The Research Analyst Program covers both fundamental and technical analysis. The Equity Research program covers both qualitative (Economy, Industry & Company) & quantitative analysis (Financial Statements, Ratio analysis & valuation).The course also shows you how to write a proper research report in practice.
|Equity Research - An Introduction||Overview: What is equity research? Goal of an equity research analyst.Market Participants:The research providers and the research users.Types of Research: Buy side research and Sell side research.Role of an Analyst: How do analysts go about research?, Front end and back end research, equity research as a cost and revenue center.Concept of Alpha: Importance of alpha in equity research.|
Key Terms used in Equity Markets, Stocks Classification.
|Understanding Financial Statements||Annual Report Overview: Understanding key sections of an Annual report.|
Profit & Loss Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement.
|Analysis of the Economy||Introduction: Stages of the qualitative analysis process - EIC framework.Economic Cycles: How valuation of a company gets affected by economic activities?Key Economic Factors : GDP, Industrial Production, Inflation, Unemployment, Business and consumer confidence and Oil prices.|
Stock Indices: Different benchmark indices across the globe, How do share prices and stock indices move? How are stock indices interlinked?
|Analysis of the Industry||Process: Identifying sub-sectors, Key revenue drivers, Key concerns.|
Specific Industry Analysis: Oil & Gas, IT, Telecom, Banking and Autos.
|Analysis of the Company||Process: Analysing the business, Revenue drivers, competitors, Management team.|
Case Study: A detailed analysis of Shiv Vani Industries.
|Ratio Analysis||Profitability Ratios: Profit Margins - Gross margin, EBITDA margin, Net Profit margin.Return Ratios: Return on Equity (ROE), Return on Common Equity (ROCE), Return on Total Capital (RTC) and Return on Assets (ROA).Liquidity Ratios: Current ratio, Quick ratio and Cash ratio.Activity Ratios: Account receivables turnover & Days of receivables, Inventory turnover & Days of inventory, Account payables turnover & Days of payables.Solvency Ratios: Debt-to-Equity ratio, Interest coverage ratio and Financial leverage.Valuation Ratios: Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio, P/E re-rating and de-rating, PEG ratio, EV/EBITDA, Price to Book Value (P/BV) ratio.|
Case Study: Pantaloons vs. Titan Industries.
|Valuation||Concept: Definition and need for Valuations.Methods: DCF, Relative Valuation.|
Case Study: A detailed exercise of valuation using DCF for Titan Industries.
Types of reports,Format,Dos and Don't's of report writing.
|Introduction to Technical Analysis||Introduction: Why markets move; the difference between fundamental and technical analysis;|
Dow Theories: Dow Theories underlying Technical analysis.
|Preparation of Technical Charts|
Types of charts and their features: How to plot charts and use them; the different types of charts and their features.
Trend Line/Channel and its Interpretation: The different types of trends; how to use a trend line/channel for making Buy/Sell decisions.
|Technical Patterns - I|
Double Top/Bottom Formation: How to identify a Double Top/Double Bottom pattern; determine the key points of confirmation, and the target price to book profits for such patterns.
|Technical Patterns - II||Triple Top/Bottom Formation: How to identify a Triple Top/Triple Bottom pattern; determine the key points of confirmation, and the target price to book profits for such patterns.Ascending /Descending Triangle: How to identify/interpret an Ascending/Descending triangle pattern, to generate Buy/Sell decisions.|
Head and Shoulders Pattern: How to identify a Head and Shoulders pattern; determine the key points of confirmation, and the target price to book profits for such a pattern.
|Technical Indicators - Part I|
Average Directional Index (ADX), Positive Directional Index (+DI) and Negative Directional Index (-DI): Calculation and interpretation of ADX, +DI and -DI for generating Buy/Sell signals.
|Technical Indicators - Part II||Bollinger Bands & MACD/Base Line: Calculation and interpretation of Bollinger Bands and MACD, for generating Buy/Sell signals.|
Signal/Trigger Line: Interpretation of MACD charts - Trigger/Signal Line Crossovers.
Fibonacci Ratios, Fibonacci Retracement & Application of Fibonacci Levels: Calculation and interpretation of Fibonacci Retracement levels, for determining Support and Resistance; Generate Buy/Sell decisions.
|Technical Overlays - RSI and Stochastic Oscillators|
RSI and Stochastic Oscillators: Calculation and interpretation of RSI/Stochastic oscillators, for determining Support and Resistance levels; Generate Buy/Sell decisions.
|Elliott Wave - brief||Types of Waves: Identifying the wave formations in Elliott wave;|
Trading using Elliott Wave: Making Buy/sell decisions, based on these formations.
Anand works as an Equity Research Analyst with a global bank. He is an MBA from IIM Lucknow, B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay, and has passed the CFA Level II exam.