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Deepen your understanding of the role of equity in investment analysis and portfolio management. Take your first step towards financial mastery by exploring the types of equity securities and learning how to invest in non-domestic stocks.
The Introduction to Equity Securities course provides a detailed overview of global equity markets and their historical performance. In addition, we discuss what equity securities are, the different types, and their characteristics. We also examine the differences between public and private equity securities and explore their risk and return characteristics. You will also learn the difference between a firm’s cost of equity and return on equity, and investors’ required rate of return. The Introduction to Equity Securities course is highly recommended if you wish to pursue a career in financial or investment analysis. Whether you're starting out or looking to refine your skills, it will equip you with the tools and insights to succeed. Make sure to enroll today, and see you soon!
Do you want to become a successful financial analyst? Acquire the foundational knowledge required to analyze and value equity securities. This Introduction to Equity Securities course will help you:
This course begins with an examination of the types of equity securities. We explore the differences between common and preferred shares and the role they play in a company’s financing. Next, we delve into convertible preferred shares and explain why they are often used to finance risky private equity firms and venture capital. Then, the course covers the dual-voting structure companies may implement in their corporate governance. You will learn the differences between “Class A” and “Class B” shares and see how each one is treated with respect to stock splits and dividends. Next, we discuss private and public equity securities. Lastly, we explore the characteristics of venture capital, leveraged buyout (LBO), and private investment in public equity (PIPE).
To broaden your perspective, we teach you how to invest in non-domestic stocks. Namely, we explore the difference between direct and indirect investing through depository receipts. We further divide the latter into unsponsored and sponsored and explore how they differ with respect to voting rights. Then, we examine two additional ways to gain foreign equity exposure: through global depository receipts (GDRs) and American depository receipts (ADRs). After covering the basics, we provide a deeper insight into the risk and return characteristics of various equity securities. More specifically, we explain the role of equity securities in company financing. Then, we discuss the difference between the market and the book value of equity. Finally, we touch upon the relationship between a company’s cost of equity and return on equity and investors’ required rate of return.
“Knowing the intricacies of equity securities will help you become a better investment professional.”
COO at 365 Data Science
Introduction to Equity Securities
with Ivan Kitov