Stock Trading Strategy – Diversification Using ETFs



  • Intermediate



  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 AICB CPD hours
  • 4 FIMM CPD points
  • HRDF SBL Claimable (Refer to FAQ for more info)


ICF Competency Type / Title / Level

  • Foundational – Product / Capital Market Products / Level 3


Learning Outcome

  • Compare and contrast exchange traded funds and other investment vehicles
  • Explain how ETF works
  • Analyse the risks and estimated return of different types of ETFs
  • Apply different investment strategies using ETFs
  • Propose different classes of ETFs for diversification purpose


Course Synopsis

This course is designed to provide participants with the understanding of using exchange traded funds (ETF) for portfolio diversification. Participants will be taught the basics of ETF and their functions in a diversified portfolio. The objective of this course is to educate participants on the basics of investing in ETFs, the benefits of diversification and the methods to construct a diversified portfolio using ETFs.

Course Content

Total learning: 8 lessons / 4 quizzes Time: 90 minutes
  • Downloadable Notes  0/1

    • 1.1
  • Introduction to ETFs  0/2

    • 2.1
    • Quiz2.1
  • Risk and Returns of Different Types of ETFs  0/5

    • 3.1
    • 3.2
    • 3.3
    • 3.4
    • Quiz3.1
  • Diversification using ETFs  0/3

    • 4.1
    • 4.2
    • Quiz4.1
  • Summative Assessment  0/1

    • Quiz5.1


Theang Kok Foo

Kok Foo is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California, U.S.A with over 25 years of experience in the financial sector. He is a seasoned financial advisor who started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the financial audit and computer audit teams.  He joined the investment industry as an equity dealer upon his return to Malaysia in the early 1990s.   In 2003, Kok Foo was appointed as a mentor by Bank Simpanan Nasional for its Micro Credit program.  He has been a key player in the financial literacy education sector, having conducted numerous financial seminars and workshops, specifically in the areas of accounting, finance and investment since 2008. He conducts CPE classes regularly on topics relating to the economy, capital market, portfolio management and financial analysis. In addition, he has also served as guest lecturer at various local colleges and universities and helped in preparing candidates for ACCA and Real Estate Licensing Board examination.  Kok Foo has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Louisiana and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware. He is currently pursuing his PhD.


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  • 5 SIDC CPE Points
  • 4 AICB CPD Hours
  • 4 FIMM CPD Points
  • HRDF SBL Claimable (Refer to FAQ for more info)