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SEM Online courses

 
 

The modules in the following series of courses provide you with concise information you need to understand the sharemarket and start trading on SEM. This range of online courses is suitable for first-time investors, or as a refresher for active investors.

 

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ABC of Stockmarket investment

 

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Introduction


Learn about what a share is, what the sharemarket is and how you can buy and sell shares.


Estimated time to complete: 2 mins.


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Why should I invest?


Learning how to invest is an important skill. This module looks at what a share is and what the sharemarket is. Learn also the reasons people invest in shares, the main investment areas and how to start investing and become a shareholder.


Estimated time to complete: 20 mins.


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Getting ready to invest


Keeping track of your share portfolio is easier if you understand the language of the sharemarket. This module describes what the SEM market indices and how to follow the market using the sharemarket indices. Learn also how to establish your personal investment strategy, and decide on your investment objectives.


Estimated time to complete: 20 mins.


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The mechanics of buying and selling shares


This module looks concisely at the process of buying and selling shares. It explores placing an order with a stockbroker, buying and selling shares, settlement of your trade through CDS, and transaction costs.


Estimated time to complete: 20 mins.


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Risk and Investor Protection


Shares present benefits as well as risks. Learn about these important considerations as well as some insights into understanding your tolerance for risk. Find out how SEM also ensures investor protection.


Estimated time to complete: 20 mins.


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Now, you hold the shares - what next?


There are a number of different approaches to portfolio management. This module introduces the importance of well managing your portfolio and investment knowledge with a view to minimizing risks


Estimated time to complete: 20 mins.


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Understanding Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): An Introduction


 


Estimated time to complete: 30 mins.


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