• Unit 5: Stocks, Bonds, and Financial Markets

    This unit is designed to help you understand stocks, bonds, and the financial markets they are traded in. You've heard the terms "stocks and bonds" often, but do you really understand the difference? Understanding these important financial instruments can help you professionally and personally as you navigate the choices for your retirement savings accounts and other financial decisions. Stocks and bonds are an important source of capital for businesses to fund new equipment and new projects. For individuals, they present opportunities for their savings to grow over time. Financial markets bring together these investors and corporations so that each can achieve these objectives efficiently and transparently.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 11 hours.

    • 5.1: Stocks

    • 5.2: Bonds

    • 5.3: Security Markets

    • 5.4: Convertibles, Options, and Derivitives

    • Unit 5 Practice and Assessment