Introduction to Investment

When we talk of investment, our idea behind investing is keeping some money in reserve, with the view of using it on rainy days. Unfortunately, most of the common people have no idea if the money they are keeping aside qualifies as an investment or not. The classical methods of investing such as regularly buying small quantities of gold or keeping the money in fixed deposits, or in a postal saving scheme hardly qualify as an investment. At the most, we may call them bad investments. Why? The majority of people have no clear concepts about this. 

The present course explains different avenues of investment. It also helps viewers to identify good and bad investments. It explains the concept of Assets and Liabilities. A good investment is nothing else but the creation of assets. Unfortunately, what is called an asset in the balance sheet may not really be an asset. So, what exactly is an asset, and how is it different from a liability? Can today’s asset turn into tomorrow’s liability? Understand the concept of assets and liabilities, and how to identify them. Also, understand what are essential liabilities and what are non-essential liabilities. 

Talking about different classes of investing, the course discusses different avenues of investment such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds, bullion, real estate, etc. in a series of videos. It explains the rules of investing, and how to calculate the time period that doubles your investment. All the asset classes, their merits, limitations, potential returns, methods of entry, precautions to be taken while entering the assets, methods of exit have been explained in this course. 

Last but not the least, the course also explains the potential of insurance as a method of investment. Many people wrongly consider insurance as an investment. However, if we put it to an acid test, does it really qualify as an investment? And what are the reasons for that? All these and many more facts have been put up and concepts clarified in this course named -Introduction to Investment.

The course is divided into three sections. 

  1. Introduction. This section explains the basics of investing. It defines investment and explains what are assets and are liabilities. It also gives an idea about what money really is, and why does it have value in an interesting and easy-to-understand manner. Further, it elaborates the use of the rule of 72 for comparing the effectiveness of different classes of investments, and how to use it for critically examining different asset classes. Lastly, the section also explains what is secured and unsecured loans, what are good loans and what are bad loans, how to identify them, and how good loans help us creating assets, whereas bad loans make us create liabilities. 

  2. Avenues of Investment.  This section gives different avenues where one can invest money. A brief idea about each asset class is given in this section. 

  3. Individual Avenues of Investment. In this section, each avenue of investment has been discussed in detail. Different asset classes such as Bank Deposits, Bonds, other fixed income securities, Real Estate, Bullion, other asset classes, stocks, mutual funds, intellectual properties, collectibles such as stamps, coins, work of art, etc. have been discussed along with their utility as an investment, problems, and difficulties, precautions to be taken, methods of entry, exit, etc. have been explained in details. 

The course is comprised of a series of videos in simple English. The language used is easy and concepts clarified so much that even a child should easily get the hang of the field of investing. In fact, in today’s educational scenario where financial education is not taught in the school curriculum, your children also should be exposed to this course. So, this course is for all age groups, explaining the basic fundamentals of investing. In short, a MUST JOIN type, of course, is essential to every individual. 

  • Student will learn about basics of investing

  • Basic English

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                                 BHOOSHAN SHANBHAG
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    Course Features

  • Lectures 17
  • Duration 03 Hours
  • Skill level All level
  • Language English