After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Understand the distinction between primary and secondary markets.
- Distinguish between the financial firms and professionals providing client investment services and how they are paid for their services.
- Identify the agencies providing oversight to the securities markets.
- Identify the various investment instruments commonly used by individual investors including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.
- Distinguish between debt securities and equity securities.
- Compare domestic, global, and international securities.
- Understand the various categories of mutual funds including large-cap, small-cap, and blended.
- Understand the risk/return trade-off that is used in designing the various allocation models.
- Use the risk profile questionnaire to identify a suitable investment mix for an individual.
- Recognize the implications of using various investment options inside other instruments such as variable life insurance policies or retirement accounts.
Becker Professional Education Sponsor I.D. Numbers NASBA: 107294, New York: 002087, New Jersey: 20CE00226700, Texas: 009580, Ohio: CPE.186, Illinois 158.002405, Pennsylvania: PX177823