Increase Returns)

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