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The Different Types of Stock Investments

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Beginner
1st September, 10:14
Updated: 23rd September, 07:20

Thinking of investing in the stock market but not sure where to start? We have the answer for you right here.

Key course lessons

  • What are stock types?
  • How do different investment strategies impact the stock types you choose?
  • How does the relative size of each stock type affect your investment decisions?
  • How do market conditions affect different stock types?
  • How does the quality of different types of stock affect your investment outcomes?
  • What do different sectors mean for an investor’s stock type preferences?

Main course takeaways

  • Evaluate the pros and cons of different stock types and hone your investment strategy accordingly
  • Review different stock types based on size
  • Consider different stock types based on prevailing market conditions
  • Assess different stock types based on the quality of investment they offer
  • Determine the strengths and weaknesses of different stock types based on their sector

Requirements

Because the Stock Types course is catered to beginners, there are no major prerequisites required for you to start learning. You can come into this course knowing very little about the market and still grow to understand everything there is to know about all different types of stock. However, it would certainly help somewhat taking the Stock Markets 101 course first.

More about this course

Our Stock Types course will break it all down for you so you have a full overview of the different types of stocks you can invest in, and the advantages and drawbacks of each one.

Part of our free stock market education series, this Stock Types course provides in-depth investor education that’s also simple to follow, even if you’re brand new to stock investing. We use easy-to-understand language and important details to bring you up to speed on how to jump into stock investing, by giving you a complete view of the different stock types available to trade. These easily digestible lessons will help you understand the meaning and importance of key investing concepts. 

Course overview

Introduction to stock types

What are stock types?
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How different investment strategies impact the stock types you choose
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How stock type size affects your investment decisions
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How market conditions affect different stock types
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How the quality of different stock types affects your investment outcomes
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What different sectors say about an investor’s stock type preferences
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Stock types by investment strategy

What are value stocks?
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What are dividend stocks?
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What are growth stocks?
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Stock types by size

What are small-cap stocks?
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What are mid-cap stocks?
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What are large-cap stocks?
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Stock types by market conditions

What are cyclical stocks?
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What are defensive stocks?
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Stock types by quality

What are blue-chip stocks?
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What are penny stocks?
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Stock types by sector

What are technology stocks?
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What are energy stocks?
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What are healthcare stocks?
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What are financial stocks?
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What are ultilities stocks?
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What are retail stocks?
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What are telecom stocks?
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What are industrial stocks?
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What are materials stocks?
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Outro
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By Jonah Keri
Jonah Keri is a trader and analyst who spent 11 years at Investor's Business Daily covering the markets. He now writes about stocks, cryptocurrencies, and other investments for Invezz and about emerging technologies for private clients.
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