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Course 711003 - Wall Street
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This Course is based on the book Take on the Street: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don't Want You to Know
by: Arthur Levitt with Paula Dwyer   (2002 )
Field of Study: Financial Planning
CPE Credit: 15 Hours
Level: Basic
Prereqs: None
State Exceptions: Not Accepted in CA DC ID LA NC NM OK & VT
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Course Description:
In Take on the Street, Arthur Levitt—former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission—shows how you can take matters into your own hands. At once anecdotal (names are named), informative, and prescriptive, Take on the Street expounds on, among other subjects: the relationship between broker compensation and your trading account; the conflicts of interest inherent in buy-hold-or-sell recommendations of analysts; what exactly happens—and who gets a piece of the action—when you place an order; the “seven deadly sins” of mutual funds; the vagaries and vicissitudes of 401(k) investments; how accountants engage in sleight of hand to fake impressive company performance; how to find the truth in a company's financial statements; the real reason for the Street's hostility to full disclosure; the crisis in corporate governance, and, given these shenanigans and double-dealings, what specific steps you can take to safeguard your financial future. With integrity and authority, Levitt gives us a bracing primer on the collapse of the system for overseeing our capital markets, and sage, essential advice on a discipline we often ignore to our peril—how not to lose money.

Course Topics:
The Seven Deadly Sins of Mutual Funds Financial Analysis
Insider Information The Numbers Game
Corporate Governance Getting Your 401(k) in Shape
Accounting Sleight of Hand The Collapse of the System Overseeing Our Capital
False Profits How Wall Street Works
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