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Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Volume 1

Module 1 - Module 4

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Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Volume 1 

Module 1 - The Canadian Investment Marketplace​

Lesson 1 - The Canadian Securities Industry​

Topics covered:

• Overview of the Canadian Securities Industry

• The Investment Dealer's Role as a Financial Intermediary

• Financial Intermediaries Other than Investment Dealers

• Financial Market Trends​

Lesson 2 - The Capital Market

Topics covered:

• Investment Capital

• The Financial Instruments

• The Financial Markets

Lesson 3 - The Canadian Regulatory Environment

Topics covered:

• The Regulators

• Regulation and Supervision

• Remediation

• Ethical Standards in the Financial Services Industry 

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Module 2 - The Economy

Lesson 4 - Overview of Economics

Topics covered:

• Defining Economics

• Measuring Economic Growth

• Business Cycle

• The Labour Market

• The Role of Interest Rates

• The Impact of Inflation

• International Finance and Trade

Lesson 5 - Economic Policy

Topics covered:

• Fiscal Policy

• The Bank of Canada

• Monetary Policy

• The Challenges of Government Policy 

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Module 3 - Investment Products

Lesson 6 - Fixed-Income Securities: Features and Types

Topics covered:

• The Fixed-Income Marketplace

• The Basic Features and Terminology of Fixed-Income Securities

• Government of Canada Securities

• Provincial and Municipal Government Securities

• Types of Corporate Bonds

• Other Fixed-Income Securities

• How to Read Bond Quotes and Ratings

Lesson 7 - Fixed-Income Securities: Pricing and Trading

Topics covered:

• Calculating Price and Yield of a Bond

• Term Structure of Interest Rates

• Fundamental Bond Pricing Properties

• Bond Market Trading

• Bond Indexes

Lesson 8 - Equity Securities: Common and Preferred Shares

Topics covered:

• Common Shares

• Preferred Shares

• Stock Indexes and Averages

Lesson 9 - Equity Securities: Equity Transactions

Topics covered:

• Cash Accounts and Margin Accounts

• Margin Account Transactions

• Trading and Settlement Procedures

• How Securities Are Bought and Sold

Lesson 10 - Derivatives

Topics covered:

• The Role of Derivatives

• Types of Underlying Assets

• The Users of Derivatives

• Options

• Forwards and Futures

• Rights and Warrants 

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Module 4 - The Corporation                                                                                                 In Class:    $199.99

Lesson 11 - Corporations and their Financial Statements                                                                                       Online:      $99.99

Topics covered:

• Corporations and Their Structure

• Financial Statements of a Corporation

• The Annual Report

• Public Company Disclosures and Investor Rights

• Forwards and Futures

• Takeover Bids and Insider Trading

Lesson 12 - Financing and Listing Securities

Topics covered:

• Government and Corporate Finance

• The Corporate Financing Process

• Bringing Securities to the Market

• Other Methods of Distributing Securities to the Public

• The Listing Process 

Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Volume 2

Module 5 - Module 8

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Canadian Securities (CSC) Volume 2

Module 5 - Investment Analysis

Lesson 13 - Fundamental and Technical Analysis

Topics covered:

• Methods of Equity Analysis

• Fundamental Macroeconomic Analysis

• Fundamental Industry Analysis

• Technical Analysis

Lesson 14 - Company Analysis

Topics covered:

• Performing Company Analysis

• Interpreting Financial Statements

• Analyzing Financial Ratios

• Assessing Preferred Share Investment Quality

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Module 6 - Portfolio Analysis

Lesson 15 - Introduction to the Portfolio Approach

Topics covered:

• Risk and Return

• Relationship Between Risk and Return in a Portfolio

• The Portfolio Manager Styles

Lesson 16 - The Portfolio Management Process

Topics covered:

• The Portfolio Management Process

• Step 1: Determine Investment Objectives and Constraints

• Step 2: Design an Investment Policy Statement

• Step 3: Develop the Asset Mix

• Step 4: Select the Securities

• Step 5: Monitor the Client, the Market, and the Economy

• Step 6: Evaluate Portfolio Performance

• Step 7: Rebalance the Portfolio

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Module 7 - Analysis of managed and structured products

Lesson 17 - Mutual Funds: Structure and Regulation

Topics covered:

• Overview of Managed Products

• Overview of Mutual Funds

• Pricing Mutual Fund Units

• Mutual Fund Regulation

• Other Forms and Requirements

• The Know Your Client Rule

• Requirements For Opening and Updating an Account

Lesson 18 - Mutual Funds: Types and Features

Topics covered:

• Types of Mutual Funds

• Fund Management Styles

• Redemption of Mutual Fund Units or Shares

• Measuring Mutual Fund Performance

Lesson 19 - Exchange-Traded Funds

Topics covered:

• The Regulation and Structure of Exchange-Traded Funds

• Key Features of Exchange-Traded Funds

• The Various Types of Exchange-Traded Funds

• The Risks of Investing in Exchange-Traded funds

• Comparing Exchange-Traded Funds and Mutual Funds

• Taxation of Investors in Exchange-Traded Funds

• Investment Strategies Using Exchange- Traded Funds

• Other Related Products

Lesson 20 - Other Managed Products

Topics covered:

• Segregated Funds

• Hedge Funds

• Labour-Sponsored Venture Capital Corporations

• Closed-End Funds

• Income Trusts

• Listed Private Equity

Lesson 21 - Structured Products

Topics covered:

• Overview of Structured Products

• Principal-Protected Notes

• Market-Linked Guaranteed Investment Certificates

• Split Shares

• Asset-Backed Securities

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Module 8 - Working with the client                                                                                          In Class: $399.99

Lesson 22 - Canadian Taxation                                                                                                                                   Online: $199.99

Topics covered:

• The Canadian Taxation System

• Capital Gains and Losses

• Tax Deferral and tax-free Plans

• Tax Planning Strategies

Lesson 23 - Fee-Based Accounts

Topics covered:

• Overview of Fee-Based Accounts

• Managed Fee-based Accounts

• Non-Managed Fee-based Accounts

Lesson 24 - Working with the Retail Client

Topics covered:

• The Financial Planning Approach

• The Life Cycle Hypothesis

• Ethics and the Advisor's Standards of Conduct

Lesson 25 - Working with the Institutional Client

Topics covered:

• The Sell Side and the Buy Side of the Market

• The Responsibilities of a Buy-Side Portfolio Manager and Trader

• The Organizational Structure of a Sell-Side Trading Firm

• The Revenue Sources for Sell-Side Trading Firms

• Institutional Clearing and Settlement

• Roles and Responsibilities in the Institutional Market

• Investment Styles, Guidelines, and Restrictions

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