Department: Career and Technical Center—Accounting & Finance
Course Number: S606
Course Title: Investments and the Stock Market
This project based semester course is for students who want to learn to make sound investment decisions. Students learn how to evaluate stocks through fundamental analysis. Students will develop and support investment decisions in class, based on specific investment criteria. Investment decisions will be made via an on-line stock market simulation. Career paths, financial planning, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and derivatives will be covered. The course also includes information about stock indexes, domestic and international markets, and more.
Goals and/or Objectives:
After completion of the course students will be able to:
Understand financial versus real assets, and the investment process
Understand recent trends in investing and financial markets
Understand and differentiate asset classes and financial instruments, including the money market, the bond market, equity securities, stock and bond market indexes, and derivative markets
Understand how firms issue securities, how securities are traded
Understand U.S. securities markets, and market structures in other countries
Understand investment companies and their roles
Understand how to make long term investment decisions based on fundamental analysis
To pass the course, the student must successfully complete homework assignments, simulations and written and on-line tests. Extra Credit opportunities may be given periodically.
Regular attendance is essential to your success in the class. In addition, research has shown a positive relationship exists between class attendance and academic achievement.