Stock Trading Strategy – Diversification Using ETFs



  • Intermediate



  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points


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


Dr. Theang Kok Foo

Dr Theang is a Certified Public Accountant in California, U.S.A, with over 25 years of experience in the financial sector. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C. and is currently working as a licensed equity dealer with a major stockbroker in Malaysia. He is also a professional trainer who conducts investment seminars for Malaysia’s leading financial institutions on a regular basis. His areas of expertise include portfolio management, fundamental analysis, technical analysis and market forecasting. Dr Theang obtained his PhD in Finance from Monash University Malaysia. He also has a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


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  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points